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Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Time magazine named as Person of the Year "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life...

3 days ago

Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation
Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation

Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non-Profit Company, aimed at providing financial aid to funds, authorities, and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts...

4 Dec 2017

Property owners receive title deeds for Breaking New Ground housing developments
Property owners receive title deeds for Breaking New Ground housing developments

A total of 330 title deeds have been given to the property owners of Breaking New Ground housing developments in Heideveld, Kleinvlei and Roosendal...

1 Dec 2017

Empowering women to accelerate transformation, growth of tourism industry
Empowering women to accelerate transformation, growth of tourism industry

"Women have an important role to play in transforming the industry and growing tourism. The empowerment of women, especially at decision making and executive levels, needs to be accelerated..."

1 Dec 2017

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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

For Women a uniting force to end violence against women
For Women a uniting force to end violence against women

"There is strength in numbers and we can achieve so much more if we unite as one powerful force, through For Women, in the war against women abuse..."

29 Nov 2017

Partnership working towards making all of SA's Blue Flag beaches universally accessible
Partnership working towards making all of SA's Blue Flag beaches universally accessible

South Africa's beaches have become the envy of the world, but they fail to provide appropriate access for persons with disabilities to enjoy the sand and sea...

27 Nov 2017

UN deputy secretary-general Amina J Mohammed delivering the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Cape Town on 25 November 2017. (Image: )
UN's Amina Mohammed stirs leadership to invest more in women and girls

UN deputy secretary-general Amina J. Mohammed delivered this year's Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the CTICC in Cape Town over the weekend...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2017

Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult times
Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult times

Migration to cities has helped many South Africans to escape extreme poverty, even in tumultuous times...

By Ivan Turok and Justin Visagie 23 Nov 2017

Steenvilla in Cape Town’s south peninsula is an example of a rent-based state-subsidised social housing project. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

We explain an important part of the government housing programme...

By Maxwell Roeland 23 Nov 2017

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled
Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel...

21 Nov 2017

Township and rural economies to change the development narrative
Township and rural economies to change the development narrative

The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017

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Seitebatso Pearl Block scoops UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has congratulated Seitebatso Pearl Block on scooping the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award...

15 Nov 2017

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We don't have money or staff, says fisheries department

DAFF has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the cooperatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy...

14 Nov 2017

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

EthioChicken produces highly fertile, disease-resistant chickens and sells them to farmers at affordable prices. (Image: WikiCommons)
#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

2017 LOreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa regional fellowship recipients
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

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Future Cape Town unpacks affordable housing

According to Future Cape Town, affordable housing entails housing units that are affordable to a section of society whose income is below the neighbourhood's median or average household income...

10 Nov 2017

Belhar Gardens receives EDGE preliminary grading from GBCSA
Belhar Gardens receives EDGE preliminary grading from GBCSA

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has recognised the Belhar Gardens social housing development for its water and energy saving design...

9 Nov 2017

Cape Town's city centre slum
Cape Town's city centre slum

Residents abandoned by landlord. Now Public Works wants to evict them...

By Tariro Washinyira 9 Nov 2017

Blok to pilot 80:20 inclusionary housing model at Forty on L development
Blok to pilot 80:20 inclusionary housing model at Forty on L development

CT-based property developer Blok has selected its Forty on L development to unveil its new Blok Raw product and to pilot an 80:20 inclusionary housing model...

8 Nov 2017

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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

WhyFive BrandMapp Top End Study 2017 released
WhyFive BrandMapp Top End Study 2017 released

The WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa's wealth triangle has just been released...

3 Nov 2017

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Tourism enterprises encouraged to support sustainability, improve energy efficiency

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the IDC has introduced the Green Tourism Incentive Programme, which supports the department's mandate of sustainable and inclusive tourism development....

2 Nov 2017

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Visa Foundation launched with up to $20m commitment to Women's World Banking

Established as part of its larger social impact strategy, Visa recently announced the launch of its newly incorporated foundation, which aims to prioritise the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world...

2 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?
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

50 JSE Securities companies not compliant with EE Act
50 JSE Securities companies not compliant with EE Act

A total of 50 JSE Securities-listed companies, including the JSE itself, have been found to be non-compliant with the Employment Equity (EE) Act...

31 Oct 2017

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Motlanthe: Strong economic growth deepens inequality

Some 23 years down the line, democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to levelling inequality...

By Nicci Botha 30 Oct 2017

Activists halt Woodstock eviction
Activists halt Woodstock eviction

About 30 supporters of Reclaim the City and Ndifuna Ukwazi gathered at the home of Carmina Vieira on Tuesday, 24 October, to prevent the eviction of her and her family...

By Ashraf Hendricks 26 Oct 2017

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