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How to help Gift of the Givers support medical staff on Covid-19 frontline
How to help Gift of the Givers support medical staff on Covid-19 frontline

Gift of The Givers is crowdfunding via the BackaBuddy platform in support of the medical staff and facilities on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic, who will be treating the affected...

24 Mar 2020

Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down
Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down

How do you respond to a crisis? It's obvious that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change...

By Simone Abram 24 Mar 2020

How a Cape Town group is helping neighbourhoods fight Covid-19
How a Cape Town group is helping neighbourhoods fight Covid-19

The Cape Town Together Community Action Network is an initiative that has been setup to help communities respond to Covid-19...

By Liezl Human 24 Mar 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdown

South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

24 Mar 2020

Deadline extended for Commonwealth Youth Council membership applications
Deadline extended for Commonwealth Youth Council membership applications

The Commonwealth has extended the deadline for Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) membership applications to 5 April 2020...

23 Mar 2020

Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa
Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least 15 (by 23 March) after the government confirmed more cases...

By Siddharth Chatterjee 23 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

Credit: Vgrigas via Wikimedia
Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

By James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictions
Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictions

Over 20 social justice organisations have called for an urgent moratorium on all evictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Zoë Postman 23 Mar 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business
Being water-smart must become the new normal for business

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

By Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19
Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA) defines an "emergency situation" as one that has arisen suddenly that poses an imminent and serious threat to the environment, human life or property, including a 'disaster' as defined in section 1 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (DMA)...

20 Mar 2020

Kangnas' turbines in place ahead of schedule
Kangnas' turbines in place ahead of schedule

All 61 turbine installations at Kangnas Wind Farm have been completed two weeks ahead of schedule...

20 Mar 2020

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB
Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

20 Mar 2020

Willowton, PnP donate 750,000 bars of soap to schools, elderly
Willowton, PnP donate 750,000 bars of soap to schools, elderly

Unicef states that "during a global pandemic, one of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of a virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water." With this in mind, Willowton Group has donated over 750,000 bars of soap to young learners and selected old-age homes and frail care centres...

19 Mar 2020

When times get tough, it's time to stand together
When times get tough, it's time to stand together

If you want to go one step further, and make a difference to South Africa's most marginalised communities, you can donate funds through the Nation Builder Back-a-Buddy campaign or the Nation Builder account...

By Keri-Leigh Paschal, Issued by Nation Builder 19 Mar 2020

Partially demolished house in the aftermath of resettlement
Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities

In December 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published its Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines for comment - part of its process to standardise resettlement practice in mining...

19 Mar 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity
Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity

Amidst the panic and fear spread across the globe of the coronavirus pandemic, news outlets across the world have shared stories of hope and encouragement...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2020

Discovery rises to support Save the Children SA
Discovery rises to support Save the Children SA

Discovery Inc has launched an initiative called Rise (Reducing Inequality and Supporting Empowerment), which will see them partnering with Save the Children South Africa (SCSA), an entity established in 2013 to fight for children's rights.

18 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed
The Clothing Bank marks a decade of empowering the unemployed

The Clothing Bank has for the past decade provided more than 3,000 women in South Africa with the opportunity to achieve financial independence through reselling clothes...

17 Mar 2020

How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poaching
How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poaching

How exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer, a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch and a SANParks Honorary Ranger, explains...

Issued by SAICA 17 Mar 2020

Applications open for 2020 Global Citizen Fellowship Programme Powered by BeyGOOD
Applications open for 2020 Global Citizen Fellowship Programme Powered by BeyGOOD

Global Citizen Africa has announced that applications for the second annual Global Citizen Fellowship Programme Powered by BeyGOOD are now open. The programme is intended to unearth South African youth with remarkable potential...

Issued by OnPoint PR 17 Mar 2020

Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path
Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path

"Mathematics and Physical Science are gateway subjects to professional careers," says Tumelo Mabitselo, CEO for the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science & Technology. "Poor marks in these subjects eliminates a range of study and career options for students..."

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Mar 2020

Recycling project launches in Limpopo
Recycling project launches in Limpopo

With the aim to reduce environmental waste and create much-needed jobs at the same time, a "separation at source" project is being rolled out in the towns of Thohoyandou and Sibasa in Limpopo's Thulamela Municipality...

16 Mar 2020

South Africa still depends on coal for most of its electricity. Shutterstock
Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happen

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap...

16 Mar 2020

Waterfront project goes green with ecobricks
Waterfront project goes green with ecobricks

A new green building project broke ground at the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront last year, which will use the recycled beverage bottles known as ecobricks as part of its construction...

16 Mar 2020

Advancing 4IR through CSI
Advancing 4IR through CSI

CSI has become increasingly integral to business strategy; however, only robust, well-designed programmes are likely to bring us closer to achieving the increased economic equality that 4IR potentially holds...

By Vino Govender, Issued by Pacinamix 13 Mar 2020

How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy
How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy

Having a well-planned and robust sustainability strategy has become increasingly important for businesses in recent years...

13 Mar 2020

Maths and Science Academy opens to uplift rural Limpopo
Maths and Science Academy opens to uplift rural Limpopo

The SA Medical and Education Foundation (SAME) and corporate donors officially opened the Masia Maths and Science Academy (MMSA) in Ha-Masia, Limpopo on 6 March 2020. The new Maths and Science Academy will serve thousands of learners in the Vuwani region...

13 Mar 2020

Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling Day
Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling Day

Recycling is a vital part of the circular economy. It provides material input back into our market and minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill. With this twofold benefit, recycled material has quickly earned the title of the world's 'seventh resource' beside water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals...

12 Mar 2020

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