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Why The Best Writers Use This Simple Technique to Improve Their Work

One of my key responsibilities at my firm is to coach team members to help them improve their writing. And since I've been editing for so many years, I can look at a piece of writing and quickly diagnose what the problems are and how to fix them.<p>But many writers struggle with how to edit their own …

Digital Marketing

Generation X — not millennials — is changing the nature of work

The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that's grown up playing video games, spends the most time …

Generation X

Meet Nigeria’s Silas Adekunle, one of the world’s highest paid robotics engineer

Silas Adekunle, 25, grew up in a well-off family in Nigeria but lacked exposure to technology until his family moved to the UK when he was 10 years …

Nigeria

The Future Is in Africa, and China Knows It

During the past decade, China has been investing a lot of money in sub-Saharan Africa:<p>Playing the Long Game<p>New Chinese direct foreign investment in Africa<p>Source: American Enterprise Institute<p>Some Western observers worry that this represents a new form of colonialism. Given the continent’s history …

China

Ramaphosa Is Said to Ease Visa Rules to Boost South African Tourism

South Africa’s cabinet decided to loosen visa rules and scrap a controversial travel requirement for children as it seeks to attract more investment …

South Africa

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Stop Talking and Do This Instead

Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the concrete, key messages in the middle--memorable presenters know to how to deliver their content in an engaging way.<p>How?<p>By combining stories and …

Mark Twain

The Justin Trudeau Effect: What Happens When Leaders Put More Women in Power

The Justin Trudeau Effect: What Happens When Leaders Put More Women in Power<p><i>In our series Leaders We Love, MAKERS highlights the work of world</i> …

Justin Trudeau

Women Are Increasingly Doubtful That Voters Are Ready to Elect Them

Support for women in leadership is high. A majority of Americans say that there should be more female leaders in politics and business; that it would improve the quality of life for everyone; and that men and women are equally qualified to be leaders.<p>Yet despite these beliefs, Americans are …

Gender Discrimination

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DA Exco to meet on WC premier nomination

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance's Federal Executive meets on Tuesday to finalise its candidate for Western Cape Premier.<p>Weekend media reports …

Western Cape

South Africa Land Plan Has Some Upside, Big Downside, SAIRR Says

A land-reform program in South Africa will benefit a small number of citizens if successfully implemented but could be disastrous for most people if …

South Africa

South Sudan:Council Hears Plea for Victims of 'Brutal' Sexual Violence

(Photo: UN)The plight of South Sudan's women and girls "should no longer be ignored", UN investigators told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, …

South Sudan

Cyril Ramaphosa implores business to halt job cuts

"We called on business not to be hasty in retrenching workers, especially during the trying economic conditions. We said they should try everything …

Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa crime: Can the country be compared to a 'war zone'?

<b>South Africa's police minister Bheki Cele has said a surge in murders has turned his country into a place that "borders on a war zone."</b><p>"Our bottom line is that this situation must reverse," he said.<p>Crime statistics released by the government show there were more than 20,000 murders in 2017, a 7% …

South Africa

How Women of Color Get to Senior Management

Women of color are a force in the U.S. economy. They are projected to make up the majority of all women by 2060, which means they’ll also likely become the majority of the U.S. workforce. They also generate $1 trillion as consumers and $361 billion in revenue as entrepreneurs, launching companies …

Women of Color

'Diversity' Was Nothing But an Empty Buzzword at the 2018 Emmys

Of 12 acting categories, only two were won by people of color at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.<p>The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Monday, and in a time when Hollywood’s “diversity problem” has reached what many believe to be a tipping point, there was an exciting potential …

Race & Ethnicity

In Kenya, Desperate Children Have Sex With Tourists for $1

<i>By Nita Bhalla</i>DIANI, Kenya, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Sixteen-year-old Fatma doesn't bat an eyelid when asked what she has been doing …

Africa

7 barriers to girls’ education you need to know about

The evidence that educating girls creates healthier, wealthier, fairer, and more stable communities is overwhelming—so why isn’t every girl getting a …

Africa

Breastfeeding in Public Is FINALLY Legal in All 50 States

Women are constantly criticized and shamed for breastfeeding in public — but they can now officially say that it is completely legal across the …

Breast Feeding

Ethiopian shopkeeper locked inside workplace before it was torched

A Somali shopkeeper from Newlands West, KwaZulu-Natal, was hospitalised after arsonists attempted to burn him alive inside his tuck shop on Thursday …

Africa

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description

A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.<p>We were packed into our corrals on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday morning, waiting to start the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, when the announcement came: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had just set a new …

Eliud Kipchoge

The ambassador died on Friday, after being sick for a while.

Ambassador Abdullahi Wase<p>Abdullahi Wase, Nigeria’s ambassador to Qatar has passed on.<p>The ambassador died on Friday, after being sick for a …

Naomi Osaka Is Black, Too — And We Need to Say So

Since Saturday, even people who don’t watch tennis have been talking about legendary player Serena Williams’ US Open loss to 20-year-old powerhouse Naomi Osaka. While Osaka’s win was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the potential role of bias in the umpire’s now-contentious decision to …

Osaka

Gender and Inclusive Education: the weak link in girls’ education programming

The Global Disability Summit is taking place today, a world first designed to shine a light on barriers that have too long held back people with …

Disability

What Is China Doing In Africa?

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa.<p>What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue.<p>The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is …

University of Chicago

SABC to retrench hundreds

SABC will be laying off hundreds of workers as the public broadcaster struggles to pay service providers.

Privacy

Mandela Foundation ‘offended’ by Ayanda Mabulu's Nazi artwork

JOHANNESBURG - The Nelson Mandela Foundation says the latest artwork by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu which depicts the former president doing a …

Art

Tracee Ellis Ross Says a Woman’s Dream for Her Life Doesn’t Have to Include a Wedding or Kids

Tracee Ellis Ross is on an incredible roll in regards to her career.<p>With another Emmy nomination in the bag, it seems like the Golden Globe winner …

Golden Globes

Australia’s biggest university, Monash, is pulling out of South Africa after 18 years

• <b>Australia's Monash University is pulling out South Africa, and its name will be disappearing from the Johannesburg campus it founded in 2000.</b>• <b><br>Listed</b> …

South Africa