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Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at the bank improved under Maria Ramos’s guidance. Both the number of black women and men in senior management positions increased during her period as CEO. Given that she was […]

MTN Slashes Its Out Of Data Bundle Rates

MTN Slashes Its Out Of Data Bundle Rates

 MTN has slashed its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75 percent for prepaid customers. The mobile operator will also be doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the next two months. Prepaid customers currently not making use of data bundles will pay just 29c per megabyte for their data usage, […]

South African Coal Community Has The World’s Worst Air

South African Coal Community Has The World’s Worst Air

Thirty-five-year-old Patrick Mdluli considered himself healthy until he moved two years ago to Mpumalanga province – South Africa’s coal mining heartland. The area has the worst air quality in the world, according to a recent study by environmental group Greenpeace. The 12 large coal mines in this area make it the world’s hotspot for toxic […]

South Africa’s Rand Flat In Early Trade Ahead Of Trade Balance Figures

South Africa’s Rand Flat In Early Trade Ahead Of Trade Balance Figures

South Africa’s rand was flat early on Friday, giving up its small overnight gains as renewed jitters about the impact on global growth of the simmering trade war between China and the United States kept investors on the sidelines. At 0730 GMT the rand was steady at 14.4725 per dollar, unchanged from its overnight close […]

S. Africa’s Economy Emerges From First Recession In Decade

S. Africa’s Economy Emerges From First Recession In Decade

South Africa emerged from its first recession in almost a decade in the third quarter as recoveries in manufacturing and agriculture contributed to an increase in economic growth.  Gross domestic product rose by an annualized 2.2 percent in the three months through September compared with a revised 0.4 percent contraction in the prior quarter, Statistics […]

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

We are some of the 19 women who submitted our confidential testimonies to the Equal Education enquiry on Sexual Harassment. We read Judge Satchwell’s report with densely felt disappointment. We had hoped, that based on the promises of the new leadership of Equal Education, and the moment we live in today, that this time around […]

Defeating Gender-Based Violence Requires Collective Approach – Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Defeating Gender-Based Violence Requires Collective Approach –  Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says defeating the high levels of gender-based violence in the country requires all South Africans to roll up their sleeves. The Minister said this when she led a debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children in the National Assembly on Thursday. The […]

The Countdown to South African Elections

The Countdown to South African Elections

As South Africa’s ruling party battles to bounce back from a succession of scandals and extend its quarter-century monopoly on power in next year’s elections, it has a key advantage: a wounded opposition.  By forcing the unpopular Jacob Zuma to stand down as president in February, the African National Congress deprived the Democratic Alliance and […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Grace Abantu Book Festival In Soweto

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Grace Abantu Book Festival In Soweto

 The annual Abantu Book Festival had a successful run in 2017 – and to celebrate Africa’s rich and diverse literature, it was only befitting to get one of Africa’s respected authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie join the line-up. The Abantu Book festival is the brainchild of South African author Thando Mgqolozana who imagined a “decolonized book event as […]

Grade 11 North West Pupil Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Grade 1 Pupil To Death

Grade 11 North West Pupil Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Grade 1 Pupil To Death

A North West high school pupil has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 7-year-old Grade one pupil to death in Makapanstad. The incident happened at the Dikeledi Makapan Primary School which the Grade 1 pupil attended. It is alleged that the Grade 11 pupil (17) stabbed the younger pupil multiple times after a fallout with […]