Minding the gender pay gap

This is the reality facing South African women, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF’s) Global Gender Gap Report 2017, making our country one...

Portia Mngomezulu: Fast and fruity skincare

Raised by her grandmother in Nelspruit, Mngomezulu grew up with marula fruit and loved eating the kernels with her friends. “My mum had me when...

Law of the land

The Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) is set to report back to the National Assembly at the end of August this year, but it may not necessarily resolve the contentious issue of reform and redistribution of land

Zoning out

Despite its name, the “friend zone” can be a desolate place. Here’s some advice on coming in from the cold

Powerhouse: Malungelo Zilimbola

With R2 million in personal savings as his start-up capital, Malungelo Zilimbola established an asset management firm which today manages assets of R48 billion

Verigreen: Plastic fantastic

Entrepreneurial powerhouse Thina Maziya is the co-founder and Marketing Head of Verigreen, the only black-owned plastic manufacturing and recycling company in SA

Madiba 100 years and beyond: The legacy...

As we celebrate the centenary of our beloved Madiba’s birth, we recall the words he uttered in 1994: “Our definition of the freedom of the individual must be instructed by the fundamental objective to restore the human dignity of each and every South African”

Max Lichaba: Baubles, bangles, beads – and...

From humble beginnings, Max Lichaba defied the odds by building up Lichaba Creations, which now has an annual turnover of over R240 million

Powerhouse: Dr Mandisa Maholwana

Doctor, businesswoman, entrepreneur,  humanist – it seems there’s no hat  - Dr Mandisa Maholwana doesn’t wear without aplomb. The CEO of the much-acclaimed Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital shares her challenges and victories in getting this world-class facility up and running

Mamokgethi Phakeng: To the “manner” born

A hugely inspiring mathematician, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (51) is the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) from July, following an appointment process that came with its fair share of bruising smears and sneers. She shares her agenda in this exclusive interview

Emotional tax: a woman’s burden

We’re in the 21st century: surely women should have it all by now – or, at the very least, be on their way to getting it all?

Land – why the Constitution’s not to...

The Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) is set to report back to the National Assembly at the end of August this year, but it may not necessarily resolve the contentious issue of reform and redistribution of land

If the shoe fits . . .

Aone Ditirwa started her shoe business as a result of her love of fashion, but she soon learnt that solid entrepreneurial savvy was crucial to running her venture

Natural inspiration: Grade 11 pupils help local...

Spurred by their sense of community and with the assistance of selfless mentors, Grade 11 pupils Shanelle Makobe and Sinesipho Molo (both aged 16) have found ways to build a business inspired by nature


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