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Dear Fellow South African, One thing we have learnt about the coronavirus over the last three months is that it does not respect borders. It has spread across Asia, Europe, North, Central and South America and Africa. Distinctions of wealth, poverty, nationality, race and class have been rendered meaningless as infections grow in developed and...
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• Monday, 30 March 2020 • Dear Fellow South African, As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings us joy and hope at this difficult and uncertain time. Yesterday, I was in Polokwane to...
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It is not easy to succumb to despondency when you are surrounded by positive people. And positive people inhabit rooms that have anything to do with the Partners for Possibility program. These are the people I met last week in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, when 8 school principals and 8 ordinary leaders from all walks...
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With Heart Africa ‘’When you share what you already have, it expands. What you appreciate, appreciates. You have this experience; By Sharing. By Contributing. By Serving. By Nourishing other people.          That, is where real prosperity lies” – Lynne Twist This quote is our inspiration and lies at the heart of what we do at...
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Sasfin and The Protea Legends unite to Hit Poverty for a Six  Protea Legends descended upon the Sasfin Cape Town Sixes this weekend in a bid to raise awareness of young developing cricket talent. JP Duminy returned to the crease once again, just a few weeks after announcing his retirement from professional cricket, and on...
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Changing our language – building our nation By Justin Foxton Many of us wish to contribute to our country, help confront our many societal challenges and make a positive difference. This is often expressed sincerely in words like: “I want to give back” or “I want to repay my privilege.” I have chewed on these...
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Bill and Melinda Gates 2020: “Progress is happening across the globe, but more work remains to be done to reach the SDG targets” Johannesburg – February 10, 2020 – Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2020 Annual Letter. It celebrates the significant progress made to alleviate poverty and tackle health issues across the globe. The...
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By Alec Hogg Am engrossed in a book called The Ride of a Lifetime, the autobiography of Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Iger. The bossman of the $250bn group is one of the highest rated business leaders of modern times. His book is an easy read, full of personal anecdotes and ideas. Right up front,...
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By Justin Foxton I read a great quote recently that speaks powerfully of the role South Africans can play in creating the future reality we want for our country. It said simply: “You are just one sentence away from changing the story.” It seemed to echo another commonly articulated trope that the battle is always...
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By Steuart Pennington Cape Talk on Friday 10 Jan reports Prof Jonathan Jansen maintains that the matric pass rate is not a good indicator of the health of the education system. He says South Africa’s “real” matric pass rate is 39%. Known as the cohort pass rate, it’s the percentage of learners who started grade...
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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'