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Access to reliable water supply key to women empowerment


 

It is August and Women’s Month again, but this year the celebration of Women’s Day on August 9 and Women’s Month throughout the month takes place under difficult conditions as the country is in the grip of Covid-19. The pandemic has led to more hardships for women. The pandemic has brought with it an increase […]

Nelson Mandela legacy still lives through clear rivers campaign


 

What can be more important than our source of life, water? Ensuring that this resource is nurtured and kept consumable should be our number one priority as South African citizens. Instead we take our rivers and dams for granted on a daily bases, we dump our garbage and even hazardous substances like oil, diesel or […]

Cigarette prices continue to soar during the lockdown


 

Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels. Based on a second online survey, conducted between 4 and 19 June 2020, researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) found that the average price per cigarette was R5.69 or R114 per pack of 20. […]

INNOVATION

Governance in Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The last few months have ushered in a new epoch for governance. As the coronavirus has swept through the globe, nations have had to...

EDUCATION

A vaccine for our GBV pandemic

This Women’s Month, the focus regrettably but rightfully falls on gender-based violence during lockdown.  But unlike Covid-19, the GBV pandemic already has an effective...

ECONOMICS

Nelson Mandela legacy still lives through clear rivers campaign

What can be more important than our source of life, water? Ensuring that this resource is nurtured and kept consumable should be our number...