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Uber partners with Moove to empower drivers to become vehicle owners
Uber partners with Moove to empower drivers to become vehicle ownersArticle

Uber has extended their partnership with Moove, giving Uber Go drivers access to compact and cost-efficient vehicle choices...

Issued by Uber 42 minutes ago

HSRC study finds winning formula at Christel House SA
HSRC study finds winning formula at Christel House SAArticle

According to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) study conducted late last year, Christel House South Africa enables students from marginalised communities to achieve...

29 Apr 2021

Importance of building self-efficacy in uncertain times
Importance of building self-efficacy in uncertain timesArticle

With the national energy around the matric results starting to settle, it is a good time to stand back and reflect. For us as educators and civil citizens, 2020 was a year like no other that any of us had ever experienced...

Adri Marais 15 Apr 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

3M, United Way collaborate on SA Covid-19 relief programme
3M, United Way collaborate on SA Covid-19 relief programmeArticle

3M South Africa has partnered with United Way South Africa in implementing a $220,080 Covid-19 relief programme to provide nutritional food, fresh water, hygiene, and sanitisation products to vulnerable families...

24 Jul 2020

#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break
#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first breakArticle

Since inception, YES has generated over R1.4bn in youth salaries across 35,000 jobs...

Sindy Peters 18 Jun 2020

Defining impact investing to better enable social mobility in South Africa
Defining impact investing to better enable social mobility in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's economy could benefit enormously from correcting inequality through improved social mobility...

Jenny Cope 22 Apr 2020

Discovery rises to support Save the Children SA
Discovery rises to support Save the Children SAArticle

Discovery Inc has launched an initiative called Rise (Reducing Inequality and Supporting Empowerment), which will see them partnering with Save the Children South Africa (SCSA), an entity established in 2013 to fight for children's rights.

18 Mar 2020

Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new report
Global progress on gender equality 'limping along' - new reportArticle

Recently released research shows that 67 out of the 129 countries studied, and home to 2.1 billion girls and women, won't achieve any of the set gender equality targets...

6 Mar 2020

We must do more to close the inequality gap in education
We must do more to close the inequality gap in educationArticle

Education was a priority for President Cyril Ramaphosa during his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week, with some major announcements around government's plans to develop the skills our youth need to forge a meaningful future...

Stacey Brewer 21 Feb 2020

3 tips to encouraging entrepreneurship beyond market day
3 tips to encouraging entrepreneurship beyond market dayArticle

It's that time of the year when the dreaded market day comes around. Lisa Illingworth, CEO of FutureProof SA, questions how much is actually learnt and absorbed about being an entrepreneur during these market days...

22 Aug 2019

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to remove exemption fees
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to remove exemption feesArticle

CIMA sets new sector standard to encourage accessibility and social mobility in efforts to help create a diverse, dynamic and future-ready accounting profession..

Issued by CIMA 1 Aug 2019

Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Hand-ups, not hand-outs: Why a sustainable society is necessary for sustainable businessArticle

Henry Ford once said: "A big business never becomes big by being a narrow society looking after only the interests of its organisation and stockholders"...

Jim Vella 29 Nov 2018

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark
#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their markArticle

Founded in 2009 by international volunteers Tom Walsh, Philippa (Pip) Wheaton and Kathryn Maunders, enke enables young South Africans who are passionate about driving social change to become the masters of their own destiny and make their mark.

Sindy Peters 25 Oct 2018

Is education still a worthwhile pathway to success?
Is education still a worthwhile pathway to success?Article

"The education system represents the single greatest obstacle to socio-economic advancement in South Africa. It replicates patterns of unemployment, poverty, and inequality and denies the majority of young people the chance of a middle class life."

Carole Podetti-Ngono 3 Aug 2018

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Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's whyArticle

Buses have been a reliable feature of urban and rural landscapes for more than 200 years, but the end of the bus has already been signalled...

Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018

Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolution
Amazon drives a fifth city-shaping retail revolutionArticle

As possibly the world's oldest economic activity, retailing didn't venture away from the traditional street, with its congestion, grime and weather exposure, until about 1800...

Paul Drechsler 26 Jan 2018

Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult times
Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult timesArticle

Migration to cities has helped many South Africans to escape extreme poverty, even in tumultuous times...

Ivan Turok and Justin Visagie 23 Nov 2017

KIA Motors backs creation of community auto mechanic training centres in Ethiopia and Kenya
KIA Motors backs creation of community auto mechanic training centres in Ethiopia and KenyaArticle

KIA Motors Corporation recently held two ceremonies to mark the start of construction on a pair of new community-run auto mechanic training centres in Ethiopia and Kenya...

Issued by Kia Motors South Africa 16 Jun 2016

Africa: the last big consumer story?
Africa: the last big consumer story?Article

Chinese influence remains robust in Africa...

26 Apr 2016

Dramatic steps needed to improve household savings
Dramatic steps needed to improve household savingsArticle

Research from the newly launched Investec GIBS Savings Index reveals two significant macro-economic factors inhibiting South Africans from saving - substantial unemployment and the slowdown...

René Grobler & Annabel Bishop 19 Feb 2016

How unequal access to knowledge is affecting South African society
How unequal access to knowledge is affecting South African societyArticle

Inequality has a profound impact on people's ability to accumulate skills and knowledge...

Biniam Bedasso 5 Nov 2015

Social mobility and conspicuous spending
Social mobility and conspicuous spendingArticle

The recent Ask Afrika Icon Brands survey identified certain social influencers and behavioural dynamics that are currently at play in the South African consumer market...

22 Sep 2015

Ask Afrika Icon Brands shows preference for local brands
Ask Afrika Icon Brands shows preference for local brandsArticle

The Ask Afrika Icon Brands survey, which identifies brands that are used across the South Africa demographic irrespective of race, culture, income, education or lifestyle, found that South African consumers have an affinity for local brands...

28 Aug 2015

Tips for SA as old world order slips away
Tips for SA as old world order slips awayArticle

At the recent i3 Summit, hosted by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam, speakers sought to answer the question, 'are we facing a social, economic and legislative revolution?'

19 Aug 2015

Journalism or bust! How to get writing work in tricky times
Journalism or bust! How to get writing work in tricky timesArticle

Hundreds of young people may continue to enrol in journalism and communications courses at universities and colleges, but job prospects in that industry are dimming...

Marie Rocher 3 Jul 2015

Economic success for Africa highlight of ICAEW conference
Economic success for Africa highlight of ICAEW conferenceArticle

More than 1,500 accountancy and finance delegates from across Africa are expected at third biennial congress of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) which will be held from 12-14 May at Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles, Mauritius...

13 May 2015

More insights from Kasi Star Brands survey
More insights from Kasi Star Brands surveyArticle

Ask Afrika's Kasi Star Brands survey, which measure township specific brand usage across 163 categories, reveals the connection between economic hierarchy and alignment to traditional customs...

28 Apr 2015

South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed
South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealedArticle

Kasi Star Brands measure township-specific brand usage across 163 categories to identify the top 24 brands that are used most loyally by South Africa's township consumers. Koo Baked Beans came first...

26 Mar 2015

Nigeria's ambitions of luxury
Nigeria's ambitions of luxuryArticle

Nigeria, where most of the people live on less than US$2 a day, is the fastest growing markets in the world for French champagne and digital TVs and could be the next big growth frontier for luxury goods...

28 Nov 2014

Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers
Local advertising influences 50% of car buyersArticle

According to new research, half of the readers of Media24 local titles are influenced by newspaper advertising in their purchase decision when buying a new car...

19 Nov 2014

Unpacking brand value in informal settlements
Unpacking brand value in informal settlementsArticle

Target Group Index (TGI) recognised a gap in South African market research and set up a survey, TGI Township, to get an in-depth understanding of township consumers. The informal settlement or township market holds great opportunity for brand owners.

6 Jun 2014

Free State educator slams SADTU at Thought Leaders' Breakfast
Free State educator slams SADTU at Thought Leaders' BreakfastArticle

University of the Free State rector and vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen, while highlighting the importance of education to Western Cape business leaders at a recent Accelerate Cape Town Thought Leaders' Breakfast, slammed SADTU's ongoing strikes and go-slow that has affected schools across the country.

6 May 2013

Get latest insights on YPO from RademeyerArticle

Andrea Rademeyer, founder and CEO of research company Ask Afrika, will be sharing her insights at two 'freewheeling' sessions on YPO, which she will host at her Pretoria HQ, at 8am or 3.30pm on Tuesday, 9 April 2013. Later in the year, she will share her report back from ESOMAR.

26 Mar 2013

Stephanie Houslay
What will be shaping brands, the world in 2013?Article

Making predictions in a world that moves as quickly as the one we live in today is brave and perhaps even a little foolish. But based on the way the world evolved last year, here are a few trends I expect to play out in 2013 and beyond. At the centre of these trends is the way that technology is giving the consumer more power to shape brands than ever before.

Stephanie Houslay 29 Jan 2013

Study explores what is likely to bring a sense of well-being in old age
Study explores what is likely to bring a sense of well-being in old ageArticle

Key investigators from the UK and China are to analyse the most in-depth surveys on aging ever carried out in both countries to explore what key factors affect different dimensions of the well-being of the elderly. They will also compare differences between the two countries on what it means to be old in research that aims to inform policy makers looking to develop programmes to support the elderly.

4 Jul 2011

The market research behind the 'SunPower'
The market research behind the 'SunPower'Article

Heard the story that Deon du Plessis first tried to sell the idea that there was a gap in the market for a tabloid newspaper first to Independent Newspapers - and that it didn't get it so he took it to Media24? Well, it's all true except for one thing: that right up there with Du Plessis, now the publisher of the Daily Sun, was market researcher Jos Kuper, who crunched the numbers and took them to Du Plessis, then head of Independent Newspapers in Gauteng.

Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 17 Nov 2010

Promising educationArticle

When the Kenyan government scrapped primary school fees, it was a step toward the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of giving every child in the world a primary school education by 2015. But are Kenya’s poorest still getting the short end of the stick?

Ochieng’ Ogodo 21 Feb 2007

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