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African Wildlife Foundation elects new president
African Wildlife Foundation elects new president

Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya from Uganda has been elected as new president of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)...

5 Feb 2016 06:15

Beef production threatened by deepening drought
Beef production threatened by deepening drought

The beef industry is being strangled by South Africa's deepening drought, already characterised by rising maize prices, starvation and severe water shortages...

4 Feb 2016 09:18

Relying on imports to feed the nation
Relying on imports to feed the nation

The World Meteorological Organisation has referred to the ongoing El Niño as the strongest experienced in 15 years. Responsible for heavy rains in South America and forest fires in Indonesia, it has resulted in far below-average rainfall, and very high temperatures in Southern Africa adversely affecting agriculture in the region...

By Sindy Peters 4 Feb 2016 07:21

Barloworld donates computer lab to Alldays school
Barloworld donates computer lab to Alldays school

Barloworld Equipment has donated a computer laboratory to the Mabotha Secondary School in the small rural village of Ga-Kibi near Alldays in the Limpopo Province...

4 Feb 2016 06:51

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Burger King commits to cage-free eggs

Joining other major brands, Burger King is eliminating eggs from hens confined in battery cages...

3 Feb 2016 09:51

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R2m donated towards drought relief efforts

The FirstRand Foundation has awarded World Vision South Africa a R1,963,650 grant towards the organisation's emergency drought relief efforts...

3 Feb 2016 07:54

Imagining and constructing healthier buildings
Imagining and constructing healthier buildings

The focus at this year's Green Building Conference will be on leap-frogging straight to the lasted thinking, innovations, and technologies, enabling built environment designers to imagine and construct higher performing healthier buildings now and into the future...

3 Feb 2016 07:23

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South Africa must shift its research focus from fossil fuels to renewables

Renewable energy makes up a very small part of South Africa's energy mix. This needs to be improved as the country's reliance on coal is still very high...

By Velaphi Msimang 2 Feb 2016 07:43

Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette (holding the certificate on the right) with her winning team.
StreetSmart restaurateurs raise R1m for street children

StreetSmart restaurateurs and their diners raised a total of R1,050,000 last year to support street children and children at risk, by adding a voluntary R5 donation to each table's bill...

2 Feb 2016 06:15

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Pick n Pay supports drought relief fund

Pick n Pay has announced the donation of R500,000 through different initiatives to provide respite for communities in South Africa's drought-stricken areas...

2 Feb 2016 06:15

Aland Winde (Provincial Minister of Economic Development, Zukiswa Gaqavu (corporate affairs manager), Michiel Smuts (one of the farmers who has kindly donated some animal feed).
Tonnes of feed for farmers hardest hit

Farmers in partnership with Agri Western Cape are working together to offer whatever relief they can for those who have experienced the worst of the drought...

1 Feb 2016 14:29

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Ithala support programme aims to uplift entrepreneurs

Ithala Development Finance Corporation is intensifying its business support programmes to help small business owners remain financially afloat...

1 Feb 2016 12:29

Soweto learners receive bicycles from Deloitte
Soweto learners receive bicycles from Deloitte

Deloitte, together with Qhubeka, City of Joburg and Regatommogo Sports Development and Life Skills, recently delivered 25 bicycles to Noordgesig Secondary School learners in Orlando, Soweto...

1 Feb 2016 06:15

Sage Foundation to set benchmark for corporate partnerships
Sage Foundation to set benchmark for corporate partnerships

Sage, a provider of integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, has launched the global Sage Foundation at the 2016 Sage Business Partner Conference which took place from 26-28 January the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

29 Jan 2016 10:57

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How one region is planning ahead to help farmers cope with climate change

In South Africa's Western Cape, agriculture plays an important role in the economy, job creation and socio-economic development...

By Stephanie Midgley, University of Cape Town 29 Jan 2016 09:02

Free coding programme welcomes first learners
Free coding programme welcomes first learners

In a bid to tackle the soaring IT skills gap and youth unemployment rate in South...

28 Jan 2016 13:53

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UFS researcher: Cows hold solution to SA's power crisis

A young researcher at the University of Free State (UFS) has dedicated her life to finding solutions to the county's electricity crisis using an unusual energy source - cow dung...

By Jeanette Chabalala, News24 28 Jan 2016 12:42

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Advanced analytics key for future water management

While it isn't possible to combat the El Niño weather pattern, better resource management and more effective water conservation could help...

28 Jan 2016 11:19

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CSI that makes a real difference

Globalisation, connectivity, and common interests are uniting formerly unrelated groups. But how do you manage reputation in the fast-moving context of digital media...

By Jeff Nemeth 28 Jan 2016 10:52

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WasteCon 2016 to focus on changing face of waste management

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) will be hosting its 23rd biennial WasteCon conference and exhibition from 17-21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg...

28 Jan 2016 10:06

New waste by-law calls for impounding of illegal dumpers
New waste by-law calls for impounding of illegal dumpers

The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee has proposed and approved an amendment to the Integrated Waste Management By-law that would allow for the impoundment of vehicles used in illegal dumping...

27 Jan 2016 10:52

Willowton Group supports drought relief efforts
Willowton Group supports drought relief efforts

Severe drought in South Africa have resulted in five of the country's nine provinces being declared disaster areas with residents struggling to survive...

27 Jan 2016 08:42

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A sunshade to help southern Africa cope with climate change?

Climate change is a global problem. But local actions are needed to reduce its impact. Specifically, southern African countries must consider what they can do to protect their interests in the face of growing threats to economies and welfare...

By Mike Muller 27 Jan 2016 08:04

All is fair in coffee, chocolate and wine
All is fair in coffee, chocolate and wine

Globally, without a doubt, consumers are moving towards a much greater ethical awareness of their purchasing power. South Africans are now putting their money where their values are...

By Arianna Baldo 27 Jan 2016 07:00

Dubai to host third annual World Green Economy Summit
Dubai to host third annual World Green Economy Summit

The third annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES) will be held on 5 and 6 October 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates...

26 Jan 2016 09:12

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Mathe Group a successful recycler of waste tyres

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) recognises the importance of entrepreneurship as an economic driver and poverty eradicator...

26 Jan 2016 06:15

Forest Hill City donates backpacks to Orefile learners
Forest Hill City donates backpacks to Orefile learners

The Forest Hill City shopping centre in Centurion has donated 460 waterproof schoolbags to grade four to seven learners from Orefile Primary School in Olievenhoutbosch...

25 Jan 2016 09:23

CTSC hosts Athlone School for the Blind
Instructional signage at CTSC now in braille

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory has introduced instructional signage in braille on some of their key interactive exhibits in order to enhance the experience for their sight-impaired visitors...

25 Jan 2016 08:34

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African women must play a more active role in peace and security

As conflicts and crises in Africa took a more complex turn in recent years, there has been a devastating upsurge of violence against women and girls...

25 Jan 2016 07:17

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