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After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

By Amina J. Mohammed 20 hours ago

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report
Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives
Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives

GE recently hosted a Women in STEM mentorship roundtable for female students from the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB) in Abidjan...

13 Feb 2020

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants
3 African projects to receive Internet Society Foundation grants

The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from $12,000 to $30,000 each) to 13 projects, including three from Africa...

20 Dec 2019

New report: Africa gains development ground but new inequalities emerging
New report: Africa gains development ground but new inequalities emerging

The 2019 Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has found that while African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, a new generation of inequalities is opening up...

12 Dec 2019

Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act which constitutes the nation's unprecedented statutory recognition of the Khoi-San communities, leaders and structures...

29 Nov 2019

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards
20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in Athlone
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...

18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#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 18 Nov 2019

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Reshaping the forces - Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Reshaping the forces - Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

South Africa's Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula remembers the day she walked into a conference of defence ministers, confident and ready for deliberations, and realised that her counterparts, mostly men, thought she was just an aide to a defence minister...

By Kingsley Ighobor 23 Oct 2019

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