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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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BOOK REVIEW: JAN SMUTS – UNAFRAID of GREATNESS By Richard Steyn   When I review a book I consider four things: Value for money Interesting content (backed up by accurate research if necessary) Design, layout and illustration Quality Production/Publishing If you have the scantest interest in South African history this is an absorbing book, the...
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Four reasons why your company should get involved with a charity On Friday the 5th August, South Africans everywhere will don their silliest slippers all in the name of charity. Although each year Slipper Day grows in popularity, it takes several big names behind the scenes to make the day a success. The initiative began...
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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 own with the best anywhere. As a...
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Africa Rising, Sakata and Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform partner to promote sustainable development and food security.   This year Africa Rising Foundation held a three day celebration leading up to Mandela Day on July 18, 2016, with a range of community projects in Qunu, the home of Nelson Mandela. Founded...
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VUWANI FUNDING UPDATE More than R2, 2 million has been raised over a three week period to get schooling in Vuwani back on track. Over 91% of the pledges are in cash and the remainder consists of in-kind pledges. We are pleased that 97 men and women of South Africa and 9 organisations have lent...
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DO WE ALL LIVE IN THE SAME COUNTRY – WITH AN EQUAL CHANCE OF BEING HEARD? Hi there This week, at opposite ends of the country, South Africans were provided a clear contrast between the choices they face in the August vote. In Tshwane, the ANC leadership’s decision to replace the Mayor with a close...
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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'