Today, the Western Cape Government (WCG) in partnership with the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) hosted a virtual Gender Symposium. AllAfrica.com, 15 September 2020.
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NBI’s Head: Social Transformation, Gugu McLaren-Ushewokunze was interviewed by John Maytham on CapeTalk today, discussing the question: “Is diversity training in South Africa still practiced?”.
Listen to the podcast of this interview and learn more about the NBI’s work around social transformation, inclusion and cohesion, by clicking here.
- The government is “looking at actions that will build a new, inclusive economy that creates employment and fosters sustainable growth”, President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote on Monday. Gray Maguire, Business Day, 26 August 2020.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) has just released our latest report: Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQI+ Employees in the Workplace.
A key insight is that meaningful transformation is reflected in workplaces where people are affirmed in their identities. Read the report here.
|Business for South Africa (B4SA) has issued a call to action for corporate South Africa to undertake four actions to assist local procurement during the Covid-19 pandemic. |
Donna Slater, Engineering News, 31 July 2020.
|The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on Tuesday launched this exciting new project, which explores a just transition to a low carbon economy for South Africa. The Just Transition Pathway project is a collaborative study to accelerate Green Stimulus and create a unified voice for South African business at COP26. The project aims to unlock and channel both local, as well as international support, towards high impact areas while mobilising co-ordinated cross-industry collaboration. The first phase of the project will generate a high-level pathways blueprint, including detailed design of the pathways. For further details on this project and the opportunities for you and your CEOs to get involved, please contact: Steve Nicholls.|
The Ekurhuleni MMC for Water, Sanitation, and Energy, Tiisetso Nkentle, recently launched foot-operated handwashing facilities and distributed sanitiser in the Qalabotsha informal settlement, in Daveyton. Simphiwe Nkosi, Benoni City Times, 22 June 2020.
The Covid-19 crisis is presenting governments and businesses with an opportunity to accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy that allows current and future generations to prosper. Wendy Dobson, Business Day, 22 June 2020.
The City of Ekurhuleni is working hard to ensure enough water is available in informal settlements.
MMC for Water and Sanitation Clr Tiisetso Nketle, together with representatives of the business alliance Business for South Africa and the National Business Initiative, donated hand washing units to families of Qalabosha Informal Settlement in Daveyton on June 10. Kempton Express, 15 June 2020.