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Microsoft YouthSpark grant for Mentec Foundation SA

Microsoft Philanthropies has partnered with over 100 non-profit organisations in 55 countries as part of its $75m commitment to increase access to computer science education around the world...

3 hours ago

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Sustainability reporting: why SA companies need to up their game

Sustainability reporting combines economic performance with social responsibility and environmental care. It aims to help businesses set goals. It also measures performance and manages change towards sustainability...

By Miemie Struwig and Heidi Janse Van Rensburg 3 hours ago

Pretoria Food Co-op a new approach to fresh produce
Pretoria Food Co-op a new approach to fresh produce

The Pretoria Co-op represents a new approach to delivering fresh produce and is a win-win for small farmers and consumers alike...

18 hours ago

Global WISE Awards select South African as only African entrant
Global WISE Awards select South African as only African entrant

The WISE Awards, an international competition that seeks to identify and celebrate the best initiatives aimed at improving the education sector, has selected Partners for Possibility...

22 hours ago

The Kilimanjaro Challenge 2014 team at the summit
Ain't no mountain high enough

A group of Wits medical students will be tackling the highest peak in Africa to bring smiles to the faces of some very special children...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

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Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said on Wednesday, 4 May...

1 day ago

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Jobs and R800m pledge unblocks merger delay

A commitment to spend R800m on small farmers and enterprises and a pledge to avoid job losses have helped unblock delays to a three-way merger of bottlers...

By Hilary Joffe 1 day ago

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Drawn out battle over genetic resources dampens Africa's hopes

The global South is full of significant, diverse biological and genetic resources...

By Chidi Oguamanam 1 day ago

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Mechanised vehicles to be handed over to e-waste collectors

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will hand over more mechanised vehicles to registered e-waste collectors...

1 day ago

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Tax relief offered for voluntary carbon budgets

Companies that voluntarily participate in the Department of Environmental Affairs' carbon budget plan will qualify for tax relief of 5% under the envisaged carbon tax regime...

By Linda Ensor 1 day ago

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SABMiller and Coke commit to helping entrepreneurs

To gain competition authority approval for the proposed merger of the soft-drink businesses of SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments, the parties have committed themselves to invest R800m in developing entrepreneurs...

1 day ago

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Pulses are making a comeback

Pulses are truly starting to gain the popularity they deserve. Including pulses as a staple in traditional meals provide essential nutrients for healthy and long life.

1 day ago

Britehouse collaborates on ECD project
Britehouse collaborates on ECD project

As an extension of its 2015 67 Day Digital Activation Movement, Britehouse, in collaboration with the Diepsloot Pre-Schools Project and Training Force, will participate in a one-year project focused on early childhood development certification for pre-school teachers in underprivileged areas...

2 days ago

SACAP WiASA Task Team appointed
SACAP WiASA Task Team appointed

The South African Council for the Architecture Profession (SACAP) has announced the appointment of the Task Team of its Women in Architecture South Africa (WiASA) programme...

2 days ago

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Kruger goes Disney

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park. The latest is a luxury lodge near Malelane...

3 days ago

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CESA, GIBB collaborate on sustainability reporting framework

Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) recently released its compulsory Sustainability Reporting Framework for its members, which was developed in collaboration with black-owned consulting engineering firm GIBB...

3 days ago

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Shortfall in student accommodation contributes directly to poor pass rates

South African universities are midway through the first semester, fresh out of the first series of tests for the year...

3 days ago

Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families
Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families

As part of Shoprite's 'Class of 2016' initiative, over 420 young South Africans will have their school fees paid for this year...

3 days ago

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#FRO16: Two live one-day events for SA

This year's Fundraising Online #FRO16 virtual conference will take place on 11 and 12 May...

3 days ago

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Woolworths treading lightly on the Earth at the Mall of Africa

It's being hailed as the largest shopping mall in the country, but anchor tenant Woolworths aims to do its part to ensure that the new R5bn Mall of Africa in Midrand, Gauteng, treads lightly on the Earth...

29 Apr 2016

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Solar installation at 382 Jan Smuts will reduce energy footprint

Tower Property Fund's 382 Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg recently received a solar PV installation which features a bank of 300 highly efficient solar panels on its roof. These panels will supply approximately 26% of the building's electricity requirements...

29 Apr 2016

Riders and runners raise money for Home from Home
Riders and runners raise money for Home from Home

A charity group of 30 local and international riders who took part in the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour in March, have raised over R650,000 for Home from Home...

29 Apr 2016

New facility for Rainbow ECD Centre opens in Masiphumelele
New facility for Rainbow ECD Centre opens in Masiphumelele

The new building of the Rainbow Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek in Cape Town was officially opened on Tuesday, 26 April...

29 Apr 2016

New tyre processing facility in Hammersdale now operational
New tyre processing facility in Hammersdale now operational

The Mathe Group has commissioned a multi-million rand tyre processing facility in Hammarsdale near Durban In KwaZulu-Natal...

29 Apr 2016

RB & Lions Health Innovation Hack to tackle air pollution
RB & Lions Health Innovation Hack to tackle air pollution

Lions Health, RB and Save the Children have joined forces to tackle air pollution with a unique innovation hack, from 18-19 June 2016, as part of the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes...

28 Apr 2016

#LetThemBeFree celebrities are shouting on Freedom Day in support of a campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to only using cage-free eggs. Masterchef winner Kamini Pather, actor Benedikt Sebastian together with Yolanda Guse who started an online petition (supported by more than 16,700 South Africans and four animal protection groups) are encouraging all to show their support by signing the petition.
Fighting for the freedom of chickens

On Freedom Day, celebrities like Masterchef winner Kamini Pather and actor Benedikt Sebastian put their weight behind the campaign to get McDonald's SA to commit to...

28 Apr 2016

Gary Kirsten Foundation recognises Khayelitsha's budding cricketers
Gary Kirsten Foundation recognises Khayelitsha's budding cricketers

Talented young cricket stars are quickly being identified in Khayelitsha schools following the creation of comprehensive cricketing ecosystems by the Gary Kirsten Foundation last year...

28 Apr 2016

Devdondidit launches #WeDidIt Winter Campaign
Devdondidit launches #WeDidIt Winter Campaign

Devon Saunders - the star of the popular YouTube channel, Devdondidit - has launched the #WeDidIt Winter Campaign to bring some warmth to homeless Capetonians this season...

28 Apr 2016

Abcon partners Impilo Foster Homes to develop village
Abcon partners Impilo Foster Homes to develop village

Abland Property Developers' charity work has for many years gone towards assisting Impilo Foster Homes NPC in Cosmo City and the Genesis Crèche in Diepsloot, both near Johannesburg...

28 Apr 2016

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