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The ‘First Black’ Syndrome

What first? What black? What is this frenzy about being the first black person to accomplish a feat in an area of human endeavour? First for what purpose? First to what end? ‘First Black’ presupposes a non-previously existing and rare ascendancy or breakthrough in one discipline or another by a […]

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TAD Awards 2019 Press Release

The 2019 edition of the African Diaspora Awards took place on Friday 15 March at a dinner gala at Mayfair Hotel where various individuals and organisations were honoured for their contributions on the continent.   The awards were headline sponsored by Brand South Africa and co-sponsor WorldRemit in association with […]

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Note from Editor

You can achieve anything once you put your mind to it’ – an incredible saying with a lot of underlying value. This resonates with me: after interviewing so many high-profile, inspirational figures, I have realised that dreams can come true, nothing is impossible and what matters is that we protect […]

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Promoting Brand South Africa

As Brand South Africa’s Country Head for the UK, Pumela Salela (PS) is the custodian of her country’s brand and reputation, and her role is to market South Africa in the UK, attract foreign direct investment to South Africa, and mobilise Global South Africans (GSA) abroad. We spoke to her […]

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Uniting Africa against child abuse

After 10 years working in the British civil service across different government departments and in different policy posts, including urban regeneration, competitiveness, small business development, youth entrepreneurship and enterprise policies, Debbie Ariyo (DA) left her job to start AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse. She has been a prominent […]

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Accomplished businessman and community champion

Sam Ochieng (SO)has carved an inspirational legacy as a successful international businessman and community leader based in the UK. He is actively involved in civil society organisations serving tens of thousands of Africans and other communities in the UK. As an international development champion and entrepreneur, he has led in […]

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The Power of the Collective

I never tire of relating my friends and colleagues about the unity of purpose and resultant success that I’ve observed among the Jewish community. Indeed, we have all seen and heard of it, along with the fact that they’re widely regarded as the most successful in the world across many […]

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