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The real key to success
Afrika Mhlophe

The real key to success

The month of June reminds us of the importance of access to quality education. Right now in South Africa this is a contested terrain. The battle lines are drawn and the protagonists are the government, learners and educators. Parents do occasionally get involved but in the majority of cases they […]

Cool heads needed in probe into religious exploitation
Afrika Mhlophe

Cool heads needed in probe into religious exploitation

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Linguistic and Religious Rights of Communities (CRL) has caused great consternation within the South African Christian community as it continues with its hearings into the commercialisation of religion and the exploitation of people’s beliefs. As a chapter 9 institution, the commission […]

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions
Afrika Mhlophe

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Headlines in the local Herald newspaper pointing to a surge in gym attendance for the month of January piqued my curiosity about the practice of making resolutions at the beginning of a new year. Gyms actually expect an influx of new members in January but keeping these members for the […]