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  Transportation is a means to many ends. It has the power to heal, educate, and generate prosperity. It forms the foundation for markets and human connections. Improving how people and goods reach each other is the key to solving many global challenges, from alleviating poverty to economic growth to combating climate change. But too […]

By Jason Lange and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday launched an effort to win over women voters as he faced questions about his company’s treatment of female employees and his own conduct. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, is mounting a late […]

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A growing number of girls as young as 11 are being tricked or coerced into sharing selfies of themselves being sexually abused online, a charity that removes such content said on Wednesday. The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said it responded to more than 37,000 […]

By Anastasia Moloney PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Claudia was 14 when she was trafficked into prostitution in the Peruvian rainforest town of Puerto Maldonado, where a boom in illegal gold mining had created a thriving sex industry. She was forced to work in one of the dozens of brothels that […]

  By Alice McCool SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From breaking down kitchen walls designed to separate women from men to ornately decorating domestic spaces – an architect has been mapping “signs of resistance” of Iranian women in their own homes. On display at the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah Architecture […]

The Ndlovu Youth Choir are set to embark on an exciting new chapter as they pen historic deal. The Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo became a household name after they reached the final of America’s Got Talent and captured the hearts and minds of viewers around the world. Emerging as proud ambassadors for a united South Africa […]

By Sonia Elks LONDON, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019 – the latest accolade for her work. Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said the 16-year-old had become “the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet — […]

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™. Annual national and regional awards […]

  Incidence of femicide in South Africa is five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. Despite this, domestic violence remains one of the most taboo crimes in our society. The country’s biggest brewer, SAB, launched a #NoExcuse Domestic Violence Policy in November 2019 to assist staff who […]

Johannesburg, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – It’s book season, Its  book release season in South Africa! Founder of multi-award-winning marketing and brand consultancy, DNA Brand Architects, Sylvester Chauke, takes a Stand Against Bland with new book coming out this Friday, 1 November 2019. A CNBC All Africa Business Young Leader of the Year, SA Premier […]

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