WHAT WE LOST, WE CAN CODE

 

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“I’d like to know about the process one goes through when writing a book.” This is a question posed by Luthando to Moses Nzama Khaizen Mtileni, who joined us today for the Literary Arts Club Meeting. “Writing for me,” Moses began, in a slow tone heavy with accent, ”is more about my encounters with the world.” He went on to elaborate on how he writes not because he is mandated to do so, but because he feels that the there are certain things that occur in society that warrant documenting, and so he does this in the best way he knows, with a lyrical pen.

His first novel, which is written in Xitsonga and set in Kliptown, Soweto, the township that gave birth to the Freedom Charter, is an example he uses to elaborate on how he through this art is able to tell the tale of an instance where it is the victim of an injustice that forgets the unjust act and does to others what the perpetrator once did to him – a metaphor for the ANC government of date perhaps.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT_ ARLENE MULDER

NEXT UP IN OUR STAFF PROFILE IS ARLENE, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF WTC_

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M : What lead you to be involved in something like WeThinkCode?

A: I was working at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in credit risk, building and coding credit risk models for two years and later joined Corporate Finance for five years. The first deal I worked on was the Momentum and Metropolitan merger. I learned so much at RMB and noticed that most companies were looking to expand into the digital age.  

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