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Who will take home this year's Cannes Lions Glass: The Lion for Change awards?
#FairnessFirst: #CannesLions2019 roars for gender equality

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is officially underway, with awards being announced nightly from 17 to 21 June 2019. But keep your eyes peeled until the end, as The Glass Lion for Change, announced in the final ceremony of the week, is one of the most hotly contested awards - here's why we're hoping to see Caster Semenya and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka shine...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Sanral, SAWIC engage on advancing interests of women in construction sector
Sanral, SAWIC engage on advancing interests of women in construction sector

Held at its regional office in Baywest, Port Elizabeth, Sanral recently hosted a roundtable discussion with the South African Women in Construction to deliberate on how the roads agency can further advance interests of women in the construction industry...

12 Jun 2019

Botswana High Court landmark ruling a major win for LGBT rights in Africa
Botswana High Court landmark ruling a major win for LGBT rights in Africa

On 11 June 2019, the Botswana High Court ruled in favour of the case of LM vs the Attorney General of Botswana that challenged the constitutionality of the Botswana Penal Code, which criminalised same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults...

12 Jun 2019

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Partnership to provide work experience to South 32 learners with disabilities

Learn 2 Earn, a programme developed by the organisation Khulisani, has teamed up with BON Hotel Empangeni to provide work experience to South 32 learners with disabilities.

7 Jun 2019

Yusrah and Naseerah Du Toit in the RX Radio studio.
#YouthMonth: Voices for the future of the nation with RX Radio

RX Radio has just celebrated its second year on air, as the station that's effectively for the children, by the children, as the Red Cross Children's Hospital's internet station...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2019

Masango's Blackboard in action.
#YouthMonth: Chalking up the success of Blackboard's 'kids-helping-kids' cycle

In 1976, students took to the streets and helped shape the South Africa we're living in today. In 2019, students are going to need a different tool to shape our future...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: How the Collen Mashawana Foundation is planting seeds of hope and courage
#YouthMonth: How the Collen Mashawana Foundation is planting seeds of hope and courage

Arriving in 2000 in Johannesburg from Venda, Limpopo, with very little to his name, Collen Mashawana promptly spun his dreams into reality...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

2019 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign launches
2019 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign launches

Participating in this year's Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day, thousands of girls across South Africa will gain first-hand work experience...

30 May 2019

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns
Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

South Africa's hard-won constitutional rights to freedom of expression and of legitimate political protest are under mounting pressure from both the state and private companies...

By John Yeld 29 May 2019

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

24 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

How the gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women
How the gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women

Recent statistics from Lightstone show that single women are now buying significantly more homes in SA than married couples, and way more than single males...

21 May 2019

Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August
Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

The minister of rural development and land reform has promised, once again, to deliver a finalised District Six redevelopment plan in three months...

By Kristine Liao 20 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

A screen grab from Nike's ad, featuring Caster Semenya.
#FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

How SA's youth can be empowered to drive meaningful change
How SA's youth can be empowered to drive meaningful change

Government, business and civil society need to make a significant and conscious investment in creating and funding programmes to empower the youth in South Africa to take advantage of their talent, boundless energy and capacity to create meaningful change in their communities, says Chris Meintjes, CEO of Activate! Change Drivers...

7 May 2019

Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent
Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent

To celebrate South Africa's rich diversity, the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) has launched a social media campaign that emphasizes the wonder of being unique...

6 May 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Tips to enhance belongingness in your workplace

There's been renewed emphasis on issues of inclusion and diversity in the corporate and advertising world lately, but that often leads to a sense of being the 'first, only or different' - at least in the early stages. That's a lonely place to be. Here's how to enhance a sense of belonging in your workplace...

By Leigh Andrews 6 May 2019

3315 YES recruits join Nedbank
3315 YES recruits join Nedbank

Late last week the Nedbank Group hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa as the bank welcomed and inducted 3315 previously unemployed youth...

6 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya
It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya

On May 1 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a highly anticipated ruling involving athlete Caster Semenya...

By Annette Greenhow 3 May 2019

Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom
Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom

Internationally, major contributors to the governance discussion use the same tone about gender and ethnics diversity in boardrooms. They highlight the lack of diversity - even though progress has been made in recent years - and find a correlation between board performance and diversity in terms of growth, performance and value creation...

2 May 2019

Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club
Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club

Reclaim the City used Workers' Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town's city centre...

By Peter Luhanga 2 May 2019

Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap
Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap

On 1 May, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker's Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe...

1 May 2019

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to be awarded Cannes LionHeart
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to be awarded Cannes LionHeart

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, has been awarded the 2019 Cannes LionHeart in recognition of her advocacy for women, human rights and social justice...

30 Apr 2019

Lauren Beukes, pics via Creative Mornings Cape Town on .
#FairnessFirst: Lauren Beukes on enhancing your own creativity through inclusivity

Award-winning, best-selling South African novelist Lauren Beukes, who also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and started out in journalism, was speaker of the April Creative Mornings Cape Town talk at new venue, AAA School. Amongst other things, she shared five tips on the power of inclusivity in enhancing your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Apr 2019

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