The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes this core notion of voice, clearly stating that development is not possible without the empowerment and full engagement of citizens. Since its launch in 2017, the Citizen Report (CR) initiative has been African Monitor (AM)’s simple yet powerful tool that enabled the participation of the marginalized communities and the[…]
‘Explosive’ poverty figures a result of government neglect, says Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane
The explosive revelation that more than half of South Africa’s population is poverty stricken is the direct result of government’s failure to heed the warnings during the past 20 years by civil society organisations on escalating rates of poverty. On Tuesday, 22 August 2017, Stats SA announced that more than a quarter of the country’s[…]
The first of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals is “Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere”. This goal aims at eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030. But according to the report released by Stats SA on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, South Africa is predictably very far from meeting its National Development Plan[…]
A story by Salome Nthenya Nzuki from Nairobi, Kenya. She thinks addressing teenage pregnancy is key to ensuring girl child education and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Read Salome’s opinion here… Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is increasing at an alarming rate. Girls are becoming mothers at a very tender age. Statistics from the Kenya demographic and[…]
Africa Day is annually celebrated on May 25th throughout the world to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU) in 1963. The celebrations, among others reinforce African solidarity, unity in diversity, challenges and successes, and the economic potential of the continent and its people. History Just over a[…]
AUDIO: African Monitor Director On SA FM Have a listen to our Director Ms. Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso talking about the work that AM does, on SA FM’s OTHERWISE show with Shado Twala.