Mwangi Githahu

Columnist

BIO: Freelance writer at various publications in Cape Town and Nairobi since 2016

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Best way to give gifts this festive season

Gifts are very personal, and with adults, it can be a minefield

Does being called 'uncle' make you feel old?

You can laugh about it in later years but at the time it is a sensitive topic

A short history of the Aids virus

The 1980s were characterised by a wave of scaremongering

Of exchange controls and other nightmares of life in SA

Sending cash out of the country a nightmare

How Rugby win lifted battered S African spirit

Triumph came in the wake of bad press over xenophobic attacks

The greed around a conference table

Sometimes you can only look on in horror at people's appetites

South Africans rise against apartheid city planning

Spatial planning has left a legacy of racially segregating Cape Town

When teachers sexually initiate teens

Randy teachers and young adolescents mixing yields drama with varying results

Why people fall for anti-ageing fads

Those averse to research soon realise that a fool and his money are soon parted

What you wouldn't do for cash

We live in a world where everything has its price

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