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PROF GRANT MCLAREN KNIGHT OF SIGHT

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

For over three decades, Professor Grant McLaren has driven the long, straight road into Soweto to the St John Eye Hospital at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. He is the fulltime head of the eye hospital, and, together with his team, they attend to 250 - 300 eye patients a day. With skills that would earn [...]

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Facebook Affairs

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

When we’re on Facebook, BBM’ing, Internet dating or sms’ing, we can be whoever our fantasy wants us to be and the people we meet online can become our fantasy relationship. We can be taller, slimmer, more interesting, more intelligent and more attractive. We can be selective about the information we give out and leave out [...]

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Lucrative informal economies in our midst – GG Alcock

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

If you are worried about South Africa’s economy and whether there are still opportunities here, speak to GG Alcock and your optimism will be restored. There are lucrative markets staring at South African producers and businesses, but they are simply not seeing them. That’s what GG Alcock says. The CEO of Minanawe, a specialist marketing [...]

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Eleven years of Nedbank development cycling

By | October 11th, 2016|Features|

This year, 2016, is the 11th year of the Nedbank Sport Affinity's support of the Nedbank/Sports Trust Development Cycling Programme in the Western Cape, including the Boland and West Coast regions. Since 2005, as a result of the programme, 1 186 high-school learners have participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour (now known as the [...]

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The Vibe The Atmosphere – Nedbank Community Cycle Races

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

The vibe, the atmosphere – The Nedbank Sports Trust Community Cycle Races 'The vibe, the atmosphere at the Nedbank Sports Trust Community Cycle Races – it's incredible. The races have taken off faster than we ever anticipated,' says Mike Tippett, project coordinator for cycling development at The Sports Trust, which manages Nedbank Sport Affinity-funded projects. [...]

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Letlhogonolo Nche’s A Walk In A Museum

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

Monkeys, giraffes and lions dancing in Kimberley Introduction He brings monkeys, giraffes and lions to learners in the Northern Cape, all through dance. Heather Dugmore speaks to Letlhogonolo Nche about his new production called A Walk In A Museum. Body copy At the dance studio in Kimberley's Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, dancer teacher, choreographer and producer, [...]

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A Meeting of Many Worlds

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

Professor Lewis Gordon is amused that in South Africa he is sometimes confused with the human polar bear, Lewis Gordon Pugh. “When people meet me they are even more confused because I’m definitely not white or swimming in the snow,” says Prof Gordon from his office in the Department of Politics & International Studies at [...]

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UHURU: Unit Of Humanities At Rhodes University

By | October 10th, 2016|Features|

(Uhuru is the Swahili word for ‘freedom’; it is a term used throughout Africa.) Equality, freedom and justice are ideas that are central to any understanding of human emancipation. This was the case for the European Enlightenment, for the American, French and Haitian revolutions and during the struggles for national liberation and freedom in Africa [...]

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I THINK THEREFORE I MAKE A SHELL NECKLACE

By | October 7th, 2016|Features|

On South Africa’s southern Cape coast we find Blombos Cave. No ordinary cave, it is one of the cornerstones in the detective puzzle of modern human thinking. She walks along the shoreline collecting small shells and humming ‘she sells sea shells by the seashore’. Every couple of paces she stops, picks up a shell, examines [...]

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A VIEW OF BRAAMFONTEIN

By | October 6th, 2016|Features|

But the mismatch was real and, instead of Braamfontein being a place of vibrant student and business activity, it had slumped, with growing signs of inner city decay. In this atmosphere of neglect, only the very brave were investing. One such person was Wits alumnus Andrew Bannister, who bought a building in De Beer Street [...]

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