In the news today: South Africa celebrates Women’s Day, women still don’t receive equal pay, and female entrepreneurs can boost the economy by R175bn if they have access to funding

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Happy Women’s Day!

Women’s Day rallies are set to take place around the country. The theme for today’s Women’s Day is ‘100 Years of Albertina Sisulu, Woman of Fortitude: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward’.  READ MORE

No equal pay for women

Code for Africa’s gender gap calculator reveals that a South African man earns on average 67% more than a woman – South Africa ranks a dismal 19 out of 144 countries when it comes to gender equality.  READ MORE

Women entrepreneurs could boost economy by R175bn

Facebook research suggests that if women had access to finance to start businesses, they could create 972 000 jobs within five years and over 803 000 new businesses within four years.  READ MORE

Petition calls for removal of CEO for sexist column

The CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Manglin Pillay, is under fire for suggesting that women are out of place in STEM careers. Leadership incubator WomEng has called for his removal.  READ MORE

RISK AFRICA unpacks women’s insurance needs

In the August issue of RISK AFRICA magazine, we debate the pros and cons of gender-specific insurance, discuss the financial implications of late motherhood, and offer some vital safety tips. Don’t miss it!  READ MORE