Editor’s note

We must all take responsibility

In the days following the storms, as those affected started to rebuild their homes and hearts, the SA Weather Service set to work listing the lessons learnt and opportunities for an improved service.

The horse serves to unite us

JOBURG – If you’ve ever questioned the ability of sport to unite – a philosophy exemplified by former president Nelson Mandela’s reasoning for the importance of South Africa’s win in the 1995 Rugby World Cup – then you only need to consider the South African Showjumping Derby.

How seven new traffic laws affect motorists

JOBURG – When it comes to driving right, it’s not just your own driving behaviour you need to consider, and that of other road users, but also the overarching traffic laws.

WATCH: Active citizens make a change

JOBURG – We’d love to know how you are making a difference, however big or small, in your community. Check out how you can share your stories with us.

End mental health stigma

JOBURG – Just think of the possibilities of addressing mental health issues and helping those who are struggling, if only we were all able to speak about mental health openly and honestly.

Caring about nature

JOBURG – About two weeks ago, while doing a bit of tree felling, two little birds fell out of their nest.

Get on board

  When the City of Joburg announced the new restrictions on water last week, many residents went into shock. The sad reality is the announcement was really nothing new, but how the City plans to enforce it, is. It seems that some residents needed a bit of a reality check, and being threatened with a…

There is more to a person than their CV

JOHANNESBURG – Joburg can be a depressing place – not because of the weather, the condition of the roads or the colour of our buildings. No, Joburg can be a depressing place because of the harsh reality of unemployment.

Be a hero, not a victim

It won’t happen to me … five words that most Joburg residents have thought when witnessing or hearing about something horrific.