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By Carol Butcher Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away earlier this week. Affectionately known as “the mother of the nation,” Winnie Mandela was a controversial figure. Adored by millions, feared by some, she was respected by all for

by Carol Butcher If there are young children in your family you will know first-hand that the Easter Bunny looms large this time of the year – this got me thinking about the Riverine rabbit (Bunolagus

By Carol Butcher In recent years South Africa has experienced a perilous drought: we have also experienced a drought in terms of leadership accountability from some of our leaders and individuals in key positions. War is often

By Carol Butcher I was first introduced to the McDonald’s brand in Cologne in 1990. I have very pleasant memories walking in the pouring rain in Cologne umbrella in one hand, and a McDonald’s soft serve

By Carol Butcher Nike’s “Just do it” tagline, launched in 1998 is one of the most memorable taglines of all times. It is sheer brilliance. Ironically, these were murder, Gary Gilmour’s last words. News headlines over the

By Carol Butcher Leadership 101 teaches that leadership is a lonely place. If you are a leader, you know that you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t. As for the notion of

An internet search of the world’s most unpopular and worst leaders yielded fascinating results

By Carol Butcher I enjoy jazz, but even if you don’t, you will know that Hugh Masekela is a global jazz icon. He will not only be remembered by jazz fans in South Africa, but he

By Carol Butcher I grew up on a diet of cowboy movies. Film-makers made life easy – the cowboys, portrayed by the likes of John Wayne (the Duke). Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, were

By Carol Butcher If you follow the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Monkey. I don’t. As a South African, I am more inclined to think of 2018 as the Year of the Buffalo. The