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By Steuart Pennington Bill Gates edited the first edition of TIME magazine this year. His editorial is headed “The Good News.” He starts, “reading the news to-day does not exactly leave you feeling optimistic. Hurricanes in the Americas. Horrific mass shootings. Global tensions over nuclear arms, crisis in Myanmar, bloody civil wars in Syria and...
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HOW DO WE SEE……… HOW DO WE TALK ABOUT………………………..SA? (or, what is your perception vs the truth?) by Steuart Pennington 2018 has arrived and there seems to be a fair amount of positive energy out there: Cyril is the new President of the ANC, very few erudite commentators got that right, not Peter Bruce, not...
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 Entrepreneurship in SA: Alive and well? Young South Africans’ appetite for entrepreneurship is alive and well, if they are given the opportunity to turn passion into action, says the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). This after 900 learners participated in the 2017 SAICA & Coronation Business Development Games, held across all nine provinces...
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Expats choose SA for adventure and quality of life Johannesburg, 23 November 2017 – Globally mobile individuals, also known as expatriates or ‘expats’, who choose to live and work in South Africa, cite the adventure (74%), a better quality of life (72%), or to gain international experience (67%) as their reasons for accepting assignments in...
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20 Questions the ANC must answer during their December Elective Conference (so that we can return to 2018 upbeat). By Steuart Pennington I was interested to read an article by Yacoob Abba Omar, head of strategy and communications at the Banking Association South Africa where he poses 12 questions the ANC needs to answer. I...
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New research reveals scale of business contribution to South Africa BLSA members employ 1.29 million people and add R1.9 trillion in value to the economy  20th November, Johannesburg: A ground-breaking report by Quantec Research, a leading South African economic consultancy, has revealed today the significant contribution made by South African business to the wealth of...
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World Day of Remembrance 2020 Target: Reduce road fatalities AND serious injuries by 50% SADD joins the international road safety community to commemorate World Day of Remembrance, scheduled for Sunday the 19th November 2017. We sincerely hope you will be proactive and join us by having ceremonies or church services around this time. Please contact us for...
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Election Watch: Kayfabe* Wrestling? by Steuart pennington We all sit with bated breath, chewing our nails, scratching our posteriors, ‘maring while we sleep as we witness the cumbersome ‘throwing chairs’ process of the ANC arriving at the decision as to who their next President will be come 2018 and who our next President will be...
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“OUR NDP VISION 2030 WILL ONLY HAPPEN IF WE HAVE CLEAR GOALS AND ACCOMPANYING SUCCESS MEASURES WHICH MOST OF US CAN UNDERSTAND…..  AND THEN – A ‘DELIVERY’ ROAD MAP”  by Steuart Pennington Minister, Sir, in listening to your budget speech I was taken by your reference to Ben Okri’s poem “Poetic Flight” and the challenge...
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23 October 2017   STATEMENT ON BLSA / ESKOM INTERACTION Eskom suspension in full force and effect BLSA confirms that it is holding high level discussions with Eskom’s Acting CEO, at Eskom’s request, regarding the serious allegations of corruption and state capture, which led to Eskom’s suspension from BLSA. The first of these meetings was...
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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'