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Why it’s crucial to collaborate

We are able to achieve meaningful social change better, and faster, if we act together

Xenophobia chips away at the African notion of ubuntu

The multifaceted and complex issues facing the continent can only be tackled effectively together

Ubuntu should be at the centre of our response to Covid-19

Demonstrations of common humanity are a powerful tool to help us navigate our way through the pandemic

Eusebius McKaiser: Certain views about Covid-19’s global trajectory are anti-poor and anti-human

This is no time to snigger at the high rates of coronavirus in the Global North. We could be just as hard hit — and it is poor people who will suffer the most

Mega lessons from mega-events

Expo 2020 Dubai has already engaged 30 000 volunteers from the city

The Pope’s message of unity and reconciliation

The Pope’s primary message to each country responded to their unique circumstances

Words have the power to effect change

We need to think about the way we speak and the effect that has on society and our country

We are not meant to be alone

"uKukhapha is the bedrock of isiNtu. This untranslatable notion of uMntu ngumntu ngabantu".

Only fools pray for rain, they say

The physical predicaments we experience go far further than what our conditioned minds perceive

Letters to the editor: May 19 to 25 2017

Readers write in about freedom, and Molefe and the ANC.

Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017

Readers write in about maths and science, and dignity and ubuntu.

Ubuntu no panacea for our plight

The fuzzy concept cannot serve as a cohesive force that will inspire us to live together in harmony.

Letters to the editor: January 16 to 22 2015

Readers write in about honouring veterans, an empowerment grant, and ubuntu.

What do we mean when we speak of ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a central idea in post-apartheid South Africa, but scholars disagree on whether it informs the Constitution or undermines it.

The travesty of Madiba as a gimmick

The ANC's publicity-stunt-feigned-visit to Madiba should come as no surprise, considering how his image is being abused, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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