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Entrepreneurship News
Why Africa’s clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Why Africa’s clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater. Social compliance matters first and foremost because it’s the moral way to run a company, but the business benefits cannot be ignored either. These were the sentiments of Gerwin Leppink, Europe […]
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AU sets up African Women Leadership fund

The African Union has announced that it will establish an African Women Leadership Fund to bolster women-owned businesses across the continent of Africa. ECA’s executive secretary, Vera Songwe, announced that plans are underway to set up the African Women Leadership Fund to help speed up the growth of women-led businesses in Africa. Speaking in Nouakchott at […]
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Trialogue and Eskom partner to promote enterprise development

Enterprise development involves investing money and time in small enterprises, so that they can become sustainable and grow. It can help people to escape poverty and earn a living, and in the process contribute to economic growth in South Africa. Corporate social investment consultancy Trialogue has accordingly launched an Enterprise Development topic on its Trialogue […]
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Environmental News
Food Lover’s Market ditches plastic straws

Food Lover’s Market ditches plastic straws

June 2018 – Food Lover’s Market ditches plastic straws #TheLastStraw Food Lover’s Market has launched a Withdraw The Straw campaign and will be replacing all plastic straws with paper ones in its stores nationally. With more than 1 million single-use plastic straws being discarded around the world on a daily basis, the fresh produce retailer is […]
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World Oceans Day 2018: Actor Adrian Grenier Is Cutting Out Plastic.

June 2018 – World Oceans Day 2018: Actor Adrian Grenier Is Cutting Out Plastic. Here’s How You Can, Too. The ‘Entourage’ star and UN Ambassador started with plastic straws and is now working on a plastic-free house. Actor and environmental activist Adrian Grenier is perhaps best known for his lead role in the HBO series Entourage. But […]
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World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution!

June 2018 – World Environment Day 2018: Beat Plastic Pollution! The focus for this year’s World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Plastics are part of our everyday lifestyles, and their release to the environment has become yet another serious global environmental crisis impacting ecosystems and […]
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Financial News
How to judge the success of the BRICS summit

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit

The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and economic challenges are facing the world. The Brics bloc is made up of five of the leading countries in the global South — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South […]
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SA must focus on its kids to meet UNSDG targets

There have been several vast improvements in the lives of South Africa’s children in recent years. Close to 90% of children now have access to electricity – up from 72% in 2003. About 12% of children live below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day, down from 43% in 2003. South Africa needs to […]
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Tom Moyane accused of costing SARS, and SA, at least R142-billion

The deep destruction Tom Moyane’s reign inflicted on SARS, and the country, came into focus on Wednesday when four top former SARS managers explained the circumstances which led to their leaving the institution. Moyane will have to weather a plethora of accusations by former SARS officials under oath – including that SARS’ revenue stream was […]
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Inspirational News
Home Affairs to automate birth, marriage & death certification system

Home Affairs to automate birth, marriage & death certification system

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday announced a significant system upgrade aimed at facilitating the automation of the births, marriages and deaths (BMD) certification system. The BMD automation process forms part of the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA’s) flagship R2.2-billion modernisation project, which got underway in 2010. Gigaba explained during a media briefing that the upgrade of the system will comprise two phases. The first phase will entail automating the […]
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#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

Apart from all the inspiring global creative work, one of the stand-out factors of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Lions to this year’s Festival of Creativity. It is set to boost responsible business going forward and make the world a better place through creativity. There’s no doubt that […]
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#YouthDay2018: Sbonelo started his own school as his way to contribute

June 2018 –  Sbonelo Tshabalala founder of TreNello School of Maths and Arts #YouthDay2018 Sbonelo Tshabalala wasn’t yet born when the youth of 1976 took to the streets to fight against a regime that did not have the best interests of black children at heart. Those young people were maimed and even killed while fighting for […]
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International News
How a Middelburg farm boy earned SA’s only Michelin star

How a Middelburg farm boy earned SA’s only Michelin star

May 2018 – How a Middelburg farm boy earned SA’s only Michelin star Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen bunked rugby in school. But he wasn’t misbehaving. Instead, he whiled away his time kneading dough in his grandmother’s farm kitchen. It was there that he learnt the power of food beyond sustenance. Cooking brought the family together. […]
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Technology News
Canon works to help young people tell their stories

Canon works to help young people tell their stories

Canon’s commitment to help the youth to harness the power of positive visual storytelling to drive change, is exposing young people to learning opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have had. Through its Young People Programme, Canon provides coaching and tools to empower young people to bring their stories to life and make their voices heard on […]
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New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more

The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years. The new funding will be given through a […]
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Building Africa’s future on renewable energy

There is no doubt that renewable energy is the future for Africa. Already, several countries on the continent have taken the lead in promoting investment in renewable energy, which over time will become a significant source of power to both households and businesses. One of the key factors contributing to more extensive use of renewable […]
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