The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme
Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

On Saturday, 10 November, about 100 farm workers and their supporters marched to Endulini Fruit Farm in Patensie, Eastern Cape, to hand over a list of demands to managers...

By Joseph Chirume 14 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

Namibian farmland by Sigismund von Dobschütz, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa...

By Henning Melber 13 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?
South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa's economic situation...

By Danny Bradlow 12 Nov 2018

L-R: Farmers, commercial and smaller scale, working together for the improvement of lives: Andrew Pooler, Dave van Rensburg, Cyril Hlengwa, Rob Stayplton-Smith and Siya Hlengwa
KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

The Atterbury Property Fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners...

9 Nov 2018

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?
Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

The land at Salt River market has become "ground zero" for spatial transformation of Cape Town...

By Kelly Vinett 8 Nov 2018

People who lost their shacks in October’s fire in Overcome Heights tried to rebuild their shacks on private land because their was no longer space to rebuild in their old locations. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare
Fire victims rebuild their homes, only to have them demolished by city

On Friday, 2 November, the city's anti-land invasion unit demolished 21 shacks built along the boundary of Overcome Heights and Xakabantu open field...

By Bernard Chiguvare 6 Nov 2018

R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season
R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says it has heeded the call to quicken their rapid land release steps and provide financial support to the farming community during this planting season...

6 Nov 2018

Bonang will host the first People's Pageant SA in 2019
Bonang will host the first People's Pageant SA in 2019

South African personality Bonang Matheba will host the inaugural People's Pageant SA in 2019. The new pageant aims to celebrate South African women who are helping to transform the world around them...

6 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Team VML South Africa, presenting at the Red & Yellow School's #DigitalAgencyShowcase. Image via VML SA .
#FairnessFirst: Meet the future of advertising

The session by VML was my favourite of the first-ever Digital Agency Showcase, because not only was the panel the most representative of the day, but agency leader Jared Cinman also led the way in letting the 'future of the industry' talk for itself...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Nov 2018

Brett Herron, JP Smith in war of words over social housing
Brett Herron, JP Smith in war of words over social housing

In an emotional press conference, Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron announced his resignation from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the city council...

By Thembela Ntongana and Kelly Vinett 2 Nov 2018

The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media
The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media

The 2018 Glass ceiling report on women in the South African news media shows that female journalists still battle sexist and patriarchal attitudes, lower wages, less opportunities for ascension to managerial positions, and are increasingly targets of online harassment...

By Prof. Ylva Rodny-Gumede 31 Oct 2018

#GivingTuesdaySA officially launches in South Africa
#GivingTuesdaySA officially launches in South Africa

This October 30th, join fellow South Africans as we celebrate the spirit of Ubuntu and launch #GivingTuesdaySA in partnership with Brand South Africa...

Issued by Brand South Africa 30 Oct 2018

Bonang Matheba accepts 5 For Changemaker Award at #5ForChange Jozi debut
Bonang Matheba accepts 5 For Changemaker Award at #5ForChange Jozi debut

The annual 5 For Change Black-tie Gala made its debut in Joburg this year with great success to a sold-out house...

30 Oct 2018

Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda
Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda

Launched in August this year, Cartoon Network Africa's Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards is just about ready to draw to a close...

By Sindy Peters 29 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: Busting stereotypes of SA women in the workplace
#FairnessFirst: Busting stereotypes of SA women in the workplace

With rising awareness that inequality needs to be tackled head-on, we're seeing more mindfulness of issues of inclusion and equality in local marketing campaigns and movements like the 7% Tribe, Take This Thread and 'Women Acknowledged'...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Oct 2018

Salt River market along Voortrekker Road is located on two MyCiTi bus routes and alongside Salt River Rail Station, a site that councillor Brett Herron has said “is the perfect location for a higher density mixed use, mixed-income development in the inner city”. Photo: 2018 Google map / 2018 AfriGis (Pty) Ltd
Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project

CEO of Communicare Anthea Houston said of the delay, "This is a set back for those in need of affordable housing opportunities in the city ... It would be huge loss to Cape Town if they pull out now."

By Aidan Jones 26 Oct 2018

LeadSA Changemakers 2018 celebrates positive changemakers
LeadSA Changemakers 2018 celebrates positive changemakers

The 4th Lead SA Changemakers conference took place at GIBS in Illovo, Johannesburg. The event which celebrates active citizenry was attended by more than one hundred delegates...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 25 Oct 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela to lead discussions at first Social Justice M-Plan Expert Roundtable

The ultimate outcome of the roundtable is to work towards "breaking the back of poverty and inequality" in South Africa...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition
Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced that Siya Kolisi will become an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100...

Issued by OnPoint PR 19 Oct 2018

Why more women don't win science Nobels
Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that she's only the third female physicist to receive the award...

By Mary K. Feeney 17 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution
Government looks to expedite implementation of land reform, restitution

Government is intensifying the implementation of land reform and restitution programmes so that South Africans can leverage land...

15 Oct 2018

Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women
Mandating boardroom diversity can narrow the opportunity gap for women

Kudos to California, where the state governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed into law new requirements for companies headquartered in the state to include more women on their boards...

By Brian Bolton 12 Oct 2018

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