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Taking Parliament to the People

20/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

The NCOPs Taking Parliament to the People (TPTTP) initiative is arguably the biggest highlight this week. The TPTTP programme brings together representatives from all spheres of government and provides an opportunity for the public to engage face to face with elected representatives. This year, Gauteng is the selected province for the programme following

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‘The Governator’ to headline W12, Future of Water conference in CT next year

20/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Former governor of California, climate change activist and philanthropist, Arnold Schwarzenegger will join global leaders at the inaugural W12, Future of Water conferencebeing held at M’hudi Wine Farm in Stellenbosch in May 2019. Arnold

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

20/11/2018 • Contributors, Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on how best to support learning from early childhood to Year 12. Literacy

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

20/11/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, NewsComments (0)

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa’s economic situation. In October he hosted a jobs summit that’s expected to produce 275 000 new jobs a year. More recently he organised an investment summit at which

Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa’s cities

20/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Blog, Editors Notes, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the GoComments (0)

Every flush by a typical toilet sends about 6 to 16 litres of fresh water to wastewater treatment centres. lchumpitaz/Shutterstock About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use

The Setlogane Manchidi Book Review

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Corporate Social Investment – a  guide to creating a meaningful legacyMany of you may know the name Setlogane Manchidi, the CSI manager for Investec whose passion, flamboyance and excellence are legendary to those who have worked with him.Last week I had

Purpose Brings Results

15/11/2018 • Editors Blog, head, Home, Latest News, National, News, On the Go, Press Release, Truth B ToldComments (0)

Companies undertake corporate social investment (CSI) for various reasons. While there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong reason to undertake CSI, company motivations matter because the “why” of doing this work shapes what is done, how it’s done, and

Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveils guiding principles

13/11/2018 • Africa News, Editors Notes, Editors Picks, head, Home, Latest News, NewsComments (0)

The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum. Launched in June 2018, AFAC aims to increase financial sector participation in climate action, in order to raise

How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

PATRIZIA SAVARESE/GETTY IMAGES The challenge of running a sustainable enterprise has taken center stage among shareholders. Last year, for example, Russell 3000 companies received 144 shareholder proposals requesting action on social and

A mindshift in sciences and humanities is the only antidote to hoaxes

13/11/2018 • Global, Global News, head, Home, Latest News, News, On the GoComments (0)

Recently, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published a peer-reviewed paper, subsequently retracted by the publisher, titled “The Conceptual Penis”.  The paper was ridiculous in every respect. It appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, albeit