Seven Sisters Wine Rises To Top Of Industry Out Of Poverty

Many people think wine is intimidating. Amateur sommeliers often speak at length about each aspect of the wine, from the look and color to the aroma to how the taste plays about the tongue. The entire wine experience can be prohibitively pretentious. That's why it is so exciting to see someone like Vivian Kleynhans dominate in the wine industry. Vivian recounts her early days entering the wine industry in 2003. She confides that she had absolutely no clue what she was doing or what she was … [Read more...]

WHAT IS MANDELA DAY?

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing … [Read more...]

Lisa Clapier – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the creation and sustenance of World Peace and Mother Earth, is one of our world's supreme connectors, facilitators and more ...       WOMAN of ACTION™     Lisa Clapier   I do what I do... I want my children, a mother of seven, to know their lives are worth everything to me! I was raised being told my good thoughts, good … [Read more...]

SEXUAL ASSAULT, What is Consent?

Globally, the term "sexual assault" covers behavior from unwanted touching to rape. Each state has its own legal definition and criminal code, and thus definitions of acts that constitute sexual assault vary. These definitions are gender neutral because sexual assault happens to both females and males, although the vast majority of sexual assault victims are females. The Canadian Women's Foundation reports that 96% of Canadians agree sexual activities between partners should be consensual, … [Read more...]

Dalai Lama Scandal explained, Desmond Tutu

The Dalai Lama, left, sits with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2008 prior to speaking at the University of Washington in Seattle. Photograph: Indian Country Today Network Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu chose not to beg the South African government to grant a visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to enable his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate to attend the Nobel Summit scheduled to be held in Cape Town this month, Reverend Mpho Tutu, Executive Director of … [Read more...]

2014 Partners’ Forum – Johannesburg, (June 30/July1)

Violence against Women Intimate partner and sexual violence against women Introduction The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Intimate partner violence refers to behavior by an intimate partner or ex-partner that … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, A Unique Opportunity to Train With Me‏

Since you’ve been following my work so closely, I want to be sure you know about a unique opportunity to work with me this year. I know it’s not always possible to travel or take the time away from daily responsibilities to study with me for an extended period of time . . . And in response to this, I’ve created a program to allow you to work with me regardless of where you are, with no need to travel great distances. It’s an advanced, intimate, 6-month online training that is just … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose

Dear Friend, Everywhere I go, people come up to me and tell me how profoundly their lives have been changed by taking my Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 7-week Online Course. REGISTER HERE And nothing makes me happier than knowing that the course is helping people live their highest purpose, because as you probably know, that’s what the world needs right now, more than anything. Here are a few more excerpts from letters I’ve received from course graduates talking … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse, A moving tribute to a legendary figure

Nelson Mandela's struggle against South African apartheid inspired millions. And his great call for justice and equality continues to resonate around the world, as new generations of young people pursue the ideals he embraced. On December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, President Obama paid tribute to a hero and a leader -- and spoke about the path that's still ahead. President Obama delivers remarks at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. … [Read more...]

“Keeping Men and Boys safe” 2013, (IMD) – NOV 19

"Keeping Men and Boys safe" 2013, International Men's Day (IMD) - NOV 19 International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give … [Read more...]

Movember celebrated with Michael Ballard – Nov 26

Movember (a portmanteau word from moustache and "November") is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase … [Read more...]

Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka sworn-in as UN Women Executive Director

South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka sworn-in as new UN Women Executive Director South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka sworn-in as new UN Women Executive Director By: SEM Contributor on August 29, 2013. The swearing of former South Africa’s Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka as the new executive director of United Nations Entity for Gender and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) was presided by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon at a ceremony Monday at the UN Headquarters in New … [Read more...]

Maria de Lurdes Mutola – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this athlete, a woman that has devoted her life to her Lurdes Mutola Foundation that aims to bring more young Mozambicans to sport and to assist in helping them achieve their sporting and educational potential. She also devoted much of her time contributing to the awareness of HIV/AIDS, working to awaken the youth of our world. Her positive action has changed the lives of many youth.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of empathy, faith, kindness, intelligence, perserverence and strength. Rising above extraordinary circumstance and false persecutions, this awakened male energy thrives teaching our world what true forgiveness and integrity and love really is. Always maintaining his dignity and self respect, entering into the land of politics in South Africa, this man never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Africa’s Top 10 luxury city breaks!

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Africa Africa is a continent well known for its vast plains and amazing wildlife, but perhaps less recognised for its potential as an urban getaway. African cities, though, are worthy destinations in their own right and here we round-up 10 of the best African city breaks and hope they might give you an insight into an often overlooked aspect to this wonderful continent. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Overlooking the inviting waters of the … [Read more...]

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