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The economic effects of racism are more deadly than Covid-19

A recent report shows that racism has cost the US economy $16-trillion in growth over the past two decades. If the financial-services industry wants to show that Black Lives Matter, it needs to rethink how it allocates capital

The pandemic’s effect is gendered

Although two thirds of job losses were experienced by women, two thirds of the recipients of the R350 Covid-19 grant were men

Black bosses, please lead us well

We need to do better to create compatible workplaces for black employees

Public officials must treat all marriages equally

Religious beliefs are no longer allowed as on objection to solemnising same-sex partnerships and rightly so

Marriage officers should have the right to object on religious grounds

‘Beliefs and convictions rested on religion should be allowed the freedom awarded by the law to share the public sphere with all the other non-religious beliefs and convictions’

Black lives must matter in Africa too

Although Africans must continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement, there is also the need for them to raise their voices against injustices in other African countries

We need an outpouring of outrage about Africans killed by security forces

As Africa mourns George Floyd, we must look in the mirror and address police brutality on our own continent

Understanding the violent protests across America

The protests are rooted not in the pandemic, but in centuries of discrimination

How to support women’s health

Policymakers must make contraceptives and abortion easier to to access to give women power over their health

Angered by police killing, Ethiopian-Israelis demand change

Solomon Teka's death has been a deeply personal tragedy for his family, but for the wider Ethiopian-Israeli community, he has become a symbol as well

Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination

Last year it emerged that medical universities had routinely altered the admissions test scores of applicants to keep some of them out

US women’s national team sues federation for discrimination

​All 28 members of the United States women's national team filed a discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation on Friday

Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell

Nondiscriminatory laws exist in name only for those seeking refuge from Uganda and elsewhere

Go to the root to eradicate racism

Jail and laws against hate crimes and speech alone cannot rid South Africa of this prejudice

Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace

A 2014 study of queer discrimination in the workplace found 53% of queer workers hide who they are at work

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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