Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

Ma Africa leads the way

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

Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down

Mandela served only one term as president. Other African leaders must learn from him

Liberians still seek justice for war crimes

Liberians are asking why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during Liberia's two civil wars

Editorial: AU is still a men’s club

'In its history, only three women heads of state have been represented at the AU'

Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa

As a West African, the symbolism of Johnson-Sirleaf winning this important prize after four years without a winner is endless

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ibrahim Prize’s exceptional problem

Has the Ibrahim Prize set the bar too high for its own good?

The goals that must guide ex-soccer player Weah in leading Liberia

The new president must also look to his own government to make wholesale changes that will benefit the country more broadly.

President-elect George Weah: What’s next for Liberia?

​A peaceful transition of power in Liberia is cause for optimism but major challenges lie ahead for Liberia's president-elect George Weah

Football star George Weah wins presidential victory in Liberia.

Idolised in Liberia as 'Mister George', Weah is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed US slaves.

Could George Weah be Liberia’s next president?

Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai on December 26 in a presidential run-off, the culmination of 12 years spent building political credibility

Liberia changes the guard

The departure of UN peacekeepers may be a bigger change than the election of a new leader

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

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Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world