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One&Only hosts 56 learners at hospitality workshop
One&Only hosts 56 learners at hospitality workshop

In celebrating the spirit of Nelson Mandela and his dream to build a better a future for SA's youth, The One&Oly hosted a full day Careers Workshop for 56 learners...

2 days ago

SNII drives collaborative rural development programme
SNII drives collaborative rural development programme

The Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) has announced it is ready to team with various stakeholders in finding solutions to reduce cost of telecommunications...

2 days ago

2016 Stop Hunger Now - Iris Cupido, Graça Machel, Siba Mtongana
Stop Hunger Now exceeds two million target in SA

South African volunteers delivered 3.3-million meals that will feed children who would have otherwise gone hungry as part of the Stop Hunger Now and Sun International Mandela week challenge...

2 days ago

Biobased bridge finally brought to life
Biobased bridge finally brought to life

After years of research, students have created the first demo of a pedestrian bridge made from flax and hemp fibres...

By Kate Walker 2 days ago

South Africa's great white sharks face extinction: study
South Africa's great white sharks face extinction: study

South Africa's great white sharks face the threat of extinction after a rapid decline in numbers caused by trophy hunting, shark nets and pollution, according to a study released on Wednesday, 20 July...

3 days ago

Gumtree's Facebook page
#MandelaMonth: Making the One Million Club meaningful

You need 1,000 Twitter followers to be seen as an influencer, but that figure climbs to 1 million when it's brands looking to crack that upper echelon of social media celebrity status. But you can't rest on your laurels once you get there, you need to sustain brand loyalty...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Entries open: EC Top Green Organisation Awards
Entries open: EC Top Green Organisation Awards

The Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards is open for entries. ..

3 days ago

Alarming rate of material extraction over last 40 years
Alarming rate of material extraction over last 40 years

According to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP), the amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth has tripled in the last four decades...

3 days ago

Unveiling the new library are from left: Pamela Mbusi, district education officer from the Department of Education; Thomas Matthews, school principal; and Gishma Johnson, GMSA’s corporate communications and PR manager.
#MandelaMonth: 67 minutes for quality education

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) ploughed its Mandela Day efforts into education initiatives at the Adolph Schauder Primary School in Schauderville...

20 Jul 2016

By Annabel Symington - The road to Timbuktu, Mali, CC BY 2.0,
Snapshot on forests, land use in drylands to date

Issued recently, a new FAO report examines the presence and extent of forests and trees in the world's drylands, where food security and livelihoods are increasingly being threatened by climate change...

20 Jul 2016

Michael Deighton, managing director of Tongaat Hulett Developments
Durban conference addresses transformation of SA spaces

The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the South African Institute of Architects recently hosted a conference at Durban's City Hall with the objective of putting the radical transformation of SA cities, towns and villages at the top of the national agenda...

20 Jul 2016

Students of Cathcart High School
Breadtags for Wheelchairs donates 80 wheelchairs in 2016 so far

Administered by the Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC), the Breadtags for Wheelchairs project has donated more than 80 wheelchairs during the first six months of 2016...

20 Jul 2016

SAA's biofuel project takes off with first flights
SAA's biofuel project takes off with first flights

State-owned airlines SAA and Mango flew their first commercial flights on Boeing 737-800s using blended biojet fuel, the culmination of a three-year trial of a nicotine-free tobacco crop, solaris...

20 Jul 2016

Nathaniel Masiza
Woolworths' 'Inside Retail' programme reaches 32 TVET colleges

Woolworths recently hosted its annual 'Inside Retail' programme, targeting 32 TVET colleges in Cape Town through a week-long, embedded course aimed at providing practical experience and knowledge of the retail value chain in South Africa...

19 Jul 2016

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Reinventing agriculture using supercharged carbon recyclers

Sustainability crusader and CEO of Kiverdi Lisa Dyson plans to reinvent how we do agriculture...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2016

Fresh idea replaces plastic bag
Fresh idea replaces plastic bag

According to the Plastic Free July initiative, it's estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean...

By Emma Jordan 19 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Social change starts with care
#MandelaMonth: Social change starts with care

Leading up to International Nelson Mandela Day, approximately 400 employees took part in Chevron South Africa's Month of Caring...

18 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: SANParks gets green-fingered this Mandela Day
#MandelaMonth: SANParks gets green-fingered this Mandela Day

In celebration of Mandela Day, SANParks head office staff members devoted 67 minutes of their time at St Anne Primary School in Pretoria...

18 Jul 2016

From left: Vernon Naidoo, VW Community Trust; Remmington Zokufa, trustee of VW Community Trust; Percy Smith, director: HR at Volkswagen Group South Africa; Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD: Volkswagen Group South Africa; Nonkqubela Maliza, director: corporate and government affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa and Alice Nkqayi, principal at Ntlemeza Primary School.
#MandelaMonth: Volkswagen gets hands-on in Uitenhage

Volkswagen Group South Africa's Show of Hands volunteers dedicated 300 minutes of their time and skills painting and gardening...

18 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Sparrow Schools marketing takes flight
#MandelaMonth: Sparrow Schools marketing takes flight

DUO Marketing recently partnered up with Sparrow Schools to offer pro bono digital consulting services. The school delivers specialised education for learners between 7 and 18 years of age...

By Beverley Klein 18 Jul 2016

The Santa Shoebox Project gets free campaign
The Santa Shoebox Project gets free campaign

Positive Dialogue Communications will produce a celebrity endorsement video and an expanded media relations campaign that takes a deeper look at the business behind The Santa Shoebox Project NPO.

18 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios 18 Jul 2016

Debonairs accused of trying to profit from 'doughnation' drive
Debonairs accused of trying to profit from 'doughnation' drive

Pizza chain Debonairs has got up a few people's noses with a charity drive to feed the poor on Mandela Day‚ with some accusing the company on social media of trying to make some dough out of its so-called "doughnation" project...

18 Jul 2016

Bill Gates delivers 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
Bill Gates delivers 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Bill Gates says he is optimistic about the future of Africa - because of its young people...

18 Jul 2016

Reflections on building the South Africa of Nelson Mandela's dreams
Reflections on building the South Africa of Nelson Mandela's dreams

There is a debate in South Africa about who Nelson Mandela belongs to, as though he is the property of someone, a political party or a faction of the African National Congress...

By Amanda Gouws 18 Jul 2016

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed
World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday, 16 July, due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter. ..

18 Jul 2016

Biodiversity plunges below 'safe' levels: study
Biodiversity plunges below 'safe' levels: study

Having a range of different plant and animal species helps guarantee the health of the Earth, but a study on Thursday, 14 July, suggested that biodiversity may be declining beyond safe levels...

18 Jul 2016

Marine experts from The Marine Conservation Society will guide the guest journey through five underwater zones
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove unlocks the sea for visitors

This unique, interactive programme helps guest discover a treasure trove of marine life around the island through a curated snorkeling experience...

15 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: A zebra crossing with a difference
#MandelaMonth: A zebra crossing with a difference

Zebra Cabs will celebrate Madiba Day by creating a unique 'zebra crossing' in Gauteng. A fleet of over 120 Zebra cabs, all decked out...

15 Jul 2016

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