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I feel the glass lenses of the cameras staring at me, cold and evaluating. A bright whirl of disco lights illuminates the stage. I can’t see the studio audience, but they are out there. In the dark, on the edge of their seats. Is Ru watching? Even if I am only a stranger to him,...
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It’s a year since the first case of Covid-19 was announced in South Africa on 5 March 5 2020  ̶  not long after SARS-COV-2 was identified in Wuhan, China and started on its global journey of destruction.  To date (3 March 2021), 1 513 393 positive Covid-19 cases have been identified in the country, with...
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The South African Human Rights Commission, and the rest of South Africa, felt a sense of relief when the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrived on 1 February. But within a week scientific and medical assessment concluded that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine proved less effective against the new Covid-19 strain. The University of Witwatersrand conducted a...
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Last Friday, anti-corruption prosecutors in Malawi obtained a court order allowing them to seize property belonging to one Norman Chisale, who led the security detail for former president Peter Mutharika while he was in office. Included in the court order was an itemised list of assets belonging to Chisale and his close associates, including his...
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Kenya’s supreme court in 2017 became the first court on the African continent to annul a presidential election after full due process. In February last year Malawi’s high court, sitting as a constitutional court, followed suit in cancelling the results of the May 2019 presidential election.  Not only did the judges demonstrate extraordinary courage in...
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“The only way I have been able to continue with my studies is literally by begging from people.” These are the words of Tshepiso* a final-year LLB student at the University of Free State.  Tshepiso owes the university R68 000 and until she pays it, she cannot finish her degree.  When the Mail & Guardian spoke...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our perceptions around a variety of issues, including how we view women as leaders. There is some evidence — mostly from the Global North in countries such as New Zealand and Germany — that female leaders have handled the Covid-19 pandemic better than those led by men, such as the...
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Banking has been in existence for thousands of years but generational shifts, behavioural changes and the digital revolution have brought phenomenal disruption to an industry that has been somewhat change-averse, significantly altering how customers view their banking “relationship”.  Then came Covid-19 and global shutdowns, accelerating the already rapid changes that were happening in the financial...
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“Sentech is in the business of connecting people” SENTECH understands that connectivity is about people. As human beings, we are relational creatures and connecting with others is at the core of our humanity. That is why SENTECH’s tag line “connecting you” has stood the test of time. The company is constantly evolving and reinventing itself...
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As we mark World Obesity Day on 4 March, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the link between weight and mental health has never been more pressing. Food and mood have long gone hand in hand, or rather mind to mouth, but more so in the past year. During lockdowns many of us found comfort in baking,...
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