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How Corporate South Africa can support SMME Development

How Corporate South Africa can support SMME Development

by Karabo Mashugane for IOL, sourced by Fariba Bowen A 2018 IOL opinion article by Karabo Mashugane argues that the BEE codes are hindering SA’s SME development. The Enterprise Development (ED) scorecard was introduced to drive entrepreneurship and SME development....
Why SMMEs are so Important in South Africa, but Need Work

Why SMMEs are so Important in South Africa, but Need Work

by Alex Kinmont The National Development Plan is government’s answer to South Africa’s social and economic crises. The Plan aims to eliminate poverty by the year 2030 “by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities,...
Visionary Woman Rising

Visionary Woman Rising

by Fariba Bowen In their call for nominations for their Women Changing South Africa feature, the Mail and Guardian mentions that 2019 has been dubbed the year of the visionary woman. Quoting from their article, they shared: “We are seeing stories of women shattering...
The History of the ‘F’ Word and Why it is Misunderstood

The History of the ‘F’ Word and Why it is Misunderstood

Picture: SAHistoryOnline by Alex Kinmont You’ve probably heard the term ‘Femi-nazi’. Maybe you’ve even sniggered at it, because all you can picture is an angry woman with extra short bangs, a nose ring and lots of tattoos. So how did such an important movement earn...
Putting Some Numbers to Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Putting Some Numbers to Gender Inequality in the Workplace

by Alex Kinmont Since the Suffragettes won us the vote a century ago, the fight for gender equality has been making unsteady progress. Today, we are still nowhere near a perfect balance. Globally, women’s pay and participation in the workforce has significantly...