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What did NOT happen?   It is useful to start with what was expected by many commentators, but then did not actually materialise in the budget.   There were no income tax increases. On the contrary, taxes were reduced, largely paid for by the usual culprits, sin taxes and the fuel levy, and this year...
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Vodacom and Google South Africa give smartphones to deep rural communities free of charge to drive Digital Inclusion   JOHANNESBURG – Vodacom Limpopo Region, in partnership with Google South Africa, will give  hundreds of residents with Android powered smartphones at no cost  in eleven villages across the  Limpopo province. This forms part of Vodacom and...
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Helping to provide better rest for frontline healthcare workers Johannesburg, 23 February 2021: Sleep is fundamental to our physical and mental well-being, but the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic are interrupting people’s normal sleep patterns. Healthcare workers, who are at the frontline of the fight against the spread of COVID-19, bear even heavier stress loads. This...
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Claire Bisseker writes The good news, in the budget announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni this week, is the National Treasury’s surprise move — enabled by a lucky R100bn revenue overrun — to reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) rate to 27% and scrap R40bn in intended tax hikes over the medium term.   It’s...
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The Piece Prize that’s truly noble! Frontline workers to be rewarded with prize-worthy pizza slices Cape Town, February 2021: As reports of another new virus variant emerge and with concerns that a third COVID wave could break later in the year, our frontline workers remain our heroes. Cape Town’s number one pizza company, Butler’s Pizza,...
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The countdown to Rare Disease Day 2021 has officially begun. Taking place on 28 February, the annual event will see Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA) ‘Redefining Rare’.   In order to create #RareAwareness around the challenges that people living with a rare disease and their families face everyday, RDSA has likened the ‘new norm’ to...
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From left to right: MEC Dr Tate Makgoe, Free State Department of Education, Themba Mola KST CEO.   KST congratulates the Free State Province Grade 12 class of 2020 for their achievement, attaining 85.1% and retaining the number one spot nationally during an exceedingly difficult year in the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations a...
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  The Shoprite Group, together with The Appliance Bank, have given a 26 year old man from KwaBhaca in the Eastern Cape, a second lease on life.   Nkosinathi Tongo, who moved to Durban for greener pastures, later became homeless as he struggled to make a living. But thanks to his hard work and determination, and...
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  Investec and JWVH open first dedicated pangolin ward in Africa 18th February 2021 – In commemoration of World Pangolin Day on 20 February 2021, Investec today announced plans to fund and support the first dedicated pangolin veterinary ward in Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital (JWVH).   This new initiative broadens Investec’s commitment...
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  Saray Khumalo inspires physically impaired to #Spin4Literacy and bridge the digital divide   Along with seven other physically-impaired champions, athlete Tracy Mckay has proven that living with a disability is no barrier to achieving your goals, with the recent attempt of breaking of a world record.   In October 2020, famed mountaineer Saray Khumalo...
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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'