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Cruel and heartless action by City of Cape Town


 

It must take a certain level of cruelty to evict people from their shelters on a cold Cape winter’s morning. Surely, even Lady Justice, blind as she may be, would advocate some show of mercy.  The cruel City of Cape Town decided on a wet June winter’s morning to evict and destroy the shelters of […]

Beijing’s economic recovery – a lesson for all the world in Covid 101


 

This week it instructed its state-owned companies to refrain from purchasing soybeans and pork products from US suppliers. This was in retaliation for the Donald Trump-led administration saying it would revoke special privileges for Hong Kong after the Chinese introduced a new security law for the autonomous region. This tit-for-tat exemplifies how far China has […]

Institutionalised racism and classism in the United States


 

The world has witnessed the evil of institutionalised racism and classism in the United States, in the aftermath of the brutal death of George Floyd.  Systemic racism continues to cause incalculable harm across the world. It was Dr Martin Luther King Jr who said, ”In a real sense, we are all caught in an inescapable […]

INNOVATION

South African edu-tech trailblazer Phemelo Segoe shares her insights

This Women’s Month we speak to digital education pioneer, Phemelo Segoe, the operations manager of Tuta-Me, who is helping to enable thousands of high...

EDUCATION

What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?

When capitalism is in crisis, it turns on women, people of colour, LGBTI++ groups and other minority groups. We have seen this throughout history....

ECONOMICS

Access to reliable water supply key to women empowerment

It is August and Women’s Month again, but this year the celebration of Women’s Day on August 9 and Women’s Month throughout the month...