How do you chill when you have daughters to protect?



How do you chill when you have daughters to protect?

In the first of a new column, we look at the importance of sports journalists tackling off-field goings on

Sports reporter

Chilling is often associated with great banter between people who want to relax and enjoy life in its purest form. Sometimes the chilling is not even between those who’ve known each other for years, sometimes more so when it comes to okes of my hue, who grew up in the types of areas we were forced to reside by the apartheid regime.

Speaking to a stranger, even offering a place to sleep before they continued on their journey, was always the practice of our forefathers. In their time, the concept, “what’s mine belongs to me and me only”, never existed. People shared and strangers, no matter where they came from, were treated better than members of the household.

Nowadays, guys and girls often meet at a car wash or shisanyama in ekasi in our beautiful land. It takes one gesture to break the ice. Often it is with hot sports news and results, political and current affairs, or any other topical story that we start to engage...

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