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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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Growth Opportunities With The Largest Potato Buyers

By | September 17th, 2016|Farming, Features|

McCain is one of the largest buyers of potatoes worldwide. In South Africa, McCain is actively looking to build long-term, sustainable growth opportunities, both locally and into Africa by developing new channels for potato and vegetable farmers in the formal and emerging markets. The Managing Director of McCain South Africa, Rob Stevens, is excited about [...]

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The Future for Women

By | December 20th, 2014|Features|

“I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and unattractive.” These are the words of Harry Potter heroine [...]

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When the shoes match – Uniting Wits & Braamfontein

By | November 3rd, 2014|Features|

Like a pair of odd shoes, that’s what Braamfontein was to Wits University ten years back. It did not make sense because Braamfontein and Wits are one. Braamfontein is to Wits what Greenwich Village is to New York University or what Bloomsbury and Camden is to the University of London. But the mismatch was real, [...]

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