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Scenting the road to success and leaving fragrances behind

Scenting the road to success and leaving fragrances behind

He is a community activist, transformational speaker and a social entrepreneur, all this stemming from his squalor and poverty stricken background and the harsh reality that confronted his childhood on the dusty streets of Soweto. Raised and nurtured by two loving self-employed street vendors namely his grandmother and grandfather who from a young age inculcated more…

Loving Kibera and Leaving It: from a mindset to a game plan

Loving Kibera and Leaving It: from a mindset to a game plan

Africa’s largest informal settlement is owned not by an enormous enclave of squatters transgressing life’s deprivations and hardships.  Kibera is owned by the Kenyan government (a fact disputed), and home to an estimated 300 000 to 1 million people (also disputed, and the exact same estimate often given about Soweto, a range so wide it means more…

Interview with: The Village Shrink

Interview with: The Village Shrink

We recently sat down with Mthetho Tshemese, a Certified and Practising South African psychologist. While in private practice, he often appears on television shows, speaks at conferences, is involved in the creative industry, is very active on twitter, and was recently appointed by the Deputy President to the South African National AIDS Council’s Trust. He more…

Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

Women In Science Awards: Keynote Address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARDS (WISA) CEREMONY HILTON HOTEL, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG 13 AUGUST 2015 DR MAUREEN TONG   The Programme Director, Ms Leanne Manas, The Honourable First Lady Madame Bongi Ngema-Zuma, The Minister of Science and Technology, the Honourable Mrs Naledi Pandor, Other Ministers and Deputy Ministers present, The Director-General of the Department of more…

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