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Archive for 2008

The Greatest Depressing Drama of the 21st Century

23 October 2008

Global recession! Two seemingly innocuous words that should strike fear into the hearts of all humanity. For some, these words are the rantings of overpaid economists and consultants who don’t get it right 90% of the time. They tell us that unemployment will reach unfathomable levels that will leave economies […]

South Africa is proud of you, Khotso Mokoena

1 September 2008

The South African team returned home from Beijing Olympics with one silver medal, won by Khotso Mokoena in the long jump on 17 August. He was humbled by the support he received from the country, when he was welcomed home at the OR Tambo International airport on the 23 August. […]

Indian HIV campaign goes digital/… and our ever-growing population

20 August 2008

Officials in India have come up with a novel way of communicating an HIV awareness message to an ever growing population.  A cellphone ringtone that chants “condom! condom” will be used as a way of trying to inspire Indians to take heart and heed of a safer sex message.  This […]

overconsumption… and what is eaten in one week

30 July 2008

As the world faces serious food security issues we are reminded of the vast inequalities between the haves and the have not’s as so many of the world’s citizens struggle on a daily basis to feed their families …. yet other more fortunate and rich citizen’s consume at an ever […]

Zimbabwe faces crunch week as election looms and MDC withdraws

23 June 2008

We are less than a month away from former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July. But enroute to that day, in which South Africans and the world will get to celebrate the life of a truly great man, stands the date of 27 June. On that day voting is […]

this moment of opportunity

5 June 2008

Trey Smith, a researcher from South Carolina, is currently interning at DEVELOPMENT WORKS and shares his views on the news of Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee… I can remember sitting in history class and hearing the common refrain from teachers and professors; This was a watershed moment in the […]

South Africa beyond 2010

31 March 2008

I recently had the opportunity to attend a breakfast seminar hosted by the Ubuntu Foundation. The Guest Speaker was Guy Lundy, a futurist, strategic thinker and economic analyst. You may have read Mr. Lundy’s book South Africa: Reasons to Believe. Or you may be familiar with an email that spread […]

what will our cities look like in 2020?

21 March 2008

The Africa Centre for Cities (UCT) in partnership with the African Centre recently hosted a debate series, the Cape Futures Public Debate Series at the Spier Estate in Stellenbosch, Cape Town. The first debate addressed a common challenge in developing countries, namely slum eradication. The aptly titled first debate, ‘Is […]

Fight against AIDS …. are we winning?

7 March 2008

HIV/ AIDS continues to ravage African countries despite concerted efforts by all stakeholders to try and manage and limit its spread. It was approximated in 2007 that Sub Saharan Africa had  22.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS. While the community at large still continues to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, […]

TEDAfrica 2008

13 February 2008

Based on the idea that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea’ TEDAfrica is a sister conference to the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conferences that are held annually in Monterey, California. These conferences are not limited to Technology, Entertainment and Design as the […]