Ufrieda Ho

Accused #2 back in the dock

A virtual reality film about the Rivonia Trial points to the loss of our historical records

Alan Ho’s death stirs hope out of tragedy

The murder of a shopkeeper baffled police, who not only battled to confirm his name but assumed he was from China. Yet Ho was born and bred in SA.

Africa’s Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant

The Chinese diaspora in Africa is getting its first shot at a global pageant crown for China.

Mpumalanga healthcare limps to aid of ailing poor

These stories show how complex health is in Mpumalanga, and how few opportunities there are for disempowered people to change their circumstances.

The arch angle on booming Chinatown

Twin structures spanning Cyrildene’s main stretch has bridged the community’s dual identities.

Mother knows best

Nobody messes with Jacqui Taylor's girls! Taylor is a feisty Rosettenville, Johannesburg mother of three and will not stand for her children receiving second best when they've put in the graft. She explains that this is what pushed her towards home schooling.

Looking after our living treasures

More and more of South Africa's museums, galleries and even zoos have ditched their dusty personas and become vibrant, interactive institutions that are really worth a visit. The breath of fresh air blowing through these institutions is thanks largely to creative thinking in the world of curatorship.

A growth industry

In the same way that Neil Armstrong's famous moon walk marked the 20th century in history, biotechnology will no doubt leave its signature on the 21st. Broadly speaking, biotechnology is the industrial use of living organisms or biological processes. Examples of biotechnology products are antibiotics and techniques such as those used in waste recycling.

A calling for people with a nose for news

News about the London bombings break at the same time J-Lo's latest tantrum makes world headlines -- welcome to the global village, courtesy of 24-hour media networks. Globalisation and the tools of 21st-century communication have turned journalism into a new animal and present different opportunities for working journalists.

Career boost for educators

It has been long time coming -- but even now that it is here, the real work of implementing career-path mapping and incentive schemes for teachers is only just beginning. The R6,9-billion that was recently allocated for teachers' salaries will be spent over three years. Of this, R2,7-billion will be used to settle backlogs in salary payments.

Juniors take the lead

They've been called nerds and goody-two-shoes, but they shrug off these snide remarks and make positive changes instead.They're the junior city councillors who act...

Understanding the many signs

The ability to read and write may be the traditional understanding of literacy, but new definitions are straining the limits of this narrow box....

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