The Role of Women in Today’s Society

Did you know that there was a time in history (and it wasn’t all that long ago) when women were expected to simply raise the children and run the household? Men held all the power and were viewed as being superior to women in every way imaginable. Women were unable to voice their political opinions, [Read More]

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela never faltered in his dedication to democracy, equality, and learning. Despite appalling incitement, he never answered racism with racism. “His life is an inspiration to all who are oppressed and deprived; and to all who are opposed to oppression and deprivation,” says the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Leadership Even as a young man, Nelson [Read More]

10 Major Accomplishments by Nelson Mandela

South Africa is synonymous with Nelson Mandela. Our late and former president was renowned for his role as a revolutionary leader who spent almost seven decades of his life in the struggle against white minority rule and for a free and democratic non-racial society. Mandela’s pre-eminence lies in the fact that he was a visionary, [Read More]

A Brief History of Father’s Day

We all know that in South Africa, we celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. We celebrate our Dads and grandfathers and step-dads with cards, gifts of aftershave, socks and handmade cardboard ties. But when did Father’s Day start? How is it celebrated around the world? These and other questions will be answered [Read More]