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#WomensMonth: Women need to stand together in driving the gender equality agenda
#WomensMonth: Women need to stand together in driving the gender equality agenda

Meet Nana Madikane, a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years' experience and a partner at PwC South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

2 days ago

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#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Dr Judy Dlamini, executive chairperson, Mbekani Group; Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Sigma Capital; and Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council.
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference]: Gender equality by 2030

For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Standing together for liberation

“The power of women is that if you empower one, others will follow. If we work together, we will rise and lift others with us. This is the responsibility that the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 gave us...”

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills - here's how to understand it
Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills - here's how to understand it

Let's try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How well you do may be down to which country you live in...

By Magdalena Zawisza 3 days ago

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem
Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing...

By Ben Cousins 15 Aug 2017

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#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2017

Spotong Women In Business Event
Spotong event recognises women entrepreneurs operating in township market

Township trade magazine Spotong is celebrating Women's Month by hosting its annual Women in Business event this month...

14 Aug 2017

Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth
#WomensMonth: Taking on the boys in forex trading

A female duo is taking on the world of foreign exchange by becoming game-changers in this male-dominated field...

By Tivania Moodley 14 Aug 2017

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Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people
Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the “fines and fences” approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded...

By Sarobidy Rakotonarivo and Neal Hockley 11 Aug 2017

Haywards Sustainable Safaris
Celebrating women as custodians of artistic and cultural heritage

"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."

10 Aug 2017

Don't listen to the rich: inequality is bad for everyone
Don't listen to the rich: inequality is bad for everyone

A world where a few people have most of the wealth motivates others who are poor to strive to earn more...

By Chris Doucouliagos 10 Aug 2017

Are we creating buildings without access ramps?
Are we creating buildings without access ramps?

A case for designing digital experiences that are inclusive to disabled audiences...

By Germari Steenkamp 8 Aug 2017

Mentorship programme gears rural women for business
Mentorship programme gears rural women for business

A mentorship programme to capacitate KwaZulu-Natal rural and township women with business skills to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and enjoying a better quality of life has been made possible...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 4 Aug 2017

WOSA documentary showcases SA wine industry transformation
WOSA documentary showcases SA wine industry transformation

Wines of South Africa has created a short documentary, Creating the Blend, which showcases a few of the programmes that enrich wine industry workers, including land ownership, education, and training...

3 Aug 2017

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#CreativeMorningsCT: Talking equality with Angel Campey

Girls are supposed to be polite, submissive and supportive, so why did Angel Campey ignore the rules and become a stand-up comedian? She explained exactly why at the equality-themed talk at the latest Creative Mornings Cape Town...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2017

The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor
The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor

While global trade has helped lift many out of poverty, it has not done so evenly. A new way of engaging with the complexity of food systems is needed...

By Laura Pereira 31 Jul 2017

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?
Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050...

By Sarah Colenbrander 31 Jul 2017

Loeries 2017 Outdoor and OOH president Keith Cartwright.
#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Keith Cartwright

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Rounding off the series is Keith Cartwright, executive creative director at BSSP, the largest independent advertising agency in California...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2017

Isaac Motaung (Pick n Pay), Suzanne Ackerman-Berman (Pick n Pay), TP Nchocho (Land Bank) and Syndey Soundy (Land Bank)
Land Bank, Pick n Pay signs MoU to develop emerging black-owned agribusinesses

Land Bank and Pick n Pay have signed an MoU which will see both parties collaborate in supporting black emerging agribusinesses to develop them into fully-fledged commercial businesses...

28 Jul 2017

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Could decentralised energy systems further social justice in SA?

Tasneem Essop has launched an initiative...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: Agricultural transformation is a multigenerational, multi-stakeholder undertaking

"We understood that we couldn't create new jobs, facilitate more access to land and opportunity, without providing the means for people to share their skills and technical know-how..."

By Cari Coetzee 26 Jul 2017

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