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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
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
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
‘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.
GroundUp’s reporters describe the daily scenes in townships.
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Mpumalanga Rastafarians can’t be bothered with Covid-19 – they’ve always been in lockdown
GALLERY: The peaceful, smoking residents of this riverside village are now only worried someone from the outside world might bring them the virus.
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Why healthcare workers keep going in a crisis

features Why healthcare workers keep going in a crisis

While they had already been overworked before the pandemic, things are most likely to get worse for nurses, doctors, porters and cleaners at all hospitals.

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PICS – ‘Unsung heroes’ continue to produce our food

features PICS – ‘Unsung heroes’ continue to produce our food

Farmworkers keep the wheels turning to deliver essential foodstuffs for people and animals during the coronavirus pandemic.

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May de Lencquesaing: vintner became glass collector extraordinaire

features May de Lencquesaing: vintner became glass collector extraordinaire

Her Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch is also home to De Lencquesaing’s astounding glass collection which features about 500 antique and contemporary pieces.

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Radio legend Stan Katz is still voicing his opinion

features Radio legend Stan Katz is still voicing his opinion

With Stan Katz (aka ‘Stan the Man’ in his 702 days), you get the sense his last breath will be from behind a microphone. But that’s not going to happen for a long time.

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How reading books give rural children a fighting chance

features How reading books give rural children a fighting chance

Seeing over a thousand underprivileged children turn out in their school uniforms on a Saturday to celebrate the arrival of a shipment of reading books is enough to give anybody newfound faith in humanity.

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Businesswoman Sinazo Mtshengu’s political agenda: to fight corruption

features Businesswoman Sinazo Mtshengu’s political agenda: to fight corruption

‘I have to be honest. Corruption is a part of politics and it is a part of governance… However, South Africans must not suffer just because politicians have big egos.’

Crime Ethiopian shop owners in Diepsloot say police are stealing their goods and cash during raids

Shopowner complains that they are being ‘terrorised’ by the police.

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Shabnim Ismail: Protea women fast bowler shines on world stage

features Shabnim Ismail: Protea women fast bowler shines on world stage

Ismail is currently the 10th-highest wicket taker in the ODI game and she is just one scalp away from becoming just the fourth woman to claim 100 wickets in the T20 format at global level.

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New baby blues – maternity leave can leave you in financial trouble

features New baby blues – maternity leave can leave you in financial trouble

While maternity and paternity leave are both guaranteed under law, it is up to your employer to decide whether or not they pay you.

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Ramaphosa’s ‘smart city’ at Lanseria gets a thumbs-up

features Ramaphosa’s ‘smart city’ at Lanseria gets a thumbs-up

People working and living there are excited about the promised boom, but some are waiting to see whether the government implements Ramaphosa’s promises.

features How art helped construct Afrikaner nationalism in apartheid SA

Art and visual culture played a significant role in building a unified Afrikaner nationalism that allowed apartheid to thrive. A new book unpacks the issue.

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Zola Budd – Back in business in SA

features Zola Budd – Back in business in SA

Apart from running the Comrades and Two Oceans ultra-marathons, she hopes to capitalise on her visit by giving a series of business-related workshops and talks.

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Sabine Dall’Omo: Breaks boundaries in male-dominated profession

features Sabine Dall’Omo: Breaks boundaries in male-dominated profession

The Siemens CEO for southern and eastern Africa has worked tirelessly to push the continent forward by encouraging the advancement of science and technology.

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Two months without a drop in the City of Gold

features Two months without a drop in the City of Gold

The residents of Itsoseng informal settlement just outside Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs are used to getting by with very little but for the past two months they have been forced to endure almost constantly dry taps, with water only running for a few hours in the midnight hours.



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