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The new face of the Sahel
The new face of the Sahel

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods...

By Ernest Harsch 23 hours ago

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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...

2 days ago

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

The Thari Programme for the support of Women and Children, is a ground-breaking initiative designed 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 16 hours ago

Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Photo: Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre
Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Billionaires Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote come together to fund healthcare projects...

By Pavithra Rao 1 day ago

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Why the path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans is within reach

There is huge diversity within and across the 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges these countries face in achieving health outcomes that are at par with low and middle income countries in other regions of the world are numerous and diverse...

By Alex Ezeh, Nelson Sewankambo and Peter Piot 3 days ago

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

Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance
Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance

Wautilli Arkaim's students will learn how to bio-design and build debt-free, fully off-grid natural dome homes made from earth and waste. These homes will discharge their waste water into regenerative wetland ecologies feeding food forest biospheres...

Issued by Bio Veda 11 Sep 2017

A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa's startling rise in poverty
A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa's startling rise in poverty

South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population...

By Ivan Turok 8 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

SA to host International Population Conference
SA to host International Population Conference

The latest population research and pressing global and regional population issues will take centre stage when South Africa hosts the International Population Conference in October...

7 Sep 2017

Agricultural sector key in eliminating poverty in SA
Agricultural sector key in eliminating poverty in SA

According to the recent Stats SA Poverty Trends in South Africa report, one in two South Africans lives under the poverty line...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 6 Sep 2017

Cupcakes of HOPE aims to break world's tallest cupcake tower record
Cupcakes of HOPE aims to break world's tallest cupcake tower record

Non-profit Cupcakes of HOPE, taking on the Guinness World Record, is preparing to build the tallest stack of cupcakes the world has ever seen...

5 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

Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near mines
Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near mines

Johannesburg and Soweto residents are living on a health time bomb, thanks to one of the largest mine-produced and naturally occurring concentrations of uranium...

1 Sep 2017

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Coca-Cola donates more than $10m for famine relief in Africa Sahel region

The Coca-Cola Company and its foundations recently announced a combined donation of more than $10m to support immediate humanitarian relief efforts and future rebuilding and development assistance in the 10 countries in the African Sahel experiencing a devastating famine...

31 Aug 2017

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KZN mayor welcomes probe into missing R200m drought aid

Nongoma local municipal Mayor Albert Mncwango welcomed the investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal agriculture department into an alleged R200m in drought aid that never materialised...

30 Aug 2017

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality
How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030...

By Tolullah Oni 29 Aug 2017

Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability
Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability

Bio Veda Academy shares the art of practical and integrated self-sustainability inspiring local communities to live with an abundant and profitable livelihood. Help the school by purchasing one of the online/live courses or donate...

Issued by Bio Veda 23 Aug 2017

South African poverty levels have increased since 2011
South African poverty levels have increased since 2011

While there was a general decline in poverty between 2006 and 2011, poverty levels in South Africa increased in 2015...

23 Aug 2017

New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day
New-look topes for 2017 Sunflower Day

With more than 200,000 people expected to don the new-look topes (Tubes of Hope) for this year's Sunflower Day on 15 September, all sold at Pick n Pay will see a direct donation to the Sunflower Fund.

22 Aug 2017

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory
Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

21 Aug 2017

Catholic bishops concerned about retrenchment crisis
Catholic bishops concerned about retrenchment crisis

We have taken note of the recent unemployment figures by Statistics South Africa, as well as the recent research findings on unemployment by the University of South Africa and Momentum...

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 18 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

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

15 Aug 2017

Problem gambling on the rise amongst women
Problem gambling on the rise amongst women

Chances are that you consider problem gambling to be a “man's issue”. But the reality is that as many as 51% of all South African women gamble; what's more, female problem gamblers are likely to be more severely affected...

Issued by Kaelo Engage 15 Aug 2017

Bokoni platinum mine. Picture Atlatsa
Bokoni owners have a duty of care to retrenched workers

Mining companies need to create a social grant system for workers they retrench when a mine suspends operations...

14 Aug 2017

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Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

WOSA documentary showcases SA wine industry transformation
WOSA documentary showcases SA wine industry transformation

Wines of South Africa has created a short documentary, Creating the Blend, which showcases a few of the programmes that enrich wine industry workers, including land ownership, education, and training...

3 Aug 2017

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