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The dying star
2 weeks ago
The year 2022 is coming to an end in a month, and the festive season always brings a time of reflection. The highs, the lows and the gutters of the year. What we did wrong, what we could change and what we hope to bring into a new year.  It is also a reminder that…
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Vegan vs Carnivore diet
4 weeks ago
The modern world is changing, especially when it comes to what we consume on a daily basis. People are opting for organic options or, even more so, for options that would personally improve their health. Vegan diet I’m sure you’ve heard of a vegan diet before; the diet where you only eat plant-based foods. So…
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You can advance literacy through sport
4 weeks ago
Fat Cats Book Club is a Joburg-based book club whose members are mostly recreational athletes. The book club has 35 core members based in different provinces around the country. It has been running for five years and boasts a number of socially-impactful initiatives. Most close to my heart is the recent memorial run done in…
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Cause of death: Cancer
a month ago
Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death globally? Statista states that lung cancer caused 1.79 million deaths worldwide in 2020. The second most deadly form of cancer is colon cancer, followed by stomach and liver cancer. What is cancer? According to an article by Healthline, cancer is a group of diseases…
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Africa Every Day
a month ago
The book Africa Every Day: Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent, published by Ohio University Press, shows the people of the mother continent going about their lives, in both ordinary and festive ways. Here we interview award-winning African-American author Kemi Balogun - co-editor - about what motivated the project.  What inspired the creation…
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We need to eat!
2 months ago
Food is a fundamental human right. No person should ever have to go a day without access to healthy, nutritious meals. But we all know this is not the case and that there is a lot to do to reach the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal of “zero hunger” by 2030.  Human beings evolved to…
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Facts about Alzheimer's and dementia.
2 months ago
Do you have someone in your family or in your community who has something called dementia? Some people also call it Alzheimer's disease, one of the many types of dementia. Lots of people know someone who has this problem. If you know someone who has dementia: They may act or talk funny sometimes They may…
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Elizabeth Holmes – The lies that made her
3 months ago
Imagine a world where with one prick of a finger, followed by a drop of blood, analysed by a tiny little machine, you’d be able to find out whether you suffer from any medical conditions in an instant, so to speak. Sounds like a far-off dream, doesn’t it? Well, one woman, Elizabeth Holmes, thought she…