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Posted on Dec 12, 2013
The founders of AfricaPositive believe that, for moral and survival reasons, Africa faces two mutually exclusive scenarios:
According to Ted Sceales, the low ground scenario is leading the continent down a steep, slippery cause-and-effect spiral of growing...
Posted on Oct 11, 2011
Does being ‘AfricaPositive’ mean wearing rose-tinted glasses? Quite the reverse: It means facing up to reality and believing we can turn problems into opportunities – even if they are gigantic!
That is why world leaders as dynamic and diverse as Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anan, Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey and the Dalai Lama support the Gondwana Alive Society.
Posted on Mar 7, 2016
Each year thousands of South Africans, mostly children and teenagers, are diagnosed with blood disorders such as leukaemia, marrow failure and aplasia. For most, their only chance of survival is a bone marrow / stem cell transplant. Sometimes it’s possible for a...
Posted on Mar 28, 2014
“Land reform” should focus on the 7 to 10 million council-owned township houses in urban areas where the vast majority of South Africans reside and not on 40,000 farms.
Initiated in 2010 in Ngwathe (Parys), Free State, the FMF’s land reform project serves to...
Posted on Dec 16, 2013
From the Financial Times:
After a long and largely successful career in banking, Bob Diamond, former head of Barclays, could probably have his pick of markets and institutions at which to stage his comeback – whether in investment banking, hedge funds or at one of...
Posted on Dec 10, 2013
Frustrated by the exclusion of blacks from the economic mainstream, indeed even from its tributaries, publisher Ted Sceales initiated a movement back in the 1970s to foster inclusivity in the collective mind of South African business. That vision, unpopular and...
Posted on Dec 6, 2013
The news of Nelson Mandela’s passing has touched the world. Once in a generation, a man appears who embodies greatness. Someone who, despite every reason to hate, chooses the path of love and reconciliation. Here was a man who landslided the ANC into power in 1994...
Posted on Dec 4, 2013
Malawi’s stock exchange is the best performing in Africa so far this year, with a 71% US dollar-adjusted return, according to Investinginafrica.net. It is a tiny exchange, with weekly trade of just $400,000, which means small buying pressure can distort the...
Posted on Dec 1, 2013
If South Africa truly seeks to achieve growth of 5% or more a year, should we be listening to advice from the likes of Germany, the UK and Sweden, or perhaps listen to the likes of Nigeria and Ghana, which are among the fastest growing countries in the world?