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A good story to tell

Once upon a time….

The Kianja Project cc was established in 1997 in South Africa with the launch of the international relations publication Foreign Exchange. It has since developed into the lead facilitator of the diplomatic opinion.

It has constructed sustainable cooperation and collaboration in the public, civil and private sector over the past 17 years. It has weathered the transformation of South Africa and established itself as an independent, commercial media in an open and free nation.

The learning curve has been steep and the lessons learnt have laid a strong and fertile foundation. As South Africans discover themselves and are steadily finding their identity in post-apartheid South Africa, the global community has embraced us.

We have been enriched by the presence of the diplomatic communities. Their invaluable engagement with the many and diverse communities of South Africa has not only enlightened South Africa about their countries’ culture and tradition, but has also brought together South Africans from different backgrounds allowing them to get to know each other better.

Their unwavering support for the people and the country has seen South Africa take its place as a respected and influential member of the international community. The economic, trade, investment and tourism exchanges has seen South Africa become the leading participant in global affairs.

In a normalising South African society, expectations remain high. Managing these expectations remains a key challenge. The transition from an abnormal society requires the goodwill of all South Africans. Misrepresentation or manipulation of the constitution or the well-intentioned policies of government will not only stall the transition but even reverse the gains made over the past 20 years of democracy and freedom.

South Africa is ready to contest it fifth democratic elections. It seems that after the death of Nelson Mandela, the nation’s hero and former President, new political entities, re-defined allegiances and re-aligned policy ideologies have transformed the electioneering landscape.

As a small independent commercial media enterprise we are grateful for the opportunity to play our part in the normalising South African society. The challenges that sometimes seemed insurmountable have been the catalyst in our development.

Our enterprise now offers a diversified range of products and services. They range from design and publishing, editing, copywriting, online and print, photography, video and sound services. We have recently entered into a joint venture to provide travel services for leisure and business. We have also acquired a stake in a local diamond mining company through a service exchange agreement and are currently developing an online retail store. Our global presence and our international network allow us to explore offshore opportunities, a key component of economic and commercial diplomacy.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 2017 Edition

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