Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.
Swiss caregiver platform, STUWARD with the blessing of Dementia SA has come up with an online interactive support for caregivers looking after patients or family members suffering from Dementia. The platform is said to be a useful tool for caregivers to go to when they need guidance. For a country like South Africa where not everybody has internet access, how will it work?
Last week saw the final debate between U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump said he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - "if I win" - fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress. Clinton referred to the comment as horrifying. Well with just a few days to go before the polls, what are the highlights and what can we read into this race?
As the debate on the decolonisation of knowledge continues. This morning we look at the discipline of mathematics and assess where it fits into the debate. Our guest argues that it’s not obvious how mathematics can be decolonised at the level of content; however she firmly believes that it can be decolonised.
Last week we spoke to Douglas Gibson, South Africa’s former Ambassador to Thailand who spoke about the state of healthcare in South Africa. Gibson was reacting to the latest Global Competitiveness Index by the World Economic Forum which ranks South Africa as 123rd out of 138 countries in the health and primary education category. This is what Gibson said regarding waiting periods at public hospitals…
Over the centuries the African continent has been a focal point for western powers in terms of mineral resources which led to colonisation. Over the years many countries managed to liberate themselves. But then issues of development remain critical as many countries are still behind. How then can the continent move forward in achieving goals that will lead in the right direction?
As the year comes to an end, for those in school or university are heading towards exam time. Experts are already encouraging them to take it easy so that they don’t stress too much during the exam. But then where does one start to prepare? Is it better to start with the year or rather do it around this time? What is the best way to go about preparing for an exam?
Over the years we have been told that the Khoi people are the first indigenous people of South Africa. Now with the discovery of Mapungubwe, Commissioner Neluvhalani Nemapungubwe says this is not true and that we may also have to rewrite history. What is the true history as far as he is concerned?
Future Nation Schools which is part of the Sifiso Learning Group is bringing to life what they says is a new and experiential model of learning for 21st century scholars. They go on to say that their model makes schooling relevant to the continent of Africa while leveraging technology and the needs of the surrounding communities. Just how different is it from what is already out there?
Dr Alice Evans argues that in order for the world to amplify ongoing progress towards gender equality, we need to increase exposure to both women as professionals and men as carers. But how can it be achieved and why men don’t do as many household tasks?
The role of Chief Financial Officer is slowly becoming threatened as many computer software does what accountants do. This is of particular concern for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. As far as they are concerned, what does the future hold for CFO’s and how can they stay relevant?
Lately we’ve seen how major cities are investing in tourism initiatives, this time it is the City of Tshwane. The city’s Tourism Association launched its comprehensive tourist map for the metropolitan area. What sort of interesting information does it contain and also what are some of Tshwane’s tourism attractions?