Girl empowerment non-negotiable for community development

29 November 2017 The economic and personal empowerment that education provides allows women and girls to make healthier choices for themselves and their families, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The Minister said this on Tuesday when she opened the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Steering Committee and Sharing […]

SA celebrates women

The role women play in shaping and moving society forward will come to the fore at the National Women’s Day celebrations in Galeshewe, Kimberley. President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the keynote address tomorrow at the commemoration. The event will be held under the theme ‘The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving […]

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

Original article on city-press.news24.com | 17 March 2017 |Chao Charity Mbogo In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a […]

Help prevent violence towards women and children

Original article on tembisan.co.za | 6 December 2016 “Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward.” This is the theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism. For the 16th year, South Africa will take part in the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from November […]

South Africa: No Excuse for Violence Against Women and Children

Original article on allafrica.com | 10 November 2016 Brand South Africa has called on all citizens to support the digital #NoExcuses campaign to end violence against women and children by wearing a white ribbon for 16 days. Through the 16-days campaign, citizens must pledge to take a firm stand to curb violence against women and […]

Samsung SA Tackles Youth Unemployment Head-On

Original article on samsung.-itonline.co.za | 4 November 2016 | by Allan Davison In a country like South Africa, where there is a dearth of technical skills, it has become critical to focus on developing such expertise within the youth market. By focusing on teaching technical skills, organisations are able to provide both an answer to the […]

Women in logistics

Original article on pressoffice.mg.co.za |20 September 2016 | by Barloworld Logistics. In recent years, several major studies have demonstrated that having more female leaders, board members, managers and supervisors leads to better business outcomes including higher levels of productivity, safety and improved financial returns, says Shirley Duma, Director: Human Resources, Barloworld Logistics. More specifically, research […]

Advice for young women in the workplace

original article on howwemadeitinafrica.com | 15 September 2016 | by Laurika Fourie  Women  have come a long way from receiving advice on how to become a better housewife or a super secretary. As a generation to grow up after the first waves of feminism we have much to celebrate, one of which is career opportunities not afforded […]

South Africa: Lights, Camera, Action for SA Women Filmmakers

Original article on allafrica.com |31 August 2016 | South African filmmakers, especially women, trying to break into the industry, now have a real shot at making their movie dreams come true. Government and its partner organisations such as the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) have introduced programmes […]

Mlambo-Ngcuka urges women to use science to seek solutions

Original article on SABC News | 12 August 2016 | by Horisani Sithole Women should make the world their oyster in order to achieve their goals. This is according to the Executive Director UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. She was speaking at the 2016 South African Women in Science Awards in Johannesburg. Mlambo-Ngcuka has urged women to […]