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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 […]

Sports in the fourth industrial revolution


 

When I was a teenager, my father was a diehard supporter of Moroka Swallows Football Club. I was accustomed to him spoiling me with those bright maroon shirts that were emblazoned with the message, “Don’t follow me follow the birds”. Why anyone should follow the birds instead of their hearts remain a mystery to me. […]

Racism is rife in football


 

Only 7 months ago France celebrated its World Cup victory and the well intentioned, often jocular, yet deeply political comments about the “6th African team” winning became a hot topic. It conjured discussions about racism, origins and integration and the recent racial profiling scandal at top flight French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reignited […]

INNOVATION

Being a digital nomad is a way of life

Have multiple mobile devices, will travel -- and earn a living. Being a digital nomad is fast becoming a way of life and work for many people,...

EDUCATION

What the “prisoner’s dilemma” tells us about climate change

The prisoner’s dilemma is a well-known framework in game theory, which is the study of how and why people cooperate or compete with each other. According to...

ECONOMICS

Tourism in South Africa can be better

I read with great interest the opinion piece by Busani Ngcaweni in the Business Day of 9 July 2019.  In it, Ngcaweni quite rightly recognises tourism as a key...