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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Elderly Deserve Our Respect and Compassion

How many times have you been told to always be mindful of your actions and words in the presence of the elderly? In many African communities, the #elderly are revered, respected and old age is seen as a blessing. Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay, are we treating our elders with the respect they deserve? Or do we exploit them, emotionally, physically and economically?

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Happy Global Day of Parents: Their four important roles in our lives

Today we commemorate the Global Day of Parents. Parents are the most important people in our lives from an early age until adulthood. The love, care and nurturing they give often determine the life we have. Sometimes we may be tempted to limit the role of parenting to the birthing process, however the bigger role is the nurturing, protecting and taking responsibility for another human being’s life. What message do you have for your parents today?


International Day of Happiness: Keep a smile on your face everyday

Today we celebrate the International Day of happiness, a day established by the United Nations as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Where do you derive your joy from? Your religion, family, loved one, job, home, television or other social activities? How can you put a smile on the face of a sad fellow human being today and every other day. Share your happiness tips with us today.

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Happy International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange

Africa joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women’s Day today, a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Whom are you celebrating today? Your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, teacher, and community or national leader?

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Africa Day celebrations: a shared cultural experience

Billed as ‘Africa’s biggest celebration of cultural heritage’, Africa Day celebrations return to Newtown, Johannesburg, on 28 May. Kagiso Mnisi considers the anatomy of the modern-day African festival and wonders whether this event will make the grade and join the other greats of our curated cultural spaces, such as Festac in Nigeria, Lake of the Stars in Malawi and Chale Wote in Ghana