The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation has selected the finalists in its 4th annual Social Innovation Awards 2014 who will compete for the R1-million first place prize.

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Africa’s leaders have agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month.

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Three unexpected pieces of evidence contradicted my gloomy expectations

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

South Africa is a broken place.  There is aggression and intolerance about, the government is inept, corrupt, too many things don’t work: our children’s future is bleak. Is that more or less your view of our country today? Well, let me tell you of my experience in the past week:
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Weekly Blog

Racism and Blackfaces - Getting It Wrong

Author: Steuart Pennington
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

article thumbnail Accusations of racism aimed at the two Tukkies “black face” students are misplaced.  Tukkies is using the rod to punish the child instead of examining their own institutional deficiencies. 
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Travel Blog

Lessons learnt in Vietnam

Author: Simon Ellis
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

article thumbnail I think we can all take a leaf out of the Vietnamese book of smiles. Never have I come across a race so inviting and so friendly despite the hardships they have had to overcome.
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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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Ted Talks - Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen


Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful. 
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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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South Africa is the 3rd fastest growing tourism destination for countries that receive more that 9 million tourists per annum

Over the next 36 weeks we at www.sagoodnews.co.za will be telling the stories of "Amazing South Africans" who are driven by commitment and powered by purpose, and who very often swim against the tide in their pursuit of making a difference. They are driven by significance not success, their contribution is often unacknowledged and unheralded but invariably impacts those in greatest need.

Qhubeka - 'Mobilising people with bicycles'


article thumbnail Since 2005, Qhubeka, a South African non-profit organization, has distributed more than 50 000 bicycles in rural communities across South Africa. Being able to move on a bicycle is a way to have access to opportunity: education, healthcare, shops, community services… Bikes are not given to the people: the system works on a work-to-earn basis. Beneficiaries have to work for their community, or they have to improve their school results to earn a Qhubeka bicycle. Giovanni Mottalini,...
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