Melody Emmett

Desmond Tutu’s home, Jo’burg’s heritage: Revitalising St Mary’s Cathedral

The City of Johannesburg is finally set to declare St Mary’s Cathedral and surrounds in downtown Jo’burg as a national heritage site, to be called the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Precinct

‘My Fourth Time We Drowned’: The rights of migrants to safety and security

Book documents the misery and torment of African refugees and migrants fleeing war and dictatorships in search of safety on European shores.

Invaluable artworks and artefacts at risk in the Johannesburg museums

The City of Johannesburg has been marching on the spot for years about fixing its museum infrastructure, it can no longer pretend not to see the costly damage wrought over time

Luxury Blue Train goes off the rails again

Troubled Transnet featured in the state capture inquiry and had a loss of R8.4-billion in 2020-21

The Blue Train’s great Gupta voyage – and the whistleblower who paid for it

In 2016, Prinsloo sounded the alarm about the hazardous condition of the Blue Train and free trips being offered to friends of Transnet executives, including the Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma.

South Africa’s mental health facilities are ailing

The Human Rights Commission has found a lack of staff, beds and clean, secure facilities plague institutions across the country, leaving patients unable to access the help they need.

Furniture speaks a thousand words

Designers Katy Taplin and Adriaan Hugo use furniture to celebrate culture and heritage.

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