Origins & Credentials

“To hell with politics, let’s get on with the job ahead.”

(Rand Daily Mail, 1972)

Driven by innovative non-partisan African leaders, who span four generations and many professions. The campaign unites organisations and leaders who share the view that the private sector must grow and retain its position as the real driver of wealth and work creation.

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|–> 1972: STEM (Southern Technical and Economic Movement) is founded
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“…it is self-help: a multi-racial forum and communications network to bring together the people and effort needed to achieve a stronger and more just economy.”
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Rand Daily Mail
1972
The Star
1973
Rapport
1973
New Nation
1973
USA Black Eagle
1974
Press Freedom
1982
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Daily Mail article 1972 The Star - comments Afrikaans newspaper Rapport supports STEM New Nation Magazine 1973 USA press comments on STEM STEM analysis: The threat to press freedom - 1982
|–> 1985: Enterprise Magazine launched
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Enterprise Magazine “Most businesses and jobs are not created by the world’s larger Corporations or Governments. On the contrary, it is the courage of independent and inventive business men and women who set up businesses and risk their money and reputations by producing goods and services for their communities… ”
|–> 1996: WTI Magazine published
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A commemorative publication for the UN Trade and Development conference. Supported by the founders of AfricaCubed (an offshoot of WTI) and Africa Positive along with ongoing sponsorship of events and networking.
| Leader Article Contents Economy:Pg 1 Economy: Pg 2 Economy:Pg 3 Role Models
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WTI Magazine leader WTI Magazine Contents WTI article: The alternative economy (page 1) WTI article: The alternative economy (page 2) WTI article: The alternative economy (page 3) African Renaissance Role Models
|–> 1999: Gondwana Alive Society: Avoiding the 6th global extinction
| Project Outline Cover Endorsements “The Gondwana Alive Society takes up this challenge with a three-fronted approach…”
Endorsed by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anan, Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey and the Dalai Lama among others.
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Gondwana Project Outline Gondwana Alive Brochure Cover Gondwana Alive Endorsements
|–> 2007: The AfricaPositive Campaign is launched
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The AfricaPositive Campaign is a 21st Century brand which is both an information portal and a content destination, a network of people and an economic resource, a platform for leadership and a mobilising tool. It is founded on the premise of advancing the cause of sustainable economic growth in Africa. Read more…
|–> 2011: The Innovation Exchange
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The concept of the Innovation Exchange emerged from work done by AfricaPositive’s founder, Ted Sceales, with various organizations and businesses that have been involved since the early 1970s.” …provide an online forum for the provision of guidance, assistance, support and promotion for innovators/entrepreneurs and their inventions/intellectual capital… ” Read More…

 


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