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A beauty revolution emerges

Stereotypes and idealised images of what constitutes the perfect woman are being challenged

Slice of life: I escaped my dark skin box

'I kept feeling like I was inadequate. Whenever anything bad happened to me, I would attribute it to my dark skin'

He told me I was ugly

He was my friend, so his words were a punch in my face. I knew before it wasn’t true but I believed him

Slice of life: Living, loving the sweet life

'I want to be free, do the things I want to do and have people outside my family and friends like what I do'

Beautiful girls don’t deserve to die, so who does?

Not even death by violent means can separate women from patriarchal notions of beauty

Searching for beauty that makes you feel alive

Iimbali is a space for stories and other narrative-based social analysis

Beauty-benders take to the Net

Yardsticks for defining women's looks are as important for our society's self-image as current affairs.

Sometimes your locks run out

Alopecia or hair loss can devastate your self-esteem, unless you hold your head up high.

Beauty in ‘eh?’ of beholder

New research shows that attractive people are easy on the eye while looking at them, but you probably won't remember them once you look away.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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