After struggling to find a stable job for more than three years, Nelisiwe Gabini decided to start her own events planning company in Bronkhorstspruit, a small town about 50 kilometres east of Tshwane.

A recent Statistics South Africa report revealed that at least one in five South African women have experienced some form of gender-based violence. Sadly, most perpetrators of this crime get away unpunished as their victims suffer in silence.

Thato Ditsele had a dream of becoming a successful young businesswoman. However, with only R5000 in her bank account, for a while this remained as such - only a dream.

For many young people, getting a job without experience can prove to be tough. Many young people find themselves between a rock and a hard place: you need experience to get a job and a job to get experience.

Saturday, 26 May, marks exactly 100 days since President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected into office.

You have to be a really hard nut to crack yourself, if you want to make it as a macadamia nut farmer, says Cowan Skelem, one of the leading people behind Ncera Macadamia Farming (NMF), near East London. For, the strongest determination, is what it takes to make it in this industry.

On 9 May, 1994, with the advent of democracy in South Africa, Albertina Sisulu stood up in Parliament to nominate Nelson Mandela for election as the first black President of the newly born country.

The decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a team of special envoys to woo investors to South Africa will help turn around the country’s economy, one of the country’s leading economists has said.

Very few people in South Africa can claim to be unfamiliar with the statement: ‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock’.

As a member of a detachment that came after Solomon Mahlangu’s, a member of MK Madinoga detachment, Solly being a member of The June 16 Detachment, this is my perspective and how I chose to remember Solly.

It was in 1988 when the now National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson, Thandi Modise, first met Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The month of March is celebrated as the Human Rights Month in South Africa, a period designated to draw attention to the importance of promoting human rights of all citizens.

There’s a reason why South Africa’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela was affectionately referred to as the “father of the nation”.

One could hear their sweet, joyful laughter echoing from a mile away in this humble garage-turned daycare centre at Fuschia Road, in Klipspruit West.

Nostalgia and euphoria are always likely to go hand in hand when the world remembers the day that one of the world’s most famous statesmen clenched and raised his right fist and took his first steps to freedom after 27 years in jail.


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