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Wind farm sparks young minds

The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm's Foundation Phase Literacy Programme will launch several reading clubs across the Kouga municipality in an effort to help re-ignite a love for reading which is often lost with age

By Tremaine van Aardt 3 days ago

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 20 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools

E-learning is one of seven key interventions identified by the Western Cape government to help prepare its learners for the future

20 Sep 2017

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

18 Sep 2017

Intec staff filling the food gap in the community

Intec College staff dedicated their time to serve food to the homeless through their food drive initiative titled ‘Fill the Gap' at the Milnerton Lighthouse and the Grand Parade in Cape Town City respectively

By Nana Zuke, Issued by INTEC College 15 Sep 2017

Damelin raises awareness on literacy

As part of a community engagement programme, Damelin Menlyn donated books to a non-profit organisation, Care Net-Development in Boekenhout

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Damelin 14 Sep 2017

The Table Bay brings green consciousness to employees, educates on R&R

R&R - reuse and recycle - is at the top of Table Bay's waste management agenda and the hotel is currently running an extensive training programme to educate staff on "how".

13 Sep 2017

New MySchool fund to make teaching dreams come true

South African fundraising programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is launching a new fund Dream2Teach, aimed at investing in teacher education

12 Sep 2017

Make every day a reading day

To drive literacy at grassroots level, Coronation Fund Managers recently established two new Reading Adventure Rooms as part of its initiative to bolster literacy among learners in Grade R to Grade 3

Issued by Coronation 12 Sep 2017

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'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

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

Lavazza, Spar Bean Tree collaboration empowers deaf baristas

Coffee brand Lavazza and Spar Bean Tree coffee shops are collaborating to uplift South Africa's deaf community

7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

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International

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project. Lula is one of many injured and orphaned baby rhinos in South Africa in need of care and rehabilitation, based at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).

2 days ago

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Although trading rhino horn has been illegal in China since 1993, this prohibited activity remains widespread in the country. Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa.

2 days ago

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

3 days ago

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built.

18 Sep 2017

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