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Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity...

19 Apr 2017

Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 Awards open for entries!

The women's entrepreneur competition, Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 has opened for entries. The competition, sponsored by Fairlady, in partnership with Santam, seeks businesswomen making waves in the South African small business landscape...

18 Apr 2017

Cape Bar tackles inequity at legal practices

The Cape Bar has launched an initiative with legal firms in Cape Town to tackle the lack of transformation in the sector...

18 Apr 2017

uberASSIST aids riders with special access needs

In an aim to make getting from A to B less challenging for those individuals with special needs, Uber has launched a new pilot in Cape Town called uberASSIST...

13 Apr 2017

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more disabled-friendly by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots...

By Siyamtanda Capa 13 Apr 2017

Accenture releases 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

Accenture has published its 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report, Making a Difference, which details its progress on skills training, sustainability and closing the gender gap...

13 Apr 2017

SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is about to unveil an online platform that will launch its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme...

By Yashaen Luckan 12 Apr 2017

YIPA aims to drive transformation in property sector

At the recently concluded Property Buyer Show in Cape Town, we caught up with the marketing director of the newly launched Youth in Property Association (YIPA), Khensani de Klerk to find out a bit more about what the organisation does, what its objectives are, and what some of the challenges are for the youth of South Africa in becoming more involved in the property sector.

By Sindy Peters 11 Apr 2017

Women in Construction Awards extends nomination deadline

The deadline for entries for the annual Women in Construction Awards has been extended to Monday, 10 April 2017...

7 Apr 2017

Boschendal fostering entrepreneurship in local communities

Since taking over the 2,000 ha Boschendal estate near Franschhoek three years ago, the owners have helped local residents establish self-owned enterprises...

6 Apr 2017

McDonald's U14 Schools League reveals 'Small teams, Big dreams' coaches

In continuing its commitment to develop dreams of young South Africans at grassroots level, McDonald's SA has partnered with South Africa's renowned soccer legends to be part of the McDonald's U/14 Schools League 2017 under the theme 'Small teams, Big dreams'...

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

3 days ago

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility.

18 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe.

14 Apr 2017

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