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Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

16 hours ago

School gets water - out of thin air!

Farm schools without clean drinking water in Nelson Mandela Bay are set to benefit from a partnership with a water management rentals company that has a device that turns air into water...

By Siyamtanda Capa 17 hours ago

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Here are the five ways to have an ethical elephant experience abroad, so you can appreciate the beauty of these wonderful animals, knowing their well-being is paramount...

13 hours ago

Eastern Cape towns struggle with water rationing

Drought takes its toll in Amathole district...

By Mbulelo Sisulu 16 hours ago

New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees...

By Mark Brown 1 day ago

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills - here's how to understand it

Let's try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How well you do may be down to which country you live in...

By Magdalena Zawisza 1 day ago

2017 BPC Conference reveals its guest speakers

The 2017 Beyond Painting Classrooms (BPC) Conference aims to create opportunities for dialogue and engagement in the employee volunteering community...

1 day ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 1 day ago

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land or housing...

By Ben Cousins 2 days ago

End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 2 days ago

The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform lives...

2 days ago

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

2 days ago

#WomensMonth: Investing in women will make a difference

Africa Bank's Mellony Ramalho believes young women, need to be shown that there are possibilities and taught that through hard work they too can succeed...

2 days ago

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

2 days ago

Garden Route women show their mettle

Two women in the Garden Route National park, in pursuit of organisational objectives post tragedies, prove Eleanor Roosevelt right - a woman is like a teabag...

2 days ago

Dutch artist reveals delicate beauty that can be found in garbage

Instead of a bombastic crusade, this project raises awareness of marine pollution in a gentle, considered style...

By Emile Uys 2 days ago

Problem gambling on the rise amongst women

Chances are that you consider problem gambling to be a “man's issue”. But the reality is that as many as 51% of all South African women gamble; what's more, female problem gamblers are likely to be more severely affected...

Issued by Kaelo Engage 2 days ago

All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018...

Issued by Kaelo Engage 3 days ago

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International

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic is to launch hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry.

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

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