"We can put out the flames but it will always smoulder... You will learn to live with cancer and... you will have to overcome the stigma of cancer."
Training, practice and dedication -- it doesn’t happen overnight or with one morale-boosting motivational speaker.
Metastatic Breast Cancer. The average person struggles to pronounce the word let alone understand what it means.
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"I’m waiting for a transplant. And it sucks. I didn’t smoke. I did nothing to cause this disease. The doctors simply don’t know why my lungs are dying."
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I've included this excerpt from my son's letter with his permission, because he wants everyone to know that "transplants are like a miracle".
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"Any candidate linked to him personally or politically will have a cloud over them, because they will be linked to someone who is legally compromised."
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BEE is meant to redress social inequality caused by apartheid, not perpetuate it.
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Unless there is a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with Mugabe in an extraordinarily hostile and lopsided climate -- the victory will be incontestable.
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Odinga’s exit from the democratic process means opposition supporters’ faith in the system is at the point of collapse.
Despite some rifts, the ANC actually agrees on radical economic transformation and land expropriation.
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An appearance before the TRC was not a joke.
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The community has, as usual, been left to pick up the pieces themselves as best they can.
The workers should throw their support behind Mathews Phosa, says impassioned Western Cape ANC PEC member.
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If one girl is a revolution, what happens when the rest of Africa stands behind her?
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There is a complicit, unspoken agreement between a couple not to talk about certain subjects. Like sexuality.
Harvey Weinstein has had a long, strange relationship with the media.
It takes a statistical report to show us that all is not well in South Africa.
They buy journalists, they threaten journalists, they do whatever they have to. A veteran entertainment reporter on Harvey Weinstein's team.
The risk landscape is rapidly changing with daily headlines bringing new reminders that the future is here and it is not showing signs of slowing down.
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Whether this steady flow of revelations will be the proverbial death by a thousand cuts for KPMG SA, only time will tell.
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As elections are upon Liberia, will she be able to keep its peace under a new government?
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The company could have avoided the embarrassment of its racist Facebook ad by applying human-centred design to its campaign.
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SA's football association has not kept a coach long enough for it to conclude that local coaches are not good enough for the top job.
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It takes great courage to agitate for independence, but requires a great deal of responsibility to be truly independent.
In her poem On the Pulse of Morning, late African-American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou wrote: "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need n...
This failure to appoint has left an institution looking to make its way out of the woods, without a captain to steer the ship.
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We need to understand that the veracity of Ntsiki's allegations does not lie in whether or not people believe her.
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Trans-exclusion in feminist work and research is as vile as transphobia.
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Apart from the controversial circumstances of his surprise appointment, the finance minister faces stern economic tests in formulating his budget.
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The real question that few people care to address is if ownership, control and indeed access should reflect the demographics of the country.
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Collectively, we have a lot of work to do around the sustainability of the Earth and how this and human biological health interact.
The hugely successful east African carrier is everything SAA could only dream of becoming, and should be emulating.