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By Lita Currie The Human Resource Director for HEINEKEN South Africa leads a busy life. My interview with her is telephonic because she had just landed from a trip. In response to my question of what she

By Marius Meyer Today it is 20 years since I arrived in Johannesburg from Cape Town.  I started to unpack all my boxes after a successful move. My mother was so kind to travel with me

By Carol Butcher Legendary jazz musician and jazz educator, mentor of aspiring musicians and Head of the Gauteng Music Academy, Johnny Mekoa passed away recently. Mekoa has left a lasting legacy. He serves as a remarkable

By Megan Yates Independence, critical thinking and questioning were encouraged in my family. I fondly recall healthy debates around the family dinner table, where strong opinions and tough questions were always welcomed. This foundation allowed me

By Justin Bodill -  The name Tom Brady is synonymous with NFL greatness. Even those of us who live outside of the US and don’t follow American Football, know that he is considered NFL royalty. He has

By Shirley Zinn and Sherideen Meyer -  This book was written by Professor Shirley Zinn, with the strong support of her husband, Kevin Zinn, for their son Jamie. The purpose of the book is to inspire

With a Matric certificate in hand and no money, I completed a Secretarial course in Cape Town. I then enrolled for Medical Technology and successfully completed the theory. Disappointingly, the jobs were frozen and I

I was always different – this was not easy back in the 1970s. I was raised in Athlone, Cape Town, in a very entrepreneurial family. My family were street vendors who sold fruit, vegetables and food

I remember my childhood in flashes, rather like watching an outdoor play where the characters appear intermittently and only when the lightning strikes. I remember the dry heat, the electric tingle of an impending thunderstorm,

By Jaime Watkins -  “I am very proud of my fifteen-year old granddaughter, Jaime Watkins. Individuals can make a difference. I would love to hear from other young South Africans, who are making a difference through