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South Africa: The Good News is a news website that highlights the positive developments in South Africa.

We are an independent organisation, apolitical and with no agenda other than to source and publish good news about our beloved country.

We like to stimulate dialogue and debate. We like to offer a fresh perspective.

We are well aware of the challenges that weface and the extent of these challenges. We address these challenges full on, but we choose to concentrate on the solution, rather than the problem.

Why does South Africa need a 'good news' website?

Bad news sells. That is a global reality and it is no different in South Africa. Arguably, the news mass media tend to focus on the bad news and largely ignore the positive developments in this county, creating an “information imbalance”. This imbalance fuels the perception that bad news is predominant in South Africa, whereas the reality is that we have many reasons to be exceptionally proud of our country’s recent past and optimistic about our future.

Our goal is to address this reality/perception gap that is often more negative than positive as well as ‘sell’ South Africa as a country of positive development, excitement, opportunity, interest and as a potential travel and investment destination.

Quotable quotes on positive thinking

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
~ Helen Keller ~

"In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when they are wrong, they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eyes-open optimism pays; pessimism can only offer the empty consolation of being right."
~ David Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations ~

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
~ Winston Churchill ~ 

Weekly Blog

Sanitary Towels and Education - The 80 Day Difference

Author: Justin Foxton
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

article thumbnail In my work in some 150 rural schools I ‘discovered’ an unanticipated ‘barrier’ regarding school attendance for young girls, often exacerbated by unhygienic, sometimes unprivate, toilet facilities – that of sanitary wear. Justin Foxton is a regular blogger on SA - the Good News, he describes the seriousness of the situation and urges us all to get involved.  It is our hope that NGO’s working in schools will make it their business to...
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Travel Blog

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement - Some Lessons for SA

Author: Kathryn Pennington
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

article thumbnail The other day I went for a walk around Occupy Central in Hong Kong (HK) and found it a moving experience, the Umbrella Movement as they call it - NOT the Umbrella Revolution!   
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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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Latest Videos

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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SA's Daily Fast Fact

South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20.

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.

Use-It: You Can Do Amazing Things With Waste!


article thumbnailEvery day, 6,000 tons of waste is thrown into Durban landfills: building materials, organic and electronic waste, paper, tires, etc. Most of this waste can be re-used or recycled at a local level to close the loop on the value chain. Use-It, a Durban-based company, aims to identify waste beneficiation in the eThekwini Municipal area that will help to divert waste from landfill and create employment in the green economy. Chris Whyte, managing director of Use-it, shows us how it...
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Connect To A Wealth Of Wisdom

  The SABLE Accelerator

A trusted knowledge network of global South Africans providing mentoring and consulting services to South African companies, entrepreneurs, and institutions seeking to fund or commercialise innovation, as well as enter, grow, and partner in worldwide markets.

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South Africa, you’ve been NekNominated

It took one South African to turn an internet frenzy into a vehicle for change. South Africa, you've been RAK nominated.

 

Corruption Watch

Report corruption when you come across it. Our global ranking on public trust of politicians is 88/142, diversion of public funds 81/142; irregular payments and bribes 48/142; favoritism in decisions of government officials 114/142; wastefulness of government spending 69/142. Do your bit, report corruption at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or sms 45142 and join thousands of South Africans who are going to rid this country of the corruption scourge

Jobs Portal

As many of our readers, both local and international, are interested in what the job market has to offer, we have introduced a jobs portal in conjunction with  vjobs.co.za. It is our hope that this portal will meaningfully contribute to the challenges facing entrepreneurs, corporates and job seekers.

About SA The Good News

South Africa: The Good News is a news website that highlights the positive developments in South Africa.

We are an independent organisation, apolitical and with no agenda other than to source and publish good news about our beloved country. Read More...

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SA - The Good News has been in existence for 6 years and is read in 180 countries around the world, by some 60,000 unique users every month. We are South Africa's premiere source of good news. Our readers have proved beyond doubt that there is an appetite for what we do and that "good news" sells.
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