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#RevivingTownshipEconomies Initiative To Help Restore Small Businesses

Small businesses are in crisis following the devastation caused by a week of looting and vandalism which swept across Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal last week. What began as a response by supporters of the former President Jacob Zuma, soon descended into rampant destruction affecting hundreds of small businesses and costing South Africa’s already fragile economy …

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Barack Obama And Mandela Day – Reflections On Democracy, Looting And Violence In South Africa

By Bongiwe Tutu “We now stand at a crossroads,” Barack Obama said at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg in 2018. Most analysts pointed to this address as one of his first big speeches since he left office the previous year. The former president of the United States spoke of the “strange and uncertain” times …

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World Youth Skills Day: Unemployment Driving Unrest In South Africa

Is there a way we can reverse youth unemployment in this country?  In the midst of South Africa’s deep unrest, 15th July is World Youth Skills Day. Tragically, the country’s youth unemployment rate reached a new record of 32.6%, the highest since the quarterly labour force survey began in 2008, totalling 7.242 million people out of …

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South African President Says He Will End Civil Unrest

“It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and looting were instigated, there were people who planned it and coordinated it,” he said on Friday. The deadly violence and looting that have rocked South Africa for the past week were planned, President Cyril Ramaphosa has alleged, during his first visit to areas affected …

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Swiss Investment Company CV VC Builds Up A Blockchain Ecosystem In South Africa

Venture Capitalist looks for Early-Stage Startups in Africa Zug-based investment company CV VC opens an office in Cape Town and appoints Gideon Greaves as Managing Director Africa African startups can immediately apply for the incubation program in Switzerland The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) signed an agreement to contribute to the establishment of …

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Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Triggered Hunger, as Food Aid Fell Prey to Power Politics and Corruption

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Triggered Hunger,as Food Aid Fell Prey to Power Politics and Corruption By  Linus Unah, Sally Hayden, Maurice Oniang’o and Patrick Egwu Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, and is being co-published with 100Reporters and Africa.com. When government leaders across Africa began …

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Africa’s Hidden Victims: Healthcare Workers Struggled Amid Lack of PPE, Salary Delays and Disappearing Hardship Pay

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Healthcare Workers Struggled Amid Lack of PPE, Salary Delays, and Disappearing Hardship Pay By Patrick Egwu, Linus Unah, Sally Hayden, and Maurice Oniang’o Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, and is being co-published with 100Reporters and Africa.com. Every morning during the coronavirus …

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation Renews Efforts To Fighting Covid-19 As South Africa’s Infection And Death Rate Increases

As the international community, health experts and governments takes stock of the impact of the WHO-led Hand Hygiene for All (HH4A) initiative launched on 25 June, the private sector has come to the fore by ramping up its support to Covid-19 efforts in developing countries. The Hand Hygiene for All campaign is aimed at ensuring …

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Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Prompted Surge in Police Brutality

Africa’s Hidden Victims: Pandemic Prompted Surge in Police Brutality By Sally Hayden, Maurice Oniang’o, Linus Unah and Patrick Egwu WARNING: The content you are about to see contains some graphic images and some viewers may find them disturbing.   Africa’s Hidden Victims was produced and co-published in collaboration with Journalists for Transparency, a project of Transparency International, …

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Kellogg’s Alleviating Hunger In South Africa Since 2014

Zandile Mposelwa, Head of External Relations at Kellogg’s SA shares her thoughts on how Kellogg’s is creating Better Days to help alleviate children’s hunger “Alleviating hunger is not an act of charity. It is an imperative for any society that is founded on respect for human rights.”  – President Cyril Ramaphosa, 20 April 2020. The …

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