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Big costs of gender gap in sub-Saharan Africa

African girls are better educated than a generation ago. Women are taking more leadership roles and building successful business careers. However, a new United...

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.

South Africa ready to deal with Ebola

Brand South Africa and the Department of Communications have convened a high-level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

South Africa ready to deal with Ebola

Brand South Africa and the Department of Communications have convened a high-level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Reduce vulnerability to increase competitiveness

Lynette NtuliAs South Africa begins the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Play Your Part ambassador Lynette Ntuli argues that reducing women's vulnerability in society will free them up to contribute to a globally competitive economy.

Reduce vulnerability to increase competitiveness

Lynette NtuliAs South Africa begins the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Play Your Part ambassador Lynette Ntuli argues that reducing women's vulnerability in society will free them up to contribute to a globally competitive economy.

Positive economic outlook for Africa: AfDB report

The 2014 African Economic Outlook report predicts a rosy outlook for the continent in the short to medium term, with Africa’s growth levels expected to accelerate to 6% in 2015.

Positive economic outlook for Africa: AfDB report

The 2014 African Economic Outlook report predicts a rosy outlook for the continent in the short to medium term, with Africa’s growth levels expected to accelerate to 6% in 2015.

SA’s human development index rising

South Africa's Human Development Index - a standard measure of determining whether a country is developed, developing or underdeveloped - is continuing on an upward trend that started in 2007 following a decade-long decline, according to the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Science university for Botswana

Construction on the long-awaited Botswana International University of Science and Technology has begun, and hopes are high that the institution, when complete, will be the educational pride of the country.