Changing Destiny

Changing Destiny

WHAM! radio: Adcorp’s Loane Sharp says Stats SA unemployment figures untrue… To view this episode,…

Today in fact

Today in fact

I was going to recall today in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeini established a theocracy…

This Day in Fact

This Day in Fact

I have known a few people who were child soldiers.  The first one I met…

Changing Destiny

Changing Destiny

WHAM!’s “Changing Destiny” with Doug Racioncer of the Small Towns Rejuvenation Project. To view this…

Specs Award

Specs Award

This week’s Order of the Rose-Tinted Spectacles award goes to Coronation personal investments head Pieter…

Working against jobs

Working against jobs

Working nine-to-five might be “no way to make a living” goes the old ditty, but…

Your CSI isn’t news

Your CSI isn’t news

Wouldchabelieveit? Almost everywhere you look, companies are boasting of their social investments in ways that…

NPOs and the enemy within

NPOs and the enemy within

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must wonder what’s just hit her. There she is, happily…

We’re all getting richer

We’re all getting richer

Last month, finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced a downgrading of SA’s gross domestic product (GDP)…

Goodnight to Aids

Goodnight to Aids

Golly, that was a close shave! Just as we should have watched a holocaust of…

Religion on the up

Religion on the up

Some things are so ingrained that we’d be astonished if they disappeared. For South Africans,…

Celebrate the miners

Celebrate the miners

For a country whose industrialisation started with mining, we seem carefree at that sector’s demise….

Back to feudalism

Back to feudalism

There’s never been a good time to be an African, in a rural setting, and…

Schooling gets better

Like Russians under communism, South Africans turn to dark humour to describe “transformation” of our…

Take the long view

Take the long view

What is it that makes us South Africans see things in extremes? At one end,…