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South Africa universities provide three of world’s top 50 Development Studies programs QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 South Africa universities provide three of world’s top 50 Development Studies programs Nation’s universities take 52 top-100 places in latest QS Subject Rankings Join the discussion at #QSWUR London, 8th March 2017: South African universities are...
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What’s going to happen in Europe this year? French election result? German election result? Dutch election result? Italian election result? Greek ‘grexit’? Future of the EU? by Cees Bruggemans              Whereas 2016 was the Year of Brexit, only within four months to be superseded as the Year of Trump, 2017 looks likely to be the Year...
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South Africa produces best investment returns over 100 years: global survey by Jackie Cameron www.biznews.com South Africa looks like a scary place for equity investors as political behaviour at the top of the ANC goes from bad to worse. But, in the long run, South Africa has consistently produced the best annual returns for investors....
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Where are the world’s best places to be a student? Johannesburg ranked in latest QS Best Student Cities ranking Montreal takes number-one spot for first time #BestCities London, 15th February 2017: Johannesburg has placed for the first time in the fifth edition of the QS Best Student Cities ranking. The table, released by global higher education analysts...
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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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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'