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Tumi Makgetla

Tumi Makgetla

    Designers with precious mettle
    Designers with precious mettle
    A range of local jewellery events and collections on this week draw the wealth of indigenous materials that South African jewellers have at their...
    Bling school welcomes you
    Bling school welcomes you
    Radio chatter mingles with the discordance of several hammers banging and the hiss of gas in the Intsika school on the East Rand. Twenty-two-year-old Aubrey Pale says that he'll miss the noise when he leaves the school in a few months. ...
    From the Asian Tigers to Kerala
    From the Asian Tigers to Kerala
    Predictions that the African National Congress (ANC) would shift its policies leftwards were confirmed by the outcomes of the commissions at the...
    Botswana's small step for fashion
    Botswana's small step for fashion
    Mpho Kuaho nurtured her fashion instincts on a diet of South African couture -- paging through magazines and watching South African television in...
    A thaw in the virtual wage freeze
    A thaw in the virtual wage freeze
    In 2001/02 state employees received below-inflation pay hikes. But, in the past four years, hikes have been above inflation, though the nominal...
    The true measure of a latté
    The true measure of a latté
    The flush Mail & Guardian reader might not mind spending almost R40 in Angola on his or her favourite weekly newspaper, but he or she would...
    Single currency for Southern Africa?
    Single currency for Southern Africa?
    The same currency will be traded from Kinshasa to Kimberley, if the vision of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is realised.
    'Our demands are simple and straightforward'
    'Our demands are simple and straightforward'
    Public servants expressed their determination to continue their indefinite strike this week, closing down schools across the country and interrupting hospital and other government services. ...
    Eliminating indiscriminate poisoning
    Eliminating indiscriminate poisoning
    A vulture swooping down on a piece of meat cannot know that the juicy morsel might be its last meal. But, when farmers put poisoned meat around...
    SA books go online
    SA books go online
    Google "boarding school" and the search results might include a few pages of text from British author Rudyard Kipling's Stalky and Co, but...
    Gear blamed for public service vacancies
    Gear blamed for public service vacancies
    About 42 000 nurses' jobs are going begging in South Africa -- and the trade unions blame government's macro-economic strategy, Gear, for the...
    Strike: the three big hurdles still to be negotiated
    Strike: the three big hurdles still to be negotiated
    Talks in the public service will continue in the shadow of the strike on the basis of a working document adopted by the bargaining council on...