Taking a stand against citizen abuse, one pothole at a time

Taking a stand against citizen abuse, one pothole at a time

Poor service delivery from the government is something that every South African has battled with. Millions of impoverished citizens sit without water, electricity, proper schooling, and housing while corrupt officials loot and plunder. Other problems, like crumbling road networks, don’t only damage

  Jarryd Neves
Robots aren’t coming for your job just yet

Robots aren’t coming for your job just yet

Many fear that robots will take jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The good news is, we can't teach robots common sense.South Africa is the most industrialised economy on the continent. Manufacturing is the country’s fourth-largest industry, contributing 14% to the country’s Gross Domestic Pr

  Melani Nathan
80-year-old Cape surgeon breaks another record with Robben Island swim

80-year-old Cape surgeon breaks another record with Robben Island swim

Dr Otto Thaning, a heart surgeon who trained under Chris Barnard, is used to swimming long distances in icy waters. It is not only the waters around Cape Town that he tackles; Dr Thaning still holds a record he set in 2014 as the oldest human to have swum across the English channel. Now, he has set

  Jarryd Neves
Alternative investing: Postage stamps worth a pretty penny

Alternative investing: Postage stamps worth a pretty penny

As penmanship has become old-fashioned, the lens of nostalgia magnifies the value of postage stamps in alternative investing.In a world where an email typed using auto-fill and predictive text means one can send a message across the globe in seconds, the ritual of handwritten correspondence has been

  Melani Nathan
Frida Kahlo: Forged in fury and hardened by adversity

Frida Kahlo: Forged in fury and hardened by adversity

Frida Kahlo is an icon of our time. Her unibrow is instantly associated with a fierce, creative woman who lead a tumultuous and fascinating life.Today Frida Kahlo’s unibrow can be found represented on clothing, stationery, home decor and even flatware. Many know Khalo as a flamboyant woman who smoke

  Melani Nathan
Education: The evolution towards blending Arts and Science

Education: The evolution towards blending Arts and Science

Perspectives on education and the balance between analytical science and creativity are shifting. Nicole Willis considers new thinking.The theory of left and right brain dominance is fast being discounted by growing evidence that creative and analytical thinking are not separate, as was once thought

  Melani Nathan
Time Travel: Would it really change your story?

Time Travel: Would it really change your story?

Lee Blake explores grief, guilt and time travel as he tackles the unknown and how people wish they could change it before it changes them.With the first year of lockdowns in South Africa behind us, many are dealing with grief on some level. Whether it’s time with loved ones, financial losses, a lost

  Melani Nathan
Adopting AI for faster diagnosis of breast cancer in SA 

Adopting AI for faster diagnosis of breast cancer in SA 

The highest mortality rate for cancer in South African women remains breast cancer. Frustrated by this statistic – and the fact that there’s an average six-month delay from eventual diagnosis and surgical treatment – Kathryn Malherbe decided to start a company which aims to speed up diagnosis. Medso

  Jarryd Neves
Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman’s message of hope as he turns 90

Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman’s message of hope as he turns 90

Raymond Ackerman shares a message of hope as he looks back at his life and the brand he built into a household name- Pick n Pay.As the founder of Pick’n Pay Raymond Ackerman turns 90, he reflects on his life. Ackerman spent most of his time building a retailer that promises to build communities and

  Melani Nathan
Savings in the piggy bank could boost global interest rates

Savings in the piggy bank could boost global interest rates

Technology has tipped the scales of money supply and demand, and savings accounts are costing people money. How will interest rates recover?My very first lesson about money was, ‘If you’re patient and you keep your savings in your bank account, they will grow.’ over the past few years, this basic pr

  Melani Nathan
Fraud in first class – Anna Delvey’s crimes

Fraud in first class – Anna Delvey’s crimes

Anna Delvey's fascinating crime spree will soon become the stuff of a television show. Her crimes will no doubt make her the villain we love to hate on Netflix and HBO.Anna Vadimovna Sorokina’s extraordinary story reads like of fanciful work of fiction. A tale of a small-town girl, building a brand

  Melani Nathan
Productivity boosting biohacks: Brilliance or bad behaviour?

Productivity boosting biohacks: Brilliance or bad behaviour?

Biohacking to boost productivity isn't acceptable in all circles. Debra Shepherd thinks we should reevaluate the rules in sport and industry.“Biohacking” sounds intimidating but once one scratches the surface, most of us do it. To some extent my granny does it. Your first cup of coffee in the mornin

  Melani Nathan
Stan Lee: Daring to tell a story others don’t want to hear

Stan Lee: Daring to tell a story others don’t want to hear

Stan Lee changed an entire industry by daring to remain a misfit. His legacy is new perspective, where anyone can be a superhero.Stan Lee was the architect of worlds where misfits find their place, fathers are heroes and school bullies are villains. He has taken everyday challenges and woven them in

  Melani Nathan
Lies in our daily lives; the truth and how to find it

Lies in our daily lives; the truth and how to find it

Alistair Duffy gives his readers a new perspective on lies. From the tiny ones we tell when we say, "I'm alright, thanks" to fraud and murder.Having read this article, I can now define what has gotten me in trouble more often than I care to admit. According to Pamela Meyer, I ‘leak’. No matter how h

  Melani Nathan
Lockdown is a life saver for SA’s rhinos as poaching slows

Lockdown is a life saver for SA’s rhinos as poaching slows

Lockdown has had a remarkable effect on nature around the world. In SA, rhino poaching declined by 33% in and around the Kruger National Park.South Africa’s unique wildlife has been plagued by poaching. The horns and tusks of rhinos and elephants are still in high demand because in many cultures, iv

  Melani Nathan
The same old tune won’t help you keep up with changing times

The same old tune won’t help you keep up with changing times

Music and mindsets are changing while you listen to the top ten tunes of your youth. Try a new genre and you might find a fresh perspective.One minute you’re a teenager, convinced that nobody understands anything about you… The next you’re paying taxes, talking politics and complaining about the “ki

  Melani Nathan