Across Africa, most schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several international organizations have warned that school closures will hit girls hardest during this time. While many girls will eventually continue with their education once schools reopen, others will never return to school.
The Solidarity Fund announced the receipt of a R50m grant from the government of the United Kingdom (UK). The grant is aimed at extending the Solidarity Fund’s ongoing efforts to counter the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa – focusing specifically on projects supporting and promoting women.
By Chris Knight
In northeast Nigeria, where agriculture forms the backbone of rural communities and livelihoods, the militant group Boko Haram has forced millions to flee their homes and take refuge in crowded settlements on the outskirts of the region’s largest cities and towns. They’re leaving behind not just their homes, but their ways of life.
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM has appointed Mrs Hilda Kabushenga Kragha, Jobberman Nigeria CEO as its new Managing Director of ROAM Africa Jobs.
In a continuation of its support to small businesses and women entrepreneurs, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth has awarded a grant to The Omaness Skinfood Company in Nigeria.
KenGen Board of Directors, exercising its powers given under Article 94 of the Articles of Association of the Company, has renewed the employment contract for the Managing Director & CEO, Mrs Rebecca Miano, MBS, for another three years following a rigorous evaluation process.
Vodacom Group has announced Raisibe Morathi as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
As one of the most experienced and one of the few African black female CFOs of a listed company in South Africa, Raisibe’s appointment underscores Vodacom’s commitment to driving diversity across the workplace.