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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. But this is exactly what happened at the Standard Bank Top Women Awards, when the legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka was recognised for her lifetime commitment to women's empowerment.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days 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

Did you know that 66% of the world's work is done by women and 50% of the food produced globally is by women? Yet women only earn 10% of the world's income, only own one percent of the world's property and lead in less than 10% of the world's 196 countries. For gender equality to be achieved by 2030, women will have to overcome many challenges.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days 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 2 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, I caught up with regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia. She shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with agricultural challenges. And in some instances, the techniques they adopt are helping to combat climate change, too.

15 Aug 2017

The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty
The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform the lives of unemployed mothers trapped in a cycle of poverty. The donated clothing is used to provide these women with income-generating opportunities, and the two-year programme is backed-up with intensive personal support along with personal finance, computer, and business training.

15 Aug 2017

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

The money set aside by Anglo American and Gold Fields to pay out former miners sick with silicosis and TB may be a bargain for shareholders.

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 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. Across Africa, many governments and international development agencies are promoting large-scale land titling as the solution.

By Ben Cousins 15 Aug 2017

All South African schools to be online by 2018
All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 14 Aug 2017

Liebmann in action.
#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 - Australia-based Nicole Liebmann, head of mobile for Exponential Interactive and SA's own Candice Goodman managing director of Mobitainment, share their thoughts, tips and techniques below.

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 on 24 August in Orlando, Soweto.

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. Both under 30 years old, Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth, train individuals, companies and start-ups on how to trade in stock markets around the world, in the name of empowerment, wealth creation and independence.

By Tivania Moodley 14 Aug 2017

Bokoni platinum mine. Picture Atlatsa
Bokoni owners have a duty of care to retrenched workers

Mining companies need to create a social grant system for workers they retrench when a mine suspends operations. Responding to news that the Bokoni platinum mine in Limpopo has been placed in a two-year period of care and maintenance to regain its financial strength, the Bench Marks Foundation said that responsibility to workers and communities does not end there.

14 Aug 2017