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The Portfolio: Slondile Jali

Visual artist Slondile Jali talks about how she came to terms with a new chapter in her relationship with her daughter through an illustration

Slice of Life: Little feet changed my life

"When I became pregnant four years ago I just could not believe it. I was somewhat fearful of what people would say and how they would look at me."

Love will win when I can’t protect him

"Perhaps a feminist deity gave birth to feminist sons so they could raise the sort of men they would have wanted to be surrounded by."

Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death

'I held Yin’s hand and we both looked'

Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty

Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book

Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me

The sacrifices of a mother are endlessly inspiring

Motherhood’s vexing seclusion

Being kept under virtual house arrest with your newborn is definitely not fun

Unpacking the ‘Oops’ of young motherhood

Award-winning writers and mothers Sibongile Fisher and Megan Ross discuss rewriting motherhood and the effects of their unplanned pregnancies

The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world

Authors Megan Ross and Sibongile Fisher talk about the challenges of maintaining a balance between work and family.

Beyoncé does it for mothers

Her pregnancy is demonstrated in a way that challenges social stereotypes

Moms in a park is a mother of a story

In her new novel, The Park (Macmillan), Gail Schimmel looks at motherhood. We asked her about the book and her writing world.

​A single woman counts the cost of having a baby

The expectant mother was in a predicament. She was the primary care-giver for her four-year-old and would soon be for her newborn.

What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth

'But what about all the weird stuff that happens to your body? What about those incredibly strong emotions that you just can’t shake?'

Simple SMS system keeps a close watch on Rwanda’s babies

The programme has resulted in a remarkable reduction in infant and maternal mortality rates, even in remote areas of the country.

From baby to boardroom – the importance of employing mothers

Their ability to listen, nurture the ideas of others and lead through collaboration give mothers leadership traits that are invaluable to businesses.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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