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A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemic
A reimagined South Africa: Opportunities offered by the coronavirus pandemic

The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity...

By Mamphela Ramphele and George Lindeque 24 Mar 2020

Deadline extended for Commonwealth Youth Council membership applications
Deadline extended for Commonwealth Youth Council membership applications

The Commonwealth has extended the deadline for Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) membership applications to 5 April 2020...

23 Mar 2020

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Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

By James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Discovery rises to support Save the Children SA
Discovery rises to support Save the Children SA

Discovery Inc has launched an initiative called Rise (Reducing Inequality and Supporting Empowerment), which will see them partnering with Save the Children South Africa (SCSA), an entity established in 2013 to fight for children's rights.

18 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report
Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

Digital equality: South Africa still has a long way to go
Digital equality: South Africa still has a long way to go

The commission's decision to force mobile operators to remove the 'poverty premium' on low-denomination, prepaid mobile bundles has been widely welcomed...

By Alison Gillwald 5 Mar 2020

DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon
DI2020: How Enni-Kukka Tuomala plans to start the empathy revolution with a balloon

Finnish empathy designer and artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala received a standing ovation at Design Indaba after her inspiring presentation on empathy as the most radical emotion...

By Angie White 2 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration
#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

Women narrow gender gap at tertiary institutions
Women narrow gender gap at tertiary institutions

The gender gap in attendance of tertiary education institutions has narrowed from 8.4 percentage points in 2002 to 4.8 percentage points in 2018, with females outpacing men during that period...

25 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor
#StartupStory: 'Living your best life' with Pride Factor

Dene Botha, a self-taught entrepreneur has been recognised as one of Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries
New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: Sona 2020, the AU, Miss Universe pledge to empower women
#FairnessFirst: Sona 2020, the AU, Miss Universe pledge to empower women

Here's how President Ramaphosa's Sona address for 2020 promised to shine a light on making a better future through inclusive economic growth, with a firm stance on the empowerment of women and taking steps against gender-based violence...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa
#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa

We are in the midst of a technological revolution set to disrupt the world as we know it...

By Onyi Nwaneri 14 Feb 2020

Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives
Women in STEM roundtable highlights need for strategic initiatives

GE recently hosted a Women in STEM mentorship roundtable for female students from the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INPHB) in Abidjan...

13 Feb 2020

Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in Johannesburg
Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in Johannesburg

Today marks the launch of the South Africa chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led initiative convened by UN Women to end harmful stereotypes often perpetuated through advertising...

11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation
#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation

When the South Africa Water Research Commission (WRC) opened its doors nearly fifty years ago in 1971, it was because of a serious water shortage...

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

By Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

Occupational gender bias and stereotypes prevalent online
Occupational gender bias and stereotypes prevalent online

A Rutgers study has found that gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms...

10 Feb 2020

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity
#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity

Social justice has never had a better time to shine than in 2020, especially following the global #MeToo movement and #AmINext here in SA. UN Women has taken this to heart by asking everyone to rethink their word use to fight gender bias, while the next batch of emojis is set to be the most inclusive yet...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: Enough waiting. Take this pledge, be the change you want to see
#FairnessFirst: Enough waiting. Take this pledge, be the change you want to see

Today's socially conscious citizens can use Change.org to request 'change' from a specific corporate power or even to inspire behaviour change in a nation as a whole. Take this pledge and pay forward the insights needed to turn your 'make the world a better place' dream into reality...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Feb 2020

6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts Prize
6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts Prize

Six art projects and their respective artists have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize. The selection was made after an assessment of the submissions by an international panel of judges...

31 Jan 2020

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Communities want fairer say in mining laws

Late last year, just before the December shut down period, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy released two important draft pieces of legislation for public comment...

30 Jan 2020

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