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It’s the best part of Dr Els Vermeulen’s year: three days, up in an Airbus ECI20B, counting southern right whales in South Africa’s coastal waters.    “The views are beautiful,” says the research manager of the whale unit at the University of Pretoria about the annual aerial survey of southern right whales between Nature’s Valley and...
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As South Africa plummets further into crisis, our panicked and desperate calls for leadership escalate. Whether it be the unrelenting terror of violence against women or the ever-waning strengh of our economy, there is a sense that we are surrounded by insoluble dilemmas. We have a sense that our society is in rapid decay and...
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Cabbages and Kings is a novel written more than a century ago by O Henry, in which he coins the phrase “banana republic”. Originally, the phrase described a country controlled by foreign companies that exploit its natural resources and the working class. Over the years, it has developed to mean any country that is led...
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COMMENT What do Olympian Wayde van Niekerk’s spritely coach, Tannie Ans and theatre legend Dr John Kani, have in common with actor Jackie Chan and media mogul Oprah Winfrey?  They’re all 65-years and older. Can you believe it?   It goes to show how many among our generation of retirees are not as “elderly” as we...
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COMMENT Leadership is paramount to develop and foster an inclusive culture for any organisation and broader society. Some important aspects are the character of the leader, their level of self- and social awareness, social skills and their personal beliefs and values, which affect their willingness and ability to create and fully embody true inclusion. Leading...
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Every year, the Mail & Guardian canvasses the country to find the 200 most outstanding young South Africans. Then we celebrate them and their achievements. We are delighted to announce this year’s winners at our special website here: https://200youngsouthafricans.co.za, and in the video below. Congratulations all! Subscribe to the M&G These are unprecedented times, and...
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South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) has fallen for the fourth consecutive quarter, putting the country in a severe recession, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday. The GDP fell by just over 16.4% between the first quarter and second quarter of 2020, resulting in an annualised growth rate of -51%.  The plummet has been attributed to...
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The South Sudan central bank announced last month that the country had nearly run out of foreign cash reserves.  Daniel Kech Pouch, the second deputy governor at the Bank of South Sudan, told reporters in Juba that there is nothing the central bank can do to stop the South Sudanese pound from depreciating further against...
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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which the government has engaged in a vicious crackdown on opponents, journalists and the freedoms of speech, association and protest, has been widely welcomed. Such has been the brutality of the latest assault on human rights...
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SPONSORED Capital Legacy, South Africa’s leading provider of wills, has been operating in the fiduciary and financial industries since 2012. Over the last eight years they have provided more than 300 000 clients with Wills and indemnified over R 70-billion in fees that arise during the estate administration process, which has aided them in gaining...
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