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Who said “I no understand”? Trump, Zuma, May, Le Pen??    by Cees Bruggemans It isn’t an easy proposition. But the thing that Zuma & Trump have in common is that they don’t understand certain issues AND are willing to incur penalties for the broader population, provided their own mission definition wins through. This rationale...
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Matatiele Spaza Shops educate locals about Paraffin Safety   Several Spaza shops in the Matatiele Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape have been revamped as part of Engen’s paraffin education and safety campaign. The branded Spaza shops reinforce important paraffin safety messages in both English and isiXhosa. Highly-visible sites were chosen to ensure that the...
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PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION BODY TO BOOST STUDENT OPTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY IN SA   South Africa’s leading private higher education institutions have committed to improving the quality and positioning of the sector in the country. Launched with an official signing ceremony at Milpark Education in Johannesburg yesterday (Wednesday 25 January), SA Private Higher Education (SAPHE) aims...
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I left the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos greatly encouraged about South Africa’s prospects. It has been many years since witnessing such strong collaboration between business, labour and government. What we saw in Switzerland was a reflection of what is happening on the ground at home. The nation will soon see tangible results...
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RAMAPHOSA’S DAVOS BREAKFAST The mystery behind Friday’s cancellation of Team SA’s pre-Davos breakfast has been solved. It seems President Jacob Zuma won’t be going. I received my invite to the Team SA’s traditional get-together in the Swiss resort. It will be hosted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The World Economic Forum is not exactly Zuma’s...
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The Future is not like it seems Hi there Back in South Africa after moving to London in May, helps me see the country through foreign eyes – a novel but exhilarating experience. Mainly: if there are better value-for-money destinations on earth, I’ve yet to discover them; and service levels in customer-facing sectors hold their...
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Tree People vs Boat People – which are you? by Alec Hogg Hi there Most of us have been amazed at the massive swing in political allegiances worldwide. Not so Charles Gave, chairman of Gavekal Research, who wrote earlier this year about a phenomenon re-establishing itself: the age-old battle between Tree People and Boat People....
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Columba values help stop gangsterism at Glendale. Mitchell’s Plain by Michelle Phipson They are rewarding acts of service, not acts of crime. They are breeding a culture of pride, not violence. They are instilling a sense of dignity, not hopelessness. This is how the educators and learners of Glendale Secondary School are fighting back against...
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By: Andrew Golding      Investment in residential property in South Africa continues to shine To say that it’s been a tumultuous year for the planet is definitely an understatement, and yet in the face of a sluggish and uncertain domestic and global growth environment and ongoing socio-political challenges, the residential property market in South Africa continues...
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Successful SA businessmen play it forward with Snapplify CAPE TOWN, October 14, 2016 – eBook and eLearning company, Snapplify, has raised expansion capital from existing funder AngelHub Ventures, as well as new backers from South Africa and the UK. This new raise will enable the company’s continued growth into new markets in Africa. AngelHub Ventures...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'