Rhiza Babuyile: supporting development

Rhiza Babuyile imparts marketable skills and entrepreneurship know-how to people living in some of Johannesburg's toughest environments. (Image: Rhiza Babuyile, via Facebook) "Our vision is...

National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 gets a new-look logo

South Africa’s National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating...

Siyabonga Africa helps people get back up

Skate thumbFrom humble beginnings as a feeding scheme in the 1980s, Siyabonga Africa has grown to include entrepreneurship programmes and business skills that incorporate food security.

Happy Feet offers a way out of despair

Happy-Feet---thumbFaced with few options other than hopelessness and substance abuse, Happy Feet offers the youth of Langa, in Cape Town, an alternative. The dance programme brings joy and hope to the participants' lives.

Spur, Relate partner to help mothers

bracelets---thumbThe Spur Foundation and Relate Bracelets aim to sell 67 000 bracelets. The funds will be used to set up a franchising model that will enable single mothers to earn a living and to pay for quality education for their children.

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools - in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa - already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.

People show positive image of Africa

Young Africans, who are fed up with the unrelenting negative stereotypes of the continent spread by the mainstream media, have started a new campaign on social media.

Township swop shop recycles waste into daily necessities

Dimpho thumbDimphonyana Tsa Lapeng child-care centre in Olievenhoutbosch is taking care for the community further by encouraging people to collect recyclable waste and exchange it for food, toiletries and other day-to-day needs.

Non-income poverty levels drop in democratic South Africa

South Africans are generally better off today than they were in 1993, according to a new research paper that looks at non-income welfare. The paper examines public and private assets, as well as educational attainment, to understand the improvement in South Africans' well-being.

5 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa's rise: despite solid economic growth and progress in poverty alleviation, people's views on the region's outlook remain stubbornly polarised. Elsie Kanza, head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, shares why she remains optimistic.