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The Weekend Wrap

Is SOE reform really possible? Stephen Grootes unpacks the challenges. Zukiswa Pikoli considers the vastly different legacies of Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Steve Biko. And discover one man’s noble quest to clear criminal records from vulnerable people’s past.

The end of the road for our current course is closer than it has ever been, and the case for reform is growing screamingly urgent.

By Stephen Grootes

 

 

 

 

 

The end of the road for our current course is closer than it has ever been, and the case for reform is growing screamingly urgent.

By Stephen Grootes

Steve Biko dared to dream of a future where all black people were free from oppression and violence and instead found value in themselves. Mangosuthu Buthelezi led a separatist and tribalist agenda that turned people against each other.

By Zukiswa Pikoli

Steve Biko dared to dream of a future where all black people were free from oppression and violence and instead found value in themselves. Mangosuthu Buthelezi led a separatist and tribalist agenda that turned people against each other.

By Zukiswa Pikoli

Buthelezi and Biko

Science writer Leonie Joubert and climatology professor Coleen Vogel joined Our Burning Planet journalist Julia Evans in an invigorating discussion on how we can leverage the skills, knowledge and resilience we have as South Africans to prepare ourselves and our cities for the upcoming El Niño cycle, and all climate events that are likely to become more complex and threatening under climate change.

By Julia Evans

Much like a pale northern Scandinavian supermodel, these rare creatures of beauty only like indirect sunlight and, unlike many of my birthday friends, do not like to be overwatered.

By Jeremy Maggs

Those fans who object to the rugby kit redesigns need to get over themselves and remember that without even realising it, they have benefits over so many others.

By Johan de Meyer

Those fans who object to the rugby kit redesigns need to get over themselves and remember that without even realising it, they have benefits over so many others.

By Johan de Meyer

In our brief lifespans there are some rare and special experiences which only come along every now and then. Namibia’s iconic Fish River Canyon trail is one of them.

By Ron Swilling

Describing herself as an ‘Asian American Pacific Islander’, she has taken on the task of helping South Africa’s most famous comedian use his newfound wealth to improve the country’s broken education system – working with 19 schools in the Gauteng region, as well as unemployed young people in nearby communities.

By Zukiswa Pikoli

Committed freedom Actionist Wayne Jean-Pierre has dedicated the last decade to the complicated task of helping others clear their criminal records.

By Thom Pierce

Committed freedom Actionist Wayne Jean-Pierre has dedicated the last decade to the complicated task of helping others clear their criminal records.

By Thom Pierce

No power? No problem! Butter chicken curry and a decadent brownie dessert – on the braai.

By The Reading List

The winner of the FNB Arts Prize 2023 speaks about his early discovery of photography as an art form, finding ways to tell the stories that matter most and working with spontaneous intuition.

By Mick Raubenheimer

The winner of the FNB Arts Prize 2023 speaks about his early discovery of photography as an art form, finding ways to tell the stories that matter most and working with spontaneous intuition.

By Mick Raubenheimer

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