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Youth hold key to beating poverty
Youth hold key to beating poverty
Nelson Mandela described poverty and inequality as terrible curses of our time: “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of...
New business model incorporates the poor
New business model incorporates the poor
Inclusive business is the corporate world’s buzzword, commerce’s flavour of the decade, the flag big companies, particularly in the developing...
More blessed to give than to receive?
More blessed to give than to receive?
The concept of “The Philanthropist” brings to mind a rather colonial image: a...
Women could feed the world - if we let them
Women could feed the world - if we let them
“We have life and we have power.” This confident assertion was made in the prayer that opened the first ever official gathering of women farmers in the Southern African Development Community....
Cultivating a democratic Africa
Cultivating a democratic Africa
Created by the African Union (AU) in 2007, the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance (ACDEG) entered into force on February 15...
Protecting human rights in Africa
Protecting human rights in Africa
The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights helped to steer Africa into a new age of human rights. Since its adoption 30 years ago, the...
Affording children their basic rights
Affording children their basic rights
The Organisation of Africa Unity (now the African Union) adopted the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (the Children’s...
Making gender equality a practical reality
Making gender equality a practical reality
In May, President Jacob Zuma announced plans to replace the department of women, children and people with disabilities with the ministry of...
Twenty years of SA's participation on the continent
Twenty years of SA's participation on the continent
It has been 20 years since South Africa was admitted back into the international system. Having emerged out of a bitter struggle dislodging...
Making sure the poor  get SADC's attention
Making sure the poor get SADC's attention
African Development Community (SADC) will meet in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in August, following the election of Zimbabwe’s President Robert...
SADC ogles a double D shift for the youth
SADC ogles a double D shift for the youth
A well-worn catch phrase in the field of demographics is “demographic dividend”, often abbreviated to an undergarmentesque “DD”. According to an International Monetary Fund definition, a DD refers to “the transition from a largely rural agrarian society...

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