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Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.

Stats SA released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey today, and the numbers have confirmed yet again that the Western Cape is the top performing Province. The national unemployment rate has increased from 26.6% in the second quarter, to 27.1% in the third quarter this year resulting in the job crisis going from bad to worse.

As we observed World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2016, 38 out of every 1 000 babies born in South Africa still die before the age of five. Although we have made great strides in antenatal and infant care over the past decade, many of these cases are entirely preventable if they are detected and treated early.

Companies Making a Difference
Unilever was recently certified as the number one Top Employer in Africa

Engen joined Work4You for their 10th Anniversary dinner to celebrate their support for an NGO making an impact in an area of vital need.

TIP training workshops improve cycling safety within communities where Qhubeka distributes bicycles in partnership with World Vision.

First of its kind programme for the company & aims at young SA entrepreneurs by supporting them before they go to market on their own.

The SAB Foundation has selected the finalists in its annual Social Innovation Awards 2016 competition : R7-million rand prize money.

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This was an amazing experience! Our much anticipated #MandelaMosaic building day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre was a roaring success

The Rotary Club of Newlands gave local Lavender Hill NPO, Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PAB) the much-needed boost for its surfing programme.

World AIDS Day, Thursday 01 December 2016 - The event, now in its twelfth year, is a highlight on the local calendar.

The current political climate around the world is creating a line in the sand and an "us" versus "them" mentality.


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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                     

 

Mamelani's #ProSeed Programme

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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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

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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

 

PARTNERING WITH CHANGE

Young entrepreneurs shine at the 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business AwardsIthala Development Finance Corporation's 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business competition recently drew to a close after the evaluation of all business concepts that were submitted.
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TFG makes it easy for customers to donate online!TFG (The Foschini Group) launched a donation option for customers to contribute towards educational CSI projects on any of its online stores: @home, Duesouth, Duesouth Escapes, Fabiani, Foschini For Beauty, hi, Markham , Relay, sportscene and Totalsports.
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WHC Leak-Less Valves aims to solve SA's water problemsDesigned by Paseka Lesolang, the WHC Leak-Less Valve innovation is a control mechanism that prevents 70% of the water loss in toilets due to toilet leaks, when the toilet is not in use. The invention saw Lesolang being chosen as the winner of the 2015 Green City StartUp initiative.
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SA black rhinos champ wins Tusk Award for ConservationCathy Dreyer, a local champion for black rhino, was awarded the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa on Wednesday, 30 November. Presented in London by Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK Prince William, Dreyer is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.
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We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities
© vincentstthomas – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>As a planet, we have some serious climate targets to meet in the coming years. The Paris Agreement, signed by 192 countries, set an aspirational goal of limiting global warming to 1.5?C. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, set to be achieved by 2030, commit the world to "take urgent action" on climate change.
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