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South Africa making progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

South Africa making progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

In many ways the South African government is already addressing the SDGs, albeit indirectly. This includes initiatives aimed at using technology to improve maternal healthas well as quality of education to improving food security. On a technical level, Statistics South Africa has launched a baseline indicator report on the SDGs. Civil society and the private […]
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Asia’s richest man launches the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize for Africa

Asia’s richest man was in SA in August to launch a $10m fund for entrepreneurs in Africa, the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize. It will fund 100 young African entrepreneurs for 10 years, hoping to empower “a new generation of entrepreneurs, and focusing on small business growth, grassroots innovation and women founders. “It’s very important […]
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‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals

Businesses can contribute in important ways to the realization of a world free of poverty and hunger by 2030, including through job creation, technological innovation and the provision of finance resources, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday. “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have captured the imagination of leaders and general public alike,” said Amina Mohammed at the SDG Business […]
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Environmental News
South Africa making progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

South Africa making progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

In many ways the South African government is already addressing the SDGs, albeit indirectly. This includes initiatives aimed at using technology to improve maternal healthas well as quality of education to improving food security. On a technical level, Statistics South Africa has launched a baseline indicator report on the SDGs. Civil society and the private […]
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SA outperforms Europe in 2017 plastics recycling rate

Plastics|SA has released the plastics recycling figures for the year ending 2017, and for the seventh year running, plastics recycling in South Africa has continued to grow, with more than 334,727 tonnes recycled back into raw material. This gives South Africa an input recycling rate of 43.7% – well above that of Europe’s recycling rate […]
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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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Financial News
South Africa ‘in repair’: Is SA’s investment strike over?

South Africa ‘in repair’: Is SA’s investment strike over?

In light of the Investment Summit recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, Nompu Siziba asks if it will make a difference to the future of South Africa. 
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Investment Conference: compelling investment opportunities in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African government to the conference which is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to raise at least $100 billion (R1.4 trillion) in new domestic and intentional investment over the next five years. Ramaphosa is expected to market South Africa as having compelling investment opportunities for multinational corporations […]
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South Africa remains committed to inclusive growth

While government concurs with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) view on the need to implement reforms as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP), it remains committed to achieving inclusive growth that will create jobs. “Government concurs with the IMF’s views on the urgency to advance the implementation of our reform agenda as set […]
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Inspirational News
Humans of New York Sharing South African Stories

Humans of New York Sharing South African Stories

Humans of New York, the popular photographic blog, has been visiting Africa and made a stop in Johannesburg to share a few inspirational South African stories.
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Changing lives: one learner at a time

Athenkosi Nzala is a hero around the Cape Town townships; giving compassion and support to learners who need it the most after fires swept through Khayelitsha before end-year exams.
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Investment Conference: compelling investment opportunities in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African government to the conference which is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to raise at least $100 billion (R1.4 trillion) in new domestic and intentional investment over the next five years. Ramaphosa is expected to market South Africa as having compelling investment opportunities for multinational corporations […]
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International News
South African brands feature amoung Africa’s best

South African brands feature amoung Africa’s best

Four South African companies have made it to the 2017/18 list of 100 best brands in Africa compiled by Brand Africa. Africa’s largest mobile operator, MTN, ranked No6 on the list, up from No9 in 2016/17; food giant Tiger Brands ranked 32, Shoprite 38 and DStv 56. US sports apparel company Nike took the No1 […]
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BRICS 2018 Summit hailed as a huge success

The 10th BRICS Summit, which took place in Johannesburg from the 25th to the 27th of July, has been hailed as a huge success by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “We have come to the end of the BRICS Summit, which has been hugely successful. We as South Africa are very pleased with the way the BRICS […]
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#BRICS2018: Business and Government Must Unite

Durban – South Africa will be on a winning wicket if business leaders and government unite behind political stability and sound governance, Dr  Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the BRICS Business Council said on Sunday. Addressing hundreds of delegates attending a session on Investment Opportunities in South Africa at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, […]
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Technology News
Africa capturing the fintech limelight

Africa capturing the fintech limelight

AFRICA has recently become a hot zone for financial technological innovations, which are fast transforming the financial services sector operations with a higher financial inclusion dividend. Coupled with the widespread use of mobile, the digitisation of financial services has opened avenues of opportunity for technology innovators, as well as empowered ordinary consumers and small businesses. […]
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Is Cape Town Africa’s tech capital?

A report commissioned by the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi), Wesgro, and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation – with the support of the Western Cape Government – reveals that the greater Cape Town area, including Stellenbosch, is Africa’s tech capital. The report, by Endeavor Insight, entitled Evaluation & Network Analysis of the Cape Town-Stellenbosch Tech […]
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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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