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TURNING 21? HERE’S SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT CAPTION: Pictured left to right: Moleboheng Mokoatle, Mandla Shabangu, Eunice Themba and Samkelisiwe Mlambo during the donation of the 125 blankets and food parcels to the orphanage in Daggakraal, Mpumalanga. Mandla Shabangu is an unusual 21-year-old. Earlier this year, instead of organising a lavish 21st birthday party for...
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HEY Mr. President, Sir by Steuart Pennington In the 15 years that I have been populating www.sagoodnews.co.za with ‘positive and informed’ articles and facts – and in the 600 or so presentations that I have done on SA around the world – I have always been able to refer to the World Economic Forum’s Global...
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THE NEXT THREE (3) MONTHS IN SA, WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SCENARIOS? Alec Hogg recently spoke to Jakkie Cilliers, author of FATE of the NATION which offers three scenarios for South Africa’s future. I have attempted to summarise the interview below, it is worth a read – no doubt the next three months are going...
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What makes us…..us? In the context of our heritage, our complex history, our ’94 transition, our heritage ……I thought about it……. and jotted the following: We sing rhythmically no matter the occasion We humour collectively no matter the circumstance We befriend sincerely no matter the who We braai generously no matter the when We appreciate...
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GIVING: HOW DOES SA STACK UP?  Background For the past 8 years Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has published a World Giving Index to provide insight into the scope and nature of giving in 138 countries around the world. This year SA improved to 24th overall and 7th in Africa But, the devil is in the...
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Rugby World Cup 2023 – SA Prospects Hosting is 1st an economic opportunity Hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 will bring South Africa R27.3 billion in direct, indirect and induced economic impact. It will also sustain 38 600 annual job equivalents – some temporary and some will be permanent. This is according to a...
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 How does SA rank? In the top 10%? Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy...
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BUSINESS BELIEVES IN SOUTH AFRICA –       Commitment to economic transformation with an historic ‘Contract with South Africa.’ –       Fightback against deceitful #WMC campaign, making clear Business Believes in South Africa. –       Corruption and state capture are the cancers eating away at this society – and they must be rooted out wherever they are found. In...
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History can teach us, and give us hope! by Stephen Mulholland* The father of modern economics, Adam Smith, once remarked that there’s a ‘great deal of ruin in a nation,’ by which he meant that it takes an awful lot of bungling by political leaders to bring down a powerful and prosperous state. History records...
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TALK ABOUT “BEHIND YOUR BACK IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES!” How IDC is trying to create black industrialists While the IDC is doing a lot to help new entrepreneurs, it still needs to do a lot more to fund businesses in new industries By Hanna Ziady Thembinkosi Mthembu is a black industrialist. The founder of...
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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'