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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

RWANDA

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian
#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian

Giant Films in collaboration with an international team of creatives recently completed an anti-poaching, 90-second film for Over and Above Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Nov 2018

UNITED STATES

Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women
Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women

Kudos to California, where the state governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed into law new requirements for companies headquartered in the state to include more women on their boards...

By Brian Bolton 12 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened
Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course...

By Andrew Spicer 21 Aug 2018

UNITED STATES

Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing module
Yale University, UN design super-sustainable eco-housing module

Yale University has teamed up with UN Environment and UN Habitat to design a new super-sustainable eco-housing module...

2 Aug 2018

UNITED STATES

Vote with Your Tote project. Image supplied.
NYC artists design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste

NYC bodega owners and artists have launched a project to design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste and to send a message to the governor that New York needs a bag fee - not just a bag ban...

2 May 2018

GLOBAL

Marissa Allen (left) at the Wpromote Rise event.
Wpromote on profiting from empowering women in traditionally male-dominated industries

Wpromote explains their internal female-led initiative as a key aspect of holistic profit-driven marketing...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

Original image © Besjunior –
#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically
Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Original image © .
#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

Harvey Weinstein and 'Fearless Girl' statue © Sam Aronov and tom934 - .
What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Together, these two stories tell an even bigger tale of a national dynamic that I call "popular feminism" and "popular misogyny."...

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 18 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious
Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic launches hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry...

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Suhana Gordhan: FCB Africa’s creative director, Loeries chairperson and 2017 One Show direct juror.
#OneShow2017: That South African One Show direct link

FCB Africa's creative director, Suhana Gordhan, shares exclusive insights into judging the One Show's direct marketing entries and how even this reflects the organisation's strong drive for better diversity across the industry...

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

GLOBAL

Aleksey Boldin © –
Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

At the party while nobody is looking… #ShamelessSelfie – @farrenroper
#BehindtheSelfie with... Farren Roper

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Farren Roper, Microsoft's global engagement lead for collaboration. He also lets us in on their corporate sustainability stance...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York
Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew into New York past the Statue of Liberty completing the US leg on Saturday, 11 June, of a record-breaking bid to circumnavigate the Earth powered only by solar energy...

14 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Edelman ends work for coal producers, climate deniers
Edelman ends work for coal producers, climate deniers

NEW YORK: US public relations giant Edelman said on Tuesday, 15 September, it will no longer represent coal producers or take assignments that seek to deny climate change...

16 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Now regulated for carbon emissions.
Four things that you should know about the EPA Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3 released the final rule of the EPA Clean Power Plan, regulations that limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the US...

By Richard Woodward 5 Aug 2015

UNITED STATES

Google data centre to rise in former power plant
Google data centre to rise in former power plant

Google on Wednesday, 24 June, announced it will convert a former coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a data centre using renewable energy...

26 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Mondelez International reports good progress against global well-being goals in 2014 Report
Mondelez International reports good progress against global well-being goals in 2014 Report

Mondelez International published its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress Report...

1 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'
US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'

WASHINGTON: Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level...

6 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Going beyond clicktivism with the #Baltimoreriots?
Going beyond clicktivism with the #Baltimoreriots?

NEWSWATCH: Hashtags are nothing more than armchair activism, some say. Lately, more attention is given to how the media reports on big news items that become nothing more than hashtags in our minds...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations
Facebook collecting Nepal quake aid donations

WASHINGTON, US: Facebook was rolling out a donation button on Monday for contributions to victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, and offered to match up to $2 million...

28 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

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