Change will come to Africa if it educates its girls. Educated girls become women who earn more and have fewer, healthier children. They are able to raise themselves and their families out of poverty. Crucial to this education, is giving universal access to family planning and contraception.
One hundred years have passed since Mahatma Gandhi left South African shores to return to his home in India; the lessons he left have not been forgotten, and continue to inspire South Africans as the country builds a cohesive and inclusive national identity.
The Office of the Auditor-General is the backstop, the final check, the oversight on how public money is spent. Running the office is Tsakani Ratsela, right hand of the AG. She is the first woman appointed deputy AG, a role she takes very seriously as she promises South Africans she is deeply committed to their best interests.
The African-influenced, bluesy rock music of the band of tribesmen is born out of nostalgia. It is music that refuses to allow a culture to fade into the shadows – all sung in the extraordinary poetry of the Tamasheq language. But it is also a voice of the anger and hope of a generation of youngsters forged in the desert.
With a life dedicated to universal education and ending child poverty, the wife of two of Africa's most revered leaders believes that we owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Widowed twice, she fights on, knowing her work is not yet done.