Halal Dating

So, a group of us from the university were hanging out at Eastern Food Bazaar. I was sitting next to Anele. We're at the counter getting our food. I try not to stare at her but I can't help it. Since I've been at the university and this is my last year, I've never met …

Anele and Hasani

I'm a young South African Muslim woman in my last year at the University of Cape Town. I'm studying. It was there that I met Hasani, a South African Indian Muslim. The first time I saw him, I was standing in the hallway, waiting for my friend, Mandisa. He was with a friend, an African …

Jabulani Pines for Max

Jabulani felt spent from crying every night when she was lying in bed, thinking about Max and aching for him. Weeks had passed since they last spoke to each other. Why had he stopped calling her? She tried calling him on his cell but it went straight to voice mail which was always full which …

Dinner With the Changs

He was in the lobby waiting for Michelle when Karine walked in. Like clockwork, his heart began to pound. She didn't notice him sitting there and walked over to the desk to talk to Gatimu. Jason watched her, his eyes traveling over her figure in the yellow dress which flattered her figure and complexion. It …

Dinner with the Group

Jason glanced at his watch. In a few minutes, he, Michelle and a few other colleagues would be heading out of the office to have dinner at Hong Kong Kitchen. He pulled on his jacket and then went over to his desk to power off his computer before locking his drawers. Michelle stood at the …

Bumping into Karine

It was Wednesday evening. He had come home two hours ago, showered, changed and had dinner. He was on his chatting with his mother through What's App while checking his emails. His father wasn't at home. "He'll be sorry that he missed you," she said. "I'll call again over the weekend. How are you and …

Matt Bumps into Melania

Matt was at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when he bumped into Melania. For several minutes, they stared at each other. It had been several weeks since they went to the Raptors' game. "Hello, Mel," he said finally. "Hello, Matt." Her heart was racing. She tried not to stare at him but it was hard not to …

Stella’s Secret

Something was afoot with Stella. Inquiring minds wanted to know what it was. Her friends, colleagues and family were all obsessed with spilling Stella, that is finding out what her secret was and spilling it. Was her secret to do with money, her career, her health, her love life? As far as they knew, she …

Adaliya and Liang

It was during the summer and I was working as a waitress at a swanky restaurant. The first time he came I noticed him the moment he walked in. He didn't notice me as he made his way over to the table where a group of people were already seated. I finished serving at the …

Rape in South Africa

I barely caught the headline about a South African girl who was raped and badly beaten.  I searched for the story on the Internet and came across some startling information.  Apparently South Africa is known as the "rape capital".  According to Women's groups, a woman is raped every 26 seconds.  The rate of sexual violence …

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