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What's gone wrong? On the brink of a failed state

What's gone wrong? On the brink of a failed state 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2014 ‘What's gone wrong?’ This is the question posed by Alex Boraine. A question on the lips of millions of South Africans. Boraine attempts to answer... 

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th March 2014 When Mark Gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid South Africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the Holmden’s Registry,... 

Re-imagining post-apartheid Yeoville Bellevue

Re-imagining post-apartheid Yeoville Bellevue

17th February 2014 Yeoville Bellevue is a dynamic and challenging part of the inner city of Johannesburg, which has gone through a series of dramatic socio-spacial... 

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The fall of the ANC: What next?

The fall of the ANC: What next? 

5th February 2014 ‘On the basis of the current state of politics in South Africa – of corruption, factionalism, the use of politics as a means of accumulation, all... 

Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber

Helen Suzman: Bright Star in a Dark Chamber 

28th January 2014 As the leading light of the Progressive Party, Helen Suzman was for many years the sole member of the pre-democratic parliament to oppose... 

Meaning in Life

Meaning in Life

10th December 2013 What makes a person's life meaningful? Thaddeus Metz offers a new answer to an ancient question which has recently returned to the philosophical... 



9th December 2013 How circumstances present to us is beyond our control, but we do have the potential within our being to choose how to respond to them. In a game of... 

Lessons from the boot of a car – For entrepreneurship, and for life

13th November 2013 Reg Lascaris, one of South Africa's most celebrated marketers, literally started out from the boot of an old car. The road leading from the one... 


11th November 2013 fhedzi, subtitled iamgoingtoknowgwalopatterns, is the second volume of poetry published by innovative South African poet Khulile Nxumalo. Nxumalo... 

South Africa @ 20: For better or for worse? 

8th November 2013 Over the next few weeks, online publisher South Africa – The Good News will be promoting the content of its new book South Africa @ 20: For better... 

The Hidden Thread – Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era

7th November 2013 The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The... 

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