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Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

Pepping up the board
Pepping up the board

click to enlargeFollowing the two recent appointments of Marcus Banga as marketing director and Louis Brand as commercial director, PEP Limited's new board of directors is now complete. PEP currently operates 1345 clothing stores in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia,...

Feeding the nation with Parmalat

The Botswana Government subsidized school feeding scheme, which was implemented on 1 September 2003, ensures that more than 370 000 Botswana learners enjoy a balanced meal every school day. Parmalat Botswana supports this initiative by distributing 125 000 litres of milk to the primary schools every...

Botswana to set up media college

Botswana will be launching its first multimedia college in January 2004, in the suburb of Phakalane. Courses on offer will include Film and TV Production, Radio Broadcasting, Journalism, Advertising, Graphic Design and Media Studies. It is expected that these courses will eventually run to degree...

M&G Media appoints new board

M&G Media, the holding company of the Mail & Guardian, has appointed a new board following Newtrust Company Botswana's acquisition of an 87.5% shareholding in the company. The board members are: Malegapuru William Makgoba (Chairman), Peter Vundla, Govin Reddy, Rhoda Kadalie, Bob Phyllis, Hoosain...

SA gain 8 places in worldwide technology ranking

SA has been ranked 38th out of 80 countries in the World Economics Forum's technology index, a jump from last year's 46th place. The technology index is one of the three main components of the forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2002-2003, issued this week. The other African countries ranked on...

Taryn Fritz starts her own company

After six years of gathering clients such as the Mount Nelson, the Hyatt and Game Trackers in Botswana with the Orient Express Group, Taryn Fritz has started her own company. Taryn Fritz Public Relations has already secured the accounts of L'Oreal Paris, which includes the Maybelline, Plenitude,...

Yfm extends range

Yfm has extended its field of broadcast and is now available on DStv's Channel 60 of the audio transmissions. Yfm can now be received in most of Southern Africa, including the whole of the RSA, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Southern Angola, Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe.

Mail & Guardian bid

Zimbabwe's Independent Media Group, backed by the Botswana Bank, is on a shortlist of three bidders to buy a stake in the SA Mail & Guardian. Also in the running is Nail CEO Saki Macozoma and his associate David Barritt, while the third bidder's identity is uncertain. The successful bidder will own...

Zim exports its propaganda

In an effort to counteract the negative reports about Zimbabwe, the state media is selling its newspapers in neighbouring countries and Europe. The Sunday Mail and The Herald are on sale in Britain, while three other state-run papers are on sale in Botswana, and The Manica Post is being sold in...

RETOSA appoints public relations representative

New Cape Town communications consultancy Next Generation Communication has been ap­pointed the sole Public Relations Agency in Southern Africa for the Regional Tourism of Southern Africa (RETOSA). One of the essential duties of Next Generation will be to consistently update the travel trade and the...

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