South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

The Future of Education Summit focuses on policy and investment

Discussions at The Future of Education Summit included a focus on higher education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It was the third iteration of...

‘Don’t let conflict undermine Africa’s gains’

The 22nd African Union summit got under way in Addis Ababa on Thursday with a call by the continent's leaders for peace to prevail on the continent, with outgoing AU chairperson Hailemariam Desalegn saying that emerging conflicts could not be allowed to undermine Africa's recent gains.

Leading Africa through uncertain times: A review of South Africa’s African Union Chairship

In February 2019, South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the incoming Chair of the African Union (AU) for the year 2020. President...

Blueprint for Africa’s infrastructure deficit

The World Economic Forum's three-year blueprint, Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, promotes public-private co-operation and identifies solutions to bottlenecks that lead to failure of large infrastructure projects in Africa. The initiative is being handed over to Nepad.

Wet markets key to Africa’s food security

Even where supermarkets are an option, studies in East and Southern Africa have found that, because of a poorly patrolled chain of custody between producer and seller, milk and meat sold in supermarkets may pose a greater health threat than what is sold in traditional markets.

SA: a partner for growth

Investment opportunities in South Africa will be promoted to global business and other international stakeholders at Davos-Klosters. The South African delegation to the 48th World...

Ghana’s bamboo bicycle revolution

28 October 2016 Bernice Dapaah is the chief executive of the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), a project that farms bamboo plantations in her hometown...

Africa’s education and gender equality goals ‘well achieved’

Discussions at the African Economic Conference this week focused on developments regarding poverty and inequality on the continent. Income distribution was a key topic. Hundreds of experts talked about how new policies and leadership could change the way of life in Africa.

SKA to ‘transform perceptions of Africa’

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will transform perceptions of Africa, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday following the first ministerial meeting of the nine SKA African partner countries.