Entries by Mapi Mhlangu

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LIVE BY DESIGN | Navigating the harrowing journey of cancer diagnosis

As someone who has always been captivated by the intricacies of the royal family, I have witnessed how the tabloid media often spins tales around them — particularly the speculation and sometimes malicious reporting surrounding the late Princess Diana. Seeing the relentless pursuit to monetise the vulnerabilities, pain and challenges of primary members of the […]

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LIVE BY DESIGN | ‘Even in his death, he still rejected me’: Woman shares pain of parental abandonment

“Even in his death, he still rejected me.” This sentence left me breathless, rendering me speechless and at a loss for words as my friend recounted her experience attending her father’s funeral last weekend. Being rejected by someone who contributed to one’s very existence is a painful experience. Personally, I have never known my biological […]