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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
South Africa South Africa: Half a Billion Rand for New General Electric Innovation Centre in South Africa
General Electric has invested half a billion rand into its new innovation centre and GE Healthcare headquarters in South Africa. Cabinet has welcomed the investment of a R500 million innovation centre by the United States’ multinational, General Electric (GE). In a statement, Cabinet said the investment is a demonstration that South Africa and the continent are viable investment destinations.
South Africa South Africa: Download 2016 Municipal Elections Song for Free
In celebration of Youth Day, people can download the recently released 2016 Municipal Elections song for free. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has partnered with leading cellular companies and social media platforms to allow the song to be downloaded for free. Popular social media messaging platforms such as WeChat and Blackberry Messenger (BBM) will also support the initiative by sending messages to their South African users advising them of the free download.
South Africa South Africa: President Zuma Sees a Glimmer of Hope in Great Lakes Region
There is an increasing glimmer of hope that the previously intractable issues of conflict and instability in the Great Lakes Region will be resolved. This was President Jacob Zuma’s observation after concluding his working visit to Angola, where he attended the 6th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Luanda.
South Africa South Africa: SA Hosts 60th Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit
Top executives from the world’s most influential consumer and retail companies are gathered at the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the 60th Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Global Summit. The first of its kind on the African continent, the summit, which started on Wednesday, is meant to discuss and agree on steps and actions that need to be taken to develop, sustain and grow the consumer goods industry. The summit will end on Friday.
Kenya Kenya: Mobile Money Transfer Subscriptions on the Rise
Kenya’s mobile money transfer subscriptions reached 24.8 million as of 31 March 2016. During this time, the number of mobile money agents grew to 147,761 compared to 141,542 agents recorded the previous quarter. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. According to the report, statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for the Q3 shows the volume of transactions (deposits and withdrawals) on this platform was registered at 348.8 million, with KES 840.3 billion transferred ...
South Africa South Africa: Limpompo Village Gets Mobile Library
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is confident young people in the Maniini village, near Thohoyandou will embrace reading at a new state-of-the-art mobile library. Earlier on Friday, Minister Muthambi in partnership with the SABC Foundation officially handed over a mobile library at Haggai Combined Independent School.
Global Africa: Malaria, HIV/Aids Solutions Win Big At Innovation Prize for Africa
A ground-breaking anti-malarial drug made from natural plant extracts has won the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA); while software to combat HIV drug-resistance medication and a cheap, simple urine test for malaria were the other big winners. Api-Palu, made by Dr Valentin Agon of Benin, won the IPA $100,000 grand prize in Gaborone, Botswana. Dr Imogen Wright of South Africa won the second prize, while Nigerian Dr Eddy Agbo claimed the special prize for social impact. Both prizes have $2 ...
South Africa South Africa: Media24 Introduces Online Education Platform
Media24 has introduced an online education platform, Educate24, which seeks to provide short courses for South African looking to further their careers and boost their skill sets. According to the company, the six-week courses start from R399 and go up to R1 299 for higher levels. They are designed and taught by expert conveners, lecturers and academics. Also, a number of the courses are endorsed by higher learning institutions, it adds. The courses range from the basics of domestic work a ...
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