Christa Kuljian

Christa Kuljian is a Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) and graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007.

Ma Lindi, we will gather for tea and cake

A South African hero has died. But because of Covid-19 we can’t hold a memorial for her, just yet

Scientific racism rears its head again

A recent journal article on ‘coloured’ women reflects an outmoded paradigm of race

Saying no to sexism in science

There’s nothing innate about scientific ability, but some male scientists, in South Africa and internationally, still believe women can’t cut it

Out of the heart of darkness

Palaeontology has a long history of pushing the ‘pure race’ theory but finally reached the conclusion that ‘we are all one human race’

Armenian genocide relived

Generations on, memories of the persecution and murders give the lie to political denial.

I walked the streets of Watertown, Boston when I was a child

"Have you heard about the tragic news from the Boston Marathon? It's on BBC now" read an SMS from a friend in Cape Town. Tragic news?

Press Releases

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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