Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

Technology can uplift world’s ‘bottom billion’

Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world’s problems or a curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable

Education reduces issues plaguing poor countries

To give young people the best chance of success, the two 'bookends' to primary school — early childhood and secondary education — must be sturdy

Experts gather to disrupt continent’s education

The forum hopes to solve some of the problems in education and learning

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall year-on-year

Africa’s women belong at the top

'While many girls possess leadership qualities, social, political, and economic barriers stymie their potential,' writes Joyce Banda.

Fortified seeds foil hidden hunger

Biotechnology boosts the resistance of crops to drought and disease, and increases the levels of crucial micronutrients in the produce.

There’s a premium on my humors

The u is disappearing all over Africa, and maybe the Gates Foundation is to blame.

#AIDS2016: Five things African journalists want to know from Bill Gates

Bill Gates was at the International Aids Conference this week. He spent time with five African journalists. Here is what they wanted to know.

[FROM OUR ARCHIVES] What can we learn from Angola’s yellow fever outbreak?

The country's yellow fever outbreak is a timely reminder that African countries can't get complacent with their vaccination efforts.

Crack journalistic team driven by the prospect of telling the continent’s stories

With its expansion to the rest Africa, the Bhekisisa health reporting team is growing.

Solutions-based health reporting to take flight in Africa

With a new donor on board, Bhekisisa will be covering the continent's health issues at source – their new website launches today!

Bill Gates urges young people to find Africa’s ‘energy miracle’

This continent will be worst affected by climate change, the philanthropist warned in an interview with the Mail & Guardian.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences