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Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this

The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law...

By Laura-Stella Enonchong 2 days ago

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa...

By Kwamboka Oyaro 16 Jan 2018

Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Wednesday brought in a law cracking down on ads deemed to be sexist, threatening violators with hefty fines...

12 Jan 2018

Combating Africa's inequalities

In this special coverage of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the focus is on SDG 10, which is "Reduced inequality within and among countries". The aim of SDG 10 is for countries to adopt policies that promote the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental...

By Ernest Harsch 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

By Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrification

In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life...

By Jenny Mbaye 22 Dec 2017

The gender tradition-transforming power of advertising

Swati Bhattacharya, CCO of FCB Ulka in India, explains the intricacies of changing a 400-year-old Hindu tradition from one of status-based exclusion into a sisterhood of inclusion through the #NoConditionsApply campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2017

Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism...

By Andrea Freidus 13 Nov 2017

#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy...

13 Nov 2017

African women recognised for role in science

14 young female scientists were recognised at the 2017 edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa ceremony...

13 Nov 2017

Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

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International

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans on Tuesday, 16 January, for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and to phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

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Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

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Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that fashion giant H&M reportedly sells clothing made by children in risky workplaces in Burma, she goes shopping. Completely forgetting about what she just heard, she buys an H&M dress.

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

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