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20
MAR
2020

A new online portal which seeks to increase men's use of HIV services has been launched

A new online portal on men and HIV which will seek to accelerate action on gender equality and support global efforts to increase men's use of HIV services has been launched. The online resource is the brainchild of the non-profit organizations Sonke Gender Justice and Promundo with support from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS. For more on this, Samora Mangesi spoke to Dean Peacock, Senior Advisor for Global Advocacy at Promundo
17
MAR
2020

Eliminating smoking should be high on the list of measures to prevent COVID-19 infection

South Africa's National Council Against Smoking, NCAS, says stopping smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes or vapes, as well as eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke, should be high on the list of measures to prevent COVID-19 infection. While smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, do not cause COVID-19, they increase people's vulnerability to infection, and may result in worse symptoms and outcomes, especially in the elderly. Communications and Projects coordinator at NCAS, Dr. Sharon Nyatsanza explains..
04
MAR
2020

Purpose-led employees are great assets for thriving businesses: Kasimu

A few years ago, any conversation around employee attraction and retention was mainly around pay and benefits or job security, but this is rapidly changing, driven by the rise of a more deliberate and discerning generation. This is according to Human Resources Director at Safaricom, Paul Kasimu. In his opinion editorial piece, Kasimu looks at why purpose-led employees are great assets for thriving businesses. Kasimu explains...
04
MAR
2020

South Africa's National Council of Smoking welcomes the recently announced tax on e-cigarettes

South Africa's National Council of Smoking, NCAS has welcomed the urgently needed tax on e-cigarettes announced by finance minister, Tito Mboweni. The non-governmental organisation say this bold move in announcing taxation will reduce youth use of e-cigarettes and prevent them from becoming addicted to nicotine and later switching to cigarettes. NCAS says this will reduce disease and save lives. Dr. Sharon Nyatsanza Communications and Projects coordinator at NCAS explains..
20
FEB
2020

City of Johannesburg's Libraries shortlisted for Library of the Year Award

South Africa's City of Johannesburg's Libraries have been shortlisted for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2020 for the Library of the Year Award. The London Book Fair is a book-publishing trade fair held annually. It is a global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The City of Johannesburg Libraries is vying for the top prize with Maadi Public Library and Shanghai Library. To talk to us more on this selection, Samora Mangesi spoke to Director for Library and Information Services, Nobuntu Mpendulo...
10
FEB
2020

SARIPA, welcomes investigation by the SlU into allegations of corruption, fraud and maladministration

The South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association, SARIPA, has welcomed investigation by the Special Investigation Unit into allegations of corruption, fraud and maladministration" in the offices of the Master of the High Court around the country. Earlier this week, the country's Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, announced that all the offices countrywide would be shut down for two days to carry out site combing. More from Chief Operation Officer at SARIPA, René Bekker..
17
SEP
2019

Shelley Walters

From the modest beginnings of a 16-year old, filled with hope and youthful optimism, Shelley Walters has gone from a cold calling sales woman to businesswomen, from entrepreneur to a leader in the sales industry, and now, officially, a winner at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2019 in the category Inclusive Leadership: Entrepreneur. Now though, with the honour official, it gives her renewed confidence in her ability and strengths. Walters explains...
05
AUG
2019

English Premiership

English Premiership season kicked off on Sunday with the Charity Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool . Channel Africa’s Sports Editor Thabiso Ntema watched the action and filed this report.
02
AUG
2019

World Ranger Day

As countries marked World Ranger day yesterday*, South Africa's Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy says wildlife crime and poaching remains a major concern. The country celebrated World Ranger Day in Skukuza at the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Creecy says winning the battle against poaching requires a collaborative effort with other role players The park is one of the 19 national parks in the country and due to its size and the population of wild animals it has been the main target of poachers from within South Africa and neighbouring countries prompting rangers to up their game by using choppers, dogs and the latest combat technology to fight the crime. More from Minister Creecy.............
24
JUL
2019

Youth Academy

The third annual youth academy has kicked off in Kigali Rwanda under the theme: "Youth Contribution to Prevent and Mitigate Electoral and Political Violence in African Countries". The academy is hosted by the department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission and the Africa and West Asia Programme of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, in partnership with the African Governance Architecture Secretariat and the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations in Rwanda. This year's Youth Academy has an objective to provide a platform for young politicians to reflect on and discuss the root causes of electoral and political violence in their respective countries amongst others. More from Ambassador Salah Hammad, head of African Governance Architecture services within the African Union..
13
JUN
2019

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it is deeply concerned by the situation in Sudan

Sudan's Transitional Military Council says a number of soldiers have been taken into custody following the killing of dozens of peaceful protesters in Khartoum last week. The protesters were demanding that the TMC, which has been in power since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed and arrested in a peaceful military coup in April, hand power to a civilian-led government. An attempt at mediating the crisis between the TMC and opposition groups by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who had met with both sides in Khartoum on Friday, is yet to show results. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it is deeply concerned by the situation in Sudan. Abdoulie Janneh is Executive Director, Liaison with Governments and Institutions in Africa for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
13
MAR
2019

Two home-grown African seed companies have topped the 2019 Access to Seeds Index

Two home-grown African seed companies have topped the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for playing a key role in raising smallholder farmer productivity, according to new research by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation. Kenyan company East African Seed and Seed Co. placed first and second respectively, have both grown their activities in the region since the first index was published in 2016.The index evaluates the actions of 22 leading seed companies in Eastern and Southern Africa. More on the findings from Sanne Helderman, Senior Research Lead for the Access to Seeds Index..

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