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City gives green light to Salt River social housing project
City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 1 day ago

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands
More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas...

By Barbara Maregele 2 days ago

Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget
Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget

Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6,000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey...

Issued by FCB Africa 3 days ago

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 3 days ago

Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference
Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference

In November 2018, the Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) contracted Citizen Surveys to conduct a needs analysis within the five local municipalities in which it operates...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 Dec 2018

Seventy years of international human rights
Seventy years of international human rights

It's the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948...

By Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann 11 Dec 2018

#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroom
#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroom

From queen bee syndrome to unchecked micro-aggressions and struggling to deal with being 'the only' in the boardroom, Corinium's Women in Digital and Data Forum touched on many topics that may be subconsciously holding back our businesses from becoming more inclusive...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

Parliament approves Civil Union Amendment Bill
Parliament approves Civil Union Amendment Bill

The National Assembly has approved the much anticipated Civil Union Amendment Bill...

7 Dec 2018

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish
Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish

The Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish will launch on Mansfield in the Morning from 10-21 December...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 6 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land
Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

By Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity
#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity

We spend the bulk of our waking hours in the office, so why not do what we can to make that time more productive? Here's how SA companies are working for better work-life balance and pledging to transform for the better...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2018

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Eastern Cape villagers say they've been left out of huge water project

Villagers who live close to the Xonxa Dam on the Witkei River in the Eastern Cape have accused the authorities of using their water to supply Queenstown while they are drinking dirty water...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 30 Nov 2018

Unjudge Someone - The Human Library Facebook Live series
Unjudge Someone - The Human Library Facebook Live series

SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) in partnership with the Human Library South Africa is hosting a Human Library Facebook Live book series. Running weekly until 12 December...

Issued by SACAP 29 Nov 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched
#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched

To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...

28 Nov 2018

16 days of activism, 16 stories of hope
16 days of activism, 16 stories of hope

To mark this year's campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 27 Nov 2018

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa
Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

South Africa's Constitution protects everyone's right to access adequate housing...

By Soraya Beukes 27 Nov 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela and FMHS Dean, Professor Jimmy Volmink
Stamping out social injustice in healthcare

South Africa has come a long way after more than two decades of democracy...

By Florence de Vries 26 Nov 2018

Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola recognised with international prize for human rights
Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola recognised with international prize for human rights

Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola is one of 15 global recipients of the 2018 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law...

26 Nov 2018

Artist’s impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source: Western Cape Government
Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane
Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopment
Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopment

The redevelopment of Johannesburg's Jewel City is now underway...

20 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme
Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

On Saturday, 10 November, about 100 farm workers and their supporters marched to Endulini Fruit Farm in Patensie, Eastern Cape, to hand over a list of demands to managers...

By Joseph Chirume 14 Nov 2018

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