Latest articles on DEATH

Miriam Makeba: 9 passports, no pass

In this poetic commentary on Dathini Mzayiya’s video portrait of Miriam Makeba, Lindokuhle Nkosi inscribes moments of death, spiritual calling, sorrow and exile born by Makeba, during her singular and passionate life

Public must develop safe death rites

Experience in Brazil, West and South Africa show how ‘people’s science’ can manage deadly illnesses

Eusebius McKaiser: How do we decide whose lives matter most?

The way Covid-19 death facts are reported (age and comorbidities) reflects how old people and those with chronic conditions are valued. Scientifically there’s an argument for this, but morally it’s troubling

How did an otherwise healthy man with a broken leg end up dead in a hospital ceiling?

The bizarre case from Durban is at least the second such case nationally in the last three years.

Kenya police ‘liable’ over baby’s election protest death

The magistrate found enough evidence that the baby died as a result of injuries inflicted by the police.

The issue of money and death is vulgar

Justice does not always serve fairness and the Momentum debacle raises the issue of good faith

Slice of life: Rest easy, Roy

'He had beauty in him and perhaps more than just a little darkness'

Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose

Life had to start for Refilwe Leso in the throes of tragedy

Afraid of death? Take comfort that you’ll live on in varied and surprising ways

Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.

What’s the good news? Fake news and acts of kindness

Watch out for the potholes in the road ahead and never, ever spell-shame on Twitter.

2016: What a sad and bad year for journalism

Retrenchments, the threat of a media tribunal, a new Bill and mergers bode ill for newsrooms.

​It’s time to revisit the right to assisted suicide and euthanasia

There is certain utility in having a living will but it remains legally inert, writes Neil Kirby.

Slice of Life: I’ve been digging graves since I was a teen – death has given me a shot at life

A Soweto teenager put himself through school by preparing graves. Now he’s an undertaker, but still gets emotional at the sight of a child’s coffin.

When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media

Filmmaker Tarryn Crossman’s second documentary film, Timelines, is a story about death in the digital age.

Books that are odes to love and death

How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.

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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

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

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Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

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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

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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