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South African Cafes

A group for people interested in developing cafes in South Africa - in business, in our communities and in government.

Location: Cape Town - Global
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2014

Please visit the following site and see this presentation on the 3 possible Futures for South Africa.

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Comment by Ivan Overton on July 31, 2011 at 6:06am
Hi All - We are progressing well with arrangements for Nexus Africa ( We are looking forward to connecting, learning and exploring with several whole system change thought leaders and many other wonderful people. David Isaacs will be part of the event, and we are also at present exploring the possibility for him to spend some time in Cape Town, and perhaps to facilitate a gathering there. This will be over and above the Nexus arrangements, and we have nothing definite planned yet. If you have any ideas or suggestions in this regard, please feel free to contact me?
Comment by Steven Cady on December 15, 2010 at 6:15pm

Hi All - David and I are reviewing the page as we discuss the possibility of he and Juanita being part of the NEXUS Africa gathering next year.  Ask Eriaan for details.

Comment by Utis Sakulpakdee on September 2, 2010 at 8:02pm
It's great to know and learn about South Africa culture.
Comment by Sahat P Hutagalung on January 17, 2010 at 12:28am
Hello South African ?Nice to communication you Janine and all South African community.

Greeting from Indonesia.
Indonesia Knowledge Management Cafe.
Comment by katesteeves on October 12, 2009 at 7:52am
I have taken part in about a dozen Talking Circles here in Nova Scotia.A sacred fire is the central focus of the circle.It has been perpared by a Pipe Carrier and helpers.Rocks are placed in the four direction and cardinal directions.These rocks are considered the Grandmothers and Grandfarthers as a part
ofour spirits connect to the earth and all creation.The words 'All My Relations" is a sacred invocation for blessing and protection.
The fire is lite by the Pipe Carrier and prayers are said to invite the Great Spirit and all those who love us in the Talking Circle.On the day of the Circle those in attendance re asked to not particate in red meat or Alcohol for four days.The circle of people use a "Talking Stick" This is a stick (mineis old root fro a tree that survived a hurricane "Wann"The stick has been blessed and kept ina red cloth until the time of the cerimony.It is usually blessed atthe fire of a POW WOW but it can be blessed in another fashion relivant to sacred traditions.The Stick represents our connection to all creation and intention through evolution of the consciousness of Creation as a Whole."ALL MY RELATIONS" GOD LIFE TIME DIMENTIONS and Intention or "WILL"
So we comnune with the Great Spirit in humility and cooperation,openmindedness and Unity in Purpose.Filling up the emptiness inside us in this way we change the World to reflect our intention. I hope this helps I am open to any discussions.I have seen Great Miracles come from these Circles.May you walk in Beauty all your days on the earth path
Comment by Bern Fourie on October 10, 2009 at 10:16am
Hi there, Can any1 help me get started... I belong to a NGO along the Garden route, We have started talking circles in the area but I need alot more information and tips to make it a success. I'd like to know what every1 is doing in their areas. I can also be emailed on

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