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Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

2 days ago

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor. Image: Wikipedia
SA commits to global socio-economic developmentArticle

Despite the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa remains committed to promoting the well-being, socio-economic development and upliftment of the country's people...

3 days ago

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#TourismMonth: Local is lekker and rural is restfulArticle

With the country more relaxed under lockdown Level 2, Tourism KZN will celebrate Tourism Month with a domestic marketing campaign to drive more tourists to KwaZulu-Natal...

1 Sep 2020

Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partners
Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partnersArticle

With delegate registrations and award nominations now open, the 2020 Africa Brand Summit is set to push several boundaries...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 31 Aug 2020

How 5G can be monetised to make business sense
How 5G can be monetised to make business senseArticle

5G holds immense possibility for the socio-economic development of Africa. But what can be done to drive innovative revenue streams from it?

Ockert Oosthuizen 26 Aug 2020

From a South African to a Pan-African Focus
From a South African to a Pan-African FocusVideo

Following two years during which the annual brand summit focused on the evolving image of South Africa and its implications for socio-economic development, the hybrid 2020 event , now called the Africa Brand Summit, will pay more thematic attention to the evolving image of Africa, at a broad level, and seek to find answers to a series of questions that look at global perceptions about Africa and being African. Perceptions shape destination brand image. Africans should work harder at eliminating practices that inform negative perceptions over time while they also enhance things that inform positive perceptions, as it is the latter that attract investments, business and leisure tourists, as well as other foreign exchange earning opportunities, including rare, special skills.

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 21 Aug 2020

Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE decline
Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE declineArticle

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission's latest report on trends shows an overall decline across almost all measured elements, despite SA's substantial legislative and regulatory framework, intended to ensure economic empowerment...

Candice Meyer, Daveraj Sauls & Deon Visagie 14 Aug 2020

Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 7 Aug 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision
Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decisionArticle

A recommendation by department officials on whether to uphold appeals against a massive wind farm project proposed for the West Coast Peninsula was due to have landed on the desk of...

John Yeld 31 Jul 2020

Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trends
Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trendsArticle

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has released its annual report on the national status and trends on B-BBEE...

29 Jul 2020

New technologies are helping people to choose when and how to have children. MidoSemSem/Shutterstock
New technologies mean states must reconsider what 'reproductive rights' areArticle

A number of technological advances have revolutionised human reproduction in the past few decades. One example is in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the process of fertilising a woman's eggs with a man's sperm in the laboratory...

Bonginkosi Shozi 23 Jul 2020

Border Management Authority Bill signed into law
Border Management Authority Bill signed into lawArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Border Management Authority Bill of 2020 into law...

22 Jul 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Buhari's Covid-19 economic plan: old wine in new wineskinsArticle

Covid-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating...

Stephen Onyeiwu 25 Jun 2020

Kenyan miners have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic Recep Canik/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone minersArticle

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production...

Judy N Muthuri 18 Jun 2020

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19Article

The global havoc brought by Covid-19 is not only exposing the triple challenge (inequality, poverty and unemployment) in South Africa that we have always known about, but how slow we have acted on fixing them...

Bonani Madikizela 5 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds
#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young mindsArticle

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

The Mapungubwe Golden Rhino is believed to have been made between 1220 and 1290.
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The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage siteArticle

Most developing countries face acute tensions between socio-economic development and environmental protection. Any opposition to proposed development, on environmental or heritage grounds, is seen as a threat to the creation of employment and the growth of the economy...

Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu 19 May 2020

Mancosa offers educators free training in remote teaching
Mancosa offers educators free training in remote teachingArticle

Many educators are challenged by a new reality of remote learning induced by the coronavirus lockdown, and to upskill them, teachers are being offered a chance to receive free training in teaching remotely with confidence...

6 May 2020

Africa's unique opportunity for post-pandemic rejuvenation
Africa's unique opportunity for post-pandemic rejuvenationArticle

It has taken a tiny organism, SARS-CoV-2, to get even the most conservative traditionalists to accept that state institutions are essential...

Dr Mamphela Ramphele 17 Apr 2020

Noupoort Wind Farm
Operational wind farms an essential serviceArticle

South Africa's 22 operational wind farms are considered essential services and will continue contributing to the national grid...

1 Apr 2020

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB
Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDBArticle

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

19 Mar 2020

Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SA
Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SAArticle

Discover how The Hope Factory is empowering individuals to become financially independent through the story of beneficiary Unathi Kolanisi...

Kelly Sin Hidge, Issued by SAICA 18 Mar 2020

The view looking east across the West Coast with the village of Paternoster in the foreground. The recently approved Boulders Wind farm will stand on the hills in the background, directly in this view. Photo: John Yeld
Wind farm says massive new rival could cost it "hundreds of millions" in lost energyArticle

An existing wind farm is crying foul after the government last month gave the conditional go-ahead for a massive new wind farm project on an adjoining property on the West Coast Peninsula near Vredenburg...

John Yeld 19 Feb 2020

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communitiesArticle

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

19 Feb 2020

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Using design thinking to improve the travel customer experienceArticle

Customers have changed over time. Today, customers are looking for a meaningful and exceptional experience, not just lip service from their various platforms or providers...

Babajide Olowookere 12 Feb 2020

Challenger to Watch: Rain
Challenger to Watch: RainArticle

Driven by making data more affordable and transparent for more South Africans, Rain offers no bundles, no contracts, no limits and the clincher for many - no expiry dates...

Issued by eatbigfish 7 Feb 2020

Cartrack's new skills programme gives young South Africans a leg up
Cartrack's new skills programme gives young South Africans a leg upArticle

So far, 180 unemployed youth aged between 20 and 30 years have participated. The majority of participants reside in Alexandra and Soweto in Johannesburg, Gauteng...

6 Feb 2020

Rank among South Africa's top transformative companies
Rank among South Africa's top transformative companiesArticle

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Top Empowerment Awards. The awards ceremony showcases South African organisations committed to transformation, which lead by example and inspire others to do the same...

Aziza Banderker, Issued by Topco Media 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economyArticle

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

Public-private partnership sees R5m investment in Soweto-based school
Public-private partnership sees R5m investment in Soweto-based schoolArticle

New facilities at Lofentse Girls High School were unveiled on Monday, 9 December, including four science laboratories, eight classrooms and a consumer studies kitchen...

11 Dec 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!Article

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demands
Announcing Nahana Communications Group: An innovative offering launched to better deliver for SA's advertising and marketing demandsArticle

South Africa's advertising and marketing communication industry has a new group of agencies, Nahana Communications Group...

Issued by FCB Joburg 1 Nov 2019

Group CEO, Brett Morris.
#Imaginethat: Brett Morris on FCB Africa's rebrand as NahanaArticle

Local marketing media is in a flurry over news that FCB has rebranded as Nahana Communications Group. Brett Morris explains what's changing and what's staying the same...

Leigh Andrews 31 Oct 2019

Orange Digital Center, Senegal.
Orange aims for digital inclusion for allArticle

Orange confirms its ambition to achieve digital inclusion for all and opens its second Orange Digital Center in Dakar...

25 Oct 2019

Accra: Djembe Consultants.
New PR powerhouse launches in AfricaArticle

Award-winning African communications team to focus on African Region's developmental potential...

24 Oct 2019

Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social change
Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social changeArticle

Improving the quality of education in South Africa lies at the heart of breaking the cycle of poverty, but our education system is in crisis and puts sustainable socio-economic development at risk...

Issued by Coronation 8 Oct 2019

EVRT Africa sees industry work together
EVRT Africa sees industry work togetherArticle

As technology continues to shape and reshape our everyday lives, new trends cause shifting customer expectations to place new demands on the automotive sector as well as on government...

7 Oct 2019

Inspiring productivity in South Africa
Inspiring productivity in South AfricaArticle

False Bay TVET College, Centre for Entrepreneurship/Rapid Incubator (CFE/RI) is the proud recipient of the Productivity SA Western Cape Regional Award in the Public Sector category...

Issued by False Bay College 25 Sep 2019

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Coega welcomes NMB's airport relocation plans to free up land for human settlementsArticle

This development will deliver on the objectives of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme by way of expanding the SEZ's strategic industrialisation focus to cover diverse regional development needs...

30 Aug 2019

Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clear
Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clearArticle

Property, and the ownership of land, is an emotive topic in South Africa. While progress towards redressing inequality in land ownership and the property sector could be far quicker, the good news is that...

Sandi Mbutuma 24 Jul 2019

CUT student named 2019 Enactus SA excellence student leader
CUT student named 2019 Enactus SA excellence student leaderArticle

Thembisile Tyopo, a second-year electrical engineering student and Enactus Central University of Technology, Free State projects manager, has been awarded the 2019 WV de Wet Student Leader Excellence Award at the Enactus South Africa national competition in Sandton, Johannesburg...

17 Jul 2019

Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, Egypt
Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, EgyptArticle

On the sideline of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, taking place in Egypt, Brand South Africa hosted a special Ubuntu Breakfast session for CAF/AFCON executives and former African players...

Issued by Optimize Agency 27 Jun 2019

Africa's Wi-Fi growth is in full force
Africa's Wi-Fi growth is in full forceArticle

"Wi-Fi networks across commercial, government and communities, have continued to grow at a rapid pace across the continent."

19 Jun 2019

Water transgressor fined R3.5 million in Western Cape court
Water transgressor fined R3.5 million in Western Cape courtArticle

A Western Cape court has slapped a farmer accused of water and environmental transgressions with a R3.5 million fine...

18 Jun 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor
Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poorArticle

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

Being connected enables Africa's digital transformation
Being connected enables Africa's digital transformationArticle

As the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, it's evident that broadband and mobile connectivity growth has had a dynamic impact on Africa...

27 May 2019

May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 2
May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 2Article

Judging by the recent establishment of the Presidential 4IR commission and various government initiatives to engage with foreign investment, the public and private sector, it is quite obvious that the future of South Africa's socio-economic landscape will be highly influenced by this wave...

Chumisa Ndlazi 9 May 2019

Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity
Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternityArticle

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) offers clear guidelines regarding employee leave, however employers also need to be aware of emerging trends among progressive businesses, the latest being pawternity leave...

9 May 2019

IT hub added to Mercedes Benz SA East London plant
IT hub added to Mercedes Benz SA East London plantArticle

An IT hub, focusing on data analytics, software development and business analysts has been established at the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) East London plant...

29 Apr 2019

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