Aaisha Dadi Patel

Aaisha Dadi Patel was previously a member of the M&G’s online team. She holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand

Burka talk in a time of bias

The Western mass media misuses the term ‘burkini’ for the mainstream gaze

Alternative straws: the long and the short of it

Plastic straws and their role in environmental sustainability remain an issue of global concern

Alex citizens just want it ‘to be nice’

Alexandra citizens are struggling, with housing woes and unkept promises making life difficult for them

US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings

With student debt currently weighing down the US economy students have had to find new ways to finance their studies

KZN floods have killed ‘around 70’ so far

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal acting premier Sihle Zikalala said that around 70 people have died so far in the floods

The perfect destination

Why South Africa is best matched to meet the needs of Muslim travellers

SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings

South Africa has dropped three places in the Press Freedom Index

Muslims long at home in New Zealand

This religious community has grown from the arrival of a few sailors in 1769 to a large number of refugees first in 1951 and then since the 1980s

Holomisa cautions Ramaphosa about ‘loose tongue’ over small party comments

Holomisa spoke to the M&G after Ramaphosa discouraged voters against giving their votes to smaller parties

Ramaphosa addresses Alexandra, says he thought Mashaba would have come first

Speaking at Alexandra Stadium on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told residents the area “is not a dumping ground”

A year of YES

It has been a year since the Youth Employment Service was launched, and the social enterprise is steadily working to address youth unemployment

UCT to rename more buildings

UCT has called for proposals for new names for buildings at the institution, to be more reflective of those who have been “honourable” in history

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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