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July 18, 2018

Mandela Day – How did it all start?

Mandela Day is an annual call to action for citizens, South African and globally, to donate 67 minutes of their time to a charity, good cause or improving your community/society in a meaningful way. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) the annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, is celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009. On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited the global community to join them in support of an [...]

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July 4, 2018

SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth and job creation.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa in February has clear parallels for [...]

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July 20, 2017

Be radical like Mandela’s generation – Zuma’s message to youth

President Jacob Zuma has called on the youth to follow in the footsteps of former late president Nelson Mandela and his generation and achieve “radical economic transformation”.

Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo belonged to a special generation of young people who were radical, robust and daring, Zuma told members of the ANC Youth League in the party’s Cape Town region on Monday.

“They were not cowards. However, I must emphasise their radicalism was informed by conviction and not by convenience”. “They were radical truly because they believed in the moral and intellectual superiority of their ideas.” It was Mandela’s generation [...]

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