Opportunities skew during crises

Details on South Africa’s economic contraction are finally available. Unfortunately, the results are worse than anticipated by both the Reserve Bank and National Treasury, which means fiscal and monetary policy will have to be reviewed and adjusted …. again....

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A call for action and transformation of thought

I’m pretty sure you’re as outraged and stunned as I am by the recent hair product advertisement that “lacked sensitivity” – actually, it was outright discriminatory! I recently came across the expression “my hair is tired” which is just...

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The heritage of corruption in leadership

Matlala Setlhalogile and Thabelo Muleya Corruption is perhaps one of South Africa’s oldest traditions. Yet, there seems to be a constant state of shock every time new instances of corruption are revealed. As a discussion point, fraud, corruption, bribery and general...

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Women, unmute yourselves – How gender issues play out in the Zoom era

Authors: Catherine Grant and Anna Ngarachu If you’re a bit like most people, Zoom and other digital platforms have become your go-to meeting point, not only in the professional space but for social get-togethers, work outs and education. This trend...

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Lack of political will and cultural norms throttle women economic empowerment

Author: Matlala Setlhalogile South Africa’s ability to realise gender parity hinges on advancing women’s socio-economic empowerment. The empowerment of women is of essence as it presents women with opportunities to realise their full potential and in turn enable them to contribute...

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Digital Transformation and Women’s Participation in Trade

Author: Thabelo Muleya As digitalisation helps in reducing the costs of participating in trade, it is also be opening new opportunities for women to participate in trade. Digital transformation can serve as a tool for inclusive trade-led industrialisation. However, research from...

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