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I was in a KZN Midlands bar to witness our loss to Italy. Mostly the patrons were hardly watching, such is the extent of frustration at the political masterplan imposed on SA sport by Minister Fikile Mbalula. Notwithstanding the fact that many of our talented players have left our shores, including for Italy, notwithstanding the...
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by Cees Bruggemans and Peter Bruce. Trump Victory – Scenarios for SA Things happened in SA yesterday, all ANC focused, but that somehow got drowned out by the surprise unfolding during the night. Trump won through, enough to win decisively. And take the House & Senate with him. That clean sweep is the real message....
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Mzansi Zen by Anthony Osler Mzansi Zen completes the Trilogy of Anthony Osler’s Zen series: Mzansi Zen, Stoep Zen and Zen Dust. For anyone who enjoys a beautifully written, calming narrative of everyday life in South Africa Mzansi Zen is a compelling read. But, it is more than that – it challenges, confronts even, what...
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by Alec Hogg At a time when heroes and villains are very much in South Africa’s spotlight, it’s worth dwelling on Mossel Bay-born, Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor who featured in UK media this weekend. The SACS old boy, a First World War flying ace, is in the news because his Victoria Cross is to become the 200th...
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TIME TO GET TOUGHER, TO BE STRONGER AND FAIRER by Steuart Pennington Being a Wits Alumni I received this note form the Wits Alumni Relations team – I thought our www.sagoodnews.co.za readers would be interested……. STATEMENT FROM THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM Dear Steuart The Council of the University of the Witwatersrand agreed that the University...
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Why is SA outlook improving? by Cees Bruggeman The SA growth prospect has wriggle room. Where in recent months there had been a collective dive for the bottom and growing competition to call a recession, this passion has in recent weeks/months much becalmed. Instead, there is this urge to call out higher growth numbers, as...
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South Africa: Among the bad, there is so much good 23 Sep 2016 http://www.mediaupdate.co.za/media/121389/south-africa-among-the-bad-there-is-so-much-good If a foreigner decided to visit South Africa and used news media as their only information source, they will likely think almost nothing goes right in South Africa. However, as the country prepares to celebrate its 22nd Heritage Day, Steuart Pennington,...
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“I may be so slow, but I’m sure” We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare. The race where the hare ‘rushes’ and then ‘sleeps’ ‘cos he is so far ahead, and all the while the tortoise plods along the way “I may be so slow but I’m sure”. I’m not sure...
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by Steuart Pennington “The wilderness is where real things happen, not in the cities” was something my young daughter said to me after returning from a wilderness experience in Botswana. At 12 years old she had slept out in the open, cooked her own food, listened to the sounds of the wild and walked amongst...
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Hi there South Africa’s post-Apartheid dividend was enormous. But from what I’ve seen and heard in almost four months in London, it wouldn’t come close to the bonanza that will flow when real peace finally breaks out in the young democracy. Yesterday typifies the extent of the diaspora. My inbox contained a mail from retailer...
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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'