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SA man pays tribute to friend through school refurbishment programme Duncan Alfreds, News24 Contributing to a school refurbishment programme seemed like the perfect way for Rob Broster to honour the community service legacy of his friend. Even more so when he roped in several good Samaritans along the way. Broster’s friend Ian Macdonald, affectionately known...
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By Derek Carstens That the ANC would lay claim to Madiba’s legacy was never in doubt. And rightly so. However I am not sure the same can be said in terms of the ANC being the sole, rightful heir to Winnie’s legacy. Madiba’s ‘brand’ and Winnie’s ‘brand’ are very different Make no mistake, as Madiba’s legacy...
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CEOs cheer up after ‘Ramaphosa rally’ A quarterly poll of CEOs done by Merchantec Capital found that business leaders are as optimistic now as they were in 2012 The “Ramaphosa rally” did not just perk up the rand, but caused CEO confidence to jump from a pessimistic 38.4 points in the fourth quarter of 2017...
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The Land issue – threat or opportunity? By Derek Carstens Intro by Steuart Pennington: The land “expropriation without compensation” call by the ANC and the EFF has caused what can only be described as an hysterical debate. It seems that everybody, particularly every political party, is shooting from the hip before trying to understand the...
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STARBUCKS FOUNDER HOWARD SCHULTZ DISCOVERS UBUNTU AND TELLS AMERICA In a Commencement Speech for Arizona State University (ASU) Howard Schultz talks of opening the first two stores in SA and his discovery of UBUNTU. It is inspiring, compelling and heart-warming, and worth the read! “I would like to begin my time with you today by sharing...
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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: A REMINDER WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR WHAT WE GOT WHAT WE NEED TO DO Yesterday, March 21st, was Human Rights Day. A brief history is appropriate, the struggle for human rights in South Africa was long, painful and protracted. The struggle was worth it, we now have a bill of human rights...
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These South African university courses are among the best in the world We are often quite critical about what we perceive to be a lowering of standards in respect of our universities. Every year QS World University Rankings publish a wide range of different rankings, this one ranks courses offered at South African universities, and...
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Turning hope into reality  By Derek Carstens I am only too aware of the fact that “simple solutions to complex problems are invariably wrong “. However as we also know it is easy to write a long speech, the real challenge is to write a short one. So in the interests of brevity and fully...
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“Thuma Mina – Send Me” President Ramaphosa’s Brilliant Plea by Justin Foxton  “I wanna be there when the people start to turn it around, when they triumph over poverty. I wanna be there when the people win the battle against AIDS. I wanna lend a hand I wanna be there for the alcoholic. I wanna...
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SONA: A POSITIVE SCORECARD FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS or  WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA HAS DELIVERED. More South Africans, probably than ever before, watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday night, hoping that our new President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa would deliver a message of hope, a message 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'