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Like any other ‘top books’ list, this one is subjective. The titles are numbered, but not ranked and it’s worth noting that choosing between a large number of books was quite difficult, especially since three of the authors included have penned more than two other children’s books which my kids (and I) also love. The […]

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During a ‘consultation’ by the Department of Justice with the Ga-Matlala community in Limpopo, residents rejected plans to divert money from the President’s Fund to bailing out municipalities. The President’s Fund was set up to provide comprehensive reparations programmes for victims of apartheid crimes. It was intended to restore and repair the damaged lives of those […]

Snenhlanhla

It was a cold winter morning when Tsakane resident Snenhlanhla Zwane joined hundreds of other young people who had registered for the Ekurhuleni Job Summit. Snenhlanhla acknowledges being one of the lucky few that knew about the job expo. “We were told that to register to be a part of the summit, we had to […]

Learners at Nkhensani Pre-school in Tshwane during a performance. Photo: Koketso Moeti

Earlier this year, news of a homeless woman who was arrested for leaving her children in a car whilst in an interview drew quite a reaction from different parts of the world. In South Carolina another woman was arrested for leaving her 9-year-old daughter alone at a park during her shift at a nearby McDonalds. […]

Sin City

amandla.mobi launches campaign seeking justice for Sun City workers, who were shot using both rubber bullets and live ammunition. Last week Sun City employees downed tools after discovering that the resort’s management had allegedly installed hidden cameras, without informing workers. This subsequently led to dismissal of hundreds of workers, accused by Sun City of ‘stealing […]

For the past seven years, Trialogue has hosted an annual ‘Making CSI Matter’ conference, with the 2014 edition recently having taken place. The Tiger Brands Foundation, the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) division of Tiger Brands was amongst participants- with a case study of their partnership with the Department of Basic Education focusing on feeding school […]

Sisonke Msimang moderating a panel made up of, Vuyiseka Dubula from Sonke Gender Justice; Fatima Hassan from Open Society Foundation and David Lewis from Corruption Watch.

I recently attended Daily Maverick’s, ‘The Gathering Conference’, as part of Open Society Foundation South Africa’s cohort of young leaders.  The conference brought together South Africa’s politicians, media, and people to participate in discussions about the upcoming elections; the state of the country and the future. I had found myself greatly anticipating the political panel, […]