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November 26, 2014
As Mohammad Yunus said, ‘young people have never been as powerful as of today because they have technology’. Created by the World Economic Forum in 2010, Global Shapers is a worldwide community of young leaders who want to be involved in positive change in their communities. Today, it represents more than 60 Hubs in the...
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In the past decade, the world has lost 80% of its trees (UNEP). Moreover, it is easy today to lose touch with the fact that we live on earth and it sustains us. Since 2010, Greenpop has planted trees in South Africa, and even in Zambia where the deforestation rate is extremely high. Their idea:...
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By allowing a large number of people to pledge small amounts of money into a project, crowdfunding is considered as a new way to raise capital and make ideas happen in reality. It is also a good way to create a base of supporters around the project, and to test if people want a product...
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In 1993, when Priscilla Edmonds, Principal of The Birches Pre-Primary School in Durban, had faced the lack of financial resources for the education of the children, she decided to launch a recycling programme with parents. It was a way to earn a bit of money… and it was the beginning of a 20 years story...
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‘Think global, act local.’ This could be the motto of the group of South African people who created in 2003 a different way of trading between each other, without using any physical currency. They realized an online software to count how much every member receives and gives back to the community, according to their own...
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We could call it a ‘double impact’ initiative! First, The Big Issue aims to move unemployed people into the formal job market. Moreover, spreading good news in a magazine gives the South African people a way of making positive change happen. We could call it a ‘double impact’ initiative! First, The Big Issue aims to...
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The goal of Ikamva Youth, an organization born in Cape Town, is to give learners from disadvantaged communities the knowledge, skills, network and resources to access tertiary education and employment opportunities once they matriculate. This year, more than 1,500 young South Africans are part of their innovative programme which takes place in 10 branches all...
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Living in a sustainable way is possible today, but a lot of people don’t know how to do. Yet it is easy, only a few changes must be made. In 2009, one year before the soccer world cup in South Africa, the city of Cape Town launched the first edition of ‘Cape Town Green Map’,...
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Every 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...
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The Peninsula School Feeding Association and award winning Digital Agency, Hellocomputer, have teamed up to introduce a new brand to South Africa. A brand that encourages you to feed hungry school children by doing something you already do every single day, share content on your Facebook and Twitter pages. It’s that simple. Introducing Social Feed,...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'