An Apology to South Africa’s junior doctors

from Yumna Moosa In January 2017 I appeared before a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) inquiry, and played the following recording of a conversation with my supervisor at Addington Hospital. In the recording he threatens me with arrest if I don’t throw away my internship logbook containing comments about his colleagues’ inappropriate behaviour. He…

What is a blind person’s imagination like?

What is a blind person's imagination like?Answer by Barnard Law Collier:​One day on the corner of 8th Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City there stood on the curb, waiting to cross the avenue, an older woman with thick white growths over both eyes, a white cane, and a patient expression on her face.I…

What was it like to live in South Africa during apartheid?

What was it like to live in South Africa during apartheid?Answer by Pranesha Bunsee:I was born in 1972. I am a 5th generation South African of Indian descent. From then till 1990, I lived in an all Indian neighborhood, with no prospects for jobs or tertiary education.My home town is Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is…

What goes on in an autistic person’s mind?

What goes on in an autistic person’s mind?Answer by Martin Silvertant:Extra synapsesThe first thing to consider is that people with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain. Normally during the early development your brain will go through a “pruning process”, where the excess of synapses are removed to essentially streamline the neurological network.…

Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?

Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?Answer by Ali AlShamsi:Simple statistical difference.The ordinary hard worker:Serves ONE client.Has ONE source of income.A billionaire or millionaire for all that matter:Serves MANY clients.Has MANY sources of income.Compounds his/her wealth.Uses revenue multipliers.Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?