Business & Entrepreneurship

Silent struggle

We don’t tell you about the day our cars were repossessed by the bank. We don’t tell you about the days we go hungry. We don’t tell you when our lights are switched off by the municipality. We don’t tell you about the invoices that are not paid. We don’t tell you about our businesses […]

Redefine boundaries

Safety

Hijack Prevention Guidelines

It has become increasingly difficult to steal motor vehicles, with all the anti-theft devices, such as immobilisers, gear-locks, etc. These steps have resulted in a dramatic increase in vehicle hijackings. The hijacker has the element of surprise and this is a concern. The increasing retrenchment and the high unemployment figures are also factors. This is […]

Highway Heroes and Road Safety

Sports

Paraphrasing Genius

Instead of trying to ‘fix’ the stars, *FIX* the system that is so inflexible that it can’t change itself to accommodate starlight.  ‘Fixing’ Semenya will make everyone distrust what sport is. Rather change sport SYSTEMS so that we see the best grouped in New ways, or any other solution, than neutering a person’s soul. Literally […]

Sports

IAAF ethics found wanting

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has previously said it is confident of the legal, scientific and ethical basis for the regulationswhich will compel female athletes with ‘differences of sexual development’ (DSD) to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women. Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) recently lost an appeal […]

NPO & CSI

AfrICAN Children of the Year Awards 2019

The Stacey Fru Foundation (Reg. NPO:191- 015) is an education foundation named after the Awards Custodian, Stacey. 12-year-old Stacey is a Philanthropist, Activist, Public Speaker and Youngest International Multiple Award-Winning Author of Chapter Books. The foundation is appealing is for sponsorship towards the Annual “AfrICAN Children of the Year Awards 2019” on the 2Novemberfor children between 7 to […]

Editorial

Choice? Affirmation or Denigration

A flurry of law suits involving the person charged with protecting us is highlighted against the backdrop of the Zondo commission as well as some questions whether we as South Africans deserve the heroes we ought to have. (Ace in the ATM, Corruption Barometer, Fit for office?, Heroes). But what can ordinary South Africans do – do the […]

Education

Upskilling starts at home

It is always nice to see young black daughters and sons of the South African soil graduating. Congratulations to you all, most especially those who hail from my beloved village. Keep developing yourselves! Keep acquiring skills! To borrow from the humble former US first lady, Mrs Michelle Obama, ‘may we, when we’ve worked hard and […]

Education

Slow Teaching

I want to start a movement called ‘Slow teaching’ in the same spirit as the Slow Food Movement. The reason is, we’re starving our children, serving them superficial and contrarily highly complicated information instead of soul-building, sustaining basics. I speak as someone who has just moved from a very small, very unique school where ‘slow […]

Education

We learn (a second language) best through play

I am a language teacher and also a Learning through Play Ambassador for the LEGO Foundation. I believe that young (and older) humans learn optimally about the world through play. This goes for language learning too.  I teach Setswana second additional language to grade 1 – 4 children. I also teach Setswana to adult classes. I use […]