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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour...

17 Nov 2017

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We don't have money or staff, says fisheries department

DAFF has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the cooperatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy...

14 Nov 2017

Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed
Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism...

By Andrea Freidus 13 Nov 2017

EthioChicken produces highly fertile, disease-resistant chickens and sells them to farmers at affordable prices. (Image: WikiCommons)
#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy...

13 Nov 2017

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa chats to patient, Elisabeth Mokgeti
Modernised community clinic provides improved eye health services

A renovated clinic will assist in the reduction of the cataract backlog at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

13 Nov 2017

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Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

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Nestlé to complete transition to cage-free egg supply chain in Africa by 2025

Nestlé has announced that it will complete it's transition to a cage-free egg supply chain in Africa, Latin America, Oceania and the Middle East by 2025, an important benchmark in the global move towards...

6 Nov 2017

PH Clinic specialist nurse, Helen Williams with patient, Bridget Nkonyeni
Honouring Jenna Lowe in pulmonary hypertension awareness month

The Groote Schuur Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic (GSH PHC) is a specialist clinic offering improved treatment for state and private patients suffering from the disease...

6 Nov 2017

Philanthropy site answers your questions about giving this festive season
Philanthropy site answers your questions about giving this festive season

With so many worthy causes in South Africa, it can be daunting to decide where and how to allocate your money. How do you find a charity doing great work in a field you're passionate about?...

Issued by Trialogue 2 Nov 2017

Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?

Nature is good for your health. Perhaps predictably, the world of technology is now offering technical solutions that seek to replace the need for authentic nature experiences...

By Anne Cleary and Dave Kendal 1 Nov 2017

Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer
Inside the Lush life of an ethical cosmetics buyer

Working as a buyer for ethical handmade cosmetics company Lush, your travels could take you sourcing neroli oil in Tunisia, blue chamomile oil in Hungary and shea butter in Ghana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Oct 2017

We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas
We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas

Hearing loss is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, affecting over 360 million people...

By De Wet Swanepoel 30 Oct 2017

Call for climate change health funding
Call for climate change health funding

Recent climate changes have had widespread impact on human and natural systems, and there's compelling evidence that this proves numerous health risks...

30 Oct 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises
SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses...

25 Oct 2017

Praesignis launches data and business intelligence platform for PinkDrive
Praesignis launches data and business intelligence platform for PinkDrive

Praesignis has developed a customised solution for PinkDrive and is launching this platform during October, International Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Issued by Praesignis 23 Oct 2017

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille
Princess Charlene makes a splash in Cape Town

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation is partnering with the City of Cape Town to implement community-based programmes to prevent drowning...

23 Oct 2017

Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme
Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme

Discovery Vitality partnered with Dis-Chem during Women's Month this year for its Vitality MoveToGive campaign, donating over 42,000 sanitary packs to help keep 6,000 girls in school...

20 Oct 2017

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

19 Oct 2017

SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty
SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty

Agriculture can play a critical role in poverty eradication as the majority of the world's poor reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture

18 Oct 2017

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The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

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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 16 Oct 2017

Springster, BBM Messenger launch Girl Talk in SA, Nigeria
Springster, BBM Messenger launch Girl Talk in SA, Nigeria

Springster, NGO Girl Effect's global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, has partnered with Creative Media Works (operating as BBM Messenger) to launch Girl Talk...

13 Oct 2017

Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty
Role of secure tenure rights in eradicating hunger, poverty

Marking the fifth anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the European Union co-hosted a high-level event noting that more needs to be done in land tenure governance...

12 Oct 2017

Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands
Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena), PinkDrive and the Department of Health recently collaborated in educating more than 3,500 men, women and children about breast, testicular and prostate cancer in communities adjacent to the Platinum Highway in North West Province...

11 Oct 2017

Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases
Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases

According to a global study supported by WWF, children living in river basins whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrhoeal disease, the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five.

11 Oct 2017

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KZN kicks off chronic care programme for HIV patients

Right to Care has launched an integrated care initiative in KwaZulu-Natal's UThukela District to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in HIV-positive patients...

9 Oct 2017

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Heal others by healing yourself with #CuppaforCansa12A

Held at the oh-so-opulent 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa on a breezy, sunny day, I left the annual #CuppaforCansa12A pink high tea event for 2017 with tear-stained cheeks tempered with tinkling laughter and an overwhelming sense of goodwill. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Oct 2017

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains
What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

Until quite recently, businesses didn't have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their warehouses...

5 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

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