All Blog Posts Tagged 'poverty' (12)

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…

Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 14:52 — No Comments

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…


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

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…


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…


Added by sylvia hammond on March 21, 2012 at 13:32 — 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…


Added by sylvia hammond on November 1, 2011 at 10:00 — 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.…


Added by sylvia hammond on September 25, 2011 at 11:23 — 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…


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

SA Flood Relief - Gift of the Givers


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…


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…


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…


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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