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Onwards and Upwards with Madiba

2016 has been an incredible year in many respects: there have been promising peaks and plenty of depressing valleys, heartwarming highs and challenging lows, but after everything the year has thrown at us we can all still say this: we are still here! And, more importantly, we are still here together. No matter what 2017 may bring, no matter what victories or hardships lie just beyond

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Who will you feed: the Wolf of Love, or the Wolf of Hate?

Can Buddha’s brain give us any insight to help empower South Africa’s youth? In Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (2014), Dr. Rick Hanson explores the contemplative practices of Buddhism through the lens of modern psychology and neuroscience to answer two questions: “What brain states underlie the mental states of happiness, love, and wisdom?” and “How can you use your mind to

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A Short History of Africa’s Liberation

After World War II the process of decolonization of the African continent gathered momentum as African countries began to strive for more political rights and independence. In some parts of the continent, colonial powers reluctantly, and grudgingly, relinquished power as the African people moved against the recalcitrant colonial regimes. Between 1945 and 1965 a significant number of African countries gained independence from European colonial

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