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“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 convert land currently held under a complex...

Africa Positive – what we stand for

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 sometimes dangerous in the context of the...

Mandela made South Africa reach for greatness

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 and then handed over the reins of power...

How to create over 100 000 jobs!

AfricaPositive’s  UK director, Tony Granger, helped pioneer  the UK’s successful  Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)  which has generated £12billion (R144 bn) in  private investment funds into the SME sector. Ted Sceales discusses the huge positive impact that an EIS could have on wealth...

For a few dollars more …

Paseka Lesolang can save billions of litres of water for South Africa. Paseka has invented a flushless organic enhancement for standard toilets that can save 140 litres of water per day for an average four person household. It also removes the need for users to touch a flush handle, reducing the potential...

Africa’s new business frontiers

A fast-developing infrastructure of flexible workspaces is helping companies explore new opportunities in West and East Africa, writes Joanne Bushell, CEO of Middle East & Africa of Regus Over the past decade, all eyes have been turned to the economic achievements of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and...

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