The future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, Should we be worried?

I am an engineer and generally introverted. But I was asked to talk about the future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, and make it sound interesting… I don’t even know how to make things interesting, but I’ll try. I’ll be touching on the fourth industrial revolution and whether we should be scared [...]

Cooperatives as a driver of local economic emancipation in South Africa

A Cooperative is a business model where people unite with a common socio economic interest. The business is democratically owned and controlled and each member has an equal proxy. Every member/worker shares the burden of success or failure therefore the business is generally motivated and driven, hence cooperative businesses have a significantly lower failure rates [...]

Thoughts Of A Girl

Gender Inequality. It takes place in many situations. It is experienced daily throughout the world, from the workplace to the streets, but we fail to notice that it also exists within our very own homes. You see, that’s where it all begins. I was raised in a conservative Indian family so I’ve seen years of [...]

Focus On: Re-Imagined Learning Centre

The Re-imagined Learning Centre is a school that believes in the traditional African saying: “It takes a community to raise a child”. It was founded by Che’vanni Davids, Cheree Springfield and Nkululeko Phakati in 2016. The initial intention of the founders was to start a home schooling initiative for a group of kids who had a [...]

Pyrite My Hero

What many of you are asking yourselves is what is pyrite? Pyrite is “a yellow mineral consisting of iron disulphite and typically occurring as intersecting cubic crystals.” This naturally occurring metal is commonly known as fools gold. This is the case because it looks like gold, it shimmers like gold and Pyrite is occasionally found [...]

Don’t Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Don't Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Is It Really About Hair?

Living in post-apartheid South Africa, segregation is still rife. It is not instituted by the government, but institutionalised in our mind, we make judgements on how we treat each other based on skin colour and socioeconomic standing. We move when we get uncomfortable:  the shacks are getting closer and the schools are getting darker. Our [...]

3 Steps to Success &Prosperity

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." -- George Arliss We are living in turbulent times for what will be known as South African history. We are caught up in whirlwinds of corruption and deception. Amongst the rising tension and unease we feel, [...]

3 Steps to Success &Prosperity

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." -- George Arliss We are living in turbulent times for what will be known as South African history. We are caught up in whirlwinds of corruption and deception. Amongst the rising tension and unease we feel, [...]