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The Unbearable Lightness of Sweden

Many of us have questioned the sanity of our decision to ‘stay put’ in SA after the advent of our new democracy, for good reason…… it hasn’t, in many respects, turned out the way we thought it would 20 years ago.

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South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

SA launches one of continent’s largest wind farms in Jeffrey’s Bay

The R3 billion Jeffreys Bay wind farm in the Eastern Cape, comprising sixty 80-metre high turbines spread over 3 700 hectares, will supply enough clean, renewable electricity to power more than 100 000 homes a year.

FNB giving away 1 million eBucks to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their banking app

The Banking App, launched three years ago, was the first of its kind in South Africa, when smartphones became available to FNB customers in 2011. FNB was also the first to launch the Banking App specifically designed for Tablets in April 2013.

Is Good News Propaganda?

There are three sources of opinion; fact, rumour and prejudice. The truth can only be found in the first. There are three elements to a story; accuracy, context and balance. Truthful stories contain all three. There are three requirements for understanding; trust, honesty and respect. Without them opinion and truth count for little. (Steuart Pennington

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Master Card introduces a secure online shopping checkout to SA

South Africans will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the launch of the innovative MasterCard digital service, MasterPass. It enables consumers to make convenient, simple, fast and secure digital payments.

FNB Property Barometer forecasts a rise in foreign sales of SA property

Foreign investment in South African property is on the rise, according to First National Bank’s Property Barometer of foreign buying.

Nelson Mandela Foundation sends condolences on the passing of Nadine Gordimer

Prof. Njabulo Ndebele, Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the Trustees and staff, are deeply saddened at the loss of Nadine Gordimer, South Africa’s grande dame of literature and friend of Nelson Mandela.

Madiba – A six part review of the past 95 years. Part 6

PART 6. STATESMAN In this, the final article on the life of our former President Nelson Mandela I deal with his five years as the Head of State. No doubt Madiba was faced with enormously difficult task: • a nervous white community and an expectant black community • the negotiation of a new constitution •

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Madiba – A six part review of the past 95 years. Part 5

PART 5. Four years of negotiating our future – some highs, some lows – but never maleficense. In this the 5th Part of our six part series on the life of Madiba we focus on the difficulty of the negotiation dynamic; his relationship with President F.W de Klerk; the precariousness of the process; and the

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