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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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  By Bridgit Evans       The impact of the recent looting and unrest in parts of our country has profoundly impacted many of the entrepreneurs we work with.   It not only resulted in stunted growth of their businesses, but has also threatened their livelihoods and diminished their sense of safely, trust and...
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JP Landman Political & Trend Analyst 7 October 2021 Pity the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). They have about 30 days to prepare, print and distribute ballot papers for more than 60 000 candidates vying to capture one of the more than 9 000 councillors posts up for election. Those ballots must get to more than 20 000 voting...
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  By Steuart Pennington   Introduction I was privileged to be a virtual attendee at the National Brand Forum convened by Brand South Africa on 28 September. It was an all-day affair, nevertheless there were a number of significant learnings which I will highlight below.   Introduced by Thandi Thobias Chair of BrandSA the conference...
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  A single platform to amplify grassroots and collective movements to celebrate and acknowledge our Heritage, our South Africaness We have had a rough 18 months, COVID isolation has impacted every facet of our lives; children at school; workplace security;  business operations; social interaction; sport; you name it. And then the riots, looting and destruction...
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Natasha Marrian in the FM reports on the cabinet reshuffle President Cyril Ramaphosa brought his friends close and kept his enemies closer in a far-reaching cabinet reshuffle late on Thursday.   The move indicates that Ramaphosa feels more secure in his post — as he brought in his key allies — since his opponents in...
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JP Landman Political & Trend Analyst The Centre is holding 19 July 2021 ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope…’   These opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities could...
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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'