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Op-Ed: Ending global hunger requires tackling gender inequality

The yawning global gender gap is at the heart of our inability to end hunger. Whether last in the family to eat, blocked from owning land, or entirely ignored by extension workers and policymakers, gender inequality - and specifically discrimination against women - is a key driver of global hunger.

Billionaire Elon Musk calls this a ‘powerful, powerful way of thinking’—but is ‘hard to do.’ Here’s how it works

From building PayPal and SpaceX to running one of the world’s most disruptive automobile companies, Elon Musk has a number of impressive accomplishments under his belt. The billionaire entrepreneur revealed his “secret sauce” to achieving extraordinary things.

Here are some tips on staying safe from the #coronavirus

Doyin Odubanjo, executive secretary at The Nigerian Academy of Science and past chair, Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, on tips for people to stay safe from the coronavirus.

South African economy enters recession, what you need to know

South Africa entered its second recession in two years in the final quarter of last year, as agriculture, transport and construction contracted, data showed on Tuesday.

2 things Serena Williams does every day to be productive

Serena Williams became a professional tennis player at the age of 14. Here are the two things she has done for more than two decades to help her win 23 Grand Slam titles.

What you need to know about this Zambian agriculture business launching an $81 million farmer financing scheme

Zambia’s African Green Resources (AGR) on Sunday launched an $81 million financing programme under which the company and its partners will provide farm supplies and technology to farmers in exchange for grain.

Here are the steps Nigeria is taking to prepare for more cases of coronavirus

The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days. Here are the preparations put in place in Nigeria in the event of more cases being detected in the country.

SA trade union COSATU says it won’t allow workers’ wages to be slashed

South Africa’s largest trade union federation COSATU said on Wednesday that it would not allow workers’ wages to be slashed, after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni used a budget speech to promise cuts to the public sector wage bill.

Vegans want to change the workplace … and it all starts in the kitchen

As veganism grows in popularity around the world, there is increasing pressure for employers to catch up and make the workplace more inclusive.

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Op-Ed: Why the COVID-19 pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual".- Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Rand hits record low, goes over 19 to dollar as Fitch downgrades SA further into junk status

Last Friday Moody’s, the last rating agency to rate South Africa investment grade, cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk in line with economists’ forecast. Today Fitch further downgraded the country sending the rand plunging over 19 rand to the dollar. Below it gives its reasons...

Applications open for Rupert family’s R1bn fund, here’s how to apply

As small businesses around South Africa feel the weight of the country’s 21 day lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, BUSINESS/PARTNERS has revealed...

How to protect your mental health amid the coronovirus pandemic

The coronovirus pandemic is causing high levels of anxiety all over the world. For some, coping with lockdowns hasn’t been easy and there are concerns social distancing and isolation could negatively impact mental health. Dr Linda Blokland, Acting Head of Department at the Student Counselling Unit at the University of Pretoria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Altron eyes London listing

Altron plans to separate its UK assets from its African operations via a London listing. The technology group says the listing, still at planning stage will unlock value for its shareholders. Mteto Nyati, CEO Altron joins CNBC Africa for more.