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Looking at Covid-19 through a gender lens
Looking at Covid-19 through a gender lensArticle

Our world has undoubtedly been changed forever by the Covid-19 pandemic, as all efforts are focused on slowing down the increase and mitigating the impact of this silent enemy that has spread across the world like wildfire...

Geraldine Matchaba 9 Jul 2020

Survival of NPOs - saving a weakened sector
Survival of NPOs - saving a weakened sectorArticle

With the impact of Covid-19 rippling through the economy with disastrous effect, the livelihoods of non-profit organisations (NPOs) are under threat...

Dr Armand Bam 18 Jun 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption
Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumptionArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption...

26 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusionArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sector
3 flawed ideas inhibiting SA's non-profit sectorArticle

South Africa has a strong and vibrant non-profit sector, yet non-profit organisations (NPOs) are not making quite as much of a dent in the many socioeconomic challenges facing our country as expected...

Bianca Lima-Boekhoud 9 Mar 2020

John Lombela, managing director, Cryptovecs Capital
#BlockchainAfrica: Building an inclusive, transparent digital African economyArticle

Doing business in Africa is still a double-edged sword; despite the steady economic growth, there is still the inability to leverage this growth into sustainable development policies and plans...

John Lombela 4 Mar 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation target
Coca-Cola Beverages SA smashes supplier transformation targetArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa announced that it had surpassed its three-year target to transform R3.9bn of preferential procurement to black suppliers...

2 Mar 2020

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

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

6 Feb 2020

Cape Town centre drives inclusion of hearing-impaired children in SA
Cape Town centre drives inclusion of hearing-impaired children in SAArticle

As the world celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December, South Africa must focus on educational inclusion for people with disabilities, asset management firm Coronation said...

Issued by Coronation 5 Dec 2019

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Closing the gender gap in financingArticle

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too "high risk" for financing...

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 presidentArticle

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

How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agriculture
How African intra-continental trade can benefit land reform, agricultureArticle

African countries need to expedite the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade in order to lessen reliance on both China and the United States, offset the potential outcome of the Brexit impasse and mitigate the collateral and far-reaching impact of the trade war between the two biggest markets...

21 Nov 2019

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

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

Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre
Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centreArticle

City-owned land along lower Buitengracht Street, which has been held by the province as road reserve for the unfinished Foreshore freeway, is in the process of being returned to the City of Cape Town...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Oct 2019

The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in Africa
The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in AfricaArticle

While the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it global concerns of deepening inequality, in Africa new evidence suggests that digitisation and big data could bring more inclusive growth through real job creation...

Lyal White & Liezl Rees, Issued by Johannesburg Business School 1 Oct 2019

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Support programmes to assist land reform beneficiariesArticle

Deputy President David Mabuza says government offers support programmes for beneficiaries of land reform to ensure that they use their newly-acquired land productively...

12 Sep 2019

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AI, changing the future of Africa's food securityArticle

The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and even advise farmers presents Africa with an historic opportunity to meet the continent's own food requirements...

10 Sep 2019

Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier development
Time to gear up SA's focus on supplier developmentArticle

Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is one of the most sustainable ways to grow South Africa's ailing economy. But, to drive the impact potential of ESD, stakeholders need to come together to forge a path forward...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Sep 2019

Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growth
Positioning agriculture as a key driver of Africa's growthArticle

The potential to increase Africa's agricultural yields through the strategic use of data could place the continents' farmers at the heart of tomorrow's global economy...

5 Sep 2019

Michelle Goliath played a major role in establishing the first ethically sourced, fair, women-owned, artisanal diamond process.
#WomensMonth: Creating a space for women artisanal minersArticle

Michelle Goliath has a passion for helping the most vulnerable people in society who have run out of conventional employment options...

8 Aug 2019

How does a property stokvel work?
How does a property stokvel work?Article

Could a property stokvel be the right solution for you? Let's find out...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Jul 2019

Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reach
Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reachArticle

Twenty-five years into democracy and South Africa continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons...

Luvuyo Madasa and David Blyth 26 Jul 2019

Johan Ferreira, chief legal and compliance officer, African Unity
The Cofi Act takes the financial services sector into a new eraArticle

While South Africa came through the 2008 global financial crisis relatively unscathed, evidence of poor market conduct and outdated legislation were among the factors that led to a reform of the country's financial sector...

26 Jun 2019

The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case study
The role of rural women in making home brew: a Rwandan case studyArticle

Across sub-Saharan Africa traditional non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are made from locally available produce like cereals, fresh milk, fruits, and vegetables...

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu 6 May 2019

Online trading platform to assist SMMEs
Online trading platform to assist SMMEsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently launched an online trading platform which will link registered small, medium and micro enterprises' (SMMEs) access to supply chain opportunities of large South African corporations...

27 Mar 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law
President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into lawArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is signing the Competition Amendment Bill into law, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

13 Feb 2019

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Government identifies land for redistributionArticle

As part of accelerating land reform, government has identified land parcels owned by the state for redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, 7 February...

11 Feb 2019

L-R: SA's minister of environmental affairs Nomvula Mokonyane; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International; Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation
Cape Town to host upcoming global green economy conferenceArticle

Under the theme 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies', South Africa will host the third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10-11 January...

9 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can
#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that canArticle

Since 2011, Lulaway, the brainchild of Jake Willis and Errol Freeman, has placed 30,000 young South Africans in jobs...

Sindy Peters 14 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in AfricaArticle

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land
Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city landArticle

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

Brand South Africa partners with the Black IT Forum for the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital Awards
Brand South Africa partners with the Black IT Forum for the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital AwardsArticle

Brand South Africa has announced its partnership with the Black IT Forum (BITF) to host the BITF-KZN 2018 Digital Awards under the theme, "Redefining Digital and Business Transformation", on 8 December...

Issued by Brand South Africa 20 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says RamaphosaArticle

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela to lead discussions at first Social Justice M-Plan Expert RoundtableArticle

The ultimate outcome of the roundtable is to work towards "breaking the back of poverty and inequality" in South Africa...

24 Oct 2018

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Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destinationArticle

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

17 Oct 2018

AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018
AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018Article

Artificial intelligence is already apparent in most industries and has the potential to reach more and do more...

10 Oct 2018

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of AfricaArticle

African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy as it will have a profound impact on industrialisation...

18 Sep 2018

Policy response to the digital economy needed in Africa
Policy response to the digital economy needed in AfricaArticle

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn, have deep implications for developing countries' industrialisation processes...

12 Sep 2018

7 ways to save SA's STEM education before the 4th Industrial Revolutions hits
7 ways to save SA's STEM education before the 4th Industrial Revolutions hitsArticle

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution looming, a solid STEM is imperative to bring about the ability to problem-solve...

Sharanjeet Shan 31 Aug 2018

As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax
As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink taxArticle

While Bloomberg figures show that women are the world's most powerful consumers, a recent Sanlam survey reveals that they are not reaping the benefits of such power...

30 Aug 2018

African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperity
African entrepreneurship central to the continent's future prosperityArticle

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure...

22 Aug 2018

Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime scene
Linsen Nambi makes waves in maritime sceneArticle

Linsen Nambi has become the first 100% black-owned ship-owners in South Africa...

20 Aug 2018

Promoting STEM careers through TechnoGirl programme
Promoting STEM careers through TechnoGirl programmeArticle

The TechnoGirl programme is at the frontline of a process that will contribute towards women participating meaningfully in the mainstream economy in careers that are predominantly dominated by men, says Department of Women Deputy Director-General, Annette Griessel...

15 Aug 2018

Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?
Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?Article

David Meintjes asks the question, "Can President Ramaphosa breathe new life into South Africa's Digital Economy?"

David Meintjes 15 Aug 2018

Enterprises UP partakes in launch of new incubation programme
Enterprises UP partakes in launch of new incubation programmeArticle

The official launch of the Incubation Governance and Management Development Programme (IGMDP) and graduation of the first cohort of incubation managers took place in Pretoria on 31 July...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 7 Aug 2018

Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies
Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopoliesArticle

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill will equip competition authorities with the tools to probe anti-competitive behaviour by cartels and monopolies in the economy...

17 Jul 2018

How SA's services sector can help tackle poverty, inequality
How SA's services sector can help tackle poverty, inequalityArticle

About two thirds of South Africa's GDP now consists of contributions from the services sector...

Glenda Kruss and Dr Moses Sithole 6 Jun 2018

Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extension
Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extensionArticle

Fifty young people will receive on-the-job experience in the hospitality industry, following the extension of the skills training and employment programme between the City of Cape Town and Fedhasa Cape...

5 Jun 2018

Dion Chang speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR - Dion ChangArticle

Employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution...

11 May 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneursArticle

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

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