Botswana: Olga Ditsie

“Success it is not about the riches or material things one accumulates in life, it is all about having a positive impact in the lives of others.” Mrs Ditsie is the Chairperson of the Women and AIDS Group in Jwaneng whose main mandate is to educate women on issues of HIV, as women are the […]

June 21, 2018 Themes: Business | Drivers of Change | Education | Feminism | Politics Programs: Protocol @ work

Top Women Leaders

Standard Bank top women leaders and top gender empowered companies. This issue features Glenda Gray and Phumzile Mlambo Nguka. Sector overviews also include energy, health, education as well as finance and mining.

December 19, 2017 Themes: Business | Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Africa Renewal: United Nations Department of Public Information

Africa Renewal May – July 2017 Global economy gravity pulling toward Africa is examined in this issue of Africa Renewal. The special feature is on saving our oceans – the threat of plastic as well as climate change. There are also articles on Africa’s digital rise and the internet. August – November 2017 The special […]

Commonwealth insights: Constructive engagement for civil society

Constructive engagement: a definition Constructive engagement is an approach to advocacy for social change and transformation. It seeks a reciprocal relationship between civil society and institutions in governance based on respect and trust. Such engagement implies that the state and other powerful bodies recognise that civil society is an independent development actor. It recognises that CSOs are […]

December 18, 2017 Themes: Business | Education Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

Women entrepreneurial skills not fully supported

By Melody Kandare Johannesburg, 18 July: While on a work assignment to administer monitoring and evaluation questionnaires on the progress of the SADC protocol on gender and development in Midvaal one of Gauteng’s town I was disappointed to see the struggles of local women entrepreneurship. It made me realise that entrepreneurship policies are not fully […]

Increase Focus on Women Entrepreneurs on International Day for Small, Medium-sized Enterprises

Increase Focus on Women Entrepreneurs on International Day for Small, Medium-sized Enterprises

By Sheila Maingi Johannesburg, June 23: Today for the first time ever we celebrate International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises under the theme Small Business –Big Impact. According to the World Economic Forum, “SMEs are a driver of most jobs created in Sub-Saharan Africa; they generate an average of 80% of jobs in the region.” […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: Business | Economics Programs: Gender & Governance | News

It’s equally a woman’s world

Name of article: Its women world Name of publication: Finite Magazine Country: Lesotho Theme: Business Synopsis Brief description of the item of work you submitted and motivation of why it is a good example of gender awareness and sensitivity in advancing gender equality Post-2015. The attachment depicts two articles of women occupying key positions normally […]

The LUX Project – Empowerment Training for Women in Cite Mangalkhan, Mauritius

This project will holistically help women to come out of their precarious situation through an Empowerment programme. This will help them be less vulnerable to depression, discouragement, violence, unemployment and other health and social ills. The project has been launched on the 14th of March in line with the International Day of Women 2017. 24 […]

Women’s business matters in South Africa

A good practice guide for providers of training, advice and financial assistance to women business owners. The guide looks at the nature of women’s business and addresses gender specific problems as well as access to training and the design of training courses and individual business counselling.

A report on women in the global market: trade through African women’s eyes

The SADC seminar on Women and Trade June 28 – July 3, 1998 hosted by the Women’s National Convention held in Port Shepstone. Papers include: Macro economics v gender aware economics, influencing economic policy from a gender perspective and women confronting globalisation

September 9, 2016 Themes: Business | Economics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)