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‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals

‘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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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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Environmental News
SA outperforms Europe in 2017 plastics recycling rate

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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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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Financial News
South Africa remains committed to inclusive growth

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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Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10bn investment pledge into the country’s energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa. The pledge was made during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State visit to Saudi Arabia. “This commitment from the kingdom is a demonstration of confidence in our economy […]
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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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Inspirational News
Policy on gender-based violence at higher education institutions

Policy on gender-based violence at higher education institutions

The Department of High Education and Training will soon adopt its first ever framework policy addressing gender-based violence at universities and colleges in an effort to curb the scourge. The move was announced last night by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela during an address at the Afriman Rising Dialogue at the Tshwane University of Technology Ga-Rankuwa […]
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‘South Africa Matters’ in the spotlight at In Good Company Conference

The annual In Good Company Conference will take place 21 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria under the theme, ‘South Africa Matters’. The conference speaker lineup features leaders in social innovation and impact investment. “The In Good Company conference is organised by Nation Builder and aims to bring like-minded businesses interested in social change […]
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#Mandela100: ‘We have no choice but to move forward’ – Obama

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 17 July. To honour the centennial of Madiba’s birth, the lecture’s theme was “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”. It focused on creating conditions for bridging divides, […]
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International News
BRICS 2018 Summit hailed as a huge success

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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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
Is Cape Town Africa’s tech capital?

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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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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