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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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IS IT HAPPENING EVERYWHERE – OR JUST IN SA? by Steuart Pennington ‘SPOTLIGHT’ is an excellent movie. Winner of an Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ it tells of the critical importance of high quality investigative journalism as a pillar of democracy. The story is of the exposé, by determined journalists, of child abuse by Catholic priests....
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How Can South Africa Survive A Sovereign Downgrade? by Jessica Foreman According to Goolam Ballim, chief economist at Standard Bank, the recent sovereign credit ratings downgrade will put untold pressure on South Africa’s financial markets. He also said that the reaction of South Africa’s equity market has been “astonishingly mild” when compared with other countries...
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BOOK REVIEW                       11 MAY 2016                   The Responsible Tourist: How to find, book and get the most from your holiday ASIN: B01FCG5EF2 Why Travel Responsibly? Travelling responsibly can provide a richer holiday experience. It means that you’re not just passing by, but are actively contributing to the places you visit and the people who...
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Image Credits: Shutterstock Homesickness: The stages of missing South Africa Homesickness is a lot like grieving the loss of a former existence. By Katy Scott – www.thesouthafrican.com Homesickness stems from our instinctive need for love, protection and security. These feelings and qualities, according to clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, are what we usually associate with home. Homesickness...
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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'