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Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism
Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism

"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields..."

By Ips World Desk 7 hours ago

Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities...

10 hours ago

Fearless Girl - © . Image labelled for non-commercial reuse.
#CannesLions2017: Titanium Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Titanium Lions award ceremony on its final night, 24 June 2017...

1 day ago

Screenshots from the Grand Prix-winning 'Boost Your Voice', as well as Gold-winning 'We're the Superheroes' and 'Child Replacement Programme'.
#CannesLions2017: Integrated Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Integrated Lions award ceremony on its final night, 24 June 2017...

1 day ago

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access... [video]

3 days ago

It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level
It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa...

By Leanne Govender 3 days ago

Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge
Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge

The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology...

21 Jun 2017

Grand Prix-winning 'Care Counts'.
#CannesLions2017: Creative Data winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Creative Data award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects
Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

Mpho Nemukula, poultry farm manager, Sovereign Foods
SA youth driven by passion, finds success as poultry farm manager

Mpho Nemukula, who works as an area manager for Sovereign Foods in Uitenhage knew that she wanted to be a farmer. Her love of and passion for farming has contributed to her success as a poultry farm manager...

20 Jun 2017

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGs
BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving SDGs

BRICS countries have an important role to play in achieving the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty by 2030. They form an important economic block. Together they produce more than one-third of global cereal production...

20 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Glass Lions winners!
#CannesLions2017: Glass Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Lions Glass award ceremony on 19 June 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Canes Lions PR Grand Prix winner Fearless Girl, by McCann New York, State Street Global Advisors.
#CannesLions2017: PR Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes PR award ceremony on 19 June 2017...

19 Jun 2017

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project
Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project...

Issued by Sappi 19 Jun 2017

Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap
Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap

As the girls' interest in farming grew and with quite a few interested in setting up cooperatives, Khulisa decided to seek additional opportunities and with the support of the Monsanto Fund, enrolled 28 girls at Buhle Farmers Academy...

19 Jun 2017

How to make South Africa's public works programme work for women
How to make South Africa's public works programme work for women

The South African government recently reported that around 6.5 million job opportunities have been created through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) since 2004...

By Tessa Hochfeld, Lauren Stuart, Sophie Plagerson 19 Jun 2017

Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing
Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing

In celebration of Youth Day, UCT researchers at the Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII) are launching an interactive online tool, Youth Explorer, that provides a range of information on the status and wellbeing of South Africa's young people...

15 Jun 2017

Front row, L-R: Avuyile Maqolo, Masande Mlanjeni, Christiaan Abrahams, Siphenathi Kowa, Yolani Kaso

Back row: Siphokazi Taliwe, Yolanda Ngwevela, Yanga Tshaya (behind Yolanda), Tiffany Andrews, Louise Jones (Old Mutual Foundation), Siphesihle Tshaka, Siyabulela Makedama (behind Siphesihle), Phelisa Ntsokotha, Emihle Ganyaza, Zenande Fuzile, Sinobom Gosa, Porchia Jacobs, Samkelisiwe Magwaza, Simamkele Ncapayi, Nosipho Ngcawe, Yonela Zondwayo, Mpontseng Ramothathaki, Ntombentsha Stuurman
Old Mutual funding helps PYDA bring skilled youth into the WC wine industry

Old Mutual Foundation invested development funding with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which saw 23 students graduating from the PYDA class of 2017...

15 Jun 2017

2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August
2017 SheEO SleepOut moved to August

The SheEO SleepOut event has been moved from 22 June to 8 August 2017...

15 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

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Durban clinches rights to host Mrs Universe 2017

Durban has clinched the rights to host the 40th Annual Mrs Universe Pageant - the first time this event will be held on the continent - giving Durban nine days to dazzle in the global tourism spotlight...

14 Jun 2017

South African youth #CommittedToChange
South African youth #CommittedToChange

Activators, as a network of over 2,000 young people, have an inherent commitment to change. As initiators of change, their fundamental goal is to help orchestrate critical shifts in collective and individual mindsets...

13 Jun 2017

MOT South Africa trained 45 Grade 9 learners to be peer educators and youth leaders at their respective high schools in the Western Cape.
MOT SA trains young MOTivators to become youth leaders

Through the MOT programmes, the youth is empowered with courage, resilience and life skills to make good life choices for them to develop to their full potential and become leaders and positive role models in their communities...

12 Jun 2017

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen
Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies...

12 Jun 2017

Makhenke Krenya (front in the middle) of the Fairyland Neighbourhood Watch in Paarl East test riding the Qhubeka bicycle, together with fellow neighbourhood watch volunteers.
Qhubeka bicycles help keep Paarl communities safe

The first 50 bicycles built at Nederburg in Paarl were given to three neighbourhood watch organisations which oversee safety in the Paarl East area. These bicycles are intended for distribution to vulnerable South Africans...

9 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

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PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy to create a cohort of emerging farmers

This urban farmer training academy showcases a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system...

6 Jun 2017

Sandisiwe Helebe
Chevron SA programme helping people with disabilities acquire work experience

The 12-month programme is designed to create a pipeline of people living with disabilities who can compete for positions within different departments at Chevron South Africa and across the industry...

2 Jun 2017

Clockwise, left to right: Julie Rezek, president of HackerAgency in North America; Josephine Pan, managing director at FCB Shanghai; Suhana Gordhan, creative director at FCB Joburg; Swati Bhattacharya, chief creative officer at FCB Ulka; and Joanna Monteiro, chief creative officer at FCB Brazil.
Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

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