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Springboks World Cup success is not a panacea for South Africa’s racial problem


 

With the euphoria arising from Springboks victory over England in the final of the Rugby World Cup final tailing off, now would be an appropriate time to reflect on the reaction to the victory and what it tells us about the complex issue of race. To recap, on 2 November 2019, the South African rugby team […]

The real case for cultural affairs and sport in the Western Cape


 

Who can forget the incredible feeling of winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995 or the African Cup of Nations in 1996? The euphoria of hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010 united every South African despite class, race, creed or background. As a country we epitomised unity in diversity. Sports has the ability to […]

The potency of sport in uniting nations


 

The euphoria of having qualified for the first time since 2013 for the African Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON) in Egypt had hardly worn off; and the headline hit me: President rewards Taifa Stars’ players with land for their second ever AFCON qualification! President John Magufuli was expressing gratitude to his national team, after their […]

INNOVATION

Start up, go global, get paid – all with crypto

I have seen it time and time again: smart, young African entrepreneurs, who have the potential to turn their independent online businesses into the...

EDUCATION

Institutional culture promotes male dominance ideology

A couple of years back, while pastoring a Christian faith community, an incident occurred that altered the course of my life. A well-known congregation...

ECONOMICS

How can we grow female entrepreneurship in South Africa?

Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo. You strike the women, you strike the rock. These words have always resonated with me. They are drawn from the...