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What's Gone Wrong?

Author: Steuart Pennington | Tuesday, 08 April 2014

One of the most insightful articles ever to have appeared in this newspaper was written by Steven Friedman ‘Debate liberalism to serve Slabbert’s memory’ (June 17 2010) as a tribute to van Zyl’s contribution to our body politic. Friedman essentially set about describing two different ‘strains’ of liberalism that are alive and well in SA. The first he referred to a ‘possessive individualism communicated in a sneer designed to show superiority, it does more to antagonise than to persuade, those who espouse it do so in the belief that they are surrounded by Philistines ’. The second ‘strain’ he referred to as ‘trying to show that liberalism works for all of us, it seeks to build alliances rather than erect walls, it hopes to persuade and therefore influence our future. This was Slabbert’s liberalism.’

What's Gone Wrong?

 

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Better Living Challenge

Author: SA-The Good News | Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Take the Better Living Challenge and improve people’s lives

Millions of South Africans live in dire conditions. This is your chance to make their lives better 

We all want to make a difference, but don’t always know where to start. One step is to find and use affordable and effective design ideas to improve the quality of life for people who live in South Africa’s informal settlements, backyard shacks and RDP housing. 

Step two involves devising ways to collect those ideas, giving producers and creators a chance to take their design from concept to production, onto the shop floor – and into people’s homes.  

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The Difference Between Failings and Failed

Author: Simon Barber | Monday, 24 March 2014

At the start of the Oscar Pistorius trial, celebrity US lawyer Alan Dershowitz suggested in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN that Pistorius would not get justice as South Africa was a "failed state", and the trial "racial".

Alan Dersh 

  

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South Africa: Are we all equal?

Author: Jody Lee Bell | Thursday, 06 March 2014

Note: We recently published an article entitled “SA university pioneers new technology for deaf people ”. We received this response from a reader which I have blogged partly as an example of the feedback we get, but more because I was moved by Jody’s note to us.

Steuart Pennington

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Employee Volunteer Week 2014 (10 - 14 March)

Author: CAF Southern Africa | Monday, 24 February 2014

CAF Southern Africa calls on all employed South Africans to volunteer in communities during Employee Volunteer Week (EVW).

The theme of Employee Volunteer Week 2014 is ‘Together we Can Build the Nation’.


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Corruption Watch launches online communities of corruption fighters

Author: Corruption Watch | Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Corruption Watch has partnered with Mxit, Indigo New Media and Concursive Corporation to provide South Africans with digital collaborative platforms to engage on issues of corruption. 
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The little Karoo school that transforms lives

Author: Claire Keeton | Thursday, 06 February 2014

Juanita Meyer, whose parents work on a Karoo farm, is the executive chef at a five-star B&B in Colesburg.  Her brothers work in a bank and a restaurant.  An exceptional rural school changed their lives, said Meyer.

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' Only the people can liberate themselves from the AIDS epidemic'

Author: Humana People to People | Monday, 20 January 2014

This was the motto with which Humana People to People started its campaign against the HIV epidemic in year 2000 under the name Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE). Since then more than 14 million people in southern Africa has been reached by the program, 4.5 million people in South Africa alone.

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World Day of Remembrance for road crash victims

Author: SADD | Monday, 13 January 2014
This was a Global event which calls attention to the fact that every year road crashes take the lives of more than 1.24 million people and injure as many as 50 million more – leaving many with permanent disability.
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Impossible is nothing for quadriplegic adventurer: Part 2

Author: Erica du Toit | Monday, 25 November 2013

Impossible is nothing for quadriplegic adventurer: Part 2

Following up our blog from 21st October 2013 , William Guillum-Scott fulfilled his dream of raising awareness of disability by paragliding from Signal Hill in Cape Town on Thursday November 14th.

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South African businesses need to contribute to skills development

Author: Sparrow FET College | Monday, 04 November 2013

With the current unemployment rate at 25.60 percent for the second quarter of this year, according to Statistics South Africa, the number of South Africans actively seeking employment remains one of the biggest challenges our country is facing. Sparrow FET College offer a solution.

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I am a champion and so are you!

Author: Leila Benelli | Monday, 28 October 2013

At SA - the Good News we have ‘good news’ stories sent to us on a regular basis. This is one such story.

Enjoy!

Two young brothers age 9 & 7 co-authored a book after making it into the WP squad to play at the SA Junior Chess Championship this December. The book is an initiative to help raise money to pay for their trip to Durban and for their coaching.

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Impossible is nothing for quadriplegic adventurer

Author: Erica du Toit | Monday, 21 October 2013

William Guillum-Scott is fulfilling his dream of raising awareness on disability by paragliding off Signal Hill in Cape Town on Saturday, 26 October 2013.  This may sound fairly ordinary but for Will this is a life-long dream.

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The 3 G's of success

Author: Justin Foxton | Monday, 14 October 2013

I recently spoke at the Cultural and Service awards evening at Durban Girls High School. Here is an extract from that speech. My hope is that it helps those high school learners who are trying to work out what the heck they should do with the rest of their lives.

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An open letter to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Author: John Varty | Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Ms Defence Minister. 

My name is John Varty, I am co-owner of Londolozi Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve alongside Kruger National Park.

I am founder of Tiger Canyons in the Free State of South Africa. I am fourth generation South African and have spent a lifetime in the conservation business......

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Young female farmer reaps two awards

Author: Farmer Eco-Enterprise Development (FEED) AFRICA | Monday, 23 September 2013

A young farmer from Bronkhorstspruit has won two awards for her role in sustainable farming in Gauteng.


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SKA a game changer for African science and technology revolution

Author: SKA Project | Monday, 16 September 2013

The multi-billion rand Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will catalyse scores of new job and business opportunities in the short and long term. 

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Cycling fanatic and sports presenter helps shed light on Lymphoma

Author: Faces of Hope Foundation | Monday, 09 September 2013

Cyclist, media personality and philanthropist, Xylon van Eyck, joins other high profile South Africans who have overcome Lymphoma in lending support to the I am the voice of Lymphoma campaign, which is aimed at increasing awareness of the disease around World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2013.

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Faith that moves mountains....

Author: Justin Foxton | Monday, 26 August 2013

Justin Foxton, founder of the Peace Agency, writes about a white Christian family who have decided to forgo their comfortable middle class Midrand home in favour of a flat in the heart of one of the most fearsome areas of our country - Hillbrow.

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Hello I'm a recovering racist....

Author: Justin Foxton | Thursday, 15 August 2013
Justin Foxton, founder of The Peace Agency, reflects on an awkward situation at a Bible study group...
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South Africa, 95 years of 'critical but stable'

Author: Christine Davis | Monday, 29 July 2013

Christine Davis, from the Africa Alliance of YMCAs, writes her thoughts regarding the future on Madiba's 95th birthday.

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Breathe easy Tata. We will keep it going

Author: Anthony Prangley | Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Anthony Prangley, lecturer in the Full-time Faculty at Gordon Institute of Business Science, "overhears" a conversation in a quiet hospital room...

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Wendy

Author: Nic Dupper | Monday, 08 July 2013

At first glance Wendy is like most other 16 year old SA.  Excitable, carefree, resilient and full of hope, but as you talk to her you realise that below that confident, well-spoken and intelligent persona is a young lady who deals with more stress, disappointment and demoralising situations in a day than you and I have in a month.

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Damien's War

Author: Steuart Pennington | Monday, 17 June 2013
Ever heard of Jason Hartman? Of course you have!  He won the SA Idols competition in 2009. Ever heard of Damien Mander? Probably not!  He is an Aussie, ex-mercenary, ex-sniper, ex-Iraq combatant and now founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. Ever heard of Dave Estment? Probably not! He is an ex-South African superbike champion. Do you know what they are all doing together, right now?
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Bridging the gap

Author: Justin Foxton | Monday, 10 June 2013

Guptagate, Nkandlagate, the crisis in education, union’s battling for unilateral control at Lonmin, the continued abuse of gay and lesbian people, the rape epidemic. These scandals and atrocities must serve to remind us that whilst we are a constitutional democracy on paper we are far from being one in practise.

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Weekly Blog

What's Gone Wrong?

Author: Steuart Pennington
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

article thumbnail One of the most insightful articles ever to have appeared in this newspaper was written by Steven Friedman ‘Debate liberalism to serve Slabbert’s memory’ (June 17 2010) as a tribute to van Zyl’s contribution to our body politic. Friedman essentially set about describing two different ‘strains’ of liberalism that are alive and well in SA. The first he referred to a ‘possessive individualism communicated in a sneer designed to show superiority, it does...
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Travel Blog

32 weeks of great blogs

Author: Steuart Pennington
Sunday, 24 November 2013

article thumbnail 32 Weeks of Great Blogs, 32 weeks of back packing through Africa from Cape Town to Cairo, 32 weeks of free spirited adventure.  Some six months ago Valerie Bowden arrived in Cape Town, skyped me and enquired, “Hi, I’m here in Cape Town, my intention is to back pack from Cape Town to Cairo on my own, do you have any advice?”
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Stories of Help

A new toy can help

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Imagine giving a toy to every under privileged child on the continent. Not just any old thing, but a brand new toy of their choice. This is the dream of Danie van Loggerenberg, founder of Toys for Africa.
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Every two weeks we will be telling the story of a remarkable South African. SA GOOD NEWS is doing this in collaboration with Line Hadsbjerg, of www.remarkableworld.org.

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