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At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.

The group of learners and NCVT staff walked through the streets of Diepsloot on Friday, 25 November 2016, singing and shouting boisterously. The learners held up placards that read, “Protect us from abuse!” and “We are the leaders of tomorrow”. They were marching to the Diepsloot Police Station to hand over a memorandum of concerns as part of 16 Days of Activism.

At the annual 1000Women1Voice luncheon in Midrand the focus this year will not only be on domestic violence, but on a far more insidious form of violence against women and children. For most people human trafficking evokes dramatic images from thrillers or TV series and not something happening right under their noses. Yet in South Africa human trafficking is a terrible fate for thousands of victims.

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On 3 December, Edcon hosted this event at the Mall of Africa for raising R3,09million for Casual Day

Learners were thrilled to find out on Monday, 28 November 2016 that they had won.

Three teams from Old Mutual were recently “admitted” to Valkenberg to help the Friends of Valkenberg get reading for Christmas at the hospital.

The national construction industry is adversely affected by the depletion of skills most notably caused by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

24 November 2016-A big day for 158 people in Kylemore in Western Cape province. Tthey will also take ownership of their brand new Qhubeka bicycles

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Brave runners brace scorching Karoo sun for 400 km through Karoo to help trafficking victims

The power of partnerships spreads the love of coding to schools in the north of Cape Town

A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

“Zip Zap is daring children who do not have much to dream,” says Ian Robertson, president of the Rotary Club of Claremont

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The Friends of Valkenberg Trust collaborates with staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. This vital work means people can get back to their lives - their families, their jobs and their communities - better equipped to continue their recovery journey. ....       read more                     

 

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Two of Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme participants selected, Waydene and Carly were selected to represent Mamelani at the #Alternativecare2016 conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

 


 

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If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Bible – Matthew 3

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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”
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Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer scienceComputer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual global campaign entitled Hour of Code, through which the company partners with organisations around the globe in an effort to expand access to computer science to women and underrepresented minorities.
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Battling climate change with holistic solutionsWith the help of UC Davis, a research university based in the United States, farmers in Guatemala are using a simple, yet effective, system to battle climate change. Called MásRiego, which translates to "more irrigation", the project will help farmers, particularly women and youth, grow high-value crops on very small plots of land.
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How to reduce your kitchen's impact on global warming
© Monticello – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint. In research recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production we ranked fresh foods based on how much greenhouse gas is produced from farm to fork.
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Joseph Mazzello and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010): women are rarely depicted in such roles on screen. Columbia Pictures
Joseph Mazzello and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010): women are rarely depicted in such roles on screen. Columbia Pictures</span>Perennial stories about the lack of women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) often revolve around why women are not studying these subjects, and when they do, why they don't make their careers in these areas.
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Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolveSlick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world. These behemoths are notoriously inefficient: glass exteriors trap the sun's rays during summer and haemorrhage heat throughout the winter, requiring year-round air conditioning and climate control. Dark interiors necessitate vast arrays of bright lighting, while hundreds of computers whirr 24 hours, consuming even more electricity.
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