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100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
SANRAL: 20 years of service
SANRAL: 20 years of service
The Mail & Guardian’s Critical Thinking Forum, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African National Roads...
GPL speaker calls the youth into solution-directed discussion for a better future
GPL speaker calls the youth into solution-directed discussion for a better future
The current voter demographic in South Africa has a giant hole in it, missing a chunk of a very significant populace: the youth. The 18-29...
Champions of the voiceless
Champions of the voiceless
With just one social worker for every 47 people in South Africa, these frontline practitioners wage a daily struggle. They are critical for a...
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Despite the legacy issues that continue to plague the ANC, the outcomes of the 2016 municipal elections mark a massive shift facing South Africans....
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
There is a nexus in the Indian Ocean, which, if not contrived, is very strong, and there is a wealth of unexploited opportunities in Africa. This...
Good roads need safety campaigns that change public's behaviour
Good roads need safety campaigns that change public's behaviour
Today alone, an estimated 40 road users will be killed. This equates to more than 14 000 people across our country in a year. Of those killed...
Make 16 days of activism happen everyday
Make 16 days of activism happen everyday
The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children should become 365 days of activism against abuse.
Protecting orphaned children
Protecting orphaned children
The major factor behind orphanhood and vulnerability facing children has been driven by HIV and Aids.
Specialising in child protection
Specialising in child protection
For nine years I have worked as a child protection specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). One phrase defines my experience in this work: stark contrasts....
Improving the lives of SA’s children
Improving the lives of SA’s children
While some developing African countries, such as Lesotho, have successfully established and nurtured collaborations between the state and civil...
Taking care of society’s smallest members
Taking care of society’s smallest members
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), there are an estimated 3.7-million orphans in South Africa.

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