Anna Kessel is a sports journalist and the Chair and Co-founder of Women in Football, a network dedicated to supporting and championing women within the sport and lobbying against sexism. Last year she was awarded an MBE for services to journalism and women’s sport.
A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.
In its new Cocoa Promise Report, Cargill is laying out a clear pathway to a sustainable cocoa supply chain. In the five years since the Cocoa Promise, the company’s overarching sustainability commitment for the sector, was launched, Cargill and its farmer partners have made significant progress. Among other highlights, more than 145,000 farmers were trained on sustainability and good agricultural practices. In Côte d’Ivoire alone, 62,000 farmers have benefited from one-to-one coaching.
Communicating the critical importance of exercising caution around railroad tracks isn’t always an easy task – especially when you’re trying to reach teens and young adults. Beginning in 2014, CSX railroad decided to pursue an innovative, new approach to reach this target audience: communicating directly through their peers.
Applications close soon for the first of two programmes in Botswana run by the Stanford Graduate School of Business in a three-year partnership with De Beers Group.
The Stanford Seed Transformation Programme, part of a US$3 million investment by De Beers Group, is a year-long leadership programme providing management training, team workshops and networking support for southern African entrepreneurs.
Its aim is to help them grow their businesses, create jobs and lead their regions to greater economic diversity and prosperity. The programme, based in the Botswana capital Gaborone, is open to established business owners in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
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Unprecedented public-safety initiative delivers critical, life-saving information to drivers, pedestrians, schools, and rail passengers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Safety is CSX’s highest priority, and this week the railroad is partnering with the non-profit Operation Lifesaver, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), other freight railroads, Amtrak, commuter rail-service providers, customers and law enforcement agencies across its 23-state network to raise awareness about how to be safe around railroad tracks. Through public events, informational displays and social media messages during the week of Sept.