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How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefitArticle

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'
SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'Article

SME South Africa commemorates Women's Month 2020 with the launch of the 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling' series, sponsored by Nedbank...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 11 Aug 2020

Alvaro Pereira, OECD Economics Department Country Studies director
Covid-19 pandemic raises the urgency of structural reformsArticle

South Africa responded swiftly to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms, according to a new report...

31 Jul 2020

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justice
Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justiceArticle

Secretary-general Patricia Scotland said the Commonwealth advocates for changes in policies, modification of behaviour and curbs in pollution to reverse damage to our environment and ensure climate justice...

2 Mar 2020

Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussion
Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussionArticle

Some of South Africa's finest analytical minds joined Regent Business School in Johannesburg to share their thoughts on how Finance Minister Tito Mboweni plans to weather the socio-economic storm in his Budget Speech to Parliament...

Issued by Regent Business School 21 Feb 2020

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge
Impact of free trade area in Africa will be hugeArticle

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

Andrew Skipper 21 Jan 2020

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?Article

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 2019

How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers
How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmersArticle

There have been some positive strides made in getting smallholders involved in digital agriculture in Africa...

15 Jul 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disastersArticle

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for women
"This is not a man's world": protesters demand construction jobs for womenArticle

Residents of Lower Crossroads in Philippi, Cape Town, brought construction of a new school to a halt on Tuesday, 26 March, demanding more jobs for women and for residents...

Velani Ludidi 28 Mar 2019

An artist’s impression of the failed Modderfontein smart city in Johannesburg.
What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in AfricaArticle

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa's richest city, forever...

Ricardo Reboredo and Frances Brill 6 Mar 2019

UCT GSB joins prestigious global list of business schools
UCT GSB joins prestigious global list of business schoolsArticle

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and 14 other business schools from around the world have been re-accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) with the EQUIS stamp of approval...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Jan 2019

Lamin Momodou Manneh, director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
#BizTrends2019: This could be a big year for AfricaArticle

This year, 2019, is a very promising year for the African continent: There is a lot of optimism about the return of the Africa rising sentiment...

Lamin Momodou Manneh 21 Jan 2019

L-R: SA's minister of environmental affairs Nomvula Mokonyane; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International; Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation
Cape Town to host upcoming global green economy conferenceArticle

Under the theme 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies', South Africa will host the third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10-11 January...

9 Jan 2019

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Mozambique economic developmentArticle

Mozambique making considerable economic and social progress, says African Development Bank Country report...

27 Nov 2018

UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother City
UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother CityArticle

The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town for the first time...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Nov 2018

Miga guarantees solar PV investments
Miga guarantees solar PV investmentsArticle

Guarantees covering 90% of investments made by Scatec Solar ASA for constructing, ownership, operation and maintenance of six solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in South Africa, have been issued by Miga...

2 Nov 2018

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads
Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroadsArticle

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads...

Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018

The empowerment of women is key to success in tough economic times
The empowerment of women is key to success in tough economic timesArticle

This Women's Month, the UCT Graduate School of Business will be hosting several prominent events focussed on empowering and promoting women in business at all levels in the economy...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 Aug 2018

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation
Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creationArticle

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

Lyndsay van der Berg 19 Jul 2018

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Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair goArticle

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

Next Generation: What we do
Next Generation: What we doVideo

The success of social innovation doesn't depend on just one thing... That's why we have a targeted approach and method to ensuring real, widespread and inclusive development and economic growth.

Issued by Next Generation 17 May 2018

Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa
Nine decades of Coca-Cola in AfricaArticle

Ninety years ago, in 1928, the first Coca-Cola was sold on the continent in Cape Town, South Africa...

11 May 2018

Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROI
Social investors now want to see impact, sustainability - and ROIArticle

Social investors are looking for opportunities where their investment will have considerable long-term impact, while contributing to sustainable, meaningful development...

Issued by Next Generation 17 Apr 2018

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Anger over 10,000-seater stadium for ObservatoryArticle

Dozens of residents gathered at the Observatory Community Centre on Tuesday night, 10 April, to raise their concerns over plans by Cape Town City Football Club (CTC) to build a 10,000-seater stadium in the area...

Aidan Jones 12 Apr 2018

Namibian Mines and Energy Deputy Minister, Kornelia Shilunga
Namibian women largely observers in miningArticle

In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions...

Albertina Nakale 11 Apr 2018

Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrification
Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrificationArticle

In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life...

Jenny Mbaye 22 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launchedArticle

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

FEDHASA committed to sustainable and responsible tourism in practiceArticle

FEDHASA says its members are committed to practising sustainable tourism and adhering to the United Nations' World Tourism Organisation's mandate...

27 Sep 2017

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa
The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of AfricaArticle

Countries in the Horn of Africa - particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures...

Philippe Roudier 22 Sep 2017

Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood
Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky WoodArticle

Erky Wood presented the third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture at the Wits Planetarium on 12 September...

14 Sep 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges
Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challengesArticle

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

UCT makes history - and a difference - in Philippi
UCT makes history - and a difference - in PhilippiArticle

The official launch of UCT GSB Solution Space - Philippi, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, celebrates a new approach that seeks to go beyond the traditional reach of a university...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 25 Jul 2017

Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happen
Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happenArticle

Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development...

10 Jul 2017

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Growing food in the post-truth eraArticle

The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs...

Alana Mann 6 Jul 2017

Community participation not simply a check-box task
Community participation not simply a check-box taskArticle

“Each urban development affects not only those that invest in it or occupy the buildings and places within it, but the wider community...

4 Jul 2017

First UMP graduates encouraged to be innovative
First UMP graduates encouraged to be innovativeArticle

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the first batch of students to graduate from the University of Mpumalanga to be innovative and to create new opportunities for inclusive development...

22 May 2017

UN, AU sign agreement to align global goals
UN, AU sign agreement to align global goalsArticle

United Nations and African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges...

20 Apr 2017

Strengthening research in Africa
Strengthening research in AfricaArticle

Inaugural conference identifies collaboration themes, strengthens pan-African networks...

6 Apr 2017

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Africa: a continent of hopeArticle

Africa is a continent of hope, promise and vast potential, says the new United Nations Secretary-General…

António Guterres 6 Feb 2017

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Africa: a continent of hopeArticle

Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential...

António Guterres 5 Feb 2017

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Future telecoms investment in NigeriaArticle

Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference theme for 2016 is "Collaboration in the Digital Economy" and featured sessions on collaborative regulation, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, gender inclusive development and digital financial services for financial inclusion...

24 Nov 2016

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Meeting Africa's digital transformation needsArticle

There are still challenges around basic infrastructure in Africa to allow for the internet to flourish on the continent...

21 Oct 2016

Affluent Africans working on a sustainable growth plan for Africa
Affluent Africans working on a sustainable growth plan for AfricaArticle

The Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa maps the behaviour and media consumption of individuals within the top 15% in terms of income across seven African countries...

5 Aug 2016

Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotel
Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotelArticle

Togo's top internationally branded five-star hotel has opened - providing delegates to the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé on 21-22 June with a prime example of achievement in Africa...

Issued by Bench Events 3 May 2016

Ericsson, Tunisia sign MoU
Ericsson, Tunisia sign MoUArticle

Ericsson and the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy in Tunisia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining several initialising initiatives to spur further Tunisian ICT innovation...

10 Nov 2015

Manifesto aims to achieve sustainable development
Manifesto aims to achieve sustainable developmentArticle

A group of ten banks recently issued the Positive Impact Manifesto which calls for an impact-based approach to banking, offering a bold and innovative vision of the banking sector's central role in achieving sustainable development...

16 Oct 2015

Musician Jack Johnson appointed UNEP goodwill ambassador
Musician Jack Johnson appointed UNEP goodwill ambassadorArticle

Inspirational artist and committed environmentalist, Jack Johnson, was appointed United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) goodwill ambassador during a recent ceremony on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera...

11 Jun 2015

Missing middle of SA's economic ladder threatens stability
Missing middle of SA's economic ladder threatens stabilityArticle

Unless SA's persistent inequality is addressed, the country risks sliding into an accelerating downward spiral of rent seeking, cronyism and corruption...

Alan Hirsch and Brian Levy 1 Jun 2015

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