Fashion

Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

Miss South Africa will crown a new queen on Women’s Day 9 August at Time Square in Pretoria, make sure you stay up to speed on what is going down. On 9 August a new Miss South Africa will be crowned at Time Square Arena in Gauteng carrying on a tradition that dates back to 1943. This week saw the unveiling of the crown and … Continue reading Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

Agriculture

Support African women working in agriculture

EMPOWERMENT As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, the country will reflect on the progress made in achieving gender equality and main-streaming the gender agenda across all areas, including agriculture. Agriculture sustains 70% of Africa’s livelihoods, while playing an integral role as an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction. African women, on average, make up 40% of the agricultural labour workforce and produce 70% of … Continue reading Support African women working in agriculture

Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian

When Afi Tagnedji and her family immigrated to the United States from Africa 4 years ago, Tagnedji took it upon herself to seize any educational opportunity she could get. She became valedictorian, student council president and is a part of the National Honor Society. She has earned full scholarship to attend college, where she plans to study to become a doctor and help people in … Continue reading Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts … Continue reading Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Everywhere is a classroom for Emily Kamizi, even the buses in Lusaka, Zambia’s congested capital. It can take an hour or more to cross the city, so Ms. Kamizi puts on her headphones, turns up Taylor Swift and concentrates on her M.B.A. studies. Ms. Kamizi, 25, is a student at Unicaf University, an African institution founded in 2012 with programs in fields like business, education … Continue reading Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup

Three African national football teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France. The Nigerians are veterans of the competition, while South Africa are contesting it for the first time. Nigeria (Group A) As eleven-time African champions, Nigeria have nothing left to prove in women’s football on the African continent – and they’ve been consistent on the world stage, too. The Super Falcons have not missed a Women’s World Cup since … Continue reading Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup

South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April

South Africa’s April manufacturing production rose the most since June 2016 as the output of iron and steel, as well as motor vehicles, parts and accessories, surged. Factory output increased 4.6% from a year earlier, compared with revised growth of 1.3% in the previous month, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said Tuesday in a statement on its website. The median estimate of seven economists in a … Continue reading South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April