Helen Grange
Helen Grange is a seasoned journalist and editor, with a career spanning over 30 years writing and editing for newspapers and magazines in South Africa. Her work appears primarily on Independent Online (IOL), as well as The Citizen and Business Day newspapers, focussing on business trends, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and travel. Magazines she has written for include Noseweek, Acumen, Forbes Africa, Wits Business Journal and UJ Alumni magazine. Among NGOs she has written or edited for are Gender Links and INMED, a global humanitarian development organisation.
Beacon of hope

Beacon of hope

Democratic Republic of the Congo: tourism A privately-funded initiative in this central African country is helping to protect a pristine environment By Helen Grange The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon, but commercial logging and farming have also caused it to be one […]

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One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back

SDG 5: gender equality Higher levels of political representation for women in Africa have not necessarily advanced gender equality, with this disparity most acutely experienced at the grassroots level By Helen Grange Gender equality is arguably one of the most elusive of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most African countries have embraced progressive legislation […]

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Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women are the backbone of agricultural and rural economies in Africa, yet are often deprived of the means to become self-sufficient If Africa is to feed itself, and if land rights are to be applied universally, the advancement of African women farmers is a fundamental necessity, and the ability of women to access microfinance is […]

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Who replaces No 1?

Who replaces No 1?

As the pressure mounts on president Jacob Zuma, the race to take over the South African presidency is anything but clear-cut Although the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has downplayed reports of a leadership contest, power jostling is already evident at the top levels of the party. The race for a new South African president […]

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Helen Grange
Helen Grange is a seasoned journalist and editor, with a career spanning over 30 years writing and editing for newspapers and magazines in South Africa. Her work appears primarily on Independent Online (IOL), as well as The Citizen and Business Day newspapers, focussing on business trends, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and travel. Magazines she has written for include Noseweek, Acumen, Forbes Africa, Wits Business Journal and UJ Alumni magazine. Among NGOs she has written or edited for are Gender Links and INMED, a global humanitarian development organisation.
Cheap, flexible and growing

Cheap, flexible and growing

Radio: power to the people Terrestrial radio remains the most popular means of accessing news and entertainment in Africa, even with the advent of the internet Of all the media platforms, radio is still, by far, the most pervasive form of media across Africa. It...

Beacon of hope

Beacon of hope

Democratic Republic of the Congo: tourism A privately-funded initiative in this central African country is helping to protect a pristine environment By Helen Grange The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second largest rainforest in the world after the...

One step forward, two steps back

One step forward, two steps back

SDG 5: gender equality Higher levels of political representation for women in Africa have not necessarily advanced gender equality, with this disparity most acutely experienced at the grassroots level By Helen Grange Gender equality is arguably one of the most elusive...

Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women farmers join agricultural value chains

Women are the backbone of agricultural and rural economies in Africa, yet are often deprived of the means to become self-sufficient If Africa is to feed itself, and if land rights are to be applied universally, the advancement of African women farmers is a fundamental...

Who replaces No 1?

Who replaces No 1?

As the pressure mounts on president Jacob Zuma, the race to take over the South African presidency is anything but clear-cut Although the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has downplayed reports of a leadership contest, power jostling is already evident at the...