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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...

15 Aug 2017

#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...

15 Aug 2017

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 14 Aug 2017

Inyathelo receives R2m in funding from Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement, has been provided a grant of $150,000 (about R2m) from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for capacity building...

11 Aug 2017

Gauteng learners celebrate Women's Day with author Tiffany Dufu

Almost 80 learners from Gauteng schools have attended a Women's Day event held by Coronation Fund Managers...

Issued by Coronation 10 Aug 2017

Celebrating women as custodians of artistic and cultural heritage

"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."

10 Aug 2017

Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business

Blue Ribbon has launched the Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop, a programme to teach learners the practical fundamentals of business...

8 Aug 2017

Mentorship programme gears rural women for business

A mentorship programme to capacitate KwaZulu-Natal rural and township women with business skills to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and enjoying a better quality of life has been made possible...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 4 Aug 2017

Is the private sector complicit in public sector corruption?

Dr Mamphela Ramphele believes the Gupta email leaks raise very worrying questions of corporate complicity with corruption...

3 Aug 2017

WOSA documentary showcases SA wine industry transformation

Wines of South Africa has created a short documentary, Creating the Blend, which showcases a few of the programmes that enrich wine industry workers, including land ownership, education, and training...

3 Aug 2017

Mandela Day reaches 146 countries

As the country wrapped up its Mandela Month activities in July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has revealed that the initiative reached 146 countries this year...

3 Aug 2017

UCT GSB launches MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village

The Graduate School of Business of UCT has launched the MTN Solution Space in Philippi Village, brings the university's business resources directly to the communities of Philippi, Nyanga, Gugulethu, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha...

2 Aug 2017

Net#work BBDO to launch limited edition book on creativity

Marking its 23rd year, Net#work BBDO is publishing a limited-edition coffee table book that examines insights into the nature and process of creativity...

2 Aug 2017

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International

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.

By Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

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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