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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Current drought in Cape Town urges Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to change menu
Current drought in Cape Town urges Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to change menu

The current drought and resulting water crisis have started to impact school children in a very direct way; their school feeding...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 15 Feb 2018

How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick
How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick

Day Zero, when the four million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility...

By Bob Mash, Hassan Mahomed and Shrikant Peters 15 Feb 2018

Why CSI should be an extension of company culture
Why CSI should be an extension of company culture

Companies are realising that corporate social investment (CSI) should no longer be viewed in isolation as a stand-alone portfolio, but rather an integral part of a sustainable business plan...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2018

Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained
Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained

What is the right balance between economic development and environmental protection? This is the issue raised in a court battle over a new industrial development in south Durban...

By Mluleki Marongo 8 Feb 2018

Jaha Dukureh named UN Women regional goodwill ambassador for Africa
Jaha Dukureh named UN Women regional goodwill ambassador for Africa

UN Women has named renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as a regional goodwill ambassador for the organisation...

6 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads
#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads

During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential, oblivious to the reality that some school girls face...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018

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Research shows shocking rise in obesity levels in urban Africa over past 25 years

Rapid urbanisation and associated changes in people's lifestyle means Africa faces a growing obesity problem...

By Dickson Amugsi 30 Jan 2018

Making traditional food fashionable again will boost nutrition and food security
Making traditional food fashionable again will boost nutrition and food security

Smart food crops, so named because they are good for consumers, good for farmers and good for the planet, are at the heart of many strategies worldwide aimed at beating malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies...

25 Jan 2018

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN
Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, 22 January, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty...

24 Jan 2018

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WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country...

By Ayodamola Owoseye 23 Jan 2018

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Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 23 Jan 2018

Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV
Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV

In recent years, South Africa has made great strides towards providing support to those infected and affected with HIV...

By Steve Letsike 22 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically
Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

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Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

By Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

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Sassa initiates successful test case for direct payment of grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) successfully initiated a test case Thursday to directly pay about 100 social grant beneficiaries using commercial bank accounts...

By Linda Ensor 29 Dec 2017

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Voluntourists' intentions may be misplaced

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 - for good reason...

By Andrea Freidus 20 Dec 2017

Richmark Holdings' Tanya Harvey awarded Stop Sign Award for contribution to 2017 SheEO SleepOut
Richmark Holdings' Tanya Harvey awarded Stop Sign Award for contribution to 2017 SheEO SleepOut

During August, Tanya Harvey, head of marketing and events at Richmark Holdings, took part in the SheEO SleepOut, which was the 2017 special chapter of the CEO SleepOut...

18 Dec 2017

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Partnership builds hope for kids

In 2015, the paediatric surgical outpatient department facilities at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital were not conducive to delivering optimal care to its little patients...

18 Dec 2017

Jaguar Land Rover, Red Cross celebrate 64-year partnership with 'Mapathon'
Jaguar Land Rover, Red Cross celebrate 64-year partnership with 'Mapathon'

150 Jaguar Land Rover employees recently participated in the company's first 'Mapathon' event, plotting roads, rivers and buildings across a sprawling area in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh using satellite imagery...

11 Dec 2017

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Africa's top 10 most food-secure countries

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity...

8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

StreetSmart raises R90,000 for Sinethemba Projects in Knysna
StreetSmart raises R90,000 for Sinethemba Projects in Knysna

StreetSmart Knysna has raised R90,000 for Knysna NGO Sinethemba Projects which runs programmes for vulnerable children, boosting community upliftment in the area...

5 Dec 2017

Click2Feed campaign aims to donate 20,000 meals to hungry animals
Click2Feed campaign aims to donate 20,000 meals to hungry animals

Montego Pet Nutrition has launched its sixth annual Click2Feed campaign, an initiative aimed at feeding hungry animals nationwide...

5 Dec 2017

Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation
Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation

Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non-Profit Company, aimed at providing financial aid to funds, authorities, and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts...

4 Dec 2017

Turning dreams into a reality
Turning dreams into a reality

Cipla's Miles for Smiles partnership with STBB has raised R450,000 for Operation Smile South Africa - a total of 81 children's lives that will now be changed forever!...

Issued by Cipla 1 Dec 2017

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