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Fatima Asmal

Fatima Asmal

    Entrepreneur with a disability: SKS Business Solutions
    Entrepreneur with a disability: SKS Business Solutions
    At 27, life was going as it should for Siphiwe Zwane. The primary breadwinner in his family, he worked as a technician for a telecommunications company. Then fate dealt him a cruel blow. Zwane was the victim of a brutal hijacking that culminated in him becoming a paraplegic....
    Agriculture, Women Entrepreneur: Bright Future Agricultural
    Agriculture, Women Entrepreneur: Bright Future Agricultural
    It was poverty and unemployment that prompted the start of Bright Future Agricultural, a co-operative involved in cultivating organic crops....
    Creative Industry: DV Nhlapo Productions
    Creative Industry: DV Nhlapo Productions
    Daniel Vusi Nhlapo has always loved the concept of entertainment. “Even as a child I used to love listening to stories and entertaining people,” he says....
    Construction, Building & Real Estate: Shiranda Trading and Projects
    Construction, Building & Real Estate: Shiranda Trading and Projects
    Tebogo Shirinda holds a bachelor of science degree, majoring in mathematics and chemistry. However, when the time came to commit to a profession,...
    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...