- What to do in emergency situations08/20/14
Have you ever found yourself in an emergency situation unable to handle yourself or help another person in need? If needed, would you know how to administer CPR or help someone having an epileptic fit? This morning’s Healthy Lifestyle feature looks at...
Is civil society effective?
Long before the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted, creating a global covenant affirming the fact that ‘all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights’, citizen-driven campaigns - motivated solely by public interest – changed the...
Cities on the Decline
The crumbling infrastructure of our cities is due to backlogs created by decades of neglect compounded by increased urbanisation, dramatically changing the way we live. Families are increasingly having to share two-bedroom properties on small plots,...
Decriminalising prostitution to reduce unemployment and increase tax...
In South Africa, under the Sexual Offences Act, the sale of sex is illegal and, since 2007, so is the purchase: both prostitute and client are, therefore criminalised. Most organisations that support decriminalising the sex trade for adult...
Dr Schomer - The psychology behind dating a criminal
A popular television series on the Crime & Investigation channel follows women who date death-row prisoners and their day-to-day struggles with their less than convenient relationships. The show, Death-Row Dates, tracks the love affairs some women...
On Saturday, the country marked the anniversary of the Marikana massacre. 34 people died on that day on Wonderkop, and 44 overall during that period. On August 16, 2012, what started as just another labour dispute became, for many, one of the most...
Fake qualifications undermine education
In light of both Pallo Jordan and Hlaudi Motsoaneng’s alleged false qualifications, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has since come out stating that ‘qualifications fraud poses a danger to the credibility of the country's education system’....
Consumer feature - Pension reforms
Reports surfaced last week that thousands of teachers ‘in the prime of their careers’ were leaving the profession in order to cash in on their pensions. This after rumours surfaced that alleged government would take away people’s hard-earned pensions...
Entertainment News – remembering Robin Williams
This week's Entertainment News…We lost Robin Williams this week… Screen legend Lauren Bacall also died, of a stroke, at the age of 89, in New York, the movie version of Jersey Boys releases on the big screen… directed by Clint Eastwood, it's the movie...
Jay Naidoo climbs Mount Kilimanjaro
Jay Naidoo, who by the way is turning 60 this year, has just finished climbing Mt Kilimanjaro we find out why he did this and also what he has learned from the experience.
Lead SA- Lambano Sanctuary
This morning we profile the incredible institution - Lambano Sanctuary. Lambano Sanctuary was founded in May 2001 by Melanie Prinsloo and Leon van den Berg (who, sadly, has since passed away) mainly because of a calling on their lives. As Melanie...
Economics of Ebola
Ebola's economic impact will affect millions of people in West Africa. When this crisis ends, Liberia and her neighbors will need international assistance to rebuild their battered economies. The reason this economic threat is so great is because of...
Texting while driving
South Africa has one of the highest road accident rates in the world, and this is largely due to poor driver behaviour, with distracted driving being one of the three biggest causes of road accidents in the country. It is within this context that...
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
The University of Cape Town is to introduce gender-neutral toilets, aimed at students who are transgender or who don't fit a specific gender identity. Instead of being allocated for males or females, three cubicles in the social sciences building will...
Cyril Ramaphosa’s role in the Marikana Massacre
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa spent most of yesterday testifying at the Farlam Commission of inquiry into the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin’s platinum mine at Marikana in the North West in August 2012. Ramaphosa...
Dr Schomer: How to reach a state of contentment
Most of us understand the foolishness of trying to compare ourselves to others. We would readily admit that no good ever comes from it. Yet, whether we are comparing our home size, pay-check, physical features, or any number of measurable (and even...
Consumer Focus: African Bank (Abil) and the unsecured lending market
The once mighty unsecured-lending behemoth Abil is now teetering on the point of collapse after last week revealing it would need yet another monster shareholder bail-out in order to stay afloat. Abil will receive a R10bn capital injection to stave...
Violent pupils threaten education system
A recent symposium on discipline and violence in schools, hosted by teacher union SA Onderwyserunie, (SAOU), and attended by the Basic Education Department, the National Professional Teachers Organisation (Naptosa) and SA Democratic Teachers Union...
Entertainment News: James Cameron documentary
James Cameron's latest project is hitting the big screen and Nadia Neophytou spoke to the Oscar-winning director this week and attended the premiere of his latest film. Vanity Fair released their best-dressed list and it’s OppiKoppi this weekend.
Oscar Pistorius Update
On Thursday and Friday we return to the North Gauteng High Court to hear the closing arguments in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Both the defence and the state will present their heads of argument before Judge Masipa. Criminal law expert, Tyrone...
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