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INNOVATORS

INNOVATORS

I failed to convince my leadership at the time to believe in me so I had to endure 13 months without my favourite job...

Mzansi’s 100: Innovator, Stacey Brewer

It became apparent to Stacey Brewer, 31, while she was studying for her MBA, that education in South Africa was in dire straits and...

Mzansi’s 100: Innovator, Mxolisi Makhubo

Growing up in Soweto, and questioning why the municipality decided to make the space opposite his house a dumping ground, Mxolisi Makhubo, 33, knew...

TRAILBLAZERS

THE TRAILBLAZERS

Years ago, Nasa’s Voyager probe took a series of “family portraits” of the solar system that showed, famously, Earth as a “pale blue dot”...

Mzansi’s 100: Trailblazer, Gert-Johan Coetzee

Designing a gown is not just about glamour. It’s about bringing out the beauty of the person wearing it and seeing her eyes...

Mzansi’s 100: Trailblazer, Jackie Cameron

At the age of 33, executive chef Jackie Cameron has taken the culinary world by storm, and now she’s adding spice to...

INFLUENCERS

THE INFLUENCERS

They call us the “doomed and gloomed” generation. They say we don’t have a cause or a struggle. And, while they like to say...

Mzansi’s 100: Influencer, Wandile Zondo

After designing its logo, Mpumelelo Macu was asked to describe the Thesis brand in three words. “Soweto’s beautiful future,” was his reply. A...

Mzansi’s 100: Influencer, Mpumelelo Mcata

To push culture forward, I must challenge my community, the global community, and myself.” This is what Mpumelelo Mcata considers his responsibility as an...

HEALERS

TYI Healer, Candice Sehoma on access to bucket toilets…

What are you doing for #WorldToiletDay? "The bucket toilet system remains a persistent phenomenon in seven of the nine provinces despite measures to eradicate it.”   Our...

THE HEALERS

We are becoming more concerned with our avatars and online communities at the expense of our interpersonal relationships and physical communities. In order to...

Mzansi’s 100: Healer, Keletso Makofane

Drawn by a desire for social justice, Keletso Makofane has focused his considerable talents and intellect on the LGBT community and its challenges. In...

DISRUPTORS

THE DISRUPTORS

You don’t plan to be perceived as combative, or “sanctimonious”, as one book reviewer called me, or get invited onto radio shows to discuss...

Mzansi’s 100: Disruptor, Sian Ferguson

In her 21 years of life, Sian Ferguson has experienced mental illness, poverty and sexual violence. Instead of allowing this to destroy...

Mzansi’s 100: Disruptor, Brian Sibusiso Mpono

In 2010, Brian Sibusiso Mpono, a communications specialist at the time, got talking to a truck owner who made his own diesel from cooking...