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The AfCFTA can change the circumstances of millions of African SMEs
The AfCFTA can change the circumstances of millions of African SMEsArticle

With all the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented to Africa, there are many exciting changes afoot...

Amrote Abdella 14 hours ago

Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South Africa
Regulations around self-driving cars to be introduced in South AfricaArticle

The Department of Transport is planning on introducing regulations around self-driving cars as it expects autonomous vehicles...

13 May 2021

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...

5 May 2021

Knowledge-sharing workshop explores equal representation in SA cities
Knowledge-sharing workshop explores equal representation in SA citiesArticle

Moving Cape Town from a colonial city into an equitable and celebrated multi-cultural future, so that all people may see their histories and memories represented, was the theme of a milestone knowledge-sharing workshop held on 27 March 2021...

30 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

How to fund your Harvard education...
How to fund your Harvard education...Article

Applications for the fully-funded Harvard South Africa Fellowship Programme are officially open to qualifying South African students...

4 Mar 2021

Free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots in Witsand enables local NPOs
Free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots in Witsand enables local NPOsArticle

In June 2020, 10 free-to-access, uncapped, solar-powered Wi-Fi enabled ThinkZones were set up in Atlantis, providing free internet access to between 5,500 and 10,000 people per month...

Issued by GreenCape 1 Feb 2021

A teacher holds a child as young women learn business skills at Centre D'Apprentissage Feminin (C.A.FE.) in Bamako, Mali, Africa in June 2018. The school is funded by the Canadian NGO Education internationale, a co-operative offering exchange and development services in education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Sean Kilpatrick
Covid-19 is stifling NGO efforts to promote gender equality when it's most neededArticle

Covid-19 has presented an opportunity to increase gender equality both in Canada and worldwide. Rebuilding with women at the forefront will help communities succeed post-pandemic.

Andrea Paras 11 Dec 2020

Satellite technology gives SA tourism an opportunity to level the digital divide
Satellite technology gives SA tourism an opportunity to level the digital divideArticle

Satellite internet technology presents a just-in-time opportunity for South Africa's remote, power and income-challenged tourist businesses to remain visible, operational - and ultimately solvent...

13 Oct 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award
Entries open for 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design AwardArticle

The 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award is now open for entries. All practitioners, including architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions, are invited to enter...

31 Jan 2020

Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite
Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy eliteArticle

The City of Cape Town is "subsidising the wealthy elite" by planning to extend the lease on the Rondebosch golf course for another ten years at a very low rental fee, says activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi...

Lucas Nowicki 24 Jan 2020

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa
SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in AfricaArticle

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

14 Nov 2019

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA
Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SAArticle

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provision
Why the youth need to be involved in grassroots service provisionArticle

Recent research shows that the youth in South Africa have the potential to make a critical difference in their communities if government and civil society structures engage constructively and partner with young people...

Dr Cephas Mutami 31 Oct 2019

Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre
Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centreArticle

City-owned land along lower Buitengracht Street, which has been held by the province as road reserve for the unfinished Foreshore freeway, is in the process of being returned to the City of Cape Town...

Steve Kretzmann 31 Oct 2019

SITA and Microsoft South Africa sign MOU
SITA and Microsoft South Africa sign MOUArticle

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which paves the way for government adoption of public cloud services...

30 Oct 2019

2019 BASA special awards recipients
2019 BASA special awards recipientsArticle

In addition to the BASA Awards, three special awards are made annually at the discretion of the BASA Board of Directors to celebrate remarkable contributions by individuals, organisations and businesses...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 18 Oct 2019

Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competition
Here are the five shortlisted candidates for the Dundeed competitionArticle

One of these projects will walk away with £5,000 to further develop their project...

20 Sep 2019

'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King
'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn KingArticle

Speaking at the 10th annual Serious Social Investing (SSI) Conference at the GIBS Business School in Illovo, Johannesburg recently, corporate governance and sustainability expert Professor Mervyn King noted that successful businesses have moved away from creating wealth for shareholders to focusing on long-term value creation...

8 Aug 2019

African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilience
African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilienceArticle

Hosted by the City of Tshwane, the 5th annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently under way...

25 Jun 2019

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis
How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisisArticle

The Conversation Africa examined how various groups - including the government, Anglophone activists, media organisations and citizens - used social media to report on growing unrest in Cameroon...

Julius T. Nganji and Lynn Cockburn 17 Jun 2019

Have your say on CAS Bill, GBV Policy Framework
Have your say on CAS Bill, GBV Policy FrameworkArticle

Members of the public and interested organisations are reminded of the looming deadlines for public comments on the Central Application Service (CAS) Bill and the Draft Policy Framework to address gender-based violence (GBV) in the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) System...

24 May 2019

Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club
Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling ClubArticle

Reclaim the City used Workers' Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town's city centre...

Peter Luhanga 2 May 2019

Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western Cape
Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western CapeArticle

The Western Cape Government launched the Cradle of Human Culture - archaeological and paleontological heritage routes with three anchor sites in the Western Cape - alongside the World Travel Market Africa 2019 conference in Cape Town...

11 Apr 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitationArticle

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year announced
2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year announcedArticle

Cambium Networks has announced that Duduzile Mkhwanazi from Project Isizwe is the 2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year...

25 Feb 2019

Professor Francis Petersen
Resurrecting SA's mining industryArticle

The concept of mining is relatively simple. Identify a viable ore body, decide on how best to extract it, and put the necessary infrastructure in place to economically extract the valuable mineral (in whatever format) for the end user...

Francis Petersen 31 Jan 2019

Sustainable water use crucial for the Middle East and North Africa, says FAO director general
Sustainable water use crucial for the Middle East and North Africa, says FAO director generalArticle

"In the Middle East and North Africa region, water scarcity is certainly one of the main challenges for agriculture production and development."

24 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

CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relations
CSR as a PR strategy for enhancing business-community relationsArticle

CSR has evolved over the past few years as more and more organisations take a larger role in actively participating in social and community projects...

Leago Monareng 6 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land
Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city landArticle

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properly
Before we talk about e-commerce in SA, let's define it properlyArticle

Experts are divided about both the state and the future of e-commerce in South Africa. Some big brands, like Massmart, have elected not to establish an online store here...

Claire Cobbledick 26 Nov 2018

ECA aims to be Africa's economic thinktank
ECA aims to be Africa's economic thinktankArticle

The Economic Commission for Africa is aiming to become Africa's premier think tank, executive secretary Vera Songwe tells African Ambassadors...

22 Oct 2018

Africa unites to form tourism board, harnesses growth on the continent
Africa unites to form tourism board, harnesses growth on the continentArticle

Africa's tourism competitiveness is below its potential, and despite the great progress that it has been made, the tourism industry on the continent remains behind other regions in terms of competitiveness...

4 Sep 2018

Vera Songwe, ECA executive secretary.
Ensuring all African businesses benefit from AfCFTA, Agenda 2030Article

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa...

15 Aug 2018

Egypt's immense potential
Egypt's immense potentialArticle

Egypt moving forward: the three key challenges and opportunities, according to the IMF...

23 Jul 2018

Parklet urban intervention installed at V&A Waterfront
Parklet urban intervention installed at V&A WaterfrontArticle

Blok, in partnership with Future Cape Town, GAPP Architects and Cameron Barnes Furniture, officially relaunched their parklet public intervention at the V&A Waterfront on Wednesday, 16 May.

21 May 2018

Corporate SA urged to help create job opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities
Corporate SA urged to help create job opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilitiesArticle

With March being Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, employment equity company Progression is urging corporates to gain a better understanding of what persons with intellectual disabilities experience and help create job opportunities for them...

12 Mar 2018

Housing picket outside Brett Herron's home
Housing picket outside Brett Herron's homeArticle

About 60 tenants facing eviction, together with supporters of Reclaim the City, picketed outside the home of Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, early on Tuesday morning, 6 March...

Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2018

Lee Naik
Technology in Africa: A guide for the year aheadArticle

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them...

Lee Naik 24 Jan 2018

UN deputy secretary-general Amina J Mohammed delivering the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Cape Town on 25 November 2017. (Image: )
UN's Amina Mohammed stirs leadership to invest more in women and girlsArticle

UN deputy secretary-general Amina J. Mohammed delivered this year's Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the CTICC in Cape Town over the weekend...

Sindy Peters 26 Nov 2017

Steenvilla in Cape Town’s south peninsula is an example of a rent-based state-subsidised social housing project. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?Article

We explain an important part of the government housing programme...

Maxwell Roeland 23 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?
What does the future African city look like?Article

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce
iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforceArticle

Around 2.9-million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only 1% have jobs...

21 Sep 2017

The new face of the Sahel
The new face of the SahelArticle

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods...

Ernest Harsch 20 Sep 2017

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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challengesArticle

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

Viwanou Gnassounou 19 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

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trashArticle

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass...

21 Jul 2017

Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announcedArticle

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

21 Apr 2017

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