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    Time to do things differently - to innovate

    Across the continent, emerging evidence shows that as many as 80% of neonatal deaths across Africa are preventable through access to appropriate technology, equipment, and skill.  Reducing the gap between pervasive and persistent challenges and improved well-being necessitates all of us to do things differently - to innovate.

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    Will South Africa expropriate land without compensation?

    Expropriation without compensation evokes strong opinions and emotions in South Africa. Despite the dominant legal opinion that the Constitution implicitly permits the state to expropriate land with nil compensation, Parliament has spent three years debating an amendment to Section 25 to make expropriation with nil compensation explicit.

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    Three mental shortcuts that can influence cryptocurrency investment decisions

    Behavioural finance looks at how psychology impacts investor decision making and market outcomes. In this month’s Applied Behavioural Economics newsletter, we look at three behavioural biases that may influence on investor’s decision-making when trading in cryptocurrencies. These biases not only influence individuals’ investment decisions, but as a consequence, tend to influence demand for #cryptocurrency, and thereby cryptocurrency price.

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    Working to reduce post harvest loss and support food systems

    September 29 is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The day is commemorated each year to raise awareness about the 1.3 billion tons of food (or a third of all food produced) that is lost or wasted along the food value chain globally. 

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    Our Health practice turned five this year

    This year is a milestone for the Health practice at Genesis Analytics. We turned five and to mark the occasion we made a video to share our journey with our clients, partners and associates as well as our colleagues (past and present) who have walked this road with us. Thank You.​
    Watch the video

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    Women's month is a time to reflect on persistent gender inequality

    Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made in addressing gender equality. While these celebrations highlight the important role women play in society, girls and women continue to be limited in their ability to fully contribute to society due to the persistence of gender inequality, which has been heightened by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Financial literacy builds resilience ​in times of crisis

    The ASISA Foundation asked their long-term learning partner, Genesis Analytics, to investigate the financial resilience of past WageWise workshop participants who faced extreme financial shock in the early months of Covid-19 (July 2020). Here are some of our findings.

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    MSMEs can be key to sustainable recovery in a post-Covid Africa

    MSMEs account for over 90% of businesses and create employment for about 60% of workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. MSMEs will also play an important role generating the 450 million new jobs required by 2035 to cater for the growing youth population of Africa. This year the United Nations focused on them as the “key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery” post the Covid pandemic on the annual Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Read more about the challenges:

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    Is business expected to lead on social and environmental challenges?

    According to respondents polled in the May 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, it’s a strong yes. Almost eight in 10 employees sampled across the world, expect their employer to take action on societal issues like climate change, racism, the infodemic, vaccine hesitancy and dealing with automation. 

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    Fostering an Africa fit for children

    June 16th marks the Day of the African Child also known as Youth Day in South Africa. This year’s theme focuses on commemorating 30 years since the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) - “Fostering an Africa fit for children." 

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    We must start closing the digital gender divide in Africa

    Tomorrow (April 22) is International Day of Girls in Information & Communication Technology. The World Wide Web Foundation estimates that Africa, at 23%, has the largest global digital gender gap. Left unchecked, the gender gap in ICT will exacerbate gender inequality in the future.

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    What can business expect in 2021? We look at ahead

    The world remains in crisis and levels of trust in institutions are low. According to the global 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer people around the world now trust business more than government, the media or NGOs. Will business rise to that confidence in 2021?

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