John KaniEvery generation feels this. Their time made sense. The one that has followed doesn’t. As a boy, growing up, I had idols. Role models. Heroes. Examples of what I felt were positive, responsible men. I looked to them for guidance, whether first-hand or from afar.

I look around me today and am both encouraged and frightened by what I see. Who do boys and young men have as their examples. Is my generation doing enough? Are my peers being enough? Am I doing and being enough? Sometimes, I can comfortably answer in the affirmative. Most times I hang my head in shame and promise myself I will do better.

Each of us, individually, is a drop in the ocean. Collectively, we can be so much more. In City Press’ lifestyle supplement &, I look at the impact of a man like John Kani on my life … [more]

John Kani explores Ubuntu

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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