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Human Rights Day: South Africa continues to neglect the legacy of Robert Sobukwe

The memory of the influential former leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress has been shunted to the margins in the country’s sham democracy

SA has a legacy of trauma

Transforming the symbols of apartheid violence is not the endpoint of addressing our heritage

Multicultural SA offers a great benefit

Understanding and being able to work with different people is a globally sought-after skill

Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage

Literacy in South Africa has to improve if people are to have a better quality of life

Our stories adorn us

The meaning of traditional attire is being lost. But does it matter? Gogo Jessie Mabona thinks it does

Black Panther is more than just representation

It has awoken in me a sense of pride and dignity I had no idea I had lost from all those many years of being erased in international public discourse

The granular affects of the ordinary

We contain multitudes in our everydayness. Youlendree Appasamy tries to unpick the meaning — or lack of it — in ordinary interactions and feelings

Zuma blames apartheid for corruption

"Let us unite against corruption and crime in our communities and in our country. These scourges should not divide us at all"

And God said: ‘Go braai, hang or whatever’

'South Africa, God loved you and left you a precious heirloom: Heritage Day, a day off from work to be spent at home or elsewhere'

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It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Press Releases

New Bentley Bentayga – The definitive luxury SUV

The Bentayga combines the abilities of a performance grand tourer with a luxury limousine, a spacious family car and an off-roader

Galaxy A21s captures imagination of the youth

Samsung's latest Galaxy A devices are loved by their users and provide a range of awesome features that are truly important to them

SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

Basic First Aid is an industry standard and it is the basic requirement in working environments that employers need to have in place

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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