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Black gold

Wealthy Black individuals have the social capital to be a game changer when it comes to structural racism but they shy away from addressing it. There are ‘penalties’ for talking about race in wealthy social circles since you will be seen as a trouble maker. So if you want to be wealthy and successful, you […]

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2020 (Im)Perfect vision

Trends in 2020 have been spotted globally by famous names – Marian Salzman of Philip Morris International, Dion Chang of Flux Trends in Johannesburg, Fjord Trends and Kantar – to credit some of the trends listed here. The overarching themes include sustainability, realigning the fundamentals, #MeFirst and pressure on corporates to act in more responsible […]

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Ballet bureaucracy

Ballet. A word that conjures images of grace and beauty. But the appointment of a dancer-choreographer to be deputy artistic director resulted in exposing the sordid underbelly of the bureaucratic aspects of Arts and Culture, and consequently, her very inelegant dismissal. Mamela Nyamza’s professional dance journey began at Tshwane University of Technology, where she obtained […]

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#KFCProposal

With a heart like a mother-in-law filled with pride I watched the, now, famous #KFCProposal on YouTube. Seeing the cash strapped but proud Hector Mkansi on his knees and the emotionally overwhelmed Nonhlanhla Soldaat brought me close to tears. Then warm feelings filled my whole being when Mzansi started to share, to make this couples’ […]

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Behind closed doors …

The ConCourt says, do not spank your kids in your home. Many people on different platforms argue that they have turned out the way they have (successful and well-mannered) as a result of a rod.  However, when asked to provide scientific evidence of the implied correlation, they have failed dismally. But, is it reasonable to […]