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#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project
#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme
Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme

Discovery Vitality partnered with Dis-Chem during Women's Month this year for its Vitality MoveToGive campaign, donating over 42,000 sanitary packs to help keep 6,000 girls in school...

1 day ago

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

2 days ago

Harvey Weinstein and 'Fearless Girl' statue © Sam Aronov and tom934 - .
What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Together, these two stories tell an even bigger tale of a national dynamic that I call “popular feminism” and “popular misogyny.”...

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 3 days ago

SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty
SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty

Agriculture can play a critical role in poverty eradication as the majority of the world's poor reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture

3 days ago

Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems
Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems

The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security endorsed new recommendations centred on the need for an integrated policy approach to forestry, agriculture, water and food security and nutrition...

17 Oct 2017

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa
Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

17 Oct 2017

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#MeToo trends in SA as women share stories of sexual harassment

Over the weekend, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women to tweet the hashtag #MeToo if they had ever been sexually harassed, assaulted, or abused — and by Tuesday morning it was trending in the top spot in South Africa...

By Julia Breakey 17 Oct 2017

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#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 16 Oct 2017

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

13 Oct 2017

Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty
Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance...

12 Oct 2017

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women
Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Engineers are good at solving problems. We make bridges safer, computers faster and engines more efficient. Today, the profession is working on an especially thorny problem: gender equity in higher education...

By Ishwar K. Puri 12 Oct 2017

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How urban food demand can spark urban renewal, transformation

Rural areas have vast potential for economic growth in terms of food production and related sectors. Unlocking this often neglected potential is key to achieving the 2030 development agenda...

10 Oct 2017

FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing
FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing

"Healthy oceans are a vital condition for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..."

9 Oct 2017

It's not you against “the blacks,” it's just us!
It's not you against “the blacks,” it's just us!

When it comes to social engineering, why are we still obsessed only about that which makes us different? Why are we not equally obsessed about praising that which also makes us one?

By Tess Sulaman 5 Oct 2017

CT releases prospectus for affordable housing developments in and around city centre
CT releases prospectus for affordable housing developments in and around city centre

The City of Cape Town recently issued a prospectus for the development of affordable housing opportunities on 11 city-owned sites in Salt River, Woodstock, and the inner city...

4 Oct 2017

New UJ research centre aims to reduce poverty
New UJ research centre aims to reduce poverty

Poverty trends research released by Statistics South Africa in August shows that poverty levels are on the rise, with 55.5% of South Africans living in poverty in 2015. UJ's new initiative, the Africa Centre for Evidence, intends to change all that...

2 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed
2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

2017 #TEDxYouthCT to acknowledge importance of embracing SA's diversity
2017 #TEDxYouthCT to acknowledge importance of embracing SA's diversity

Themed 'Embracing Diversity', the 2017 #TEDxYouthCT event will see eight young speakers take to the stage to share their take on the importance of embracing diversity as South Africans...

29 Sep 2017

AWIEF 2017 aims to ignite change in Africa's socioeconomic landscape
AWIEF 2017 aims to ignite change in Africa's socioeconomic landscape

Cape Town will host the third annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) from 5-6 October at the Century City Conference Centre...

29 Sep 2017

Stor-Age re-commits to Santa Shoebox project partnership
Stor-Age re-commits to Santa Shoebox project partnership

Stor-Age has committed for the sixth consecutive year to its Santa Shoebox project partnership...

28 Sep 2017

The High Court in Pretoria has declared a section of the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act invalid. Photo: Wikipedia user Cvanrooyen (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Court declares land tenure act invalid

Parliament told to fix section which discriminates against women...

By Safura Abdool Karim 28 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel
Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

The City of Cape Town has decided not to proceed with the expansion of Wolwerivier settlement. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
City of Cape Town shelves Wolwerivier housing project

Other sites should be prioritised, says Brett Herron...

By Peter Luhanga 27 Sep 2017

R32m boost for dairy trust
R32m boost for dairy trust

A partnership of 15 years between black and white dairy farmers in Kouga has received a welcome R32m boost from the government in the form of a state-of-the-art dairy parlour...

By Riaan Marais 22 Sep 2017

Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs
Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs

Long wait before Cape Town's train stations will provide access for people with disabilities...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 22 Sep 2017

Typical mass housing units in South Africa. Filckr/IGN11
South Africa's housing challenge seen through the lens of its third largest city

As with all of South Africa's larger urban areas, rapid urbanisation has continued to place pressure on the eThekwini Metro...

By Glen Robbins 22 Sep 2017

iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce
iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce

Around 2.9-million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only 1% have jobs...

21 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools
Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools

E-learning is one of seven key interventions identified by the Western Cape government to help prepare its learners for the future...

20 Sep 2017

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