Economics

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

Africa: Not yet Uhuru!

By Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 25 May: On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OUA) now known as the Africa Union (AU) was founded in Addis Ababa with a commitment to free the continent from colonial rule and to improve the living standards across member states. Fifty-five years later, so much has changed […]

African Union: Economic Social and Cultural Council

The statutes of the Economic Social and Cultural Council The booklet contains the statutes of the AU’s Economic Social and Cultural Council in English and French. The 20 articles include objectives, composition, membership as well as structure such as committees. Finally, a draft decision on transitional arrangements for the launching of the Council completes the publication.

Empowering women – ending violence in Southern Africa

Empowering women ending violence Gender Links publication entitled Empowering women ending violence in Southern Africa. This summarises a pilot project targeting 1500 GBV survivors (15 to 20 survivors per council) in 10 Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government in each of 10 SADC countries. This publications summarises the project which focussed on an integrated approach of […]

Africa in Fact: Looking East: The Asian model

This edition of Africa in Fact questions whether the Asian model can be transposed onto Africa. GGA promotes good governance in Africa and Africa in Fact publishes articles from writers across the continent. As Africa reduces its dependence on aid and foreign direct investment continues to flood in, Asian economies look attractive. They top the […]

“How not to lose money”

“How not to lose money”

By Didier Marcel and Nesha Ramen Mauritius 13 December 2017: The Mauritian Chapter of the SADC Protocol Alliance Network, Mauritius Media Watch Organisation embarked on the first series of courses for Women Entrepreneur. The aim of the courses is to help women especially those who are at the margins of society to know how to […]

Rural women subsidising public service investment

Rural women subsidising public service investment

By Sifiso Dube Johannesburg 31 October: It is 3 o’clock early morning when my late grandmother, Velelaphi hears a loud knock on her door. A boy of about 17 years of age seems to be out of breath as he tries to tell her his reason of knocking at this witching hour. It is another […]

October 31, 2017 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Sustainable Development Programs: News

Economic empowerment

Economic empowerment

Women in Southern Africa constitute slightly more than half of the region’s population, yet key economic indicators show that they make up the majority of those living in poverty and remain underrepresented in decision-making. Women also comprise a majority of the region’s landless, underpaid and unemployed. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Post-2015 agenda, guided […]

October 11, 2017 Themes: Economics Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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 […]

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

Increase Focus on Women Entrepreneurs

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 driver most of the jobs created in Sub-Saharan Africa; they generate an average of 80% of jobs in the region.” […]

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