Mmatsatsi Mokgohloa is an educator and social worker – and she is the saving grace of the community of Mabopane outside Pretoria.
Throughout her career, celebrity chef, author and spice creator Yudhika Sujanani has stuck to what she knows best: curry. It’s taken her to the heights she dreamt of as a little girl, writes Sue Grant-Marshall
Our series on our World Heritage Sites continues with Mapungubwe in Limpopo. Bridget Hilton-Barber offers the lowdown on how to make your stay one to remember Mapungubwe.
Brighton Munadzi is completely in the zone and oblivious to the mucky sweat trickling down his dirt-covered face.
We continue the celebration of our World Heritage Sites with Robben Island this week. Denise Slabbert offers a wealth of tips to make your visit one for the family album.
Beginning last year, angry protests across the emerging world from Sao Paulo to Cairo and Istanbul signalled a wave of middle class protest. Middle class frustration with the poor quality of services they received in return for their often substantial tax contributions was one factor driving these protests.
Faced with ridicule and ostracised by his community and family (even his mother), one man in rural India persevered until he found a solution for producing affordable sanitary napkins.
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Since the collapse of the guesthouse at Nigerian preacher TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations, the South African government has been there to lend its hand. Even through a difficult time to get information from its counterpart in Nigeria and from Joshua, our government has looked after the South African victims. A caring government leads from the front.Not:
God comes in different forms and is worshipped differently. First, Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Tshwane made his congregants eat grass. But his latest stunt is really worrying. His church members are now drinking petrol, which he claims he has turned into juice through prayer, all in the name of the lord.
The people of Scotland have spoken and it is a clear result. A true reflection of democracy took place this week, when 85% of the eligible Scottish population took to the polls to vote for or against independence from the United Kingdom. While those who wanted independence (45%) didn’t get their way, it is clear democracy is alive and well.Not:
But this is not the case in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where there was an attempted coup last month. On Friday, police and military exchanged fire as the country battles to return to normality. Only strict adherence to democratic rule can free the country of its problems.
School kids are not sex objects for teachers. This is the message Gauteng and Free State education MECs Panyaza Lesufi and Tate Makgoe, respectively, are sending out. The politicians have axed several teachers found guilty of having sex with schoolchildren. Such brave action means culprits cannot hide behind their profession while abusing our children.Not:
It’s obvious. No words necessary. Bleddie agent!
South Africans are closer to knowing the contents of the spy tapes that saw President Jacob
Zuma evading criminal prosecution. For years, the DA has gone to the courts to force the National Prosecuting Authority to hand over the recordings. In it, we can only hope, are the answers the country has been waiting for.Not:
Mpumalanga culture, sport and recreation MEC Norah Mahlangu-Mabena seems not to know how to divide her duties between the party and the government.
Addressing a Women’s Day event, she lashed the Public Protector for being sent to destroy Zuma. Really. Clearly, the MEC knows more than we know. We’re listening...
Beyoncé. And no, she is not hot because of that rhinestone bodysuit alone. We salute the singer for proudly proclaiming herself a feminist at the MTV Video Music Awards and for so beautifully sampling Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s thoughts on what it means to be a feminist today.Not:
Marikana strike leader Xolani Nzuza. This week he told the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people two years ago that he bore no culpability and would not apologise for the brutal deaths of security guards Hassan Fundi and Frans Mabelani at Lonmin.
They call it “salami slicing”, cutting up or rounding down tiny odd lots of long-forgotten shares, but thanks to nonprofit company Strate Charity Services (SCS), in conjunction with Computershare Investor Services, these shares go to a good cause. We’ve all heard stories about a single share or a misplaced share certificate (remember them?) holding up […]
- How to Spread it – Angela Larkan: From theory to good social practice
- How to Spread it – Daniel David: Helping others to take the first step
- How to Spread it – Lindela Mjenxane: Taking boys to the mountains (to heal)
- How to Spread it – Manilal Chandaria: A responsibility to empower
- How to Spread it – Carolyn Reid: Creating a yearning for learning
‘Middle class” is a much sought-after status – in South Africa and across the world. It is equally attractive to those who want to downplay the fact that they are quite rich and those who want reassurance that they are no longer poor. But who really are the middle classes in South Africa and comparable countries?
This week, 21 Icons brings its eighth icon of its second season into focus: pioneering ballerina, choreographer and model Kitty Phetla.
This feature on a woman who lives the phrase ‘pay it forward’ is the last in our taster series.
A Stats SA survey out this week showed that skills acquisition has largely stalled for young people, fuelling a crisis of work. The author has some ideas.
Changing patterns of growth, employment and the organisation of work have rendered obsolete many of the traditional assumptions about working and middle classes.
Following in the Napolitan tradition of the “caffè sospeso” (suspended coffee), Italians have now embraced a concept called “libro sospeso” – buying one book and offering a second as an anonymous gift.
I am prepared to take the punishment for what I did wrong, but I won’t take the fall for wrongs that I didn’t do.
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Tuesday. I’m hanging in a huge tent. I’m waiting for the Commander in Chief. It’s been a long, sweaty wait.
When South Africans wanted details of President Jacob Zuma’s mysterious “rest and relaxation” visit to Russia last month, the response from the highest office was dismissive.