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WE MiND Foundation: Education, Awareness & Support

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Added by Don Leffler on January 7, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments


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Young South Africans face major obstacles

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's (IJR) annual transformation audit, 'The Youth Dividend: Unlocking the Potential of Young South Africans', indicates that while young South Africans have confidence in their own abilities to succeed and most are positive about their own future in general, they also face major obstacles in becoming part of a more inclusive economy.
Given the country's history and the…
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Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 14:52 — No Comments


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Lighting The Way

Mr. Wadongo himself went without eating to fund the start-up costs associated with his business. “All along, I had been skipping two meals a day, so that I [could] construct the lamps,” he says, and construct…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 1, 2013 at 9:55 — No Comments

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES INTERNATIONAL: Taking opportunity to the countryside - A catalyst for LED and Community Development

Please see attached article from KZN’s ‘The Independent’ newspaper on a Case Study of Community Based Sport Tourism in KZN which is supported by a German organization which encourages Germans to ‘volunteer’ services for the local community.

 

CDI INTERNATIONAL (Community Development Initiatives International)  is…

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Added by Don Leffler on September 29, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

NPC extends deadline for comments on National Development Plan

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has extended the deadline for comments and inputs to be made on its National Development Plan until May.



"Due to the robustness of the current debate on the plan, the NPC has decided to further open for written submissions until 30th May 2012, with the intention of giving South Africans more time to make their voice heard in South Africa's first ever long term development plan," the Commission said on Monday.



So far the NPC has…

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Added by sylvia hammond on May 21, 2012 at 18:52 — No Comments

President Zuma on Human Rights Day - to visit FET principals on skills development

Deputy President of the Republic, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe;  

NCOP Chairperson, Mr Mninawa Mahlangu; 

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present,

Gauteng Premier, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane; 

Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, 

Councillor Parks Tau;  

Representatives of Chapter 9 Institutions; 

The Dean of the…

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Added by sylvia hammond on March 21, 2012 at 13:32 — No Comments

TOURISM SECTOR TO BOOST THE ECONOMY

CREATING FOOTPRINTS IN JAMAICA  

A group of South African Tourism specialists is traveling to Jamaica on 13 February 2012, to learn about its world recognized “Villages as Businesses” Community…

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Added by Don Leffler on February 8, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

SPORT TOURISM

SA honoured with sports tourism prize

South Africa has been named the "World's Leading Sports Tourism Destination" at a glittering global awards ceremony in Dohar, Qatar. Welcoming the award, hailed globally as the "Oscars of the hospitality industry", the director-general of the National Department of Tourism, Kingsley Makhubela, told the Daily News the honour would enhance the country's global competitiveness…

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Added by Don Leffler on February 8, 2012 at 13:10 — No Comments

COMMUNITY TOURISM STUDY TOUR TO JAMAICA

Jamaica’s Countrystyle Community Tourism Network to Host ‘Home of Community Tourism Study Tour’

(Feb. 16 – 26, 2012)

Louis D’Amore,…

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Added by Don Leffler on February 8, 2012 at 12:47 — No Comments

COMMUNITY TOURISM: CREATING JOBS. ALLEVIATING POVERTY.

COMMUNITY TOURISM

Learning from Jamaica and the Caribbean…

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Added by Don Leffler on December 15, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

Address by President Zuma at New Age Business Breakfast CT

01 November 2011

Fellow South Africans,

Good morning to you all!

 Let me thank the New Age and the SABC for creating this opportunity for interaction with the Cape Town business community and fellow South Africans in other parts of the country.

In a few days' time, on Saturday, the country will mark Children's Day, as the first Saturday in November each year is South Africa's National Children's Day.

We work harder each day to make South…

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Added by sylvia hammond on November 1, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

COMMUNITY TOURISM FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION: STUDY TOUR TO JAMAICA 14-23 FEBRUARY 2012

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COMMUNITY TOURISM FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION

South Africa group to learn from Countrystyle Jamaica/IIPT…

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Added by Don Leffler on October 28, 2011 at 14:02 — No Comments

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to attend G20 Employment Ministers Meeting

An upcoming two-day G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting is expected to develop new paths for job creation, among other pertinent issues.…

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Added by sylvia hammond on September 25, 2011 at 11:23 — No Comments

The Unfair Disadvantages of Poverty.

How often have you driven from one shopping centre to another looking for something you wanted? Or maybe you were too late to catch the shops at Cavendish and decided to dash through to the Waterfront where the shops close at 9pm. How often do you even consider the cost of a decision like that? Not very often, I suppose.



But something so simple when you have a car, becomes an expensive nightmare when you don’t. A trip from Khayalitsha to Constantia in a car can take as little as 20… Continue

Added by Shaun Lindbergh on March 16, 2011 at 11:19 — No Comments

State of the Nation Address (SONA) 10 February 2011

State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, at the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town

10 February 2011

Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces;

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP;

Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Kgalema…

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Added by sylvia hammond on February 10, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

SA Flood Relief - Gift of the Givers

FLOOD RELIEF TO TOP 4 MILLION RAND

Greetings of Peace



Dear Recipients



It has been a long journey in responding to the South African Flood crisis that commenced in Orlando on 17 December 2010. As in Pakistan the South African flood is an expanding natural disaster, cutting across seven provinces resulting in billions of rands of agricultural, infrastructural and personal destruction and the…

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Added by sylvia hammond on January 26, 2011 at 10:15 — No Comments

Beyond Philanthropy:towards investing in the future Dr Mamphele Ramphele

“Education remains the tried and tested route out of poverty” – Dr Mamphele Ramphele did not mince her words or pull her punches in addressing the UCT Alumni Leadership Forum. Explaining her topic: Beyond Philanthropy: towards investing in the future, Dr Ramphele is adamant – our destiny as South Africans is greatness. But our intensely unequal society is undermining our potential for…

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Added by sylvia hammond on August 31, 2010 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

Whose business is this strike? More questions than answers.

For more than a week public sector strikers have been picketing vital public services of health and education. Why?

In a Business Day article yesterday (25.8.2010) John Brand refers to the Constitutional right to strike suggesting that “A violent class war by workers against employers is not the…

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Added by sylvia hammond on August 27, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Sub prime crisis not caused by greed?

Professors Aumann and Yunus have two entirely different approaches to business: Professor Aumann believes that the sole purpose of business is to make money - and that individuals won't work for others - he doesn't believe that the sub-prime crisis in the USA, which lead to a global financial crisis results from greed. Professor Yunus takes a different approach - he believes that man is not here simply for the sole purpose of making money, at the expense of others. Read this report and give… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on August 4, 2009 at 14:46 — 4 Comments

Leadership for a New Economy

Leadership for a New Economy.doc



Academia has the responsibility to develop a theoretical foundation – an academic base – to develop a system of capital that is socially responsible. If we continue to educate executives, accountants, teachers - without inculcating how they contribute to our economy, to our country, then… Continue

Added by sylvia hammond on July 23, 2009 at 13:15 — 1 Comment

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