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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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While Elon Musk may be South Africa’s highest profile business export, even after the recent surge in the Tesla share price, he certainly isn’t the most successful. Not by a long way. That honour belongs to a Wits-educated former senior partner at Werksmans, a 70 year old you’ve probably never heard of called Rodney Sacks....
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• Monday, 16 December 2019 • Dear Fellow South African, Today, I will travel to Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal to observe our national Day of Reconciliation. It says much about our country that this day, 16 December, marks two events in our history that are enduring symbols of conflict and resistance. We commemorate the epic battle of...
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The lessons from load shedding By Justin Foxton The Power of the metaphor “Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space” – Orson Scott Card In spirituality as in all of life, metaphors hold enormous capacity for teaching and guiding. Great thinkers, writers, theologians, poets and gurus of all descriptions...
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by Sabrina Bucknole If you are an expat looking to settle in South Africa, how would you make your decision as to where to live? SA is home to a diverse range of beautiful landscapes and environments, as well as a superb array of thriving cities and communities, truly vast country. People often underestimate the...
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by Justin Foxton We did it – now what? With the euphoria of our magnificent Rugby World Cup victory in Japan beginning to level off, we are beginning to change our focus and ask some powerful questions: How can we sustain the unity that #RWC2019 created? How can we maintain the heightened levels of hope...
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By Justin Foxton Whether you like the #imstaying campaign or not, it is doing a significant job of giving a section of the population a much-needed shot in the arm. Given the vast numbers of people lending their voice to the movement (850 000 and counting), there is a huge opportunity for a phase 2 called...
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South Africa is making little headway in its attempts to avert the reading crisis. The country is currently in a #CodeREaD status where eight out of 10 children can’t read and only 14% of South Africans are active readers. South Africa’s reading crisis has been an ongoing issue and several strategies have been proposed to improve literacy in South Africa. Some of these include promoting a culture of reading; encouraging parents to read to their children...
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By Sharon Wood South Africans are clearly hungry for good news as a Facebook community, #ImStaying, experiences exponential growth in its membership base. It’s a keen reminder of how important consumer confidence – buoyed by hope for the future – is, in boosting growth prospects. This, combined with good news about the progress being made...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'