Fast Fact:

Provinces as independent states
Using nominal GDP figures as a comparison, in 2016, Gauteng’s economy was roughly the same size as that of North Africa’s Morocco. According to StatsSA, KwaZulu-Natal produced a level of economic output that was similar to that of Tanzania, while Northern Cape has an economy that was roughly on par with that of Bermuda. If Gauteng had to become its own nation, it would find itself in the top 10 in Africa. Gauteng’s economy was the seventh largest in Africa in 2016, surpassing heavyweights such as Kenya and Tanzania. Western Cape was in the sixteenth spot, generating about the same level of economic activity as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (http://bit.ly/2zl92Cy) 
Source www.Eighty20.co.za

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Steuart Pennington reflects on What makes us, US, as Heritage Day approaches
What makes us…..us? In the context of our heritage, our complex history, our ’94 transition, our heritage ……I thought about it……. and jotted the following:
We sing rhythmically no matter the occasion
We humour collectively no matter the circumstance
We befriend sincerely no matter the who
We braai generously no matter the when
We appreciate beauty no matter the where
We engage diversity no matter the what
We share our democracy no matter the news
We grieve united no matter the cause
We resent corruption no matter the perpetrator
We loathe crime no matter the miscreant.
We find faith together, no matter the religion.
We strive to love, no matter the differences.
We oppose racism, no matter the skin colour
We readily forgive, no matter the shortfalls
We impart our generosity, no matter the limitations.
We persevere in adversity, no matter the challenge
We work to serve, no matter the difficulty
I’d be happy to hear your suggestions…..to add to the list for next year!
Happy Heritage Day!

Steuart Pennington reflects on What makes us, US, as Heritage Day approaches

What makes us…..us? In the context of our heritage, our complex history, our ’94 transition, our heritage ……I thought about it……. and jotted the following:

We sing rhythmically no matter the occasion
We humour collectively no matter the circumstance
We befriend sincerely no matter the who
We braai generously no matter the when
We appreciate beauty no matter the where
We engage diversity no matter the what
We share our democracy no matter the news
We grieve united no matter the cause
We resent corruption no matter the perpetrator
We loathe crime no matter the miscreant.
We find faith together, no matter the religion.
We strive to love, no matter the differences.
We oppose racism, no matter the skin colour
We readily forgive, no matter the shortfalls
We impart our generosity, no matter the limitations.
We persevere in adversity, no matter the challenge
We work to serve, no matter the difficulty

I’d be happy to hear your suggestions…..to add to the list for next year!

Happy Heritage Day!
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