Madeleine Bunting

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Why women choose to go missing from the top jobs

Women have crashed through prejudices in the last 25 years, but some of us have chosen happiness over hard-won careers.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s revolution of the spirit

Aung San Suu Kyi knows all too well how Buddhism has played a major political role throughout Asia, both for good and bad.

Clinton proves that feminist foreign policy is possible

Back in the heady days of 1970s feminism there was an argument that once women achieved political power, there would be no more war.

The true cost of your new Christmas laptop

A campaign to clean up electronic companies' mineral supply chains may ameliorate the chaos of ungovernable mining.

How Hillary Clinton’s clean stoves will help African women

The US secretary of state's pledge to invest in cleaner fuel-efficient stoves will save lives and protect the environment.

What’s the really big idea?

The figures tell their own extraordinary story. In 1974 an economics lecturer at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, lent $27 to a group of impoverished villagers. He went on to set up Grameen Bank to ensure that the poor had access to loans and, over the next 34 years, it disbursed $6,6-billion in millions of tiny loans to those living in poverty. Last year there were 7,4-million borrowers, 98% of whom were women.

Press Releases

Grants for the production of Covid-19-relevant medical and pharmaceutical products: call for proposals

Winning innovative projects may be supported with a grant expected to range from €50 000 to to €200 000 depending on whether your initiative is for- or non-profit

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

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