I’m from a place where a blood curling scream for help in the night is more common than a joyful shout during the day.

I’m from a place where you compose yourself upon sitting down in a taxi and put on your listening hat.

You play shrink and help your neighbour heal their woes until you reach your destination.

I’m from a place where the sweet smell of clean oxygen and fresh air is less common than the stench of the sewage which runs in open drainage pipes.

I’m from a place where you are guaranteed to find someone who shares your goals, dreams and ambitions.

I’m from Tembisa,

A place where success is not probable for most but most certainly possible for all.