CHARMAIN NAIDOO: A bad week, informed by breast cancer

Dr Google was all doom and gloom, with horror stories about operations gone wrong, about incisions that never healed

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Ghost stories, way less scary than the crime scene that is Joburg

From victim-shaming to fist-bumping would-be robbers, living in Joburg is a crime-riddled mine field

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Healthy living is a tough challenge for young women in Soweto

Women in Soweto and in SA in general need the support of policymakers to live healthier lifestyles.

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Will being hounded by our explorations lead us to stop doing so?

The question during my Netflix documentary watching is whether it is necessary to actually make the trip when I can access almost everything online

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Malawians vote under the light of the silvery moon

Observing the recent Malawi elections, a young Canadian was aghast at the way it worked, but mostly at the weather

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: It is a wonderful thing how Malawi welcomes you

Residents proudly tell how their city is one of the oldest in East, Central and Southern Africa, predating Nairobi, Harare and Johannesburg

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Notre-Dame’s flames a Catholic converter?

Some buildings are iconic world symbols regardless of your beliefs — but then there was that unscathed, shining gold cross...

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Rodrigues trial brings back memories of apartheid days

Former policeman Joao ‘Jan’ Rodrigues is alleged to have murdered liberation activist Ahmed Timol while being interrogated 47 years ago

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Our sombre, sobering week of darkness

The man in the grocery store was right. We’ve gone to hell in a hand basket. And I’m not sure when, or if, we’re coming back

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Who to trust in the age of state capture?

All is fair, they say, in love and war. But what about love and politics?

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Ending the rot in SA means striving to be accountable

If we are to survive as a democracy and grow to our full potential as a country, we must reflect on and acknowledge all we need to heal, writes Charmain Naidoo

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: A light blown out, reflamed by voting

A once infallible father, admonished by apartheid, finally got to vote, but now — who the hell is one supposed to vote for!

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Inquiries are shining an unstinting light deep into SA’s wounds

We, as a nation and as a country, are self-healing, or at the very least, we are attempting to

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Death-induced blurriness easier than shock of corruption

If we want to see our corruption levels brought down to, say, those in Denmark we need to start identifying the markers now

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TOM EATON: To those raging about the Gillette ad, 1954 called, it wants its misogyny back

The outpouring of rage in the comments is wildly, ludicrously disproportionate; entirely unhinged from the actual content of the video

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Pity Cyril Ramaphosa and his Sisyphean task this election year

Poor Cyril, having to play the superhero. His is a gargantuan task

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Poachers’ paradise is now an African conservation triumph

African Parks has made Rwanda’s Akagera park a major tourism success story — and plans to do the same in even the most remote places in the continent

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Joburg vs New York — or is it Zuma vs Trump?

All the world’s a stage — and that stage is starting to look unsettlingly one-note

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Bagels and 60th birthdays in a brisk New York

You know this view, even if it is your first time in New York City — it’s the outline of a city that is as familiar as the back of your hand, writes Charmain ...

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