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Fatima Asmal

Fatima Asmal

    Bowled over by a bursary
    Bowled over by a bursary
    It’s a tiny brick house at the bottom of a grass slope on a congested road in Umlazi’s C section. The front door leads directly into a sparsely...
    Young stars making a splash
    Young stars making a splash
    Last Saturday, at the South African Swimming Championships in Durban, all eyes were on Roland Schoeman in the men’s 50m freestyle. The 35-year-old...
    Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
    Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
    "I was known to be a very fast runner,” Odessa Swarts recalls. “I was a big girl, not fat, but I weighed between 72 and 74kg at 16. They used to...
    Single parenting on a budget
    Single parenting on a budget
    Miriam* is a 30-something single parent to two kids.  She’s also self-employed, with an unpredictable income.  “So it is a case of...
    Promoting skills development
    Promoting skills development
    In 1998, the National Skills Authority (NSA) was established in terms of Section 4 of the Skills Development Act. One of the functions of the...
    Private sector urged to partner with TVET colleges
    Private sector urged to partner with TVET colleges
    Earlier this month, at a Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) meeting held at Ekurhuleni West College in Germiston, Deputy President Cyril...
    Skills gap demands an education overhaul
    Skills gap demands an education overhaul
    South Africa’s skills gap is now critical — and things may get worse, unless there’s a complete overhaul of the country’s education...
    Facing death planning
    Facing death planning
    Death — it’s the one event in our lives that is certain to happen, yet most people are reluctant to plan for it. No one likes to...
    Unjani clinics empower women
    Unjani clinics empower women
    Access to affordable healthcare is the basic right of every human being. Sadly, 84% of South Africans are dependent on an overburdened public...
    Youth leadership skills honed
    Youth leadership skills honed
    During his matric exit interview, a Columba Leadership Trust programme graduate said: “Before the academy I didn’t hold any leadership roles,...
    Promoting gender equality
    Promoting gender equality
    In 2008 25 civil society organisations and networks in 15 countries came together to form the Gender Links Southern African Development Community...
    Adopt-a-School Foundation is working
    Adopt-a-School Foundation is working
    In 2001, Cyril Ramaphosa was asked to donate a fax machine to Tshilidzi Primary School in Soweto, which he had attended as a child. When he went to...