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City and provincial officials met with Parkwood community leaders on Tuesday to discuss potential sites for social and affordable housing. Photo: Barbara Maregele
Western Cape government identifies seven possible housing sites

At least seven vacant plots have been identified as "possible sites for social and affordable housing" in Cape Town's southern suburbs...

By Barbara Maregele 1 hour ago

The first ever #MoreLikeMe Cannes Lions attendees.
#FairnessFirst: Why you'll see #MoreLikeMe from #CannesLions2018

Diversity is good for business, especially creative business, so little wonder that diversity is an increasingly hot topic at Cannes. With the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off later today, if you're covering the festivity from afar, you're likely to see the #MoreLikeMe hashtag trending on your timeline, in addition to #SeeitBeit and more...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

#CannesLions2018: Glass Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Glass Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Glass Lions for change shortlist has been released, with SA seeing a single entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018!

3 days ago

Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela addressed the spate of land occupations in a press conference on Thursday, 14 June. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana
We can't house everyone, says Bonginkosi Madikizela

Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, has said it is important for people to realise that government will not be able to house everyone...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 3 days ago

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Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs
Rapid Incubator set to boost young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs and small business owners from Katlehong will now have access to infrastructure, networking and mentoring through the newly launched Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator (CfERI)...

15 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns
Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects
EPWP improves North West youth's job prospects

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) training programme has thrown a lifeline to unemployed young people in the North West...

11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique
Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: All you need to know to #unstereotype advertising
#FairnessFirst: All you need to know to #unstereotype advertising

The Unstereotype Alliance launched at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity last year and has just joined Twitter. The World Federation of Advertisers has also released a guide that makes the social and business case for 'unstereotyping' ads. Here's why you need to download, absorb and implement it, now...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jun 2018

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Is Siri sexist?

We rely heavily on systems and tools that are fed by data collected and collated by humans...

By Megan Sayle 8 Jun 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

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New green SU residence honours legacy of Nkosi Johnson

Stellenbosch University (SU) has named a new student residence after Nkosi Johnson...

6 Jun 2018

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

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

By Glenda Kruss and Dr Moses Sithole 6 Jun 2018

Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister
Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister

Deputy minister of rural development and land reform Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering expropriating land without compensation...

By Barbara Maregele 6 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa
Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa

Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

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A new, data-based checklist to help boost women in science leadership

Gender equity in academic science may seem like a pipe dream...

By Dominique Potvin 31 May 2018

Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards
Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards

Founder and MD of Khulisa Social Solutions Lesley Ann van Selm was recently named the Gold Award winner in the Play Your Part category of the UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards...

29 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

The One Club for Creativity's new chairperson, Susan Credle.
#FairnessFirst: "Diversity and inclusion are the future of creativity" - Susan Credle

It's time to celebrate the fact that The One Club for Creativity has just appointed its first ever female chairperson, Susan Credle. She lets us in on her responsibility she has to the industry as a woman taking over the chair position, especially when it comes to diversity and inclusion...

By Leigh Andrews 28 May 2018

Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women
Why microfinance as aid isn't enough to empower women

Giving small loans to people for small household purchases or to invest in businesses...

By Sara Niner 24 May 2018

Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 May 2018

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes
Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

By Robin Fredericks 22 May 2018

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change
How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

By Philippe Vaast 21 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town's tallest skyscraper
Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town's tallest skyscraper

Mayor Patricia de Lille has put forward a proposal...

21 May 2018

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival
#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2018

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Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

Even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads. As such, men have better access to public resources such as subsidised fertilisers and agricultural advisory services...

By Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt 16 May 2018

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