Day: September 16, 2020

Karabo Nguyuza, a guesthouse owner with a disability wins local tourism award

“Everything is possible as long as you put your mind and focus to it.” Atang guesthouse has been declared the best guesthouse in Tembisa by Gauteng Women in Tourism (WiT), at an awards ceremony held in Boksburg, Gauteng on August 30. Lockdown level 2 guidelines were followed and only 50 people were in attendance, seated two metres apart. Karabo Nguyuza, the guesthouse owner, does not know who nominated her business, however, she is grateful for the nomination and the win. “I feel excited …

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COVID-19 reveals the fragility of our world – Absa’s COVID-19 efforts

The global pandemic has laid bare risks we have ignored for decades: inadequate health systems; gaps in social protection; structural inequalities; environmental degradation; and the climate crisis. Entire regions that were making progress on eradicating poverty and narrowing inequality have been set back years, in a matter of months. Those were the words of United Nations …

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Ways for business sector to build resilient communities

By Nozizwe Vundla, head of the Sanlam Foundation In the past decade alone, Sanlam has invested around R630 million in the financial resilience of Africans. We believe the business sector has a responsibility to holistically support communities to be sustainable in the long-term. This requires a 360-degree approach which empowers people to empower themselves. Ultimately, …

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