Flight of the mining bosses: Joburg adapts amid corporate exodus
/ 21 April 2022

Flight of the mining bosses: Joburg adapts amid corporate exodus

The city once traversed by mining prospectors has recently lost some of its most esteemed tenants, including Anglo American and the Minerals Council

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Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac
/ 6 March 2020

Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac

Lisa Seftel started out in the labour movement before she took up positions in government. Now, as the head of Nedlac, she has to create a space where both sides can meet to discuss and debate important policy issues

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/ 25 February 2008

Tourist guides tap rich vein in Gauteng

Tourist guides from across Gauteng gathered under a hot marquee for the International Tourist Guides’ Day at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg last week — and, for a change, were on the receiving end of an educational tour. "We are who we are through others," were the words of Lungi Morrison, of the Gauteng Tourism Authority.

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/ 22 January 2008

A street person named Desire

This is how I came to fall in love with a homeless person. My friend Sabelo has a mighty mane of dreadlocks and an ego so large he can barely get his Rasta shirt on, but he’s a friend and he knows things. We’re at the Apartheid Museum where Sabelo comes to flirt with hot foreign girls, writes Lev David.

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/ 26 December 2007

A story of hope from one who has survived sexual abuse

A man in a clerical habit abused me in the church hall of the Johannesburg parish of the Immaculate Conception in Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank. It happened after a children’s Christmas party — and my abuser was a Catholic cleric. My uncle, Cardinal Owen McCann, was the archbishop of Cape Town at the time. His position as president of the South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference was not enough to deter my abuser.

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/ 9 November 2007

Why the idea of paid entries annoys Wikipedia

When a blogger revealed earlier this year that Microsoft wanted to pay him to fix purported inaccuracies in technical articles on Wikipedia, the software company endured online slams and a rebuke from the web encyclopedia’s founder for behaving unethically. But why is it so bad to pay someone to write something on Wikipedia?