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SA Heroes
South African comedian Trevor Noah may have been ‘Born a Crime’ but he’s fast become a ‘Living Legend’. Noah took over from Jon Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s flagship show ‘The Daily Show’ in September 2015, to what was described at the time as ‘A Crowd Gone Mild’. Fast forward two years and...
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Dedication and sacrifice see former cleaner graduate as registered nurse Wednesday, 23 August 2017, Mother of three, Caroline Plaatjies, is no stranger to hard work and sacrifice. At the recent Netcare Education graduation ceremony in Cape Town, she beamed with pride at achieving her ambition of becoming a registered nurse after having passed her Bridging...
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DOING A PROPER JOB Dr Karin Lourens is using her veterinary experience to nurse the often-overlooked city wildlife in Johannesburg. She has been working in small animal medicine and surgery for 14 years, and developed an interest in wildlife five years ago. Volunteering at FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Lourens was exposed to the plight of...
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LWAZI: DREAM SURGEON 2017 Make A Difference Leadership Foundation Scholar Story.  Age: 21 University: University of Stellenbosch Qualification year: 2021 Make A Difference Leadership Foundation Scholar Since: 2015 Lwazi is a Make A Difference Leadership Foundation scholar and a 3rd-year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch, and his dream is to become a Cardiothoracic...
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Developing environments where special needs learners can thrive Nearly three-quarters of South African children living with disabilities are currently not in school.* As we observe Child Health Month this August, Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) urges all stakeholders to work together to develop strategies to support and educate these marginalised learners. “Schools in disadvantaged communities face many...
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Zip Zap celebrates its ladies this Woman’s month   The 30, 31 August and 01 September is bringing you a collaboration of epic proportions taking place at the Artscape Theatre. 25LIVE will combine the rock-phenomenon, The Parlotones with dauntless stunts by Cape Town’s very own home-grown circus, Zip Zap.  This rocking three night show is...
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ChefMLK launches in-house apprenticeship programme The concept of apprenticeships is almost as old as the concept of work. Some 4 000 years ago, the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi compelled artisans to teach their crafts to the next generation. Through the centuries, apprenticeship practices have evolved to what we know today. In the culinary world, particularly...
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Investing in tomorrow’s leaders Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. The focus on empowering the community is what makes the Hayfields Primary School such a fitting benefactor of the initiative. Paarl Coldset Pietermaritzburg, which forms part of the...
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Madiba month: Taking action to fulfil Madiba’s dream for an educated SA July commemorates former president Nelson Mandela and the legacies he left for us. One of the things he valued most was education, and educating the youth of the country. Just how much progress have we made to fulfil his wishes for an educated...
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I came to South Africa seven years ago from Zimbabwe seeking greener pastures as my family history included poverty and abuse. For almost a year I earned peanuts as a domestic worker when approached by girls who told me about getting quick and easy cash. Naturally I agreed to join them when I saw them...
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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'