The CEO of the African Leadership Institute, Jackie Chimhanzi, has been appointed to the Board of ADvTECH. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed holding company is a leading private sector education organization. It owns and operates schools, colleges, and academies, as well as career placement and HR companies and headhunters. Dr. Chimhanzi's appointment is as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 January 2017.
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South Africa has seen a series of protests at a girls' school prompted by enforcement of the dress code, which impacted students who wanted to be able to wear afro hairstyles. In a piece for the BBC, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions whether a South African school's hair rules really were racist.
She recalled her days as a student at one of Nigeria's most prestigious boarding schools for girls where rules were rigidly enforced and falling foul of them could result in a shaven head.
The Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Tutu Fellow, Sello Hatang, has found hope in the violence-plagued student protests in South Africa. In an article published in Business Day, he makes the case that while the physical violence during the student protests is worrying, the #FeesMustFall movement is cause for hope.
Tutu Fellow Lade Araba wrote this op ed, which was originally published in This is Africa.
With 62 percent of Nigerians under the age of 24 and 49 percent of its citizens women, Nigeria stands to benefit by harnessing the creativity and intellectual curiosity of young women.