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BSTEP (Black, Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals) is a non-profit advocacy organisation with the aim of advancing black excellence in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation

Making Black Professionals in Science Visible

Does the rise of black PhD graduates in South Africa translate to the visibility of these professionals in the workplace? Although for the past few years, graduation halls across the country have recognised the academic excellence of numerous black graduates, the same has not translated in the workplace. While many may think that the achievement of...
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Knowledge Economy – Our responsibility for the future of South Africa

By Tshetlhe Litheko Friday, September 23, 2016 An outstanding debate in the South African narrative and perhaps one that would take us a few decades to table as a debate is, "What should be the economic priority for the South Africa?" As permeations goes, two ideas have surfaced, and have become a point of debate in our political discourse. Firstly...
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Just how much of the economy is black owned?

By Tshetlhe Litheko Sunday, October 30, 2016 I have stayed away from writing on the state of inequality in South Africa for some time due to five fundamental reasons. Firstly any article highlighting the extent to which challenges exist, should also be followed by an attempt to solve those challenges. Secondly the extent to which the socio-economic...
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Black Agency: Ernest Cole a hero from Mamelodi

   By Tshetlhe Litheko Saturday, February 18, 2017 Heroism is hard to deny, and not all black history can be dismissed as socialist or ANC connected. My home town of Mamelodi boasts of many heroes across decades and levels of notoriety. The current African soccer champions league champs, Sundowns have become perhaps the modern day perform...
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Introspection: The demands of our shared future

"How shall Integrity face oppression? What shall Honesty do in the face of Deception, Decency in the face of Insult, and self-defence before Blows? How shall Desert and Accomplishment meet Despising, Detraction, and Lies? What shall Virtue do to meet Brute Force? There are so many answers and so contradictory; and such differences for those on the ...
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Cuban Engineers and the Quest to build Black Excellence within the Engineering Field

BSTEP has noted with disappointment the level of disconnection between the Government's development plan and the quest to build a competent local population of engineers. This comes after BSTEP reflected critically on the impact of global bilateral agreements between our government and other governments on the importation of engineers. The case in ...
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