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#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 1 day ago

Engen contributes R100K to Community Chest

The 12th Mayoral Charity Golf Day took place earlier this month at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club...

13 Oct 2017

Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

13 Oct 2017

UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council

The United Nations Development Programme announced a partnership with nine leading universities to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance the sustainable development goals...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 11 Oct 2017

Energetics SA launches Cups for Life

Energetics SA recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

Future Nation Schools founder donates 25,000 books to Walter Sisulu University

Celebrating its first book fair, Future Nation Schools founder and chairperson of NSFAS and the National Education Collaboration Trust, Sizwe Nxasana donated more than 25,000 books worth more than R12.5m to Walter Sisulu University (WSU)...

4 Oct 2017

New UJ research centre aims to reduce poverty

Poverty trends research released by Statistics South Africa in August shows that poverty levels are on the rise, with 55.5% of South Africans living in poverty in 2015. UJ's new initiative, the Africa Centre for Evidence, intends to change all that...

2 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

Intern programme partnership boosts tech graduates' employability

E4 has partnered with the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative and the National Skills Fund Project and Internship Programme to give aspiring technology graduates the opportunity to gain both valuable and practical work experience to help kick-start their careers...

27 Sep 2017

BIC embarks on educational roadshow

For the sixth consecutive year, BIC has embarked on its school roadshow, and this year, the stationery brand's message is: "If you can dream it, you can be it."...

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 26 Sep 2017

Wind farm sparks young minds

The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm's Foundation Phase Literacy Programme will launch several reading clubs across the Kouga municipality in an effort to help re-ignite a love for reading which is often lost with age...

By Tremaine van Aardt 22 Sep 2017

Thari Programme provides vulnerable women and children with safe space to thrive

A groundbreaking initiative has been launched to provide safe places for vulnerable children, youths and women that are inclusive, free from violence, academically effective, gender sensitive, and promote health and well-being...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools

E-learning is one of seven key interventions identified by the Western Cape government to help prepare its learners for the future...

20 Sep 2017

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More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

MIAMI, US - Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said on Monday.

14 hours ago

Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

LA CIOTAT, France - A French company has developed an innovative system to replenish marine fish stocks in places like ports that have suffered environmental damage.

13 Oct 2017

FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing

To ensure that the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing, succeeds, all countries should join the landmark treaty, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. "We need all countries around the world to be part of the PSMA for it to be highly effective," Graziano da Silva said at the OurOcean Conference, hosted this year by the European Union in Malta. So far around 50 countries are party to the agreement "but we need many more."

9 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

9 Oct 2017

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