African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma told the Gauteng Economic Indaba that education remained one of the biggest challenges for Africa, where less than 20% people had access to tertiary institutions.
Addressing dignitaries, businesspeople and stakeholders on Wednesday
evening, Dlamini-Zuma said these low percentages of access to
institutions of higher learning suggested that only the elite were being
Dlamini-Zuma said more investment should be made towards education and enhancing skills among Africans.
“We must do a skill revolution on this continent and the skills
should have more emphasis on science, technology engineering and maths
as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas,” said
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Alert! Jacana Media has revealed the cover and title for Kopano Matlwa’s new novel.
Matlwa took the South African literary world by storm when in 2007, at just 21, she won the European Literary Award and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature for her debut novel Coconut.
This title, an “instant classic”, went on to sell over 20,000 copies in South Africa alone.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Generations actress Thuli Phongolo graduated with a degree in strategic marketing at the University of Johannesburg. We at FOB are saying congratulations. More pics after cut...
Mr Tony Giggs Oyeyiola will on Sunday 19th June, 2016 at the Bankers House (CBN Building), Plot 15, Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island launch his latest book titled: Letters to my Fathers, A Celebration of Womanhood, at 2pm Prompt. It is a place to be and a must read. quite interesting and worth waiting for, all book lovers make Sunday a date. We at FOB are saying congratulations Tony on yet another milestone. Another IV after cut......
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Somalia President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
In April of this year, about 500 immigrant lives were lost in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations. More than half of those who died were young Somalis trying to reach Europe as Reuters reported. Similarly, in 2013, a boat carrying more than 500 Somalis and Eritreans capsized off the cost of Lampedusa in Italy drowning more than 200 passengers. All were looking for better lives and jobs. Majority of these youths were immigrating because of lack of employment in Somalia.
Still desperate but powerless after 730 days. Still relying on a miracle. The missing schoolgirls of Chibok and their families really deserve better.
As we mark the second anniversary of the abduction and disappearance of 276 teenagers from a northeastern town in Nigeria, we have all done far too little to secure their release.
The girls, all studying hard at school before their mass kidnapping, are now a symbol of our apparent weakness to protect young lives.
Mzansi is blessed with an abundance of naturally gifted mapakistanis, some famous and others less so.
Buhle Samuels, known as Matshidiso in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, is the most gifted of Mzansi's celebs.
The voluptuous Phindile Gwala, Nonny in Muvhango, is second on our list, followed closely by Nomzamo Mbatha of the series Isibayaand TV presenter Thembi Seete.
Right behind them are Boity Thulo, Minnie Dlamini, Pabi Moloi, Pearl Thusi, Khanya Mkangisa and Omuhle Gela.
Photos: Tribute to Soweto Student Uprising June 16, 1976: 14 things you might not know about June 16
Mrs Nomkhitha Mashinini looking at a collage made in honour of his son, Tsietsi Mashinini, one of the leaders of the Soweto student uprising, in Johannesbourg.
Image: AFP More pics after cut....
Image: AFP More pics after cut....
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Gambia’s authoritarian President Yahya Jammeh has ruled the country for over 20 years.
Gambia often receives only sparse international news coverage, but the tiny West African country of just under 2 million people has had a tumultuous few years. A bizarre, failed coup in 2014 caused chaos in the ultra-repressive state and led to violent crackdowns, and thousands decided to flee the country to Europe amid the refugee crisis.
Body parts belonging to people with albinism have become sought after in parts of southern and eastern Africa [Amnesty International]
The Malawian government has failed to protect people with albinism, leaving this group to the mercy of criminal gangs who hunt for their body parts, Amnesty International has said.
In a new report released on Tuesday, the rights body said the attacks on people with albinism over the past two years were "unprecedented" and that a lack of action on the part of authorities has created a "climate of terror" for those living with the condition.
UK-based Cardiff City midfielder and former Bafana Bafana player Kagisho Dikgacoi married his long-time girlfriend‚ Carina McKechnie‚ in a secret traditional wedding over the weekend in Swaziland. More pics after cut...
Saturday, 4 June 2016
If Botswana’s cows got their act together they could have ousted President Ian Khama in the election, South African comedian Loyiso Gola joked last year.
“There are more cows than people in Botswana, if those cows were serious about life they would win this election,” Gola tweeted during the country’s national election in October.