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Basetsana Kumalo talks about the next chapter in her life: public service

DESTINY magazines' March cover star, Basetsana Kumalo, was first thrust into the spotlight as Miss South Africa in 1994. Since then she's gone on to add mining magnate and production company boss to her credentials. Kumalo opened up to DESTINY's Eddie Kalili about a new chapter in her life: her involvement within ANC's structures as well as her political aspirations.
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After 20 years in the spotlight, the mother of two has made her mark in business and wants to fight poverty through education and mentorship. Kumalo says, "One can fight poverty through education. If we produce matriculants who go to university and progress, we'll be writing a better chapter for the South African child."

This month's Investigation in DESTINY looks into the amount of food that South Africans are wasting every year in a country where one out of four people go hungry everyday. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the amount of food wasted in SA annually equals roughly one third of all the country fresh produce. DESTINY magazine interviewed a number of stakeholders to find out why food that's fit for consumption is wasting away. "It's a serious problem - so much food is thrown away because it doesn't meet aesthetic requirements, although its 100% fit for consumption," says CSIR scientist Suzan Oeloftse

Other noteworthy features in this issue include:
  • Powerhouse Q&A with prosecutor Retha Meintjies - Meinjies has an impressive string of high-profile convictions, including sending one of SA's notorious serial killers, Moses Sithole, to jail. Her most recent case is that of the "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotze.
  • Your money - At the beginning of 2013, a litre of milk cost R10,43 - twelve months later, it costs almost R1 more. DESTINY looks into the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to inflation and what it means for your pocket.
  • Women fulfilling their DESTINY - During the past year, Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer reached the pinnacle of Facebook and Yahoo! Both companies are leaders in the technology space. The rise of these two powerhouses indicates a change in dynamics within this industry. We talk to four "Girl Geeks" about their careers.
For these articles and more, you can get your March issue of DESTINY magazine now on shelf. You can also subscribe to the magazine at:

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