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04
FEB

Mining Indaba gets underway in Cape Town

Mining companies ,stakeholders,investors, governments and politicians have gathered in Cape Town , South Africa for the world's biggest mining investment conference. Known as the Mining Indaba, the conference brings together investors from around the world to discuss mining interests in Africa. This year's programme and discussions are focused on forging the future direction of the African Mining industry. Under the theme 'Optimising Growth and Investment in the Digitised Mining Economy', key topics include green and sustainable technology, investment opportunities in African mining, resource nationalism, climate change and youth challenges amongst others. More from Stephen Karangizi Director for Africa Legal Support Facility at the African Development Bank.
23
JAN

Prime minister Tom Thabane to answer questions on the murder of his former wife.

Lesotho attorney general Haae Phoofolo has told the police that calling Prime minister Tom Thabane to answer questions on the murder of his former wife Lipolelo Thabane is tantamount to undermining his executive authority. This comes after Police summoned Thabane for questioning over alleged links to the 2017 murder. The couple had been embroiled in bitter divorce proceedings and the killing of the 58 year old outside her home in the capital Maseru, sent shockwaves through the Mountain Kingdom. Several high-profile figures have also been summoned to provide information on the case, including Thabane's current wife.

For more on this Channel Africa’s Samora Mangesi spoke to Billy Ntaote, founding partner of MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lesotho.
20
JAN

Human Rights Watch World Report 2020

Weak domestic and regional institutions undermined human rights in several Southern African Development Community member countries during 2019. These are the findings of Human Rights Watch World Report 2020. The report says despite commitments to protect human rights in their constitutions, several countries struggled to promote human rights and failed to play a leadership role in placing human rights issues on the regional agenda. Channel Africa's Nhlanhla Mahlangu has more..
17
JAN

World Food Programme cautions about food shortages in the Southern Africa

The World Food Programme, WFP has warned that a record forty-five million people - mostly women and children - in the sixteen-nation Southern African Development Community, SADeC are gravely food insecure. This follows repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the WFP has called on the world to step up now to save lives and enable communities to adapt to climate change. More from the organization's, Southern Africa Spokesperson, Gerald Bourke.....
18
DEC
2019

National Arts Council Grant

The National Arts Council (NAC) in South African has announced that it has notified the arts organisations and individuals whose funding applications have been successful for this financial year. A total of two-hundred-and-thirty-seven organisations and individual projects, across the nine provinces in South Africa, have received grants totaling three-million-four-hundred US Dollars, with bursary funding for 2020 due to being announced soon. The total comprises one-million-five-hundred US Dollars for arts organisations and one-million-eight-hundred US Dollars for arts practitioners and projects. More from Rosemary Mangope, Chief Executive Officer of the NAC...
18
DEC
2019

Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution

The Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution (STOMP) Awards made a call out in October for South Africans to enter ideas and solutions that could reduce, or eliminate plastic pollution, which ultimately ends up in the ocean destroying habitats, and endangering marine species. Over 60 entries in five categories were submitted, and five winners were selected in the five categories. More from the Project Manager of the STOMP Awards, Duncan Pritchard...
17
DEC
2019

Color Run

Lekhureng Colour Fun Run, an annual 10-kilometres and 5-kilometres marathon in Limpopo, South Africa, is in it's second year this year with an objective to keep a girl child in school by gathering as many sanitary towels as possible to be distributed to schools. This year the run is taking place on the twenty eighth of this month, and to discuss further on the event, Matome Seema, founder of the Annual Lekhureng Colour Fun Run speaks to Zikhona Miso on the line...
13
DEC
2019

Festive tips for home safety

Christmas season is the best time of the year; it's a time for family, friends, and lots of merriment. Sadly, statistics also indicate that burglaries around this time of the year spike exponentially. This has a lot to do with the fact that burglars are aware that there are lots of gifts in the house and probably extra money lying around. This is according to Shaun Rademeyer, Chief Executive Officer of MultiNET Homeloans, who has more on the tips of how to keep your home safe over the festive season...
02
DEC
2019

Due Diligence

Due diligence is a fundamental to sound practice, and yet so many companies overlook this fact, with grave consequences. Just a few years ago, the only security a company need worry about concerned physical measures. These measures could be easily quantified and reviewed. However, with the steady online migration and greater emphasis and reliance on data, cyber security is gaining prominence, which means that due diligence is becoming increasingly important too. Chief Executive Officer at Africa Forensics & Cyber, David Loxton explains..
28
NOV
2019

UK Chagos Island

The United Kingdom has been widely condemned for ignoring a United Nations deadline to hand the Chagos Islands back to Mauritius. A six-month deadline to return control of the overseas territory came and passed with the UK refusing to recognise Mauritius's claim of sovereignty over the islands. The United Nations overwhelmingly voted in May to set the six-month deadline for UK's withdrawal from the Indian Ocean archipelago in a major diplomatic blow.

For more on this, Channel Africa’s Khumbelo Munzhelele spoke to Olivier Bancoult, Chagossian activist and leader of the Chagos Refugee Group. He says UK's refusal to give up control of the islands shows it considers itself to be above international law.
21
NOV
2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

This year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is celebrating four distinct themes: Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion and Policy. Shared workspaces have gained popularity over the years and are integral to the growth of businesses. Ideally these spaces need to embody the themes of GEW, but often do not. Now to discuss the importance of creating ecosystems in the workspace for entrepreneurs and how workspaces are evolving to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, Channel Africa’s Zikhona Miso spoke to David Seinker the CEO The Business Exchange and began by asking him what co-working is and who it is for?...
21
NOV
2019

COHORTS conducts research on early childhood development

Longitudinal health research studies conducted in South Africa, Brazil, Guatemala, and the Philippines have concluded that early child development, and ensuring that all children stay in school are the keys to ensuring that these children maximize their intellectual potential. The investigators, aiming to generalise data and analysis to inform health interventions in developing countries, formed the Consortium on Health-Orientated Research in Transitioning Societies or COHORTS. This collaboration is the first of its kind in the global South. More from Lethu Kapueja, the Manager of the Centre of Excellence in Human Development hosted by Wits University.....

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