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Like a bookworm on a hook

The Investing in the Future judges praised Project Literacy's model, saying it could be emulated by other NGOs.

Off the streets and motivated

The Investing in the Future judges praised the NGO for its innovation in finding ways to attract young people.

Riding on hand signs

Percy Mabandu recently went on a hunt to find out where some of the hand signs originated.

Dame Sibongile in a retrospective mood

Kaldi's coffee shop in Newtown, Johannesburg, is full of people trying not to notice that a national treasure is sitting among them.

So, what tribe are you?

There's a "blacker than thou" attitude that often permeates ethnic identity in post-apartheid South Africa.

Serving the environment

The EnviroServ method eliminates odours and kills pathogens because it involves high temperatures during composting

SABC’s turnaround strategy gets bad reception

The SABC's financial woes threaten to sink many small black economic empowerment (BEE) TV production companies.

Cause célèbre

Celebrity philanthropy is on the rise and there's no stopping it.

Pops and the joint commission

Percy Mabandu meets up with jazz icon Pops Mohamed ahead of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

It’s not rubbish, it’s high art

Percy Mabandu speaks to eco-friendly artist Mbongeni Buthelezi about the skill and hard work required to 'paint' with plastic.

SA reporters eye stake in Independent Newspapers

Journalists at the financially troubled media organisation Independent News and Media are clubbing together to buy a stake of its SA shares.

Ambition made flesh

Mary Sibande is more than just another arty-farty township chick, writes Percy Mabandu.

Race relations in verse

The Urban Voices International Poetry Festival is on Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Hope lives in Solms-Delta

A wine farm in the Western Cape has seen a dramatic decrease in alcohol abuse among its farm workers over the past three years.

GMSA workers stand to lose jobs after Hummer sale

Three hundred workers at General Motors South Africa stand to lose their jobs following the sale of GMSA's Hummer H3 brand to a Chinese company.

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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!