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#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"...a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 14 hours ago

Engen contributes R100K to Community Chest
Engen contributes R100K to Community Chest

The 12th Mayoral Charity Golf Day took place earlier this month at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club...

3 days ago

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

3 days ago

UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council
UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council

The United Nations Development Programme announced a partnership with nine leading universities to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance the sustainable development goals...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 11 Oct 2017

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Enerjetic Solar Solutions launches Cups for Life

Enerjetic Solar Solutions recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

New UJ research centre aims to reduce poverty
New UJ research centre aims to reduce poverty

Poverty trends research released by Statistics South Africa in August shows that poverty levels are on the rise, with 55.5% of South Africans living in poverty in 2015. UJ's new initiative, the Africa Centre for Evidence, intends to change all that...

2 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed
2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

Intern programme partnership boosts tech graduates' employability
Intern programme partnership boosts tech graduates' employability

E4 has partnered with the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative and the National Skills Fund Project and Internship Programme to give aspiring technology graduates the opportunity to gain both valuable and practical work experience to help kick-start their careers...

27 Sep 2017

BIC embarks on educational roadshow
BIC embarks on educational roadshow

For the sixth consecutive year, BIC has embarked on its school roadshow, and this year, the stationery brand's message is: "If you can dream it, you can be it."...

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 26 Sep 2017

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Wind farm sparks young minds

The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm's Foundation Phase Literacy Programme will launch several reading clubs across the Kouga municipality in an effort to help re-ignite a love for reading which is often lost with age...

By Tremaine van Aardt 22 Sep 2017

Thari Programme provides vulnerable women and children with safe space to thrive
Thari Programme provides vulnerable women and children with safe space to thrive

A groundbreaking initiative has been launched to provide safe places for vulnerable children, youths and women that are inclusive, free from violence, academically effective, gender sensitive, and promote health and well-being...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools
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...

20 Sep 2017

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Intec staff filling the food gap in the community
Intec staff filling the food gap in the community

Intec College staff dedicated their time to serve food to the homeless through their food drive initiative titled ‘Fill the Gap' at the Milnerton Lighthouse and the Grand Parade in Cape Town City respectively...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by INTEC College 15 Sep 2017

Damelin raises awareness on literacy
Damelin raises awareness on literacy

As part of a community engagement programme, Damelin Menlyn donated books to a non-profit organisation, Care Net-Development in Boekenhout...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Damelin 14 Sep 2017

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The Table Bay brings green consciousness to employees, educates on R&R

R&R - reuse and recycle - is at the top of Table Bay's waste management agenda and the hotel is currently running an extensive training programme to educate staff on "how".

13 Sep 2017

New MySchool fund to make teaching dreams come true
New MySchool fund to make teaching dreams come true

South African fundraising programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is launching a new fund Dream2Teach, aimed at investing in teacher education...

12 Sep 2017

Make every day a reading day
Make every day a reading day

To drive literacy at grassroots level, Coronation Fund Managers recently established two new Reading Adventure Rooms as part of its initiative to bolster literacy among learners in Grade R to Grade 3...

Issued by Coronation 12 Sep 2017

Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R629,700 to feed hungry school children
Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R629,700 to feed hungry school children

Although the day started with howling winds, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star, which took place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 27 August, turned out to be a fantastic success!..

Issued by PENINSULA SCHOOL FEEDING Association 11 Sep 2017

Students plant seedlings in their new aquaponics garden at Laerskool Kempton Park, which was installed by INMED South Africa and Air Products South Africa in Johannesburg.
School-based aquaponics provide healthy future for students

Kempton Park Primary School students have planted seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, an innovative food production technique that will supply the school with vegetables, herbs, fish and teachable moments...

7 Sep 2017

Lavazza, Spar Bean Tree collaboration empowers deaf baristas
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

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming
#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood...

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

Donated books to the value of R22m will stimulate a new generation of readers
Donated books to the value of R22m will stimulate a new generation of readers

During National Book Week, from 4-10 September, Adopt-a-School Foundation is raising funds to continue the distribution of thousands of books to underprivileged schools throughout South Africa...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 4 Sep 2017

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

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Big boost for KwaNobuhle science pupils

KwaNobuhle's biggest high school, Molly Blackburn High School, received a half-million-rand investment on Tuesday, 29 August, through the donation of mobile science and computer labs aimed at preparing pupils for their future...

By Tremaine van Aardt 1 Sep 2017

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust celebrates 21 years of upliftment
The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust celebrates 21 years of upliftment

Current students and alumni of the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) gathered at Mr Ramphosa's wildlife farm in Bela Bela in Limpopo recently to celebrate the 21st anniversary of one of his first educational initiatives...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 30 Aug 2017

Christel House graduates start school mentorship programme
Christel House graduates start school mentorship programme

A group of graduates from Christel House, a school serving Cape Town's poorest communities, have started a mentorship programme designed to ensure that matriculants at the school are given the greatest chance of success...

28 Aug 2017

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women...

17 Aug 2017

The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty
The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform lives...

15 Aug 2017

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