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Township Life in SA – How is it changing? by Steuart Pennington There are an estimated 532 Townships in South Africa. Increasingly market researchers are trying to understand the changes in living circumstances, purchasing power, brand awareness, the use of technology etc. The SA Township CX report gives some fascinating insights: 1421 respondents answered 29 questions: Here...
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ZONDO Commission – 1 page summary of first four reports As South Africans get set for the fifth instalment of the state capture report, here is a reminder of what was mentioned, and those implicated, in the first four volumes. PART 1 looked at South African Airways (SAA) and related companies, the Gupta-owned The New...
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With the ongoing unrest in the Ukraine due to the devastating Russian Invasion, The Gift of the Givers has sprung into disaster management mode, working with South Africans on the ground, and various organisations to support repatriation efforts, deliver essential items and medical equipment to those in desperate need. The initiative came to life at short notice,...
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JOE PUBLIC UNITED COLLABORATES WITH SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM TO DRIVE THE COUNTRY’S TOURISM GROWTH STORY AND PUT SOUTH AFRICA BACK ON THE MAP [Johannesburg] 4 March 2022: Joe Public United is thrilled to join forces with the South African Tourism (SAT) on a new global campaign, ‘Live Again’, which is set to reposition South Africa firmly...
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SONA – CAN WE IMPLEMENT? YES, seems to be the answer, but ‘the hard way’! By JP Landman As far as the economy goes, last week’s State of the Nation address (SONA) dealt primarily with structural reform in sectors like electricity, spectrum, transport and infrastructure. But even the sceptics who supported the announcement asked: it’s...
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Learners from Mdantsane township in East London have overcome enormous odds to excel in maths and physical sciences thanks to the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science and Technology`s Promaths after-school tuition programme. In many respects, the matric’s of 2021 endured even greater challenges over the previous year`s cohort, given that they were the first to...
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While we are just in the third week of 2022, already so much has happened this year, more proof that the dynamics unleashed by the pandemic and the decline of the ANC still have some way to run. While our social problems have been exacerbated by Covid-19, perhaps the dominant political dynamic of our time...
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  9th January 2022 by Alec Hogg Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve not yet been able to entice Clem Sunter to participate at the BizNews Investment conference. At 77, the doyen of South Africa’s scenario planners is in the most vulnerable group. Sensibly, he prefers to stay away from crowds. With Omicron’s spread and low mortalities signalling the end...
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  Dear South Africa with love …   I cried for you today – as I have done many times As the tears spilled down my cheeks, I thought of your skies and wild plains   I felt your drum beat and heard your lions roar I heard the summer crickets kritty clicking the click...
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  Between 80% and 90% of South Africa’s post-consumer plastic and paper packaging waste is recycled by the more than 90 000 people who make a living from collecting, sorting and selling recyclable waste. These informal reclaimers have a 57% collection rate of recyclables, among the highest in the world.   Comparison site Hippo.co.za has partnered with a Gauteng-based...
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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'