A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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The Rivonia trial was the most important South African trial of the 1960s and probably of the last three decades of apartheid. That Bram Fischer had asked him to argue reflects the confidence that Bram and his other colleagues had in Arthur Chaskalson.
In her conversation with Redi Tlhabi, Melinda Gates discusses gender equality and makes an urgent call for women, even those with just a modicum of power, to use their agency to uplift the voiceless.
In recent years, South African politics has been characterised by a distinct lack of civility and accountability. Racism and violent threats have become the norm and civilised, democratic politics is being replaced by the political mob.
The news of Gordon's escape was on all the early Monday morning radio bulletins. One newspaper said the wounded guerrilla had been rescued by seven men in white coats.
Taking centre stage at the Zondo commission, the wheelings and dealings of late Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson gripped the nation. In this extract from Adriaan Basson’s new book, Fanie van Zijl recalls how his business landed in the hands of Watson.
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It's never too early to teach kids how to be financially savvy. See which local children’s books Ethnikids' Khumo Tapfumaneyi recommends for equipping children to deal with money matters from a young age.
A simple a story about acorns and why our squirrel family collects them.
Some people left of their own volition. Some left because the environment had become toxic. Some were forced out.
The Bosasa way was to seal the tender boxes, take them to the prayer meeting on the morning of the submission, anoint them with oil and pray over them. All of this was part of the Bosasa cult ritual.
Datsun now has an automatic GO model in its local line-up.
5 local women share their experiences
The surfers without an ocean.
Potato skins are given a fun twist with a savoury egg custard and salsa.
"A bit of kindness goes a long way."
*Sprinkles cayenne over entire life*
Motshekga says parents can opt out of the LO curriculum.
De Lille's leadership style and her efforts to centralise power in her office sowed unhappiness and growing concern. 'It didn't matter what you said, you weren't going to convince her. In the end, her stubbornness counted against her.'
South African author of the Conscious Bedtime Stories series, Andrew Newman, talks to Parent24 about using story time to connect more deeply with children.
An inflection point comes with extreme possibilities. It could offer you a magnificent business opportunity if you can see it coming and address it sooner than others. It could as easily destroy your business or seriously damage your bottom line.
During the week that followed, Shirley and Aneez confirmed that it was our comrades who had died in the blast. It was a huge blow, but as a soldier I had to recover quickly and make peace with this awful truth, as I had after Ashley's death. There was no time to mourn.
'A seed for children to grow and draw from in later years.' Lupita Nyong'o recently took to Instagram to talk about her upcoming children's book.
From how to get your child to get started on the right note, to helping them find a book they love, this mom is sharing her top tips for encouraging a reluctant reader.
If there's a manager on your gift list, get them this book, says Ian Mann.
I wasn't happy locking up my home on the wild West Coast and leaving my comfort zone at 5 on that midwinter morning. I took a deep breath of the fresh, freezing sea air, and then another, as I didn't know how long it would be before I'd smell it again.
Retired Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs has described Voices from the Underground as a "riveting account of the life and deeds of idealistic young MK operatives".
Following the death of his grandmother, the thought must have crystallised in his mind until it felt like a mantra: rugby had saved his life.
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