Saturday, October 27, 2007
Unique opportunity for Africa and development partners to work on NEPAD
Think Tank workshop on Peer Review issues
Burkino Faso and Mali next on Peer Review list
Mayor supports Cities programme to make NEPAD happen at the local level
UNEP environment report will help NEPAD’s agenda
Training programme for district health
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The football field of corporate business
We have such a wonderful diverse kaleidoscope of people living in South Africa today.
It is such a pity that laws like BEE infringes or tries to control the natural ability of South Africans to make this country an economic giant on the world corporate rugby field.
One can say BEE is not playing the ball fairly.
Why tar all citizens with the same brush. We have such a diverse African economy.
Methods could be found to empower all previously disadvantaged people by offering them assistance to start up their own companies without hijacking well run financial giants.
Only a strong economy can empower all citizens of South Africa.
If the rugby team was subjected to the same criteria as the business world in South Africa, we may not have taken the world cup.
Lets turn the economy of South Africa round to becoming top players corporate global rugby field.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Ministers approve $2bn submarine cable to connect Africa
High-level meeting praises progress with implementation of CAADP
Key role of agriculture in reaching Millennium Development Goals
APRM Secretariat gears up for major implementation workshop in Algiers
Saturday, October 06, 2007
We use, according to Carte Blanch, last night, a third of Africa's electricity. (If I remember right)
90% of our electricity comes from coal.
Plans are afoot to open a number of open-faced cola mines adjacent to conservation land.
Coal mines cause acid deposits in the water systems, threatening the natural wetlands.
South Africa is threatening to destroy all it's dams and river systems.
Even Rietvlei Nature Wetlands Reserve, Cape, is contaminated with an uncontrollable invasion of poisonous blue-green algae due to industrial waste seeping into the waterways of the area.
The removal of trees and reeds exasperated the effect.
Is the "make poverty history" campaign threatening the natural inheritance of out future generations?
What is real poverty?
The lack of money or the lack of a standard of living?