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Take part in the Mail & Guardian’s exclusive webinar series

The Mail & Guardian is hosting a series of free live webinars throughout the coronavirus crisis, to keep our readers informed and involved on the effects of the lockdown restrictions and how to mitigate them. These are the round-ups of previous events, you can see what’s coming up here.

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

Food security and supply

We are facing a massive food security crisis in our country but not because there’s a net deficit of food – nutritious food is simply too expensive

NHI and Covid-19: Lessons from the pandemic and the way forward

Steps are being taken to address fears that the billions of rands needed to make the NHI work will be used to line the pockets of looters

Driving transformation through diversity and inclusion

The mining industry in South Africa was founded on exclusivity and preference for a few, so rectifying these issues is an ongoing process of transformation

Breast and cervical cancer

No woman is at a low risk of getting breast cancer, and those who have the disease require substantial psychosocial support

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

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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

Resilience, gender and global climate action

There are too many burdens placed on women – such as childcare and collecting water – and as clmate change takes hold these tasks will become even harder

Corruption: Violation of human rights

The commission must come out clearly on corruption to ensure that laypeople understand how it impacts on their human rights

Pathways to reform South Africa

The pandemic has revealed that neoliberalism is dysfunctional, especially as regards state health and social services, and a new system is needed

Covid-19 and CVD: The heart in the time of crisis

The pandemic has been a time of great humility for health workers and tactics have had to be changed if they weren’t working

Covid-19: Childhood and adolescence disrupted

'What we’re getting right now is that we see that there’s a lot of fear, anxiety, depression, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorders'

Behaviour Change in the age of Covid-19

'If we build better systems and ask the right questions and frame things in the right way, it may help us reduce incidences of corruption'

Women in Construction

It is critical for women to be made the centre of attention in the construction industry so that they can be upskilled and lifted out of poverty

Women inclusion and empowerment

Women must believe in themselves, raise their hands, speak out and make their voices heard: male leaders have to ensure that women are comfortable to do so

The impact of Covid-19 on women and their businesses

About 16 million children who would have been at school in lockdown were looked after mainly by women, hindering their ability to find or do work

Fraud and corruption in the Covid-19 era

'We need to make it fundamentally uncool to even be accused of a crime – right now in South Africa being accused of a crime doesn’t end your career'

Women in Writing

Self-publishing online and through social media is an option for new writers today, but do your research before you try this for the best results

Saving the class of 2020

The 10-week Educate programme was created to help matric students who have been disrupted by the pandemic get back on track for their final exams

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

#LetUsGetBizzamming

This digital tool removes the stress and complexities of document management, legal or otherwise, in both personal life and in organisations

Retirement security and insurance amid Covid-19

The emergent theme from the 2020 Sanlam Benchmark research is individualisation of institutional retirement funding

Covid-19: To homeschool or not to homeschool?

Many parents are nervous about taking the first step, but Impaq makes the transition from traditional schooling to homeschooling easy

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well