Imagine growing up believing that you would not live past the age of 25. This is the reality of so many women from townships around Cape Town. Khanyisile Mbongwa has used her space in the art world to create happiness and beautiful things out of a very murky situation. This is her uplifting and inspiring story..

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Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.