Gender disparity in actuarial science at universities and in the workplace is a larger issue than number parity. Women are essential role models in a field lagging in representation. They also offer vital perspectives in a world where bias often undermines women in the design of everything – from healthcare products to pension benefits. Student-led Femmeact is working to change that.
UCT’s four female deans came together for the final round table in the A Women-led UCT webinar series to share insights from their leadership journey. Commerce dean, Associate Professor Linda Ronnie, highlighted that leadership is about values and being authentic. She pointed out that, in her experience, leadership is a service.
The 2020 Entrepreneurship Intervarsity national final is around the corner and UCT's regional winners are gearing up to pitch. Among them is second-year BCom Financial Accounting student Moeketsi Mashibini, the co-founder of Pantsula with a Purpose, a youth development non-profit organisation (NPO) that provides training and development programmes to youth in under-resourced communities.
Siyaphambili (We are moving forward), a project of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics launched a platform to monitor the proportion of South Africans between the ages of 15 and 64 years that have a post-school qualification. This data helps researchers to understand and create awareness around the type of skill sets that are lacking in the country and identify shortfalls that need to be addressed to fast-track economic growth.