In a bid to help its customers – particularly first-time private car buyers – to better understand the ins and outs of vehicle financing, WesBank has embarked on a customer education campaign.

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The South African franchise industry has become a substantial contributor to the local economy. Recent reports indicated that South African companies dominated the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) global growth companies list, with six local businesses named the most dynamic in terms of growth in the continent. 

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The National Arts Festival visit - worth a visit to one of the largest festivals 'in the world'?

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

I was invited by Nkosinathi Msiza, Senior Communications Manager at NEDBANK to spend a couple of days at the National Arts Festival.  The festival has certainly come a long way over the past 40 years!  Now reputed to be one of the largest festivals of its type “in the world”.  (How we love to use these words – usually to describe the “bad” in South Africa!). 
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SAfm feedback

Author: Steuart Pennington
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

article thumbnail This morning (June 7) SAfm requested the general public for feedback on the quality of their service – to be sent to [email protected] I have taken to opportunity to do so.
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Why Trust in Tusk Trust.

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Monday, 30 June 2014

article thumbnail Our UK readers may have seen in the papers recently that a SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) study has recently become a large thorn in the flank of the Fair Trade brand. Also in that of us well intentioned gentrified folk wandering through Waitrose trying to buying ‘ethically’. How convenient it was to pay a few pennies more for coffee and educate Ethiopians!
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Stories of Help

Showing Love Can Help - Heartbeat

Thursday, 19 June 2014

When Heartbeat was founded, it was estimated that by 2015 almost 6 million children would have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The overwhelming challenge of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children has placed a grave burden on communities. Heartbeat is dedicated to ease the burden on these children and provide them with material and emotional support.
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Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?


article thumbnai It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise...
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Steuart as a Speaker

article thumbnailSteuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future' Click here to watch a 5 min action video.

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