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Independent Newspapers

Independent Newspapers is a leading newspaper group in South Africa, publishing more than 30 daily and weekly newspapers in the country’s 3 major metropolitan areas. The group has aggregate weekly sales of 2,8 million copies in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape and reaches 63% of English newspaper readers in these areas.

The Independent Newspapers representative tweeted during the Summit and also published articles.

Published in the Saturday Star on 26 July, “Banks need to empower women” refers to comments made by Mrs Machel to Independent Newspapers following the Summit press conference. The article talks about research done by NFNV on providing access to capital for female entrepreneurs, adding that banks need to work faster to make women empowerment a reality. The article also talks about the importance of pledges and their delivery on advancing empowerment. http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/banks-need-to-change-to-empower-women-1.1726124#.U-fm3eOH6So

The 27 July Sunday Independent Piece, Fraser Moleketi sows seeds of development focusses on the interventions of the AfDB in Women’s economic empowerment since the appointment of Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi as special envoy on gender. It questions the lack of attendance of senior government officials from South Africa compared to other represented countries. http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/fraser-moleketi-sows-seeds-of-development-1.1726238#.U_d1DWP7EhX