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The Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge. The three schools in Mpumalanga adopted by the IDC have improved their annual pass rates by an average of 20 percentage points, giving thousands of underprivileged learners educational opportunities that will allow them to rise above their impoverished circumstances.

Tusk today revealed the 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards established in partnership with Investec Asset Management are to be held for the first time in South Africa in October, marking the first time that the awards has come home to the continent of Africa. The awards, first established in 2013 with the support of Prince William, aim to recognise the exceptional work undertaken by some of Africa’s ‘unsung heroes of conservation’.

Are you Rotary International’s next Peace Fellowship representative? Keen to pursue a career in peace building and the opportunity to study abroad? Through Rotary International’s Peace Fellowship you may just have the opportunity to do both. Apply before the end of May 2017 to stand a chance of being selected to participate in the program.

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'School Health Week' in South Africa, what better way to keep this important conversation going, with a visit to Clover's Visitor centre.

Collaboration between YISS, WeCanChangeOurWorld, Shoprite & DSD-Western Cape

Applications close at 12h00 on 15 March 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Woolworths announce the "MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education" campaign has raised R104.9 million, exceeding target of R100 million set in 2015

High School learners explore London as part of Cheapflights-backed charity Exchange Programme

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There is a gaping need for free; quality and sustainable education which is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, eg : the #FeesMustFall crisis.

It all started 25 years ago, when co-founders of Zip Zap Circus School, Brent van Rensburg and Laurence Estève, hung a trapeze bar in a tree at Zimasa

Ms Rees-Jones takes over from acting executive director Nomfundo Walaza, renowned for her human rights-related work in South Africa & internationally.

International Women’s Day greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi! I’m here as part of a trip to several African countries

Well it's finally here... the countdown for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 has begun and we are thrilled to have 4 buggy teams participating.

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My passion is the betterment and upliftment of people, And right now those people are our special-needs trainees at Brownies And Downies! I want the world to see them how I see them !

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IkamvaYouth is a non-profit organisation that provides after-school tutoring to high school learners in townships and currently has 14 branches in 5 provinces. One of the most startling facts in SA's education is that only half of children enrolled in Grade 1 make it to matric and of those...
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PEDI’s role in Philippi

PEDI is a not-for-profit company that works to promote economic growth and development in the Philippi Industrial area and the Philippi Horticultural Area. PEDI’s mission is to transform the area into a thriving urban hub where businesses choose to invest and grow, and where people choose to live, work and play.





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If you are using meditation as a means to something, then meditation becomes another drug. It creates a habit, and therefore destroys the subtlety, the sensitivity, the quality of the free mind.

J. Krishnamurti

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“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones”
— Nelson Mandela


Medical disaster relief unit assists Hout Bay fire victimsWith a recent fire destroying 2,200 homes and leaving about 10,000 people displaced in Mandela Park Hout Bay, the community was left traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation installed a disaster relief medical unit, which is now fully operational and located on the Hout Bay sports grounds in close proximity to the affected area to provide assistance to the community.
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WRC launches mine water atlasThe Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas.
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BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management
©Werner Lehmann via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]] - Fishing boats in the Velddrif harbour, West Coast, South Africa</span>Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ‘ocean economy' on South Africa's West Coast. A workshop has been held in Cape Town during which scientists, government officials, business and civil society representatives considered linkages between the diverse “ecosystem services” provided by the ocean and coastal environment, and how best to measure and monitor both their economic value and environmental health.
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Investing in a circular water economy in SA
© Chaiyapruk Chanwatthana – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>The 2017 UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it, contributing in some regions to hunger, disease, conflict and migration.
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GBCSA shares water-saving tipsSouth Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources. The impacts of our uneven and irregular rainfall patterns have been sorely felt this summer, with serious water restriction measures having been put in place by most municipalities.
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