South Africa’s Middle Class Dilemma

There are a lot of trapped South African households. Their socioeconomic status is neither low nor high. Their collective income is just over the poverty line. Their position in the middle class is precarious, though. There is a rising aspirational middle class in urban centers around the world. This group […]

Ever Wondered Why Your Zipper Says YKK?

Ever wondered what the letters “YKK” on your zippers stand for? Let’s unravel this tiny mystery stitched into nearly every piece of fabric that zips. YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (try saying that quickly multiple times!), a name that marks the genesis of the world’s leading zipper empire. Founded […]

Why Our Health Is More Than Personal Choice

The dialogue surrounding health in South Africa often zeroes in on lifestyle choices as the primary culprits of various health issues. This perspective, while not entirely misguided, overlooks a crucial component of the health equation: the environmental and social determinants that silently sculpt our well-being. Understanding these determinants becomes not […]