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Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know," and thous shalt progress.

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Motlabana Monnakgotla

Andrew Lale

The Cool Shoes That Fired Up A Dream

By Motlabana Monnakgotla October 23, 2017
Amid the sprawling shacks in the township of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, a few kilometers from Africa’s richest square mile, Sandton, is Andrew Lale, a young entrepreneur ...
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Bathu
business development

Blood, Setbacks And Tears

By Motlabana Monnakgotla September 6, 2017
My guests in the office on a warm weekday afternoon in Johannesburg are two sisters, two entrepreneurs from Pretoria, bonded by business and blood. As we settle for the i...
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business development
Entrepreneurs
fight club

Fight Like A Girl

By Motlabana Monnakgotla August 23, 2017
With the violence against women assuming epidemic proportions in South Africa in the recent past, and the hashtag #MenAreTrash trending voluminously, it’s heartening learning of...
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fight club
Rape
Bram Fischer

The Painful Price Of Courage

By Motlabana Monnakgotla July 7, 2017
Yvonne Malan still gets threats more than 13 years after a campaign for a posthumous degree for Bram Fischer. She fled her African home for England after the furore that brought...
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Bram Fischer
lawyer
Acting

From Prison Cell To Red Carpet

By Motlabana Monnakgotla September 1, 2016
John Fredericks was tried for murder with his three best friends. They were sent to the gallows but Fredericks was reprieved. He’s now telling his story in an authentically African film.
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Acting
Film