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Letsebe Sejoe – CEO: Botswana Investment & Trade Center

You are the Head of one of the key organisations involved in the promotion of investment in your country. The first question that pops in our minds is: Why Botswana? Good morning, and thank you for your question. I wish to point out that as a country, we are well positioned to attract the right calibre and level of foreign direct investment that we seek for economic growth of our country. We are con dent that as an investment destination we offer a conducive environment for business to thrive and grow shareholder value, which is important to any investor....

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Getting to know HE Zenene Sinombe, Botswana

There is a strong sense of community within the Southern African region. A bond exists within this handful of nations that is encouraged through not only the rule of law but also due to the establishment of a number of international trade unions and developmental bodies and organisations. Botswana sits at the centre of this community and has leadership positions and a strong governing presence within these multinational bodies. We sat down with His Excellency Zenene Sinombe, High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana in South Africa, to nd out more about Botswana and its role in the southern...

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Soweto: 40 years on

On the morning of June 16th, 1976, an estimated 10,000 students marched from their different schools in Soweto towards Orlando Stadium. They protested against a measure imposed by the Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 that forced all Black schools to implement only Afrikaans and English in a fifty-fifty percent basis as the medium of instruction. Indigenous tongues and dialects were neglected from the educational system and due to the socio-political landscape at the time, many black students stood firmly against the use of Afrikaans in schools, the language spoken by the oppressor. As they marched towards the stadium, the...

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Brian Parsley: Motivational Speaker

Brian Parsley is a Business Intelligence Strategist, based in the United States. He guides leaders to optimise sales effectiveness and delight customers. Founded and sold two successful start-up companies. One an online recruitment company sold to Billion Dollar marketing giant Red Ventures. The second was WeSkill, an e-learning solutions organisation. WeSkill was acquired in 2013 by Sales Performance International, a global sales performance improvement firm. He has received numerous awards for professional excellence and is listed in America’s Business Journal’s Top 40 executives under 40 (even though he’s 44 now). Brian has been a recurring guest on FOX News,...

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Nicola Piovani: In the Presence of greatness

GETTING TO KNOW: NICOLA PIOVANI, IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS… 1998 Academy Award winner for Best Original Dramatic Score for the film Life is Beautiful, Nicola Piovani, shares his profound life experience and career advice with young artists and performers in the making. The incredibly accomplished film score composer is in South Africa working on the upcoming local film Liberation. Maestro, welcome to South Africa. You have accomplished so much in the field of the music and the arts and are recognised around the world for it. Some of the stand out moments of your career include an Academy...

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