The Fifth Column

Doors, chairs and what lies between

One might say that all the doors we pass through in our lives are ours. They belong to us, just because we passed through them, or we belong to them

How to (kind of) make it as a M&G columnist

There will be rejection in the form of no replies, which will haunt you for days. Keep going.

The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd

"I’ve been using a company name and have played with the idea of talking to clients about “us here at the office”... but I’ve realised it’s just me. "

Dylan pulls off another put-on

As Picasso said, though he may have had TS Eliot’s words put in his mouth: “Good artists copy; great artists steal.”​

World Cup’s his and hers moment

'The revolution has spilled onto the screen'

You’ve got (sincere) mail

Emails from clients and colleagues by far outnumber those from friends and family

We’ve GoT so many endings

More than a million fans have signed a petition to have the last season of Game of Thrones redone

An evening routine unsullied

By the time Game of Thrones is scheduled to air on Showmax, I’m asleep. That’s just the way I roll and no amount of suspense is going to change it.

Tyresome lower-case tornado

Tony Yengeni’s tweet implied Mashaba should be necklaced. He has been widely criticised for this, and the DA has laid a charge.

Bright lights, dark mutterings

Are we so in thrall to images of wealth that we would just stand there, agog at the spectacle, and not wonder about all this wasted electricity?

‘Praise the Lord, I’m a real fat cat’

Why would a pastor who was not only made rich by God but is also presumably protected by God need guard houses?

Doccies don’t lie. Or do they?

In Leaving Neverland two men make allegations refuted by the family of a dead man unable to defend himself

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.