• Jeffrey Wing University of the Witwatersrand


And so the month of August is upon us. It certainly is an august period having been deemed so by no other than Augustus Caesar himself who conquered Egypt during this time some 2000 years ago in 8 BC. For the more globally-orientated of us, August also hosts the following international events of note – Forgiveness Day (very insightful), Beer Day (very, very insightful) and Go Topless Day (no immediate comment). Relevant to our continent as well, Independence Day is celebrated in at least 7 African states during August and our own country will pay tribute to half of its citizens on Wednesday the 9th, this being National Women’s Day in South Africa. But more importantly our readers will be treated to the second edition of JEMDSA 2017 this month!