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FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-Natal
FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

According to the United Nations, South Africa's rural population, currently at just over 33%, will decline to 20% of the total population by 2050. While this seems like a step in the right direction, says FoodForward SA MD Andy du Plessis, even more people moving to already saturated urban areas with limited job opportunities will have a negative impact on vulnerable rural communities too.

3 days ago

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm funds 5,000 masks for local schools
Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm funds 5,000 masks for local schoolsArticle

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm has funded the manufacture and distribution of 5,000 Covid-19 masks for learners and staff at local schools and early childhood development (ECD) centres...

16 Sep 2020

TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19
TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19Article

Marketers will have to have a granular understanding of where their target consumers are and whether their marketing investment is effective. Marketing strategies will need to be adapted to accommodate emerging trends and customer demands in the aftermath of the pandemic...

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Sep 2020

The real value of well-trained and educated ECD teachers
The real value of well-trained and educated ECD teachersArticle

Rosemary Mokoena, teacher training and development manager of the Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy, emphasises the importance of having well-trained and certified ECD teachers...

10 Sep 2020

Techpreneurs - the face of the future
Techpreneurs - the face of the futureArticle

The University of the Western Cape's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) hosted a webinar entitled Techpreneurship: Is this a viable option for your future?

Charleen Duncan 10 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place
Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in placeArticle

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distribution
FoodForward SA highlights integral role of women in food security, distributionArticle

According to the National Income Dynamic Study's (NIDS-CRAM) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, 2 million women were left unemployed in South Africa between February and April this year...

28 Aug 2020

Committing to our youth. Committing to our future
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureArticle

A "Thought Lab Webinar" was held on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Aug 2020

Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategies
Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategiesArticle

Ask Afrika's weekly Covid-19 Tracker study reveals very similar findings to TransUnion's Consumer Financial Hardship report, revealing constrained household budgets, which impacts many SMMEs...

Lynette Dicey, Issued by Ask Afrika 25 Aug 2020

Builders expands to East Africa with first store in Kenya
Builders expands to East Africa with first store in KenyaArticle

Builders marks its entry into East Africa with the opening of its first physical store in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of a dedicated Kenyan online retail platform.

18 Aug 2020

TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business world
TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business worldArticle

The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation...

Issued by TSIBA 14 Aug 2020

Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crash
Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crashArticle

In August, Covid-19 infections in South Africa surpassed the half-a-million mark, leaving the economy devastated. The economic impact of the lockdown will linger even once the health threat associated with the virus has passed...

Dr Amelia Richards & Sithokozile Dubazane, Issued by Ask Afrika 13 Aug 2020

Making a difference differently, this Mandela Month
Making a difference differently, this Mandela MonthArticle

Mandela Month was celebrated differently this year by many South Africans, and globally. The constraints of a Covid-19-reality have meant that people could not go out into vulnerable communities to make a positive difference...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 12 Aug 2020

6 keys to deliver meaningful change through collaboration
6 keys to deliver meaningful change through collaborationArticle

If there is a silver lining in the dark cloud that is Covid-19, it's the unity that has arisen amongst government, businesses, communities and individuals working towards the same goal...

Miles Dally 7 Aug 2020

South Africans on the verge of a lockdown meltdown
South Africans on the verge of a lockdown meltdownArticle

Ask Afrika's Covid-19 socio-economic research shows levels of distress not abating...

Bernice Joubert and Mariette Croukamp, Issued by Ask Afrika 28 Jul 2020

Back to School for Mandela Day
Back to School for Mandela DayArticle

Adopt-a-School Foundation is running a collective campaign throughout July and August which encourages corporates and individuals to unite and support learners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 24 Jul 2020

DBE puts final touches on coding curriculum
DBE puts final touches on coding curriculumArticle

Basic Education Minster Angie Motshekga says government is putting the final touches on the coding and robotics curriculum developed for Grades R-9, which is due for completion by the end of July...

23 Jul 2020

4,000 orphans, vulnerable children receive 35 tonnes of critical supplies and protective equipment with the support of the Nahana Foundation
4,000 orphans, vulnerable children receive 35 tonnes of critical supplies and protective equipment with the support of the Nahana FoundationArticle

A total of 35 tonnes of food, essential household items, sanitisers and masks - equivalent to 1,800 care parcels - were delivered to more than 3,800 orphaned and vulnerable children and their caregivers in Ga-Dikgale to coincide with #MandelaDay2020...

Issued by FCB Joburg 22 Jul 2020

Covid-19 fast-tracks ECD practitioner development to include more digitally-enabled learning
Covid-19 fast-tracks ECD practitioner development to include more digitally-enabled learningArticle

The Covid-19 induced lockdown and the need for social distancing have prompted a review of approach in training Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners to include greater use of digital platforms.

21 Jul 2020

FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SA
FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SAArticle

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food redistribution charity FoodForward SA has successfully distributed more than 4,000 tonnes of food to vulnerable communities...

20 Jul 2020

Cogta outlines new mask regulations in schools
Cogta outlines new mask regulations in schoolsArticle

Faces masks and coverings are now mandatory in South Africa, however, according to the new regulations, schools should not turn away learners for not wearing them...

14 Jul 2020

Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal record
Non-compliance with lockdown regulations could result in a criminal recordArticle

Government has taken a harder stance regarding lockdown regulations, as can be seen by Sunday's announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of the reintroduction of the ban on alcohol as well as the nightly curfew...

14 Jul 2020

Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian roulette
Covid-19 preventative behaviours: A dangerous game of Russian rouletteArticle

The main aim of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study is to understand the socio-economic impact that the coronavirus, lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy has on South Africans...

Issued by Ask Afrika 14 Jul 2020

FNB, The Unlimited Child partner in distributing masks in KZN
FNB, The Unlimited Child partner in distributing masks in KZNArticle

As part of the KZN Maskathon initiative, FNB and RMB are facilitating the donation of masks to 80,000 families from vulnerable communities of the province...

8 Jul 2020

Lower or no rates for 11 new property categories
Lower or no rates for 11 new property categoriesArticle

The City of Cape Town has added 11 new property categories, implemented from 1 July 2020, for rates relief...

8 Jul 2020

All private preschools, ECD centres may open immediately
All private preschools, ECD centres may open immediatelyArticle

The Department of Social Development says it has noted the High Court ruling on Monday that all private preschools and Early Childhood Development centres (ECD) may open with immediate effect, provided they maintain safety measures...

7 Jul 2020

Have we lost the 2020 academic year?
Have we lost the 2020 academic year?Article

Amongst other themes, the Ask Afrika Covid-19 tracker assesses the trust levels of South Africans in political leaders. In week 13, results show that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's trust levels are at 48%, lower than others in the core group of Covid-19 ministers measured...

Mariette Croukamp and Bernice Joubert, Issued by Ask Afrika 7 Jul 2020

ECDs, partial care facilities reopening readiness assessed
ECDs, partial care facilities reopening readiness assessedArticle

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise before reopening...

6 Jul 2020

Being locked down with your killer
Being locked down with your killerArticle

The Ask Afrika Covid-19 tracker interviewed a representative sample of 4,898 South Africans for the past 11 weeks, tracking the socio-economic impact of the virus, the lockdown and gradual re-opening of the economy...

Dr Amelia Richards and Micaela Mooloo, Issued by Ask Afrika 6 Jul 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challenge
R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challengeArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury has set aside R100-billion to support government's response to job creation...

25 Jun 2020

Schools to reopen on 1 June 2020
Schools to reopen on 1 June 2020Article

Schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners returning to the classroom, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday...

20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, SyafundaArticle

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

Best practice to follow when making a donation
Best practice to follow when making a donationArticle

Many South Africans are eager to support NPOs that are making a positive difference during the coronavirus pandemic...

24 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Gloria Nkosi of Hope Worldwide SA
#UnsungHeroes: Gloria Nkosi of Hope Worldwide SAArticle

Our beloved Tata Madiba said that, "History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children." Perhaps just pause and read that again...

Ilse van den Berg 22 Apr 2020

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SABC to air school lessonsArticle

The educational programme is scheduled to start on Thursday, 9 April and will broadcast across three SABC TV channels and 13 radio stations, with online support...

8 Apr 2020

SA lockdown drives increased usage of DStv Now free service
SA lockdown drives increased usage of DStv Now free serviceArticle

DStv Now is the online version of DStv, free to DStv subscribers. There's also a version of DStv Now available to non-subscribers, which is proving increasingly popular during the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 6 Apr 2020

17 human security projects receive grants from Japanese Embassy
17 human security projects receive grants from Japanese EmbassyArticle

This year, 17 non-profit organisations and local authorities in South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho will receive support from the Embassy of Japan in South Africa's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme (GGP) 2020...

11 Mar 2020

The Trialogue Business in Society Conference: 20/20 vision
The Trialogue Business in Society Conference: 20/20 visionArticle

Join more than 400 corporate, non-profit, government and academic delegates for a dynamic exchange of ideas on how to enhance responsible business efforts to create meaningful impact in development...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: Billions allocated for improved education
#Budget2020: Billions allocated for improved educationArticle

Government expenditure on learning will in three years reach R434.2 billion, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has revealed...

27 Feb 2020

Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan to build interactive superstructure at AfrikaBurn 2020
Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan to build interactive superstructure at AfrikaBurn 2020Article

In collaboration with AfrikaBurn and the Ilukuluku Collective, London-based artists Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan will build an interactive superstructure at the 2020 AfrikaBurn in Tankwa, Karoo...

25 Feb 2020

Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern Cape
Ford Fund assists drought-stricken farmers in the Eastern CapeArticle

"The devastating drought in the Eastern Cape is having a dire impact on the farming community, and they need every bit of support that we can muster,."

21 Feb 2020

Building tomorrow's leaders through play
Building tomorrow's leaders through playArticle

Children are naturally wired with a desire to play - where adults might see a simple cardboard box, a child envisions an exciting new fantasy world where anything is possible...

Kristian Imhof 20 Feb 2020

Bill to make early childhood development compulsory
Bill to make early childhood development compulsoryArticle

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will table a bill this year that will make two schooling years before Grade 1 compulsory...

19 Feb 2020

TFG Foundation provides food for thought
TFG Foundation provides food for thoughtArticle

Over the last five years, TFG Foundation in partnership with TFG brands invested around R17.2m across various education initiatives, impacting over 500,000 lives...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 4 Feb 2020

4 most popular distance learning courses for 2020
4 most popular distance learning courses for 2020Article

Four vocational qualifications are fast emerging as the most popular courses for distance learning students this year...

23 Jan 2020

Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemployment
Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemploymentArticle

Recently, Stephen Koseff, former CEO of Investec Group, tackled the tricky conversation around the national unemployment problem, currently sitting at a staggering 29%...

Issued by SAICA 8 Jan 2020

Not child's play: The serious innovation behind toy making
Not child's play: The serious innovation behind toy makingArticle

Parents of young children will remember the Hatchimal frenzy of 2016, when a cute chick that hatches by itself took the toy market by storm during the holiday season...

Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett and Lorena Escandon 19 Dec 2019

Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmes
Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmesArticle

Over the past 26 years, the Diepsloot Preschools Project (DPP) has developed more than 30 preschools - mainly in Diepsloot and the surrounding areas...

19 Dec 2019

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leadersArticle

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

josephine buys 17 Dec 2019

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