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Empowerment is not just whitewashing

In 2015 the Department of Trade and Industry announced amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes. As much as BEE has been a part of the business language for about 13 years, these latest changes reflect that government views business ownership as an integral element to transform the South African economy...

By Stacey Davidson 22 Feb 2017

Universities to improve access for disabled

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6m to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities...

22 Feb 2017

RICS Africa Summit to host mentoring workshop with Women's Property Network

The annual RICS Africa Summit, taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22-23 February, will place a stronger focus on the empowerment of women in the built environment...

21 Feb 2017

Tsogo Sun's Deaf Chef programme changing lives

Tsogo Sun introduced a Deaf Chef programme in March 2010, to change the lives of many aspiring deaf or hard of hearing chefs in KwaZulu-Natal...

20 Feb 2017

Africa must bust the myth that girls aren't good at maths and science

Children's ideas about what their gender means for their intellectual capacity are formed before they have even turned six...

By Nox Makunga 20 Feb 2017

Wits launches CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge

Wits has launched its Campus Personal Navigator Challenge which aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits' vast campus...

15 Feb 2017

How to find success as a woman in science

As children we are encouraged to dream big, and many young people – including young women and girls – aspire to a career in science...

By Kara Perrow, Amy Wyatt, and Martina Sanderson-Smit 13 Feb 2017

Urban farming produces more than food: social networks are a key spinoff

By talking to the farmers we found that even having a small backyard food garden puts you in touch with neighbours, NGOs and local government, which in turn creates a wealth of spin-off benefits...

By David Olivie 10 Feb 2017

Africa: a continent of hope

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential...

By António Guterres 6 Feb 2017

City cleanup tough on the poor in Benin's economic hub

Traders and hawkers armed with brooms and bags sweep pavements and scoop up rubble in Benin's economic capital Cotonou, where the authorities have ordered a vast city cleanup...

3 Feb 2017

Building rules and regulations work against Cape Town's poor

We must challenge planning and land use management if we want a more equal city...

By Noah Schermbrucker 2 Feb 2017

Redressing inequality in SA through skills development and entrepreneurship

Inequality emerged as a major theme at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, and remains a pressing concern globally and in South Africa...

By Ryan Ravens 1 Feb 2017

City promises social housing in Woodstock

Sceptical activist calls for concrete plans...

By Christine Hogg 1 Feb 2017

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