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#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in Athlone

Forest Whitaker recently spoke at a press conference in Athlone, Cape Town, on the progress the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme is making in Athlone...

1 day ago

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortage

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

15 Nov 2019

Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban...

14 Nov 2019

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

14 Nov 2019

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done...

13 Nov 2019

Drink gin, help the pangolins

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin, a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation's pangolin awareness...

8 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

World Media Group survey identifies activism as key campaign benefit

A new content-led marketing-focused survey found that there is an increased interest in brand activism...

7 Nov 2019

Evaluating your social investment - timing and process is everything

The primary aim of evaluations is to assess whether these interventions are achieving their intended objectives, but importantly how these processes are undertaken and when they are undertaken can either improve or hinder the utility and value of the evaluation...

By Mandisa Diza 6 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Gender inequality in education is still an issue in Kenya and South Africa

Women still aren't fully represented in higher education in Kenya and South Africa, despite changes in law and policy over the years....

By Beatrice Akala 5 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

#FairnessFirst: Go beyond pink branding for true female customer satisfaction

Her focus on how financial services, in particular, tend to connect with females consumers in the wrong way was a stand-out section of Barbara Cador, global head of Kantar's CX+ initiative's opening presentation at the Cape Town version of the Kantar customer experience (CX) advantage 2019 masterclass...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2019

Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provision

Recent research shows that the youth in South Africa have the potential to make a critical difference in their communities if government and civil society structures engage constructively and partner with young people...

By Dr Cephas Mutami 31 Oct 2019

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

By Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

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