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By Niki Moore The Covid-19 pandemic has led to severe economic consequences across the globe, and freelance professionals are falling somewhat behind when it comes to government relief efforts. As such, a large number of freelancers are experiencing a major loss of income as their regular opportunities quickly evaporate with the economic downturn.  The Southern...
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By Justin Foxton As we brace ourselves to crest the Covid-19 wave, another crisis is taking deep root in our country. This crisis will far out-live the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact will be devastating. Thus far our rightful focus has been on frontline workers and frontline issues; health, public safety, policing, nutrition and aid....
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Dear Fellow South African, Yesterday, the country celebrated Women’s Day. This occasion marks the anniversary of the day in 1956 when 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings – a great sea of womankind speaking many languages, from different places and of all races. They were united in their demand for an end to the...
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By Justin Foxton On the 5th June, a poem was posted on Instagram by a 23-year-old soul and writer by the name of Lesley Dwight. It immediately went viral with various news networks picking up on it. When I first read it, I was very moved because it was – and still is – the...
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South Africa’s online job market re-grows during COVID-19  Cape Town, 20 July 2020 – According to recent reports from a household survey conducted by the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) released on 15 July, almost half of all South African households reported going hungry since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent national state of emergency. In...
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Over the past year there have been occasional pings for an update on the huge gas find at the strangely named Brulpadda Prospect 175km off the Southern Cape coast. Announced on 7 Feb 2019 by French oil major Total, its CEO Patrick Pouyanne told reporters in Paris that Brulpadda could produce a billion barrels of gas...
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The relaxation of rules under level 3 of the lockdown regulations allowing for more economic activity comes amid a continuing job’s bloodbath. Several large South African corporates including SAA, Edcon, SABC and Cell C among others have recently announced plans for massive reductions in headcount.  Karl Muller-the operations manager at Tiger Brands Foundation says this...
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By Justin Foxton A revolution of thought Several moons ago, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus discovered something rather disappointing to the 16th Century ego. Up until that point it was believed that the Earth not the Sun, was the centre of the universe. Mr Copernicus disagreed. He asserted that the Earth was one of several planets revolving...
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Dear President Ramaphosa, I hope this letter finds you well, as you help SA navigate COVID-19 and the unintended social impact of the policies you and your colleagues designed to contain the virus. We appreciate your efforts and the goodwill underpinning them. In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic The Little Prince, the prince narrates the story...
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This month the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its 2020 Energy Transition Index (ETI): from crisis to rebound that flagged the risks posed by the Covid-19 crisis on the energy system transition of countries to a clean and sustainable energy future. The Index benchmarked 115 countries on their current energy system performance and their readiness for transition...
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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'