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Global Competitiveness
1 Why did you cop out – didn’t you have the guts to stick it out for the long run? We didn’t cop out. We went looking for adventure during a gap year and the adventure hasn’t stopped yet. We’ve lived in three different countries – Taiwan, New Zealand and Hong Kong; and have travelled to...
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Early in 2015 Time Magazine curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods you should be eating. The list, compiled by nutritional experts, had only three drinks on it, including Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss). Described in the publication as ‘a red tea packed with antioxidants’ the article states that Rooibos guards us from chronic and degenerative diseases and is...
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Shot in the Jozi township of Tembisa by South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, these awesome local dancers pantsula it up to Sons of Kemet’s hectic new jazzy tune. A group of black-tied pantsula dancers from the Indigenous Dance Academy(IDA) perform an intense pantsula routine for British jazz group Sons Of Kemet’s new track “In The Castle of My Skin”. The dance...
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A group of people from thesleepy town in Graaff Reinet are embarking on an epic legacy project. They are building a South African flag made up of millions of coloured desert cacti and succulents, and a four-megawatt solar field, in an area that waspreviously completely barren. Effectively viewable from space and thesize of 66 soccer...
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Story Highlights Orphan and survivor of extreme poverty, Mpumi Nobiva has turned motivational speaker in the United States. Nobiva has shared a stage with Oprah Winfrey and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee. Nobvia is returning to South African to complete part of her studies in Cape Town and she has become an abassador for...
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Most people know that the world’s first heart transplant was performed in Cape Town by Dr Chris Barnard, but do they know that the other South African inventions include the CAT scan, Q20 and Kreepy Krawly? Here’s a list of the most innovative South African inventions – and many of their inventors are from pretty...
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Names like Thuli Madonsela and Mamphela Ramphele may be familiar to many of us today, as female leaders in South Africa worthy of recognition. However many successful and inspirational South African women remain relatively unknown to many of us. Wits Business School Journal shines a light on some of South Africa’s most powerful and influential...
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SA Reserve Bank governor (SARB) Lesetja Kganyago gestures during a media briefing in Pretoria, October 6, 2014. Reuters_Siphiwe Sibeko Appointed last year to the helm of Africa’s most important central bank, Kganyago has come a long way from the school boy who attended classes under a tree in the 1970s because the single block of...
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Two UK-based South Africans have invented a machine that can recognise and exchange coins and notes from nearly every country in the world. They currently have the most votes to pitch their concept to Richard Branson. Jeff Paterson and Oliver Du Toit are South African-born entrepreneurs in the UK who have spent two years developing Fourex, a...
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In a first for South Africa, Calgro M3 is soon to launch a subsidiary that will operate completely off the national electricity grid, by generating its own renewable energy to run all aspects of the business, including that subsidiary’s administration office. “We believe that in this era of tight electricity supply, any move to generate...
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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'