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Young people must be actively involved in shaping SA


 

The recent boycott of the elections by eligible young South Africans places the country on precarious grounds and down a slippery road to a bleak future that can only spell disaster for our developing nation. Granted, there are a myriad of challenges that face the youth with high unemployment topping the list. But it is […]

Book review: Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation


 

‘Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation’ is a first-hand account of the university protests known as #FeesMustFall that gripped South Africa between 2015 and 2017. The book tries to achieve several aims. The first one is to heed the timeless warning of the distinguished African author, Chinua Achebe who once contended that “Until the lions […]

Visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool


 

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression. From using fire to animate cave art, to Greek theatre, film, and television, we’ve adapted the principle to every new technology available to us. This makes it a little odd that educational institutions and workplaces have only recently started […]

INNOVATION

On memory of humans

Last week I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. The museum covers all aspects of the history...

EDUCATION

Addressing hypertension in South Africa

An imploding epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases is threatening national healthcare systems sustainability, the economy of the country and claiming many preventable and avoidable...

ECONOMICS

South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s Sleeping Giants?

In a year packed with many African elections, Nigeria went to the polls in February and South Africa votes this week. This begs the...