“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Monday, January 24, 2011

News Analysis: South Africa urged to boost leadership skills for BRIC

English.news.cn , By Ntandoyenkosi Ncube JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 24, 2011-01-25

South Africa's ascension to the BRIC group of major emerging economies will demand greater leadership and management skills for it to keep pace with its partners, the head of a major executive training group said Monday.

BRICS is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a forum that provides its members with opportunities to network and to initiate economic arrangements.

"Although the Johannesburg Securities Exchange rose 15 percent last year, compared to China's Shanghai composite which shed 10 percent, overall we have not kept pace with the rapid growth of our BRIC partners," AstroTech Chierf excutive officer Liza van Wyk told Xinhua on Monday.

"China has backed the inclusion of South Africa into this powerful group because China has moved fast to become Africa's dominant trading partner, but we need to ensure that is something that benefits Africans as much as Chinese and the only way to do that is to ramp up our management and leadership skills," he said.

Van Wyk said leadership courses and those for new managers especially around tricky human resource and emotional intelligence issues and export skills were heavily subscribed courses in 2010.

"Early bookings for 2011 show businesses are still concerned about the level of expertise of new managers. And managers in turn are concerned about the skills capacity of staff."

The Johannesburg based management training company said BRIC with its core membership of rapidly growing economic giants, Brazil, Russia, India and China have very hard working, low unionized and highly skilled workers that in most instances earn less than their South African counterparts.

"For South Africa to be recognized as a true partner, and not just a gateway to the continent, we need to become more competitive in prices, wages, productivity and passion passion to succeed and a willingness to endure short term sacrifices for long term growth and development. It is imperative that we reduce the amount of joblessness in our society," he said.

Economic analysts say the key to BRICS is securing the supply of raw materials needed to fire up production. South Africa's potential uranium, coal, iron ore and platinum resources are likely to be vital to meeting both energy and infrastructure needs.

South Africa is also strategically positioned to provide regional financial and services infrastructure to these two economies as they seek opportunities to exploit resources from other African countries.

South Africa, with a 285-billion U.S. dollars economy, and comparatively low growth of about 3 percent lags its BRIC companions. South Africa's economy is less than a quarter of the size of Russia's and only slightly larger than China's sixth- richest province.

However, the four economies have been looking for markets away from the heavily regulated economies of north America, Europe and parts of developed south east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa's economy grew from 322 billion dollars in 2000 to 931 billion dollars in 2008, according to the International Monetary Fund, although it has slowed significantly, in line with international markets, over the last two years.

South Africa is expected to push harder for the 15 nations of the Southern African Development Community to integrate trade and policies, the community has lagged on integrated economic systems to its ongoing disadvantage," South Africa's premier training, consulting and project management service providers said.

Van Wyk said if the leaders of SADC can show greater commitment to economic integration the region could see the economies of the whole region show much needed growth and real economic clout.

South Africa's rand has strengthened since it was invited to join BRIC, partly in expectation of an inflow of funds from realigning BRIC portfolios.

Eagles, or "emerging and growth leading economies" of which Bric is a key component are tipped to contribute about 50 percent of global growth over the next decade and will have most of the world's consumers.

Eagles include China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan and Turkey. South Africa is on an economists watch list of 11 others up and coming states dubbed the "Eagles Nest."

"2011 could be an exceptionally important year for South Africa's economy," Van Wyk said.

The decisions made this year by business and political leaders will have a profound impact on economic growth or stagnation.

"The growing economies of the world, like China, are giving us a shove forward. We already sit on key bodies like the United Nations Security Council, now South African leaders and citizens need to provide the sort of impetus that the country needs to rebound out of recession and back to sustained growth," Van Wyk told Xinhua.

Editor: yan

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