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Dr Porai Moshesh: From rural Transkei to the peak of paediatric profession
Her last stretch towards achieving her dream involved being trained on donor funds and getting a small salary at a private hospital for two years, while still paying black tax.
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Julius Mojapelo is man on a mission
Auditors are almost society’s last line of defence against corruption.
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Author Jesmane Boggenpoel is a builder of bridges between people
As deputy chair of the board at BMF Investments, she hopes to be part of creating an inclusive environment in the financial sector in SA.
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Analysis: Time for a long-term antivirus strategy
Coronavirus cases are likely to continue to surge and fall for foreseeable future.
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Generosity and philanthropy can lessen SA’s economic pain
The Philanthropy Indaba, in collaboration with the Institute of Futures Research at Stellenbosch University, aims to help funnel such funds to areas where they are most needed.
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Katekani Ngobeni: Environmental health specialist takes up Covid-19 fight
With a master’s degree through UJ to explore the use of respiratory protection devices in low-income healthcare settings, Ngobeni was prepared for the current pandemic
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PICS: Joel Stransky – 1995 World Cup drop-goal hero remembers

features PICS: Joel Stransky – 1995 World Cup drop-goal hero remembers

Stransky, who earned 22 Bok caps, was among nine of the squad’s players who met at Ellis Park on Wednesday, on the anniversary of their title.

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Dav Andrew: talented artist working for positive change

features Dav Andrew: talented artist working for positive change

Using his platform to create positive change in the lives of underprivileged artists, he also brings light and positivity to African traditions and practices.

Covid-19 Mixed feelings from restaurant and salon owners about opening again

“So many customers will not frequent a restaurant for fear the Covid-19 virus,” – Larry Hodes, the owner of Arbour Cafe

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NGOs remain skeptical of John Hume’s conservation intentions

features NGOs remain skeptical of John Hume’s conservation intentions

Much money is to be made in rhino horns harvested safely by captive-bred animals. But a conservation body has rejected Hume’s breeding intentions, while he pushes for the international legalisation of rhino horn.

features Fighting Youth unemployment not a lost cause

South Africa has taken steps to help young jobless people. Here’s what’s working

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Roanna Williams: Kicking old-fashioned to the curb in the ad world

features Roanna Williams: Kicking old-fashioned to the curb in the ad world

One of the attributes of a successful woman, or any creative, in this tough, rip-you-apart-if-you-let-it industry is self-confidence, says Williams.

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Hacjivah Dayimani – Rugby wins out over a Cape gang

features Hacjivah Dayimani – Rugby wins out over a Cape gang

‘We’re like popcorn. We all get put into the same pan with the same heat, but we don’t all pop at the same time,’ the Lions ace says.

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A potato a day is all that stands between them and starvation

features A potato a day is all that stands between them and starvation

A group of starving foreign nationals have had to resort to eating one meal of one boiled potato each per day, as they hope to survive the continued lockdown without any income or other sources of food.

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Professor Dire Tladi: SA expert enters new legal territory

features Professor Dire Tladi: SA expert enters new legal territory

He will now be giving his input on the legalities surrounding the worldwide coronavirus and said he hoped to clarify how to beat the spread of the virus while protecting human rights.

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Lana Marks: US ambassador to SA a real Jill of all trades

features Lana Marks: US ambassador to SA a real Jill of all trades

Born in the Eastern Cape town of East London, where she learnt isiXhosa and Afrikaans before later attending Wits University, Marks’ friendship with Trump spans 20 years.

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Reold Hlaraka: Health worker lives in fear of catching the virus

features Reold Hlaraka: Health worker lives in fear of catching the virus

He is one of many healthcare workers who put their lives at risk to assist during the global pandemic as he works as a nurse at Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

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VIDEO: Coming out stronger on the other side of a pandemic

features VIDEO: Coming out stronger on the other side of a pandemic

A group of ‘displaced people’ at a lockdown shelter in Jeppestown see this period as an opportunity to reset their lives. Our photographer spent some time at the shelter and spoke to a recovering drug addict using this time for introspection and charting a plan for his future.

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Siza Mzimela: New Transnet Freight Rail CEO is an uncompromising leader

features Siza Mzimela: New Transnet Freight Rail CEO is an uncompromising leader

‘All my years of work will not be undermined for any agenda,’ says Mzimela, who stood up to the Guptas and Malusi Gigaba while group CEO at SAA.

Covid-19 Life under lockdown: A view from the townships

GroundUp’s reporters describe the daily scenes in townships.



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