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Qudsiya Karrim

Qudsiya Karrim

Qudsiya Karrim is deputy online manager of mg.co.za. She was previously editor of Voices of Africa, the M&G’s blogging platform. She’s also a journalist, social media junkie, mom, bibliophile, wishful photographer and wannabe chef. She has a love-hate relationship with the semicolon and doesn’t care much for people who tYp3 LiK3 ThI$. World peace is important to her, but not as much as a 24/7 internet connection.
Ladysmith: A small, cozy, convenient place
Ladysmith: A small, cozy, convenient place
It was 1993 and I was seven when we moved into our newly built house in Acaciavale. The kitchen floor was plain cement and our rooms did not yet have...
A dependable lifeline for all
A dependable lifeline for all
Winner
Digital death planning for dummies
Digital death planning for dummies
Confronting mortality is a deeply personal quest that does not usually sit high on one's to-do list. Death is scary so we avoid thinking about it....
Google 'mortified' by dodgy practice reports
Google 'mortified' by dodgy practice reports
Google's sub-Saharan Africa office has reacted with dismay to allegations of fraud by its Kenyan operations, vowing to get to the bottom of the...
Google accused of dodgy business practices in Kenya
Google accused of dodgy business practices in Kenya
Google lost its status as the darling of the internet earlier this week following an uproar over changes to its search results. Now the search engine and online...
Eid-ul-Adha: Lambasting the slaughter
Eid-ul-Adha: Lambasting the slaughter
On Sunday Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice. Whereas Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of fasting during Ramadan, is...
Real help for real people
Real help for real people
Finalist Business Award Anglo American Chairman's Fund
Starting from the top
Starting from the top
Finalist Best Corporate Employee Community ­Involvement Programme AfriSam South Africa
Raid highlights factory abuses
Raid highlights factory abuses
Every weekday at 6.15am, Zama Mkhize* catches a taxi from Madadeni township to a Chinese-owned clothing factory in Newcastle, where she has worked...
eThekwini's big spenders
eThekwini's big spenders
She's the business magnate whose company has secured more than R300-million in housing tenders, the bling queen who hosts spectacularly lavish...
Gang's killing raises issue of cop violence
Gang's killing raises issue of cop violence
This week's deadly force by police in Durban that left six criminals dead has reignited concern about the alarming levels of police violence in...
Building on a small footprint for cement
Building on a small footprint for cement
Years before "carbon emissions", "energy efficiency" and "carbon footprint" became buzzwords in industry, AfriSam South Africa committed itself to...