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Air pollution, temperature and respiratory disease: a South African study

Global warming and air pollution have something in common: their effects on human health. Air pollution is a well-known cause of breathing problems.. Hot weather can also bring on these symptoms...

By Bukola Olutola & Janine Wichmann 2 hours ago

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

Shoprite donates care packages to Western Cape health department

As part of its efforts in supporting the most vulnerable in their fight against Covid-19, the Shoprite Group donated 250 care packs containing hygiene essentials and a warm blanket...

8 Jul 2020

FNB, The Unlimited Child partner in distributing masks in KZN

As part of the KZN Maskathon initiative, FNB and RMB are facilitating the donation of masks to 80,000 families from vulnerable communities of the province...

8 Jul 2020

New date set for annual Sunflower Day campaign

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the Sunflower Fund's annual Sunflower Day campaign is being moved from its signature date...

8 Jul 2020

Soweto welfare centre struggling to help orphans after robbery

"They spilled rice inside the containers and outside on the side walks, as if they were giving us a message that they were here," says Alfred Lekeke, coordinator of Sizanani Home-Based Caregivers Projects in Soweto...

By Mosa Damane 3 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Crossmoor Transport adopts community-based response to Covid-19 crisis

As part of its community-based response to the crisis, Crossmoor Transport has supported over 2,000 families with food hampers of essential goods and groceries...

By Sindy Peters 2 Jul 2020

Engen contributes further to fighting Covid-19, pledging R1m to FoodForward SA

Engen late last month announced its partnership with FoodForward SA, donating R1m in fuel to help the organisation carry out its food delivery aid in vulnerable communities...

1 Jul 2020

High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holders

On 18 June 2020, the Gauteng High Court gave judgment declaring that eligible special permit holders, and asylum seekers with visas valid on 15 March 2020 can access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant...

By Dibuseng Motlokoa and Laura Macfarlane 24 Jun 2020

5 ways to help fight menstrual poverty in SA

After Grade 12 and 7 pupils headed back to school in the second week of June 2020, some of them have more than catching up with the academic year on their plates...

By Lindiwe Nkuna 24 Jun 2020

Community Chest houses homeless group in its office for winter

About 130 homeless people who were sleeping under the Culemborg bypass in Cape Town's CBD have found temporary shelter at the offices of Community Chest in Bree Street...

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent 22 Jun 2020

Pharma Dynamics CEO kicks off Tutudesk Covid-19 Challenge with R1.2m pledge

Over the last two years, Pharma Dynamics has donated in excess of 45,000 Tutudesks to beneficiary schools in Mpumalanga and Limpopo...

22 Jun 2020

Counselling Hub boosts mental healthcare response during Covid-19 crisis

As South Africa's Covid-19 response shut down many options for access to mental healthcare services, Woodstock's Counselling Hub recognised the critical need to still be available to its low-income community...

19 Jun 2020

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