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21 Icons South Africa

21 Icons is a visual celebration of the lives of men and women who have shaped the world around them for the better. Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, it tells the stories of people who have continued his legacy – whose lives have made the world a better place. The project seeks to celebrate those who have achieved success and widespread recognition, as well as individuals whose work has been conducted without prior acclaim.
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    KAREL BENADIE – 21 ICONS – ICON OF THE MONTH

    01/05/2017 • 21 Icons South Africa, Home, News

    A boy, slight and quick on his feet, runs up a hill close to his house in the jagged Karoo landscape. The hill is steep, and the days are hot, but he does this every morning. His daily routine: running, tracking, and looking for the caracals that prey on sheep. He is Karel Benadie, and …

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    PHILLIP TOBIAS – 21 ICON

    14/11/2016 • 21 Icons South Africa, Home, Latest News, News, On the Go

    Phillip Tobias’s father owned a toyshop. Imagine the treasures unearthed by the wide-eyed son. He’d go down to the store and ride the scooters and tricycles for sale. Sadly, the dream didn’t last. The toyshop flourished in the early years, but the emergence of wholesale bazaars drove his father to bankruptcy. This is not a …

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    GARY PLAYER – 21 ICON

    19/09/2016 • 21 Icons South Africa, Latest News, News

    Muirfield, 1959. A 23-year-old Gary Player has come from four shots behind at the start of the final day to lead the field at the British Open. Conditions are mild – surprisingly, for England in July, the rain has held off – and the young South African is on the verge of an extraordinary comeback. …

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    HELEN SEBIDI – 21 ICONS

    07/08/2016 • 21 Icons South Africa, Editors Picks

    It’s a typical South African scene: a black woman bent over a mop, scrubbing the floor in a white woman’s house. She leans into the mop from her hips, pushing back and forwards. The tiles glisten, covered in a soapy film. Once she finishes her day’s work, she will go home and take care of …

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TEAM AfDB AT THE ‘OLYMPICS OF ECONOMICS’

16/07/2017

It was during a beautiful breathy summer in Santa Fe, Mexico City, that the 18th International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress was held between 19

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ENGEN’S THOBANI DLAKANI HAS A NEW VIEW FROM HIS 7TH FLOOR WINDOW

17/07/2017

When you first meet 24-year old Thobani Everest Dlakana (who prefers to be called Ted) you are struck by his confident smile and business-like manner. Little