Mamphela Ramphele: What to do when orthodox socio-economic models don't work

2019-10-22 08:59

Communities that have shown resilience and shared prosperity have all dug deep into their indigenous cultures to leverage the wisdom of the ancients to govern the commons for the benefit of all, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

'We want our voice on the table' - Alternative Mining Indaba

2019-02-09 09:24

The Alternative Mining Indaba has been running for 10 years, and its organisers believe the event has made strides in bringing forward the plight of communities affected by mining.

Meet the winner of the 2018 “I Do Tourism” award

2018-11-22 08:45

The 6th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards took place on Saturday and here is the award recipient who stood out.

7 ways communities must think differently about lasting investment to see real change

2018-10-15 09:57

Want to ensure investments create a meaningful and lasting impact on communities? These 7 ways may be how.

Is giving a child up for adoption 'unAfrican'?

2017-10-31 09:19

Adoption is often seen as a formal process where one 'rejects' a gift (the child) given to them by their ancestors and nobody wants to face the wrath of their forefathers, writes Mondli Zondo.

Mother transforms yard into veg garden to nourish neighbourhood

2016-12-21 08:51

Touched by seeing children going to bed hungry and the people around her lacking sources of good nutrition, Marian Dube started growing and selling vegetables from her backyard.

The father of my children evicted us from our home

2016-06-21 21:39

After more than 20 years of building and mending a relationship torn apart by his adultery, this man has now chosen to turn his back on his family.

5 ways to provide sanitary products for girls in need

2016-05-31 12:47

Helping hopeless women one period at a time.

Community rebounds with new episodes on Yahoo

2014-07-01 18:30

Yahoo says it's giving the sitcom Community a sixth season online.

Pay-what-you-can-afford restaurants

2011-07-27 11:35

Changing the world one plate at a time.


Your social circle can affect your mood, expert advice on why you may have to cut ties with certain people

2019-08-30 11:58

Renowned self development coach and businessman Jim Rohn once said, “You are a reflection of the 5 people you spend most of your time with.”

Communities left out of the plans meant to benefit them - report

2019-02-06 20:30

Some 95% of survey respondents in a social audit have not seen the social and labour plans of local mines intended to benefit them, a new report has revealed.

Are SA's small towns the answer to growth?

2018-10-27 08:00

As the country pins its hopes on investment, Lameez Omarjee considers what can happen if a community works together to solve its economic challenges.


2018-07-09 08:00

Retlhatswana Matsogo is a Setswana phrase that means we must help one another.

Plucky pensioner, 76, patrols Mitchells Plain's crime-ridden streets

2017-02-21 12:42

Armed with only a torch, Wilhelmina Minnaar, 76, hits the streets of Mitchells Plain at 04:30 every day with neighbours Margaret Wolhuter, 65, and Elizabeth Jacobs, 66, on the lookout for criminals.

Hope springs in Diepsloot through Rhiza Babuyile

2016-11-14 06:18

A community development project is solving the problem of unemployment through skills training for young people who go on to become entrepreneurs.

‘Police depend on community to be their eyes and ears on the ground’

2016-06-15 11:20

With an entire community struck by a wave of crime, police on Tuesday provided proactive tips to secure a home as they up their game in the hunt for criminals.

Youth and elderly inspire community with food project

2016-05-31 10:59

The youth and the elderly have joined hands to put food on their tables in a mutually beneficial project.

What is Woman Zone and why should you be a part of it

2014-01-13 15:08

On Saturday January 25 2014, the first in the connecting and unifying WOMAN ZONE: 13 Women series sees Sandra Miller of Muizenberg sharing her personal story.

‘I grew up without a dad’

2010-02-19 11:54

A Parent24 user shares her thoughts on the importance of fathers.

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