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Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth
Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirthArticle

Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life...

Sonia Elks 1 day ago

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage
Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortageArticle

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 2 days ago

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

2 days ago

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 2 days ago

Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in Africa
Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in AfricaArticle

Here's how Kantar will help you authentically solve the value-action gap and guide you along your brand's sustainable transformation journey...

Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 3 days ago

Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures
Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable FuturesArticle

Wunderman Thompson's new original futures report delves into regeneration and more, featuring interviews with key opinion and thought leaders in the sustainability space...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

How organisations can stay future fit
How organisations can stay future fitArticle

Even before Covid-19, businesses faced increasing pressure to focus on transformation, but after the disruptions of the last year, the pandemic has presented organisations with new challenges to adapt to...

23 Apr 2021

Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impact
Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impactArticle

The main objective of CSI should be to implement meaningful programmes that have a positive, sustainable and measurable impact on communities...

21 Apr 2021

Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to society
Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to societyArticle

All advertising has some sort of purpose after all, writes Greg Stewart...

Greg Stewart 20 Apr 2021

There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix itArticle

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld Mbewu
Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld MbewuArticle

Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu...

19 Apr 2021

Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programme
Sony Music Africa partners with Women of Music Business to launch new 'masterclass' training programmeArticle

The Women of Music Business (Womb) is set to launch a new 'masterclass' training programme in partnership with Sony Music Africa. The training programme aims to support women working in the African music industry...

15 Apr 2021

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor Gosling
SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingArticle

Trevor Gosling and his co-founder, Neil Welman, launched Lulalend in 2014. The Lulalend team works hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone way
Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone wayArticle

Judge Dennis Davis believes that an Al Capone strategy should be applied to nab those who are not paying their fair share of tax...

13 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industryArticle

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed
Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyedArticle

Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...

8 Apr 2021

The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid world
The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid worldArticle

Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid...

Miranda Hosking, Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Apr 2021

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Pandemic highlights health inequalitiesArticle

Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2021

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying idealsArticle

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 7 Apr 2021

SDG 17: The key behind ensuring our profession remains relevant
SDG 17: The key behind ensuring our profession remains relevantArticle

Every professional, regardless of whether they are an engineer, lawyer, doctor or accountant, exists to serve society...

Chantyl Mulder, Issued by SAICA 6 Apr 2021

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New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impact
HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impactArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is calling on all game-changing justice startups that want to grow their social impact and business...

29 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in LesothoArticle

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 1
How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 1Article

In this first of a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives' remuneration in the evolving landscape...

Chris Blair 11 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'Article

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu
The social role of the auditing professionArticle

Over the past 20 years, the auditing profession has come under increased public criticism. In the case of South Africa, censure and condemnation of the profession has been very fierce over the last five years....

Wiseman Nkuhlu 10 Mar 2021

Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6m
Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6mArticle

The Chemical Industry Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) will be funding two South African universities with R1,647,500 this year, supporting research...

9 Mar 2021

Why CSI isn't where corporates should be skimping when it comes to budget cuts
Why CSI isn't where corporates should be skimping when it comes to budget cutsArticle

When asked what the reality on the ground is for NPOs after a year of Covid-19 and lockdowns of all levels, CSI group manager for Momentum Metropolitan...

8 Mar 2021

3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry
3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industryArticle

With the right preparation, specialist destinations can benefit from an expected increase in demand...

Jaeyeon Choe and Michael Di Giovine 8 Mar 2021

GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan Africa
GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This despite an overall decline in global food security...

5 Mar 2021

Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?
Lessons from doing business 2020 style. Is it still relevant?Article

Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts on approaching business in 2021...

Burt Rodrigues 4 Mar 2021

Listen up! The next step in the gender equality conversation
Listen up! The next step in the gender equality conversationArticle

Cancelling 'cancel culture' can open further conversations that lead to gender parity, says Procter & Gamble's Cassie Jaganyi...

Cassie Jaganyi 3 Mar 2021

Dentsu International partners with Malaria No More UK to 'Draw The Line Against Malaria'
Dentsu International partners with Malaria No More UK to 'Draw The Line Against Malaria'Article

Dentsu International has partnered with global NGO Malaria No More UK to launch 'Draw The Line Against Malaria'...

Issued by Dentsu 2 Mar 2021

The paradigm shift of the awards industry: Topco pivots business model
The paradigm shift of the awards industry: Topco pivots business modelArticle

Topco Media has used the insights over the past year to pivot and further elevate their renowned value-add to businesses, entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups...

Issued by Topco Media 2 Mar 2021

The newest addition to the Gordon Institute of Business Science, plans on making a big difference across Africa
The newest addition to the Gordon Institute of Business Science, plans on making a big difference across AfricaArticle

With the eruption of the pandemic, the fault lines in our economic system have become all too apparent. A new collaborative model would need to be fostered between the public, private and civic sectors across Africa to deploy capital directly towards primary markets, thereby re-establishing the primary function of linking capital to means of production, labour and technology...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 1 Mar 2021

UCT GSB MBA alumnus receives international recognition for social impact work
UCT GSB MBA alumnus receives international recognition for social impact workArticle

UCT GSB MBA alumnus Alforde Charumbira has been honoured in the AACSB's Influential Leaders challenge...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Feb 2021

Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use
Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical useArticle

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Highs and lows - the class of 2020
Highs and lows - the class of 2020Article

Despite the class of 2020's individual success, serious issues remain with the quality of academic outcomes in SA, warns Saica's Chantyl Mulder...

Issued by SAICA 24 Feb 2021

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemicArticle

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in AfricaArticle

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitioners
Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitionersArticle

On 10 March, Henley Business School Africa will present the first class in a progressive, brand-new course that addresses both the realities of Covid-19 and the accelerated disruption of the digital age...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Feb 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

Promise of the Year of the Ox
Promise of the Year of the OxArticle

We have ushered in the Year of the Ox and have said goodbye to the Year of the Rat (masked). But, as challenging as last year was, the end of the King Rat's...

Dhesigen Naidoo 19 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Uyanda Manana joins Conversation Lab in grassroots ownership deal
#Newsmaker: Uyanda Manana joins Conversation Lab in grassroots ownership dealArticle

In August last year, Uyanda Manana joined Conversation Lab from sister agency, BE, in a merger and grassroots ownership deal...

Jessica Tennant 16 Feb 2021

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