Category Archives: Business

South African woman conquers Mount Everest in 27 days, on fourth try

JOHANNESBURG, Once, twice, thrice she failed but for the failure seemed to have been only her booster. She has now made history after conquering the highest mountain above sea level, the famous Mount Everest.

This is the story of South …

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa

PARIS The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made in Africa, where fundraising is booming.

According to Partech Africa, a venture capital firm, 146 …

Report Finds Threats to Freedom in Some African Countries

In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have enacted laws or policies that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society, the democracy watchdog Freedom House says in a new report.

Curbs on NGOs have “a serious impact on the …

Leave no one behind – making inclusion a reality

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of UNDP, I join my partners in welcoming you to this Conference, jointly organized with the European Union and the World Bank and in collaboration with UNDRR.

As we begin the Conference, …

Leave no one behind – making inclusion a reality

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of UNDP, I join my partners in welcoming you to this Conference, jointly organized with the European Union and the World Bank and in collaboration with UNDRR.

As we begin the Conference, …

ANC celebrates South African election win

JOHANNESBURG, This election confirms that freedom does indeed reign in South Africa. It gives us the assurance that our people are the true custodians of our freedom and democracy.

These were the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa after his party …