Crowd-funding, an anarchical response to old capitalist, risk-averse big business, has taken off on rich countries like the US and UK. Now a Cape Town-based project called Thundafund has adapted the online crowd-funding model to successfully launch small South African start-ups.
At the World Economic Forum's 2014 meeting in the Swiss town of Davos, Brand South Africa's high-powered delegation will spread the word to the world's elite that South Africa is a globally competitive nation, open for business. And now is the time to invest.
Sixteen years. In that time South Africa will be a very different country, if the goals of Vision 2030, as set out in the National Development Plan, are met. The aim, among others, is to eliminate poverty and create 11-million jobs by the year 2030.
Governance has become increasingly important in the past decade as African economies have posted significant growth. This brings social change which calls on governments to implement more effective governance systems, a debate on the Ibrahim Index hears.
After a series of dreadful acts of violence against children in some of South Africa's poorest communities, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has launched We Will Speak Out, a campaign to support survivors of sexual violence.
Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which kicks off on Monday, challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children – and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.