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#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Staring down the barrel of youth unemploymentArticle

Arguably one of the biggest lessons we've learnt from the global Covid-19 pandemic is the power of technology and the positive impact it can have on the education sector...

Onyinye Nwaneri 10 hours ago

A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany . Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Covid-19 and gene editing: ethical and legal considerationsArticle

Researchers are racing against time to find ways to treat and prevent Covid-19. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and the World Health Organisation has created Solidarity, a global clinical trial which is testing four drugs as possible treatment...

Sheetal Soni 25 May 2020

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyondArticle

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

A mural by famed Cape Town artist Faith47. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images.
Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 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

Getting real about fake news
Getting real about fake newsArticle

Social media has proven to be a devastatingly effective spreader of false information, far faster and to a far wider audience than was ever possible before...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 19 May 2020

Educational institutions must embrace the new digital reality
Educational institutions must embrace the new digital realityArticle

Adopting a suitable and robust online learning strategy is key to maintaining academic continuity for institutions of higher learning...

Robert Speed 6 May 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how
Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's howArticle

Be prepared to learn along with your kids, take a break when you need to -- and have fun...

27 Mar 2020

How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the future
How architect Yona Friedman used math to design utopian cities of the futureArticle

Architecture has lost a great visionary. Budapest-born French architect Yona Friedman died at age 96 on 20 February.

Theodora Vardouli 6 Mar 2020

Preserve our languages, uphold diversity
Preserve our languages, uphold diversityArticle

Language is what makes us human. We are the stories we tell. But as languages worldwide are increasingly endangered, we risk losing the very thing that defines us...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 20 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgistArticle

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with GirltivityArticle

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer
Wise releases results of Global Education BarometerArticle

Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

24 Jan 2020

Jazzuary 2020 - Roots and Routes
Jazzuary 2020 - Roots and RoutesArticle

This month, Kaya FM invites listeners to tune in for a month of exceptional music and masterclasses as we celebrate the Roots and Routes of jazz...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 21 Jan 2020

Erica Elk, founding executive director of the Craft & Design Institute
#BizTrends2020: Design thinking to rise in the public sectorArticle

In the face of increasingly tough systemic and complex challenges, there is an emerging global trend in the public sector towards using a design thinking approach to unlock new and innovative solutions...

Erica Elk 15 Jan 2020

Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts
Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation effortsArticle

Rooted in the friendship between Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, and Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, former president of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Tanzania and Germany have been close partners...

31 Dec 2019

9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate change
9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate changeArticle

There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate change, you're probably struggling to keep up...

Rod Lamberts 30 Dec 2019

20 trending travel destinations for 2020
20 trending travel destinations for 2020Article

Looking for the best holiday destinations for 2020? With the help of a few local travel experts, here's a list of carefully rounded up 20 unmissable getaways to add to your travel wishlist...

19 Dec 2019

Forest Whitaker talks peace initiative
Forest Whitaker talks peace initiativeArticle

ECHO Events was honoured to be involved in the recent Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme press conference...

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 11 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably
Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainablyArticle

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet
How to design a forest fit to heal the planetArticle

Without care, reforestation projects can damage ecosystems and be useless as carbon stores. Here's how to go about it the right way.

Heather Plumpton 11 Dec 2019

Joe Public tops the 2019 Pendoring rankings
Joe Public tops the 2019 Pendoring rankingsArticle

The official rankings of the 2019 Pendoring Awards, held at the UJ Arts Centre last week, have been released...

Issued by Pendoring 27 Nov 2019

Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to start
Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to startArticle

In the later stages of the 21st Century, illiteracy as we have come to know may be completely eliminated and digitalisation will be infused into all human activity. This rapid evolution is changing the essential knowledge that people in future societies will need to possess in order to survive. The change is sweeping through the Eastern Cape already...

Loyiso Pulumani 25 Nov 2019

20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent Awards
20 awarded in regional L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Young Talent AwardsArticle

Twenty women researchers from 15 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region were recently awarded in the 2019 Young Talent Awards as part of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme...

25 Nov 2019

5 things every South African should experience on Reunion Island
5 things every South African should experience on Reunion IslandArticle

Ryan Enslin, from My Lime Boots, gives his top five activities to not miss when visiting Reunion Island...

Ryan Enslin 21 Nov 2019

Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism events
Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism eventsArticle

Tanzania's growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences...

20 Nov 2019

Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in Athlone
Forest Whitaker shares progress on peace, development initiative in AthloneArticle

Forest Whitaker recently spoke at a press conference in Athlone, Cape Town, on the progress the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) Youth Peacemaker Network programme is making in Athlone...

18 Nov 2019

Meet the South Africans with a sustainable answer to our sanitation crisis
Meet the South Africans with a sustainable answer to our sanitation crisisArticle

The lack of access to sanitation is a global emergency. We urgently need solutions that are safe for the people who use them and sustainable for the planet...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 15 Nov 2019

Image credit: Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash.
How social media activity is fuelling future global women's sports investmentArticle

Increased social media activity is believed to be fuelling investment in future global women's sports...

11 Nov 2019

The Pendoring Awards to celebrate creative work in indigenous languages on 31 October at UJ Art Centre
The Pendoring Awards to celebrate creative work in indigenous languages on 31 October at UJ Art CentreArticle

Exceptional work created in South Africa's 10 indigenous national languages will be awarded Gold or Silver Pendorings, with the highlight of the evening being the Prestigious Umpetha Award...

Issued by Pendoring 28 Oct 2019

Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in Russia
Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in RussiaArticle

The Gauteng Tourism Authority will this weekend form part of South African Tourism delegation travelling to the Russian Federation to promote tourism into the country and grow arrivals from this important member of the BRICS, G8 and G20 nations...

25 Oct 2019

A community health worker screening a child’s hearing in Cape Town. Ora Buerkli
We used smartphones to screen young children for vision and hearing lossArticle

Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are the most common developmental disabilities in children younger than five years...

De Wet Swanepoel 14 Oct 2019

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Radisson Hotel signs third brand to TunisiaArticle

The addition marks the group's fourth hotel in the country...

14 Oct 2019

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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for AfricaArticle

AI is already playing an increasing role in many existing and evolving technologies, from driverless cars to translation software, virtual assistance devices and monitoring agriculture and biodiversity...

10 Oct 2019

Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020
Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020Article

Online marketplace Airbnb has unveiled its list of 20 trending destinations, based on year-over-year growth in bookings, for 2020...

10 Oct 2019

Bridging the gender gap in tech
Bridging the gender gap in techArticle

Koo Govender, CEO for Dentsu Aegis Network SA, explains how the local launch of the Female Foundry will help bridge the gap in gender parity...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 8 Oct 2019

Better Living Challenge in finals for Human City Design Award
Better Living Challenge in finals for Human City Design AwardArticle

The Western Cape's Better Living Challenge (BLC) - a design project that encourages innovation and affordable solutions in low-income housing - is in the running for the $85,000 Human City Design Award...

26 Sep 2019

Faith Mangope named Africa Code Week 2019 ambassador
Faith Mangope named Africa Code Week 2019 ambassadorArticle

Faith Mangope has joined the 4IR movement by supporting one of Africa's biggest digital skills initiatives, the SAP-led Africa Code Week, as 2019 ambassador...

25 Sep 2019

Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem - just ask Siri
Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem - just ask SiriArticle

Suggest to Samsung's Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby, "Let's talk dirty", and the female voice will respond with a honeyed accent: "I don't want to end up on Santa's naughty list."

Rachel Adams 25 Sep 2019

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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for AfricaArticle

Promoting AI in Africa is a top priority for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Hugo Bourhis 18 Sep 2019

Western Cape design project nominated for global Human City Design award
Western Cape design project nominated for global Human City Design awardArticle

The Better Living Challenge encourages innovation and affordable solutions in low-income housing...

17 Sep 2019

South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should follow
South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should followArticle

If you step into a classroom in South Africa's Limpopo province during a lesson, you're very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi - the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province...

Michael M. Kretzer 12 Sep 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and culturesArticle

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it
#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing itArticle

According to UNESCO Statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is mirrored in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

Sindy Peters 12 Aug 2019

Cape Town makes top 10 in official bucket list of the best cities to visit
Cape Town makes top 10 in official bucket list of the best cities to visitArticle

Cape Town has made it into the top 10 of global travel website, Big 7 Travel's, new, official list of the 'Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019'...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 6 Aug 2019

Free skills workshop and online platform give youth career confidence
Free skills workshop and online platform give youth career confidenceArticle

In support of the UN's World Youth Skills Day on 15 July, Surf Laundry hosted a free Career Confidence workshop in Soweto, Johannesburg, based on their free Surf School of Shine online platform...

26 Jul 2019

Conference calls on women to embrace - not fear - technology disruption
Conference calls on women to embrace - not fear - technology disruptionArticle

The 20th annual Women in Business Conference on 16 August at the UCT Graduate School of Business will be bringing together industry leaders to explore how female disruptors can win in a world transformed by technology...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 25 Jul 2019

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