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Issue #234
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24 September
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ISSUE #234 ON SALE TILL 24 September
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Q&A with Jesse Clegg

Posted on August 25, 2015  /  No Comments

With two successful albums under his belt and a third on the way, Jesse Clegg is staking his claim as one of South Africa’s most talented young artists. (read more…)

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Zimbabwean authorities say killing cecil the lion was definitely illegal

Posted on August 3, 2015  /  Comments Off on Zimbabwean authorities say killing cecil the lion was definitely illegal

Despite belated claims by American dentist Walter Palmer and Theo Bronkhorst (the professional hunter from Bushman Safaris) that killing Cecil the lion was legal, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority have issued a press release categorically stating that the hunt was “deliberate and illegal”. (read more…)

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Changing the world, one give at a time

Posted on July 30, 2015  /  Comments Off on Changing the world, one give at a time

Like many other people across South Africa and around the world, I gave 67 minutes of my time towards a worthy cause on Mandela Day. (read more…)

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Perhaps it’s time you cleaned your tackies?

Posted on July 28, 2015  /  Comments Off on Perhaps it’s time you cleaned your tackies?

Because two brothers hated getting their sneakers dirty and could not bear wearing dirty shoes, they came up with the unique idea of opening a tackie laundry.

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Building a business out of old bricks

Posted on July 24, 2015  /  Comments Off on Building a business out of old bricks

At Sweet Home Farm in an area known as Etheni near Brown Farm in Philippi, a number of families are making a living by selling recycled bricks for R1.50 a brick. New bricks retail for around R6.95.

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Corporate social responsibility: a beautiful friendship

Posted on July 22, 2015  /  Comments Off on Corporate social responsibility: a beautiful friendship

The corporate world and the non-profit sector don’t often go hand in hand. But when they do, it’s a match made in heaven, linking much-needed funding with those that need it most.

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