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Dear South Africa………. Letter from Andrew Daniel I have been in South Africa for 12 weeks nearly now and I’ve been trying to think of a way that I can express how my feelings towards this country are as there are so many things to talk about both positively and negatively so I think a...
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ARE YOU STILL PROUDLY SA, OR FRAYED, EVEN FRAZZLED? by Derek Carstens Our Story Once upon a time there was a country on the southern tip of Africa, where it’s people called themselves Proudly South African. Against all odds they had silenced the nay-sayers and peacefully ushered in democracy for all. Their nuclear arsenal had...
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JUNE ‘NUTSHELL’ NEWSLETTER …… positive stories from June “Positive stuff happens, you just have to look for it” was something my Latin teacher said when I was despairing at my complete inability to get anything right. I sometimes feel the same way when I read our daily newspapers and listen to and watch the news....
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By Jonathan Jansen Why does South Africa not fall off the precipice? Economists are clear that if this economy does not grow soon, the prospects of new jobs are dismal and rising unemployment will be our fate. Educationists are clear that if the decline in education qualify and the high drop-out rates continue, schools and...
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Is SA is becoming a nation of three countries — along class, not racial lines? by Mikhail Moosa We talk all the time about poverty, inequality and unemployment. Inequality is mostly referred to as a black/white issue, and sadly whites are often presented as the ‘bad guys’. The Bell Pottinger campaign around ‘white monopoly capital’...
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The importance of storytelling and using our culture in creating content Last week we published “Changing the world – one story at a time” as our weekly blog. This week we have a wonderful story that does just that! I often say that our national narrative is informed at three levels. First, what we hear...
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GETTING SOUTH AFRICA BACK ON TRACK Conversations on South Africa’s ‘moment of hope’. As South African President Cyril Ramaphosa approaches his first 100 days in office, it’s undeniable that the mood of many a conversation around the nation’s dinner tables and water coolers has lifted considerably, after a decade of doom and gloom. Corruption is...
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GETTING THE FACTS RIGHT, GETTING THE STATS DEFINED By Steuart Pennington I was interested to see that Minister Dlamini-Zuma is reported as saying “credible statistics are necessary to ensure a better life for all South Africans” when tabling her budget vote for Stats SA “because policymakers and implementers use the data produced to inform decisions,...
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EDUCATION IN SA A Centre for Risk Analysis Report ‘Education the single greatest obstacle to socio-economic advancement in South Africa’, the April edition of Fast Facts from the Centre for Risk Analysis, seeks to provide a definitive assessment of the quality and output of the South African education system. The report finds that, while there...
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TRANSFORMATION IN SPORT: ARE WE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS? – (I HAVE FIVE THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED) By Steuart Pennington Writing for the Mail and Guardian Luke Feltham writes, “there is a glimmer of hope at the end of a long sports transformation tunnel. This was the message delivered at the release of the...
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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'