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16 August 2018 7:46 PM Female execs in SA still underrepresented, underpaid

Female representation at senior management and executive levels in South Africa is still, on average, only 20%. The data also showed that 61% of the women are remunerated below the median of the sample, compared to just 39% of men. By contrast, 63% of men are remunerated above the median, compared to just 37% of the women in the sample. The survey looked 23

09 August 2018 11:36 AM Three ways to address gender inequality in organisations

Women remain under represented at executive level in South African companies, with only one female CEO in the JSE top 40, according to research by PwC. In a statement issued ahead of Women’s Day, PwC highlighted that for every 10 men, only eight women are employed or actively looking for work. On the AltX board of the JSE, 82% of executives are men while 98

26 July 2018 2:45 PM Sappi injects R7.5bn into KZN economy

Global paper and packaging giant Sappi [JSE:SAP] has thrown its weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's $100bn investment drive by announcing a R7.5bn investment in the KwaZulu-Natal economy over the next five years. The JSE-listed company said its investments in its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas include a R2.7bn capacity expansion project and a planned 72

21 July 2018 12:00 PM Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls. The Swaziland High Court was on Friday expected to hear a case which would be critical to the legitimacy of the country's upcoming elections. The landlocked southern African country was expected to hold its primary 22

17 July 2018 12:13 PM PIC: Charlize Theron spotted at Obama’s Nelson Mandela lecture in Jozi

Cape Town – South African-born actress and activist Charlize Theron is only one of the celebs spotted at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. A crowd of 9 000+ has gathered at the venue to witness former U.S. president Barack Obama deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture. A photo - shared on Twitter by Senior Communicator in Africa for the British 99

13 July 2018 9:46 AM Brazil's Lula absolved in one of six pending legal cases

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved on Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison. Lula, the favorite ahead of Brazil's October presidential election, has been imprisoned since April after being sentenced to 12 years behind bars for accepting 28

05 July 2018 7:29 AM Responsible Traveller: Be mindful of your activities when visiting Knysna's sensitive estuary

The Knysna estuary is one of the most important ones in South Africa, and requires improved conservation efforts. (Photo: SANParks) Estuaries are an important part of the ecosystem - where various animals safely start the beginning of their lives before facing off the dangers of the ocean. South Africa has around 249 national estuaries that make up a big part of the country's 29

12 May 2018 7:00 AM State looks at ways to ease municipalities' R138bn debt burden

Cape Town – Municipalities are owed more than R138bn by government departments, businesses and households, Parliament heard this week during deliberations of Local Government Week. The programme was held over three days and recommendations were made to address the challenge of municipal debt which is posing a threat to the viability of municipalities 27

08 May 2018 3:37 PM Centenary celebration programmes for Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu announced

The government is hoping to use centenary celebrations for former president Nelson Mandela and struggle activist Albertina Sisulu to bring South Africans closer together. "Ladies and gentlemen, our appeal today is simple - let us use the Mandela and Ma Sisulu centenary to recommit ourselves to their values and principles," Minister of Energy and chairperson 26

27 April 2018 10:33 AM Kim, Moon commit to complete Korean peninsula denuclearisation

The leader of nuclear-armed North Korea Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in said they were committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after a historic summit on Friday. "South and North Korea confirmed the common goal of realising, through complete denuclearisation, a nuclear-free Korean peninsula," they said in a joint statement 56