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Remarkable South Africans
FROM PUMP ATTENDANT TO CO-OWNER: THE RISE OF ENGEN’S SHEPHERD MACOTHOZA Ask Shepherd Macothoza how old he is and he’ll answer “That depends”. Born in  Khayelitsha in 1979, Shepherd’s family lost their possessions – including his birth certificate – in the township riots in the mid-1980s. On re-issue, the government moved his birthdate back to...
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SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING THE WAY OF THE FUTURE Cape Town, 9 May 2016: South African winemakers and viticulturists are increasingly committed to a holistic winegrowing approach: nurturing the soil, respecting the ecosystem and working with nature to reduce effects on the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest yet richest plant kingdom on earth which boasts an astounding...
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Making a difference Isibongo Lower Primary … a school for little people with big heart For the past 24 years S.M.I.L.E. (St Mary’s Interactive Learning Experience) has operated as an NGO and PBO. We assist teachers teaching English as a First Additional Language in community schools, providing support with daily planning and teaching.   This...
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STATEMENT BY ANDREW FEINSTEIN, PAUL HOLDEN AND HENNIE VAN VUUREN REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE SERITI COMMISSION REPORT INTO THE ARMS DEAL 21 April 2016 On the 21st of April 2016, President Jacob Zuma announced the release of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the Strategic...
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“I love the way my country can exasperate me one minute and leave me with tears of joy and pride five minutes later. Because when it counts, South Africans know how to pull together – I’ve seen it over and over again.” Verashni Pillay by Steuart Pennington “Looking at your socks Sir, you need some...
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MOT Youth with International Top Speaker, Robin Banks, (middle back) and MOT Brand Ambassador and radio DJ and television presenter, Ayanda Dlamini. Failure can lead to success, if you show enough courage. That was the main theme in the opening speech delivered by MOT South Africa’s chairperson, Professor Eltie Links, at the MOT Courage2Lead Training...
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Arriving at Madi a Thavha just outside Makhado, in the lushness of Limpopo’s mountains, lakes and forests, one is immediately taken by the traditional sculptures and artworks placed all over the grounds of this unique guest house and art centre. Heading out from here one will encounter the mythologically potent Lake Fundudzi, ancient spiritually important...
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An online petition supported by thousands and additional pressure from four local animal protection groups might just get McDonald’s South Africa’s attention to source eggs from cage-free hens in South Africa, despite the popular franchise’s refusal to commit when appeals were made earlier this year. To date, more than 8,000 people have signed the petition...
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What struck me most forcibly was just how young they were; 20, maybe 25 – really just a small group of kids. They sat as ‘the youth’ do; half-lying, legs thrown forward, chins resting in hands in that too-bored-for-life kind of way. It was 10.00am but some of them were sharing a cloudy beverage from...
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by Activate Change Drivers The Freedom Charter remains as one of the well-known guiding documents in South Africa. Education remains as one key priorities of the 1955 peoples’ aspiration document. Freedom Charter declared that” The Doors of Learning and Culture shall be Opened. It went on to say “Education shall be free, compulsory, universal and...
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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'