Onilude and Opoku at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Wave goodbye to 'pale, stale, male' industry events with WiM Africa

All the information you need on the launch of Women in Marketing (WiM) Africa through their Loeries Masterclass today, as well as how this serves as an opportunity to showcase what 21st Century Africa looks like to the rest of the world, through the transformative creativity and innovation that comes from the continent, the African stories that can resonate with anyone and the world-class work being done here.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power. She manages high-level strategic collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including funding partners, communities and local business on all aspects of socio-economic development in the areas where the company's wind farm projects are located.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

World renowned bar tender and international brand ambassador Simon Kirstenfeger in his element behind the bar at The Living Room, Maboneng.
Altos Tequila challenges bartenders to share their sustainable ideas

Altos Tequila recently launched its Tahona Society's Collective Spirit Project competition in Johannesburg. The competition forms part of Altos' efforts in supporting sustainability in bars and bartending communities.

2 days ago

Pit latrines. Image by SuSanA Secretariat,
SAFE launched to rid SA schools of pit toilets

With nearly 4,000 schools with pit latrines, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative is an answer to an emergency.

3 days ago

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Tougher Climate Change Bill needed, says NGOs

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a more robust, proactive Climate Change Bill, following the release of the Department of Environmental Affairs' proposal.

3 days ago

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Ensuring the delivery of green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team where everyone learns and grows, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick.

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Are you restless and ready to build a new world?
Are you restless and ready to build a new world?

A scholarship programme for social innovators and world-changers on the African continent.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 13 Aug 2018

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5 brilliant female engineers changing the sanitation landscape

Lack of sanitation is one of the world's leading development challenges. Globally, around two billion people do not have access to appropriate sanitation and nearly a billion of them do not have any toilet. Provision of a hygienic sanitation solution coupled with regular handwashing and access to clean, drinkable water is known to have marked improvements on community health.

By Dr Sudhir Pillay 13 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place. Acoustic sensors are collecting large amounts of data around the clock for the Elephant Listening Project.

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands.

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018

Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour
Combining communications and social science to foster sustainable behaviour

The use of behavioural science together with communications to help people in communities and organisations act in more sustainable ways is increasing worldwide.

By Hugh Tyrrell 13 Aug 2018

Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress
Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress

About 300 members and supporters of Reclaim the City gathered at Queen's Park High School in Woodstock on Thursday, 9 August, Women's Day. This was Reclaim the City's first annual congress.

By Phathiswa Shushwana 13 Aug 2018

#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace
#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace

The negative impact of code-switching and tokenism, why females speak almost three times as many words a day as men and how to deal with queen bees in the workplace were hot topics at the most recent Future Females Cape Town morning session. Here's what you missed!

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2018