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Salt water set to ease Cape Town dam crisis

By the end of August, Capetonians will no longer be totally reliant on their struggling dams for water

14 hours ago

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

11 hours ago

How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched

A guide, which solidifies nine years' worth of experience in developing and implementing community-based HIV-prevention programmes, has been launched

14 hours ago

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 8 hours ago

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty

By Quanda Zhang 14 hours ago

Worx Group and Oak House Vocational Academy trial work experience pilot programme

Education is incredibly important to Worx Group, so when a fantastic opportunity came along to initiate a pilot programme with Oak House Vocational Academy as part of our IMPACT programme, we were eager to get on board

Issued by Worx Group 8 hours ago

#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

2 days ago

#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

2 days ago

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

Young South Africans investing in lucrative renewable energy sector

Fumani Mthembi, who runs a renewable energy producing company in South Africa, has no regrets about leaving her secure job in the middle of an economic recession to start her own business in 2009

By Tsidi Bishop 3 days ago

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

WRC, CSIR host dialogue on environmental refugees, climate-induced migration

Organised by the Water Research Commission (WRC) in collaboration with the CSIR, experts from a range of institutions recently convened in Pretoria to discuss the impacts of environmental refugees and climate-induced migration in Southern Africa in general, and South Africa in particular

3 days ago

SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton

3 days ago

Now more than ever, NGOs must be embraced

In a troubled year, it is more important than ever that we help those who help others

By Therina Wentzel 22 Jun 2017

FAO distributes seeds and fertilisers to a million people in north-east Nigeria

"Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid."

22 Jun 2017

Add Hope empowers NGOs to make a difference

NGOs are often able to make money donated go much further than people realise due to the partnerships and pricing they have in place

22 Jun 2017

Family of slain Marikana miner 'Mambush' to be first beneficiary of AMCU Trust Fund's housing pillar

The trust fund's housing pillar aims to build homes that provide dignity, social security and stability for the families of the victims massacred at Marikana, especially their children who are the future generation

Issued by Pacinamix 21 Jun 2017

uShaka Sea World looking for education volunteers

uShaka Sea World are accepting applications for new volunteers to work as Marine Education Guides

Issued by uShaka Marine World 21 Jun 2017

Youth making inroads to a brighter future

Helping small businesses to thrive at a time when South Africa's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high will be key to reducing the high rate of unemployment and putting an end to generational poverty

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 21 Jun 2017

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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

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Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study

Subsidising the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released on Thursday, 22 June.

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AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

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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