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Businesses require some form of financing at some point: during the early stages to start the business, to keep an existing one running by supporting operations and ensuring a ready supply of capital and liquidity, or when expansion or growth is planned. Access to funding...

South Africa has amongst the highest levels of inequality globally, coupled with a high level of unemployment, with in excess of 55% of its population living in poverty. Women and children often bear the brunt of the compound effects of poverty, unemployment, and inequality, resulting...

Quite simply, women generally cannot afford to retire as soon or as comfortably as their male counterparts — if at all. In this article, I provide a brief overview of some of the factors contributing to the gender pension gap, together with suggested solutions to...

Achieving gender equity in tax systems is fundamental to supporting inclusive growth, which, in turn, can encourage labour force participation, enhance entrepreneurship and investment decisions, and ultimately improve the wellbeing of all citizens — men and women. ...

November 19 marks International Men’s Day, coinciding with what is better known as ‘Movember’, an initiative created to help raise awareness about men’s health issues. International Men’s Day also draws attention to the challenges related to workplace diversity and inclusion faced by men. The 2021...

Improving access to high-quality, age-appropriate early childhood care and education (ECCE) is a national imperative, recognised in numerous pieces of legislation and policy in South Africa. While the benefits to children of the proliferation of these services are clear, the associated opportunities for benefits to...

If someone were to ask me to describe the year 2020 there are many adjectives which come to mind. My mind immediately wanders to the countless memes on social media that poke fun at this crazy COVID-19 year of lockdown doom and gloom. In short...

As we enter the last quarter of 2020, I’m eager to see it out with a bang. Studying full-time and managing a household while my husband works at the hospital has been one crazy and transformative journey simultaneously....