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Ungovernable: Mmabatho Montsho

Mmabatho Montsho’s career trajectory has gone from budding fashion designer and promising young actor to well over a decade later to entrenchment as a multi-disciplinary creator that moves from visual art to writing and film directing. Her subject matter – whether celluloid, on the page or at the easel – centres an innately Feminist view…

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Better humans make better leaders

In our quest to become better leaders, writes Mr Karl Gostner, we must accept the need to become people, and in order to do that, we need to be gentle with ourselves.

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How to keep moving forward

In uncertain times, when plans have been scorched and the world is in turmoil, we need ways to keep moving forward. Mr Karl Gostner – a business and executive coach – shares some advice that applies not only to this time, but any time when one is lost, uncertain or temporarily stuck.

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The noted.man Podcast, Episode 2 – Mr Kojo Baffoe

He is a writer, editor, speaker and former broadcaster. Mr Kojo Baffoe is also a former editor of three magazines, including two stints at Destiny Man Magazine. In a wide ranging interview, Baffoe talks about mindfulness, biking, raising a girl, his father’s influence and compromise. Nearly two years after the collapse of Ndalo Media, he also reflects on the experience that put an end to his second run at Destiny Man and how he learned to draw a line under it, let go and found peace.

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A white love affair

Not one for Hype Beast drops, Mr Siphiwe Mpye – an aspirant minimalist – sings all the praises for the plain, versatile and high maintenance white takkie. While I have consciously tried to shy away from excess and live with just what I deem to need, it would be pretentious to call myself a minimalist.…

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Ungovernable: Athambile Masola

Ms Athambile Masola is a writer and researcher who teaches at the University of Pretoria. She is a member of Bua-Lit Collective – a group advocating for the use of African Languages as a social justice issue – and Founder of Asinakuthula Collective, a group of teachers and researchers who aim to challenge the continued…

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Let the fires burn

In our personal and professional lives, we are accustomed to challenges, problems, to raging fires. Much of our time is devoted to solving those problems, to putting out those fires, but sometimes, writes Mr Karl Gostner, we need to just let them burn.

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The Mother of all tonics

A versatile tonic within and without the body, a grooming secret weapon and useful around the kitchen, Apple Cider Vinegar is the ‘mother’ of multipurpose staples.

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And she belonged only to herself

We are acutely aware that once-off initiatives like Women’s Day – although created with the best of intentions, like honouring the brave women that marched in 1956 – make very little material change to women’s lives. As so many women have pointed out, much of the pomp and empty symbolism surrounding this day is designed to appease men, to rid us of our guilt, creating a veneer of progress. We have no such illusions.

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Kaunda Ntunja was not a ‘Xhosa Commentator’

Kaunda Ntunja – the first black SA Schools Captain, Currie Cup winner with the Cheetahs and a Rugby Commentator extraordinaire – passed away this week. Amid the ensuing news reports, a disturbing but all too familiar tendency has emerged, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye.  As friends, family and rugby fans like myself, who never knew Mr Kaunda…

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