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SA Heroes
JOHANNESBURG — On 25 July, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator was one of only two organisations featured on stage at the Google NEXT 2018 conference in Silicon Valley. Launching Data Solutions for Change, Google highlighted Harambee’s use of big data solutions to solve real-world challenges like youth unemployment. Google also invited the 20,000 participants at NEXT to join the Go Google...
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Representing black girls with Akiki doll 20 July 2018: Born out of a mothers quest to empower her daughter and other African girls, Fatuma Abdullah’s creation – the Akiki doll, is helping to create a positive self-image for African and black girls. “When my daughter started crèche, she came home one day and said, ‘mama...
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DROUGHT RELIEF SUPPORT for commercial and emerging sheep farmers Over 100 Northern Cape sheep farmers, who have been adversely affected by the ongoing regional drought, have been thrown a life-line, by the two local wind farms. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm responded to a formal request for drought relief support from both commercial...
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Claire Bisseker in last week’s FM reports “They say a recession is the one you talk yourself into. SA is in danger of making that mistake, judging from the rash of doomsday headlines that warn of recession, a fiscal cliff and a weak president beset by enemies. The narrative that “Ramaphoria” has turned into “Ramaphobia”...
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The Shea O’Connor Combined School Story – a good one for Madiba’s 100th! I have been involved with Columba Leadership programme, very much on the periphery, for many years. Today it has a considerable track record of success. Essentially their business model is to capacitate schools to effectively engage their learner population in social action...
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If there’s one thing these go-getters have in common, it’s a determination to succeed. As we celebrate Youth Month, let’s learn from their example.    By: Morné Stoltz, MiWay Head of Business Insurance South Africa is already a very young country with 45.88 percent of the population under 24; by 2050, this proportion will have increased...
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FOOD FORWARD – A SECOND HARVEST INITIATIVE   50% of edible agricultural production is wasted due to specification requirements, cold-chain and processing inadequacies as well as access to markets. This nutritious food goes to waste while 14 million South Africans go hungry every day. FoodForward SA is launching Second Harvest, a programme that sources and...
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Top 22 Startups Chosen for Final Selection Days – Startupbootcamp Africa Startupbootcamp (SBC) Africa is the Africa-leg of a global family of industry-focused accelerators. This year is the second consecutive year that the programme will take place in Cape Town, and over the past 3 months the SBC team have criss-crossed the globe in search...
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Well done SA! Nothing like a weekend of good sporting results to create a positive vibe for a day or two. Blitzboks win World Series Comrades won by two South Africans Springboks beat England Bafana Bafana wins Plate Final Comrades gruelling 90.184 km down run was won by Bongumusa Mthembu (Men) in 5:26:35 and Ann...
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  In my work I come across truly incredible South Africans whose whole life is given to improving and bettering the opportunities of others. This is one such story – Steuart Pennington  Written by Sharon Dell  There is growing appreciation of the importance of play in early cognitive development, but such concerns are still far...
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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'