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For the vast majority of our youth, education has been their only hope, says Valued Citizens Initiative’s Founder and CEO Carole Podetti-Ngono. So much has changed in such a short space of time but for many children under Valued Citizens Initiative’s programmes, education equated a solution to poverty. “Our children are clear that should every...
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Global South Africans Newsletter (Apiwe Bubu) in North Hollywood Today we’d like to introduce you to Apiwe Bubu. Apiwe, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I was born in Mthatha South Africa and in my latter youth grew up in...
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Global South Africans Newsletter By Steuart Pennington COVID-19 Everyone is talking about the COVID-19 ‘New Normal’ and that nothing will ever be the same again. It seems that just about everything we do will change. It’s my sense that education, more than many other spheres of life, will be fundamentally impacted. In this newsletter I...
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Dear Fellow South African, The words of Frantz Fanon that ‘each generation must discover its mission’ come to mind every time I have an opportunity to speak with young South Africans. No matter where they live and no matter what they do, they each have a burning desire to change the world. While they certainly...
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By Dov Girnun, Founder and CEO of Merchant Capital Last year, I wrote an article calling on South African entrepreneurs to rediscover our optimism. I talked about how we’d been letting the country’s challenges get to us, and that we were undervaluing ourselves. ‘It’s time to rediscover our positivity muscle, and reawaken that famous South...
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Introduction by Steuart Pennington There have been a number of ‘Open’ letters written to our President, Cyril Ramaphosa, regarding the tightrope of ‘lives vs livelihoods’, giving him advice on the way forward, not the least of which, to name a few, are by Gareth Cliff, Gerhard Papenfus of NEASA (National Employers Association of South Africa),...
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COVID-19 Scenarios By Clem Sunter Clem has written an interesting article on some of the scenarios facing us as we try and plan for the future. I have summarized below, the full article appears in: https://www.biznews.com/inside-covid-19/2020/04/20/covid-19-lockdown-scenarios-clem-sunter Steuart Pennington The latest coronavirus scenarios: walking the tightrope At the beginning of March this year, I wrote an...
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Social Distancing to be the new normal? South Africans give answers in a snap survey that sheds light on nation’s state of being during lockdown. I have edited this report into bullet form to make it a quick read – Steuart Pennington Johannesburg: In a snap survey conducted by the Mozambik Restaurant Group to better...
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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'