SMS driven Online Funeral Coordination made in Zimbabwe

Press Release- 16 July 2015, Harare ZIMBABWEAN TECH ENTREPRENEURES LAUNCH AN SMS DRIVEN ONLINE FUNERAL COORDINATION STARTUP Zimbabwean Tech entrepreneurs launch a streamlined funeral coordination platform called funeral.ly. The platform leverages on SMS and whatsapp to notify and share funeral updates to their targeted audience. This came after the founder experienced logistical hardships and frustrations…

Curbing Unemployment in Africa (Botswana) by Incorporating Entrepreneurship Training in the Education System

An essay by Malebogo Pamelah Bogale  Entrpreneurship training -malebogo.botswana (PDF) According to World Bank Conference (2000), In the case of Botswana most of the 19.6% unemployed are relatively young people with low educational qualifications and no skill. With the employment mix becoming more skill intensive in both the private and government sectors, it means that each year…

South2North’s Redi Tlhabi discusses the end of poverty on Al Jazeera

This Friday on Al Jazeera’s global talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi discusses the simultaneous global decrease in poverty and increase in inequality. She’s joined in South2North’s Johannesburg studio by two South Africans: Ann Bernstein, executive director of The Centre for Development and Enterprise, and Goolam Ballim, chief economist of The Standard Bank Group. Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, author of What If Latin…

Redi Tlhabi discusses the global rape epidemic on South 2 North on Al Jazeera

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, this Friday on Al Jazeera’s new global talk show South 2 North, Redi Tlhabi discusses the global rape epidemic with Professor Ratna Kapur, Professor Farid Esack, and Dr. Amelia Kleijn.   In December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Pandey was gang-raped and savagely beaten on a bus in Delhi, India. She subsequently…

African subcultures – Being different through music, clothes and values

The following is a repost and adaption from Smart Monkey TV Issue No.6 / October 2012   Smart Monkey says: Looking below the surface, Africa has some interesting subcultures that define themselves through either clothes or music. I was having breakfast in Cape Town with Vincent Maher, Motribe (a company that build communities with its…