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Mobility could be game-changer for African miners

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Mobility could be game-changer for African miners.

Africa currently has around 644 million mobile phone subscribers. For the vast majority of Africans, a mobile device will always be the primary way to access the Internet. Already, 70% of Egyptians, 57% of South Africans, 55% of Ghanaians 54% of Kenyans and 50% of Nigerians only access the Net via mobile devices.“Mobile communication plays a vital—and growing—role in African society and business. We’ve already seen some great mobile innovation aimed at individuals and small enterprises: the next wave will be when bigger businesses start to exploit the possibilities of mobile properly,” says Brendan Martin, CEO of Silverkeys Consulting, part of the Barnstone Group. “Mining is one of Africa’s most important sectors, and a number of factors make mobility an attractive add-on for Africa’s mines.”

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Global Visionaries – Empowering young people to become global leaders in creating a just and sustainable future.

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Global Visionaries – young leaders, global impact.
Empowering young people to become global leaders in creating a just and sustainable future.

In this programme socially conscious and environmentally focused education and community service are used in various countries to help youth recognize they need to work together so that they will be the change for the future. This initiative promotes that the young people find innovative solutions to the challenges they face in this world. While teaching the young people leadership skills, they also provide exposure to service in difficult situations for which the youngsters need to apply themselves.

This programme looks like a great initiative to inspire the young generation to be involved innovatively, but might be even more impactful when foresight skills and methodologies are included in the learning processes.


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50 Visionaries who are changing your world

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Activists, artists, scientists, transcendentalism, and non-conformists who made Utne Reader’s list of visionaries, working in social justice and community organization, transforming technology and the world.

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This is for social good! This Open Letter was written by the Principal of Bergvliet High School to President Zuma

Definately worth a read if you are a parent with young school leavers.  Please click on the hyperlink below.


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A blog on how to Separate Work from Personal Life – Something I am reading profusely about!

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As part of a series of blogs about Fatherhood, I reckon this is a biggie to maintain the balance for us fathers, boyfriends and husbands…! I personally am seriously trying to find that balance every day as the work piles up more and more.

“It might sound counterintuitive at first, but I think separating them doesn’t make much sense. It is kinda similar to dating two people at the same time.” Please enjoy the article below, and I look forward to your comments.




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A Fathers Love – This says it all…

A child once said, ” The greatest gift I ever had, came from God. I call him DAD!”. It’s true that any man can be a father but it takes only one special person to be a Dad. God, our Father in Heaven loved us first and He loves us unconditionally. We, fathers need to give that same love to our children. But as for sons and daughters, may we always be reminded of the “father’s love”. While our fathers are still here on earth, express our love to them not only on Father’s Day but everyday. TO ALL FATHERS IN THE WORLD…YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED 🙂

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Please Listen!

This was sent to me by email, from a good friend, who’s daughter, Nicole, was very observant about how people don’t listen properly, as they have their own agenda’s and caught up in their own thoughts. I reckoned this was worth posting on my blog, as her poem says a lot about that “we should learn how to listen, and listen to learn…”

“One of my young friends (21yrs) and I were chatting the other day and the conversation drifted to how very few people posses the ability to listen well. We both noted how so many people tend to interrupt seemingly unable to restrain themselves from thrusting their personal opinions or prescriptive point of view upon you before graciously and courteously hearing you out fully and oh boy, beware if you disagree & don’t follow their counsel…

At a relatively young age, my daughter Nicole has already noted this behavioural pattern in so many people so often that she decided to write a poem about it. If any of us profess a desire to council or advize, or even to just be a good friend, we would do well to hear her heart in this poem as well as train ourselves to listen to the cry of others who just want to be fully and properly heard before being so quickly interrupted. I have heard it said that the most important attribute of a good counsellor is the capacity to listen and to listen well!”

Bless you – Steve


When I ask you to listen to me

And you start giving me advice

You have not done what I have asked

When I ask you to listen to me

And you begin to tell me

Why I shouldn’t feel that way

You are trampling on my feelings

When I ask you to listen to me

And you feel that you have to do something to solve my problem

You have failed me – strange as it may seem

Listen! All I ask is that you listen

Don’t talk or do – just hear me

I can do for myself – I am not helpless

Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless

When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself

You contribute to my fear and inadequacy

But when you accept as a simple fact

That I feel what I feel, no matter how irrational

Then I can stop trying to explain

But get you to understand what’s behind this irrational feeling

And when that’s clear, the answers are obvious

And I don’t need advice

Irrational feelings make sense when we understand what’s behind them

So please, just listen and hear me

And if you want to talk, wait a minute

For your turn –

And I will listen to you

Nicole de Vries


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See the launch of our new Write on white board DIY product

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Apartheid video causes outcry

A picture depicting rally over pass laws

A video released on Facebook and You Tube today headed “Why whites don’t want to appologize for apartheid”, by the Vryheidsfront Plus/Freedomfront Plus, has caused an outcry and controversy from all directions of our diversified cultures in South Africa.

Many comments from patronising, inciting, “a better more accurate video I have never seen about South Africa”,genocide, ridiculous and many more have been made.

At a time, where crime, corruption,poverty, Aids and illness are at their highest, and what seems to be anarchy reigning, it’s is not surprising that this type of propoganda would raise eyebrowse and press on surpressed emotions by our folk about our country.

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Cipro mess creates devastating consequences for companies administration

A complete lack of clarity surrounds the vital question of whether Cipro will be ready for the new Companies Act.

Cipro mess creates devastating consequences for companies administration with new companies act being instituted by October 2010. See ITWeb Click on this link to view article

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