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The 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign is underway in South Africa. The United Nations led campaign is held from the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year and seeks to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children. During the 16 Days period, government together with civil society and the private sector host a series of community and sector dialogues and activities to foster a collaborative effort in dealing with gender-based violence and femicide. As part of activities to highlight the scourge of abuse Financial Wealth Coach Samke Mhlongo has launched the book titled- Ringfence. Nhlanhla Mahlangu spoke to Mhlongo
The financial well-being of each household has a direct impact on the country's economic stability. With household debt far exceeding disposable income, and high unemployment, how prepared is the average household for unforeseen financial setbacks? The Momentum Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index seeks to not only determine the state of the nation's financial wellness, but provide effective insights to help enhance the financial wellness of all South Africans. In an effort to explore the finding of the index, Momentum recently hosted 2020 Science of Success festival in Johannesburg, which brought a fresh perspective to household financial wellness using data and insights of the index in an accessible and unconventional way. More from Charlotte Nsubunga Mukasa Momentums Head of Marketing
South African singers ,the princess of Africa- Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Afro pop songstress Amanda Black , have remade the popular South African Umqombothi song. The hit song was composed by the legendary Sello Chicco Twala and speaks to the pride of brewing African Beer. First performed by Yvonne Chaka-Chaka in 1988, The "Umqombothi" song has proved over the years to be a classic. As Channel Africa’s Nhlanhla Mahlangu reports the latest remake came after the two singers partnered with King Korn.
Young South African designers have once again been given the platform to showcase their skills. The Nandos Hot Young Designer is a talent search competition that opens a door for undiscovered young South African design .Katlego Tshuma was this years winning designer for his submission – Sangu Bench. Sangu is the Xitsonga word for a traditional African grass mat. Tshuma elaborates.
With COVID-19 infections surging worldwide, a coalition of eighteen companies representing a large portion of the world's generic pharmaceutical manufacturers have pledged to work together to accelerate access to hundreds of millions of doses of new interventions for low- and middle-income countries. This coalition includes generic manufacturers from South Africa, India, China, South Korea, and Bangladesh. The companies will do this under the umbrella of the non-profit organization, Medicines Patent Pool - MPP. To discuss this further, Samora Mangesi spoke to Charles Gore, Executive Director of MPP……
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the world putting a more considered slant on giving as we know it with people living, thinking and buying differently. One thing is for sure - the 2020 festive season will also be different - putting a more considered slant on giving.This has led to Pernod Ricard South Africa to partnering with Springbok stalwarts Siya Kolisi and Cheslin Kolbe to encourage South Africans to stand together to invest in the local economy by giving 'gifts that give'. This is part of the Sisonke Mzansi campaign which sees Pernod Ricard flagship brands together with local artists, makers and manufacturers from local communities conceptualise, design and create a range of truly South African gifts that give. More from Springboks captain Siya Kolisi.
DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi's camp remains hopeful the ruling coalition will overcome challenges
DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi's camp says it remains hopeful that the ruling coalition will overcome challenges its currently facing This is according to Abraham Lwakabuanga press director for DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi who is in South Africa on a working visit to galvanise support and intervention .The coalition between former President Joseph Kabila and President Felix Tshisekedi appear to be in constant disagreement over internal negotiations .More from Abraham Lwakabuanga press director for DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi
With the festive season fast approaching South Africa gin brand has pushed the envelope with the launch of Inverroche Gin Schools in Gauteng. Through the gin schools people will be taught the wonders of gin as well as learn the basics of creating quality gin through an innovative experience .More from Lorna Scott founder of Inverroche Gin .
SympliFi, a U.K.-based fintech company has announced a finalization of a partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the United Nations agency charged with making public and private finance work for the poor in least-developed countries. The UNCDF partnership will expand SympliFi's digital financial solutions to migrants and their families in Africa. SympliFi offers a first of its kind solution that enables migrants and diaspora to digitally guarantee a microfinance loan for family in their home country, in minutes. Maurice Iwunze, co-founder of SympliFI elaborates..
At a time when the South African economy is shedding jobs, Bathu, a local sneaker brand, continues to make strides since its inception in 2015.The man in charge, Theo Baloyi is a former accountant who built his sneaker business from his uncle's back room in the township of Alexandra. He has since partnered with other brands and says he wants to tell a proudly South African township story through his successful sneaker brand. He elaborates.
The 2020 edition of Moshito music conference and exhibition has been launched in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now in its 17th year, Moshito has positioned itself as Africa's premiere music industry event. This year's edition will take place from the 4th to the 7th of November at various venues including the Joburg Theatre and Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Veteran musician Steve Kekana and singer Makadzi are this years ambassadors. Channel Africa's Nhlanhla Mahlangu caught up with Steve Kekana..
Many women in Africa work in the informal sector and since the lockdown across the continent, have lost their livelihoods due to borders being shut and economic activity slowing down. Being aware of the adverse effects of the virus on women entrepreneurs across the continent and in South Africa particularly, need to think about the long-term issues faced by women within the sector and how to overcome them. Some very fundamental issues include the lack of skills for women to enter the formal sector and the design of many economic sectors that continue to maintain shut doors for women. One woman that's tackling some of these issues head-on is Lebo Letsoalo, founder of African Women in Supply Chain Association. With her recent partnership with the UN Women, Letsoalo is setting up a skills development programme to help women penetrate the male-dominated logistics sector in the post-COVID South Africa. Letsoalo explains...
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