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South Africa feels alive with excitement

Posted in Africa on May 26, 2009 by Rouvanne
Green Point Stadium

Green Point Stadium

As a further celebration of what South Africa is able to offer in terms of possibilties, in this Africa Month, the country seems to be a constant state of excitment with our sporting codes standing up and making us proud! And we have good reason to – but it goes so much further than just sport, because almost every single industry is involved in ensuring that our events are a world class success!

Beautiful Cape Town

Beautiful Cape Town

This weekend we host the Super 14 final; in just a couple of weeks we host the FIFA Confederations Cup; we have just successfully hosted the Indian Premier League after only being given three weeks of preparation time; and of course 2010 will be forever remembered as the year of the first African FIFA World Cup football tournament. Continue reading

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Africa Day: Celebrate it with hard work

Posted in Africa with tags , , , , on May 25, 2009 by Rouvanne
African Union

African Union

May is Africa Month; so declared to celebrate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, although, this organisation was disbanded by former President Thabo Mbeki in 2002, and then reformed as the African Union. The saying goes, ‘a rose by any name would still smell as sweet‘. Or would it? Does this organisation really have to power to change the destiny of this continent and it’s people?

The leaders of tomorrow?

The leaders of tomorrow?

Being an African, and a part of a new generation of South Africans, I am forced to look north towards the rest of the continent, and wonder if it will ever rise out of the misery and sadness that keeps it from really being a part of the world community.

But at the same time I have this terrible problem of being an optimist by nature; I have this faith that this is Africa’s century. A time to be nurtured from within. Really making a go for it! Continue reading