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Johannes Meintjes

Social entrepreneur
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Company:eco1st.org

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34 Years of exposure in Southern-Africa with grassroots development focus.
Johannes Meintjes
Food security to top SADC meeting agenda
As a humble ground level social entrepreneur in Southern-Africa since 1981, I remain a bit distrustful regarding the top down process which does not empower the bottom billion in Africa. I have had an "affirmative action" partner for two years, and we break no ground in our offer of extension services and conservation farming in support of advertised SA government and provincial or metro faming projects for ground level communities. Funds and projects just disappear ...
Posted on 23 May 2017 10:46
Johannes Meintjes
Promoting a general history of Africa
The history of Africa, and also the history of the church in Africa, are not well researched, recorded or published.
Posted on 10 Jan 2017 00:59
Johannes Meintjes
Urbanisation is a tool for development
32 years of ground level experience in Southern and sub-Sahara Africa and efforts to encourage a truly relevant and sustainable socio-economic moddel from the bottom-up, agrees with the real observations of burgeoning cities and squatter communities in Africa. While cities do facilitate technology and concentrated opportunity, a depopulated rural society cannot maintain the balance for clean water, clean air, environmental conservation and organic agriculture. I am still trying to find the most suitable and facilitating socio-economic model and tenacious international partners to overcome the rural development challenges and marginalized societies in Africa.
Posted on 18 Apr 2016 14:05
Johannes Meintjes
Barbaric stock theft on the increase
The lack of moral fibre in South-African society, next to the absence of a moral compass amongst many leaders, are perhaps the first obstacle in kerbing rampant crime and jeopardizing food security.
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 16:37
Johannes Meintjes
Disadvantaged SA creatives get a boost onto the career ladder
Indeed the channels, routes and networks that provide opportunities must be improved. Too often the "disadvantaged" are the result of tremendous disparities or obstacles between top and bottom, rural and city, nothing and abundance, desire and carelessness, pleas and arrogance.
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 13:56
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