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Didi’s Collection helps female traders regroup

THE raging COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on businesses across the board, but its impact has particularly been more evident on small private enterprises owned by wo…


Jackie Phamotse on celebrities who use dark magic for wealth

JOHANNESBURG - Since casting the spotlight on some of Mzansi's famous faces apparently using “snakes” and “witchcraft” to achieve success, award-winning author Jackie Phamotse is …


Connie is still smitten with her husband

JOHANNESBURG - Connie Ferguson is still smitten and head over heels in love with her husband Shona Ferguson. The power couple which has almost everyone looking up to celebrated 19…


Jerry Jeff Walker, Outlaw Country Architect dies

DIED, 78, Jerry Jeff Walker, known for the hit song "Mr Bojangles" and being a pioneer in outlaw country music, died on Friday at a hospital in Austin, Texas after a long battle w…


Dignity kits provide respite to young girls

WHEN Thembekile* who is 14 years old started menstruating, her aunt taught her how to use an old cloth during her periods. She also taught her about the right undergarment to use …


Corruption is deeply rooted in South Africa’s past

When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition.


Lesotho Catholic church gets back to God’s business

MRS ELIZABETH ‘Malerato Ntoane, a devoted member of St Anna women’s association within the Catholic Church was growing impatient day by day after suddenly she could not attend chu…


‘Third thumb’ human augmentation rewires the brain

What would you do with an extra thumb? Master that tricky guitar chord? Become a volleyball pro, perhaps, or an expert shadow puppeteer? Scientists and engineers have long been in…