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All the knowledge we do not know yet

"Recovering ancient hidden knowledges, as long as we are responsible with them, is important considering how many ills there are in our society."

​Learning to trust curiosity over fear

"What a funny sight it would be to see power dynamics neutralised by something as ordinary as friendship".

What does blue-ticking mean for building trust?

How has our digital communication affected our relationship to the concept of seeing each other’s humanity?

The bitter pill of being just to a meanie

After an encounter on the plane Milisuthando Bongela concludes that: “When given the choice to be right or to be kind, always choose to be kind.”

For Winnie

Milisuthando Bongela attempts to put into words who it was that has died

Some histories to keep our interracial friendship honest

"It’s not that I wanted to be white. But I wanted them to accept and like me and I was all too happy to jump through the hoops."

If only we were taught that sex should be fun

How can we look at teaching boys and girls that sex is also a natural and delightful part of being a human being, asks Milisuthando Bongela.

When life gives you lemons, Beyoncé drops ‘Lemonade’

The singer’s 12-track album seems to have been informed by ‘Becky with good hair’ but judging from song titles she forgave her wandering Jay-Z.

Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant

Pollsmoor prison restaurant serves the Cape Town public food. Milisuthando Bongela reflects on the ethics of running a prison restaurant.

This street style is ho-hum, not sharp-sharp

With his new book, photographer Ed Suter attempts to capture the essence of urban style, but it is a contrived package, writes Milisuthando Bongela.

Warm-hearted hospitality sets Ethiopia apart

Whether you are gawking at 800-year-old sunken churches or gyrating in hole-in-the-wall clubs, the country's main attraction is its beautiful people.

Controlling emotions is a fine heart

Having seen the beginning and the end of the love journey, the middle is an interesting but precarious place to be.

A deep desire to believe

Most of the things that people do religiously in a religious ­setting have little to do with their deep desire for something to believe in.

Racism still rules in adverts

The doctrine of racism, that a person's race determines his or her level of intellect or ability to do certain things, is a human construct.

Greedy Jozi must lighten up

I find it easier to place my trust in somebody who is not from Johannesburg.

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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.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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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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