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How to (kind of) make it as a M&G columnist

There will be rejection in the form of no replies, which will haunt you for days. Keep going.

And the award goes to …

At the awards ceremony the billboard idea wins a grand prix prize, which is the most important prize to win.

On the road to forgiveness

Forgiveness is a lofty ideal, I find. The old recommendation to forgive and forget has always sounded to me like a bucket-list item

Let’s hear it for silence

I have a fantasy in which a salesperson knocks on my door. I open the door and they open their briefcase presenting me with silence.

Courageous thoughts on heroism

'Moving into middle age, I’m at odds with the idea of a hero, of heroism'

List of good leaders is receding

'I think it’s safe to say the world is experiencing a leadership crisis'

The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd

"I’ve been using a company name and have played with the idea of talking to clients about “us here at the office”... but I’ve realised it’s just me. "

An evening routine unsullied

By the time Game of Thrones is scheduled to air on Showmax, I’m asleep. That’s just the way I roll and no amount of suspense is going to change it.

Drugs are not the problem

Drugs and marketing don’t get people addicted; people get themselves addicted

Shedding loads of tears

We all carry loads — we all have crosses to bear

Doccies don’t lie. Or do they?

In Leaving Neverland two men make allegations refuted by the family of a dead man unable to defend himself

A frightful night in False Bay

'I don’t feel safer knowing our military can blow algae to bits'

The New Year’s resolutions solution

To be resolute is to be unwavering and they waver (in the form of waivers), taking away our right to demand logic

The ABC of a tough year

Yes, 2018 was tough, but when last did we not have a tough year?

A clever plan for silly season

What we’re seeing is state-sponsored anarchy

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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