Esther Ngumbi

Guest Author

African governments must invest in science for future growth

Allocating adequate funding to scientific research, development and innovation can have a positive effect on sustainable development

Support African women working in agriculture

African women, on average, make up 40% of the agricultural labour workforce, but their contributions continue to be barely recognised

Ma Africa leads the way

Graça Machel is the example of someone reaching out to other women and lifting them up

Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

Although the problems are enormous, cities can also offer unique opportunities to reduce poverty, deliver prosperity and economic development

Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded

Any good leader knows that scientific discovery and innovation fuel progress, facilitate development and can tackle issues

Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured

Although Africa has the highest proportion of young people, it has the highest prevalence of hunger

Bring women farmers to the food security table

Women agriculturalists are central to finding solutions to problems in the food industry

African farmers should think local

Thinking and growing local would create opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop and promote nutritious indigenous vegetables, argues Esther Ngumbi.

Press Releases

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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