Tag Archives: Africa

Want to grow Africa’s economy? Include women.

Five of the world’s estimated 20 female central bank governors come from southern African countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa. This was … Read More

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Funds raised glamorously for noble causes

On Saturday 18th May, the 5 For Change team held their second annual black tie fundraiser at Cape Town City Hall. The founders, Adriaan Dippenaar … Read More

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Mayimele Says Time Right for Investing in Young Social Entrepreneurs

27 year old social entrepreneur Amu Mayimele has called for an increased move towards supporting young entrepreneurship in South Africa. Mayimele says that more and … Read More

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Novelist Jamala Safari Gives a Voice to Congolese Refugees

In August former Congolese refugee Jamala Safari launched his first novel, The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods, published by Umuzi. Since the … Read More

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Redespresso increases its footprint

Redespresso is the brainchild of farmer Carl Pretorius who set the wheels in motion in 2005 on his family farm in the Cedarberg area of … Read More

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eLimu to Provide Equal “Funucation” for All

In numerous primary schools across Kenya, eLimu recently rolled out a new, user-friendly and cost-effective 3G tablet complete with an innovative new educational application. Speaking … Read More

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LIVING MATHS LOOKS TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION

Having already reached over 4,500 students in the Western Cape alone, Living Maths is set to roll out a host of new schemes to change … Read More

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Mandela Day “Inspires Change” in Blikkiesdorp

On an uncharacteristically warm and sunny winter’s morning on the 18th of July, around 300 people gathered at Blikkiesdorp temporary settlement in the Cape Flats … Read More

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Global Soap Project Founder Looks to South Africa to Help Raise the Bar

Ugandan-born social entrepreneur Derreck Kayongo says that “when you’re trying to do something big, you have to start small”. It is fitting then that Kayongo’s … Read More

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Mxit story reveals power of mobile born in SA

Alan Knott-Craig Jr, mobile entrepreneur, author, and Mxit’s new CEO, together with co-author, award-winning journalist, Gus Silber, launched their book, Mobinomics: Mxit and the Mobile … Read More

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Kingsley Holgate revs up malaria fight in rural Africa

Wednesday 25 April marked World Malaria Day. Supernews spoke to Kingsley Holgate also known as the “Greybeard of African Adventure”, about his efforts to prevent … Read More

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Grade R’s send out message for Water Week

Every year during March the Department of Water Affairs celebrates National Water Week in South Africa, which also features World Water Day 0n 22 March. … Read More

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Coffins that Mitigate Climate Change

Seven years ago surveys revealed South Africans spent more time at funerals than at weddings and with the 400 000 people who die of AIDS … Read More

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TrashBack puts high value on waste

By giving rewards for the collection of rubbish, a local enterprise is starting the process of changing how we view our trash. TrashBack incentivises people … Read More

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Call for new young leaders

Many say that the future of South Africa is doomed because of its weak political leadership. There are organisations and individuals though, that not only … Read More

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