Sisonke Msimang

Guest Author

Rugby and rainbows

Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

​On hope and the death of nostalgia in South Africa

If South Africa is neither hopeful nor tragic, what posture should we take in relation to the future?

Politicians, media must make peace

Voters need to be well-informed and some arrangement must be made to end to the lies and misinformation

Reimagining an unburdened Winnie

Sisonke Msimang calls for legacy projects to honour a ‘bright red sun’ who was never able to skip, carefree, down a country lane

Flying home: He was always free

When Hugh Masekela blew his trumpet, you felt as if you were watching a human being in full flight

Trump rage ignores the truth

Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life.

Are South Africa’s anti-corruption crusaders racist?

'It would be foolhardy to suggest that discussions about corruption in South Africa are race neutral'

How courts, media conspire to brutalise us

The law is on the side of men. It doesn’t reflect the real world of tears, torn panties and scepticism

When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart

‘This book is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by it’

The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele

Pru was my guide to the new South Africa and the best role model, who didn't tell me what to do, she showed me.

​We need to reclaim the headlines

Every week on the radio and in the newspapers it was the same names and faces.

Can South Africans be friends across ‘racial’ boundaries? Yes and no.

Young black South Africans have been raised to believe that friendship across the races is an indicator of progress. Now, they are questioning this.

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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

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