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Ethical leadership has been a dominant theme both nationally and internationally in 2017. Besides concerns around leadership and governance the stubbornly high youth unemployment rate also continues to concern South Africans. Columba has graduated more than 6000 people from its values-based leadership programme from 160 schools to date and has an activated network of 1500...
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Johannesburg, 5 December – On Saturday, 2 December, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) celebrated the graduation of their 2017 Matric Class affectionately referred to as the “O-Mavericks”. The graduation ceremony held special significance as this year marks the 10th anniversary of OWLAG. OWLAG was born from a pledge by Ms. Oprah Winfrey to former president Nelson...
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KAMERS/Makers SUMMER 2017 IRENE SHOW KAMERS/Makers is set to close our ‘Year of Making Good’ with a blockbuster Pretoria show at the ever-popular Southdowns College venue in Irene/Centurion. We are featuring a record-breaking 170 plus Makers at this show – our biggest selection ever! And even more exciting for our shoppers is the fact that...
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THE 2017 FIRSTRAND LAURIE DIPPENAAR and FirstRand Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDY and FirstRand Oxford African studies scholarship AWARDED  FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar and FirstRand Foundation have awarded five postgraduate study scholarships worth R800 000 each. Five academically gifted South African students with excellent leadership qualities and the potential to be future destiny changers will choose...
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School Exchange Programmes – SA most appealing! This week I received a letter from Jackie Verall in the UK who runs school exchange programmes. “I was wondering if I could bore the pants off you with an editorial or a blog about how my little UK company is cutting a swathe through Europe offering high...
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Celebrate South Africa’s Future NGO Leaders by telling their story The delivery of basic social welfare services in South Africa is hindered by a huge shortfall in Social Worker numbers, estimated to be around 77%. In this context, the work of NGOs becomes critical to fill the gap and provide support to those in need....
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Meet The Mentors of the Blue Ribbon Tuck-shop: Cape Town’s Best Exports Share Their Skills For Good The Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop is a practical vehicle that will teach South African children the fundamentals of business practice. Pupils will learn the basics of business by setting up their own fully stocked pop up tuckshop at...
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Giving breast cancer patients more than just medical care Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a devastating experience for any woman. But for those who cannot afford private healthcare, the experience is worsened by a desperate reliance on a public health care system that’s faced with high demand and limited means. A large percentage of...
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Young community leader awarded international scholarship to UFS Caption: Bloemfontein – On 23 August 2017, Columba Leadership celebrated the award of a newly established international scholarship to one of its brightest young leaders, Keabetswe Malebo (right), featured next to Moses Xaba, Columba Free State Acting Provincial Manager. The scholarship was established to allow economically disadvantaged young...
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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'