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A playlist for pan-African integration

‘Music is the weapon of the future,’ said Fela Kuti. If so, Africa’s leaders need to arm themselves —and these are the songs they should start with

Motherhood’s vexing seclusion

Being kept under virtual house arrest with your newborn is definitely not fun

Five internet gems to make you feel old and uncool

These websites are a style inspiration and aesthetically on point.

Urban klevas should respect rural rituals

Returning home to attend a traditional burial reminds urbanite Johnny Masilela of the richness of rural culture.

Hold hands in friendship – and be proud to be an African

The pervasive onslaught of Western culture means that the sight of men or women walking hand in hand is an increasingly uncommon one.

Medicine wedded to African humanism

A colonial-era doctor’s lengthy study of Shona culture offers potent lessons for medical students.

Africa to get its own web encyclopedia

The online encyclopedia will serve as a repository for the continent's rich traditions, crafts and culture.

When the chips are downed

It seems it's okay for a lot of urban and peri-urban black people to eat badly in the name of culture., writes <b>Milisuthando Bongela</b>.

The second wife’s wedding

With marriage rates on the decline in the black community, those women who desperately want to tie the knot will "not be the one".

If only Ngugi wa Thiong’o knew

Did Ngugi wa Thiong'o read Harold Robbins? Did he know what kind of mind-blowing sex you could have in LA with cocaine rubbed on your genitals?

Sudan’s lesson in patience

Yazeed Kamaldien documents how communal life in Sudan transformed him.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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