Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.
Women in Electricity under the Association of Municipal Electrical Utilities this week held their first conference under the theme: Women powering smart cities. This they say echoes the milestone event of 1956 where women stood together to achieve a common goal. What lesson are they taking from this theme?
Amaphisi farmers' As government pushes for young people to enter the farming industry as a way to deal with the unemployment issue, we talk to an organization that is 100% black owned about their success story. The Amaphisi Farmers was founded in 1995 and have made their mark in the food and agricultural industry on many countries on the African continent. What is their formula to success and how do they encourage and teach sustainability in such a very tricky industry?
The transport sector is one of those perceived to be male dominated. But in recent years more and more women are seen in the driving seat. Whether it be trucking, shipping, road or logistics, women are making in-roads. How has the industry transformed over the years and what is it that’s making it attractive to women and what sort of challenges are they facing?
Often we hear about the devastating effects drugs have in communities, but hardly hear about the impact it has in the workplace. Companies on the other hand don’t really know how to apply the country’s laws in dealing with the scourge. Just how prevalent is drug addiction in the workplace and how can employers go about testing their employees without stepping on their rights?
Many South African organisations and businesses are coming up with different projects to try and help in lifting up the country’s education. This time we hear about an initiative called e-maths projects which its founder says seeks to improve grades 11-12 mathematics results in rural and township's schools using cutting -edge technology in a mobile classroom. Just how different is it from what’s already out there and how successful is it so far?
We speak to Sizakele Marutlulle who is described as a disruptive thinker, cultural creative, business architect and speaker with experience across various sectors and geographies. Sizakele is currently rolling out a study that examines issues of diversity, identity, stigma and choice as it relates to the life experiences of Black Female Professionals who are childfree.
Last week the African Financial Group hosted a delegation from the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna where issues of investment were discussed. The seminar was seeking to facilitate business linkages and investment with local small businesses, cooperatives and black industrialists between organisations in Africa and Italy. Why is Italy showing interest in Africa and what is it that local business can gain out of this?
We often hear stories about how companies may refuse to employ people with disabilities or sometimes it is the person themselves who can’t fit into the particular sector they have studied for. The question then arises over whether institutions cater for people with disabilities? Well Shell Downstream SA together with the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority and Old Mutual Financial Services teamed up together and came up with learning opportunity specifically created for people with disabilities. What exactly does it entail?