How can we grow female entrepreneurship in South Africa?


Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokodo. You strike the women, you strike the rock. These words have always resonated with me. They are drawn from the famous resistance song sung by South African women during the 1956 march against the pass laws. They’re a true reflection of the innate strength and courage of our women. As we […]

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) saves young lives in South Africa


Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a critical intervention, shown to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, gender based violence and teen pregnancies. South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world at 7.7 million people. Most new HIV infections occur among young adults and adolescents, with HIV prevalence among […]

Education is not enough!


President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that alcohol is a risk factor for gender-based violence and announced that the Ministry of Social Development has been “tasked with increasing the visibility of substance abuse awareness and education”. This our President believes will be sufficient in addressing the major role alcohol plays in this GBV Crises.  I think […]


What exactly is the 4IR?

Last week, Deputy President David Mabuza caused quite a stir, but for all the wrong reasons, when he was quizzed in Parliament about the...


Everyone deserves a proper and dignified toilet

A toilet is one of the most important places that is normally taken for granted. Proper toilets provide human dignity and self-confidence giving people...


From Developing to Developed: What South Africa needs to do

Effective state intervention within developmental states is at the pillar of economic development. The state plays a significant role in controlling the prices of...