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iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce

Around 2.9-million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only 1% have jobs...

5 hours ago

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...

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Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

Developers need to think out of the box and see themselves as ‘city builders' - Erky Wood

Erky Wood presented the third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture at the Wits Planetarium on 12 September...

15 Sep 2017

4000 families to benefit from CT housing project

About 4,000 lower-income households in Cape Town are expected to benefit from affordable housing developments on well-located city-owned land...

14 Sep 2017

2017 MBSA Congress tackles triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, inequality in SA

The 112th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, under the theme 'Building South Africa Together', kicked off on Monday, 11 September, at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

12 Sep 2017

Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods...

By Ashleigh Furlong 11 Sep 2017

Construction of adventure centre at Graskop Gorge drawing much attention

It is little wonder that the construction so visibly unfolding at the Graskop Gorge in Mpumalanga is drawing much attention. When completed, the adventure centre will include...

8 Sep 2017

Lavazza, Spar Bean Tree collaboration empowers deaf baristas

Coffee brand Lavazza and Spar Bean Tree coffee shops are collaborating to uplift South Africa's deaf community...

7 Sep 2017

Building the South Africa we all want - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

“The status quo is dangerous to all us of, and we must embrace change,” former chairperson of the African Union and presidential hopeful, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 1 Sep 2017

ASA seeks permanent CEO, offers BEE points for industry support

The Advertising Standards Authority is seeking applications for a permanent CEO and is offering BEE scorecard points against the new ‘Responsible Social Marketing' element in exchange for financial support...

1 Sep 2017

Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development

In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Ministers and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect an over-R650m Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country's five metropolitan municipalities...

1 Sep 2017

KZN mayor welcomes probe into missing R200m drought aid

Nongoma local municipal Mayor Albert Mncwango welcomed the investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal agriculture department into an alleged R200m in drought aid that never materialised...

30 Aug 2017

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International

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 8 hours ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built.

3 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater - here's how

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas. Recent flooding in Mumbai was blamed in part on unregulated developmentof wetlands, while hastily built urban areas are being affected by flooding across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 15 Sep 2017

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