SA hero rewarded for saving a drowning woman in London

SA hero rewarded for saving a drowning woman in London

It takes guts to jump into a river to save a drowning woman, especially in the exact spot where somebody had drowned in a similar situation just a few weeks before. But Stellenbosch university alumnus, Brandon Visser, didn’t hesitate when on a training run near London Bridge, in the UK, after runnin

  Linda van Tilburg
Can agriculture be a unifier in SA? Motsepe thinks so…

Can agriculture be a unifier in SA? Motsepe thinks so…

The Motsepe Foundation has partnered with Agri SA in an effort to improve the agricultural sector and save failed land reform projects.By Michael AppelBillionaire Patrice Motsepe is said to be putting his money where his mouth is in seeking to bridge divides in South Africa, not only between white a

  Michael Appel
Small can be better, but secession is no easy task

Small can be better, but secession is no easy task

Small can be better, but secession is no easy task. Roelf Meyer said the route will be full of obstacles and needs the approval of every part of SA.There is a case to be made that tackling problems on a small scale is easier and has better results. There are many examples of frustrated communities i

  Linda van Tilburg
Promoting rabbit meat as a healthy alternative

Promoting rabbit meat as a healthy alternative

Rabbit meat is a delicacy in many overseas countries and ‘lapin’ in stews is a particular favourite of French chefs. In South Africa, it is not something you often see in a supermarket, but consumers are slowly acquiring a taste for it and overcoming the idea that they are eating something cute. Dai

  Linda van Tilburg
#FeelGoodFriday – Ninjas in Cape Town…what?

#FeelGoodFriday – Ninjas in Cape Town…what?

Reinie Swart is the CEO and founder of Eco Ninjas - a Cape-based company doing good and changing lives. It's that simple. Doing this requires getting their hands dirty in mountains of waste.By Michael AppelReinie Swart (28) is the CEO and founder of a company – Eco Ninjas. They’re doing good and cha

  Michael Appel
The world loves crowdfunding and now the big boys are jumping in

The world loves crowdfunding and now the big boys are jumping in

Large corporates see crowdfunding as a way to bring in extra money to finance innovation and boost their customer engagement.The world is full of dreamers who come up with ideas, some amazing and some just downright useless. They can be seen on television programmes like Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den a

  Linda van Tilburg
Keeping the Wi-Fi on when the lights go off – the WiBox entrepreneurs

Keeping the Wi-Fi on when the lights go off – the WiBox entrepreneurs

South Africans have been saddled with load-shedding for more than a decade and for those who want to stay connected to the internet, uninterrupted Wi-Fi is an issue. There is a South African start-up that has come up with a solution to that problem. Brian Gadisi, Alan Gie and Themba Hadebe developed

  Linda van Tilburg
WEF young global leader and Telkom change-maker – Professor Mmaki Jantjies

WEF young global leader and Telkom change-maker – Professor Mmaki Jantjies

Computer science professor Mmaki Jantjies has been selected as one of the world’s most promising global leaders under the age of 40 by WEF.Computer science professor and Telkom executive, Mmaki Jantjies has been selected as one of the world’s most promising global leaders under the age of 40 by the

  Linda van Tilburg
The truth and society’s incapability to accurately recognise a lie

The truth and society’s incapability to accurately recognise a lie

Human obsession with lie detection is nothing new. One of the earlier forms of lie detection existed in India 2,000 years ago. A potential liar was told to place a grain of rice in his mouth, and chew. If he could spit out the rice, he was believed to be telling the truth. If he could not, it was un

  Nadya Swart
How Netflix’s Squid Game reflects the real world

How Netflix’s Squid Game reflects the real world

On 17 September 2021, Squid Game was released on Netflix, taking the world by storm. The show became a favourite for subscribers of the streaming platform, gaining over 142 million views in the show’s first four weeks. Allegedly, the show gained 3.7 million new subscribers to the platform in the thi

  Ross Sinclair
Tuning lucratively in, the evolution of ads – Peter Dearlove

Tuning lucratively in, the evolution of ads – Peter Dearlove

Everyone has fantasised about learning to play at least a favourite tune on the piano so well that their audiences are thrilled and surprised. Yet that’s about as easy as winning a Gold Pencil advertising award. It takes hard work, innate creativity and a good ear, plus practising it on your audienc

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SA crew makes history – proud Antarctic find

SA crew makes history – proud Antarctic find

The story of the SA Agulhas II is fascinating. Because of this ship, South Africa is becoming a leader in aspects of Antarctic science.In the depressing and often emotionally draining sociopolitical environment of South Africa, a story like this is a tonic and may help keep us buoyant enough to hand

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Keen interest in World Bank Rhino Bonds launched in SA

Keen interest in World Bank Rhino Bonds launched in SA

The World Bank has launched an innovative approach to protect and grow the population of endangered black rhinos by launching a Wildlife Conservation Bond, also called the Rhino Bond. Two parks in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park and the Great Fish River Nature Reserve will benefit. It is a

  Linda van Tilburg
Examining our environmental ‘creativity’ – Lee Blake

Examining our environmental ‘creativity’ – Lee Blake

In this fascinating treatise on evolution and creativity and how each impacts differently on our environment, author Lee Blake posits that artificial intelligence, correctly used, may help slow down the extinction of species on Planet Earth. While to err is human, collective thought and endeavour ca

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Human evolution and behaviour change

Human evolution and behaviour change

If you were to count the number of times in one day when your actions don’t match your intentions, what do you think the tally would be? This is a perfect example of what behavioural economics pivots on; the notorious intention-action gap. Here Joshua Gordon, writing for FirstRand, gives everyday ex

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