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We must continue to empower women entrepreneurs to grow Africa

If we increase the number of high-growth, women-founded startups, they can bridge the inclusivity gaps in their respective economies and societies

Go figure how women make a difference

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work

Africa’s women belong at the top

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

Getting from point A to point B safely

South African drivers like to make up their own rules

Saudi Arabian women receive driving licenses for the first time

Women who have driver’s licenses from other countries can now exchange them for Saudi licenses

Fresh approach to women’s liberation: Femme opens up spaces for young women

Three creatives are using their company, Freedom of Education Motivates Empowerment, to raise social awareness at high schools

Reading Naked Girls Reading: Are we dismantling or reinforcing gendered expression?

Adhering to normative aesthetics should be avoided when attempting to empower the natural.

Women make real difference to peace

Peace negotiations ­influenced by women are more likely to end in agreement and to endure.

Kabul skateboarding school comes to Jozi

What began in Afghanistan to inspire confidence in girls has landed in the parks and on the rooftops of Jo'burg's inner city.

A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa

Displacement, climate change and entrenched abuse block the support women need to enter the agriculture sector, and to be able own land.

Cold comfort for Rwanda

So much of the world is familiar with ice cream that it is difficult to imagine discovering it for the first time, as these Rwandan women did.

Innovative key ring raises the alarm about safety

The Memeza Women Empowerment Project has developed a dual personal safety and household alarm for women and children living in townships.

Comment: Condoms – One size doesn’t fit all

It makes 'people sense' for the government to invest in the sexual health needs of women.

Women left out in the wilderness

Little has changed for women since 1994: worse, they face a backlash from their supposed equals.

Expanding contraceptive options for SA’s women

The long-acting implant contraceptive Jadelle is being made available at 50% of its original price to women in developing countries.

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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

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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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

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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