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  I was sent this message by a Wendy Ross “I’ve been watching a young South African Youtuber, Matt Ross. He likes to surprise people with money & gifts. In his latest video he surprised an assistant with R2,000. I’ve included the link to his Youtube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/c/MattRossOfficial   I’m reaching out as his...
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South African scientists’ discovery of the Omicron variant enhances nation’s reputation and contribution to the fight against Covid-19 virus   Johannesburg – 29 November 2021 – Brand South Africa joins many global institutions and nations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United States of America’s Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in applauding South...
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Better service delivery in SA starts with Digital Twins   By Bonga Ntuli The just-concluded local government elections in South Africa have shone a spotlight on what is working in our towns and cities — and, more importantly, what is not.   And with the dust settling on who will be running our country’s numerous...
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  South Africa has struggled to combat food insecurity for decades. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified this, as more people are struggling to put food on the table. When FoodForward SA launched in 2009, their aim was to address widespread hunger in South Africa, and they have been actively combatting food insecurity in all nine provinces...
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  With 90% of the human brain developed by the age of five, early learning is critical to ensuring a child’s future success. In South Africa, over one-million children aged three to five years old are not accessing any form of early learning, this is according to Stats SA. To assist, early learning programme, SmartStart, has...
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  Geared to Grow is a platform to fast track economic development by equipping the vulnerable and unemployed with driving licenses. Being able to drive is one of the single most important skills a person can have and is quite literally life changing. South Africa is facing an unemployment pandemic that is placing immense pressure...
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By Steuart Pennington In his book ‘Against Democracy’ Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University, describes three types of voters. He distinguishes between voters that are hobbits, hooligans and Vulcans. Vulcans are noted for their attempt to live by logic and reason with as little interference from emotion as possible   “Hobbits are those who did...
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Edited by Steuart Pennington. I am keenly interested in education in SA. I currently work with Partners for Possibility in 16 marginalised schools in the Midlands of KZN. This article gives a glimpse as to what is being done and what can be done to tackle illiteracy in our marginalised schools   The problem SA...
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CELEBRATING HERITAGE MONTH We Are We are a country of defying the odds Of winning world cups after losing the first game And captains who come from nothing but give everything We are the country of braais and boerie and biltong and gout We are the country of ja well no fine and now now...
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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'