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The loss of investment grade for South Africa ‒ and other developments that impact institutional and economic strength ‒ could be particularly bruising for the civil society and non-profit world, whose resources are already thinly-stretched. It is more important than ever for this sector to present an ethical, credible, professional and united front, says Jessica Rees-Jones, Executive Director of Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement

This marks one of the saddest days in South African history, as we begin to mourn the passing of one of our last remaining true heroes, Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Dozens of Activators, leaders, activists, ordinary men and women have joined millions of South Africans who have shared tribute messages to the late Dr Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada - known as 'Uncle Kathy'.

PETCO, the organization responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility, is proud to announce their 2016 recycling figures which indicate an increase in their annual PET recycling rate from 52% of post-consumer bottle PET in 2015 to 55% in 2016, exceeding their expected target for the second consecutive year.

 
 
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We are proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy.

Paarl Media pledged R100 000 to Wildlands, to support their “Greening your Future” programme.

Children at the Tshepo Foundation in Bloemfontein are in high spirits thanks to a donation by Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative.

Youngsters at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth are in high spirits thanks to a R 35 000 donation by Paarl Coldset Port Elizabeth.

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

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In the spirit of Freedom Day, on Friday the 28th of April, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) will be paying tribute to teachers.

Mother’s Day traditionally evokes images of a day filled with spoils from your loved ones; a day to celebrate hard work, dedication and love.

Mamelani’s Community Health Programme is working in different ways to contribute to the wellbeing of the participants we work with.

The air was filled with song and dance as the youngsters competed in a sack race, potato race, scooter race and relays.

Activist group, including Drakenstein Environmental Watch took to the streets of Wellington over concerns of municipality’s Waste-to-Energy project.


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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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The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Socrates

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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

 

SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security
©chuyu via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]</span>Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has commended a farming project, which harnesses the power of the sun to grow vegetables. The Minister visited the SUNfarming project, situated at the North West University in Potchefstroom, on Tuesday.
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Full story: Nuke deal court ruling
©nito500 [[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>After more than a year and a half of court preparation, Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) and the Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) have blocked the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South African government in its nuclear deal.
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Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' projectAs 3D printing and its resulting products become increasingly ubiquitous in modern design practices, industries of varying natures are utilising the technique in more inventive ways. Demonstrating the versatility of the practice, two Polish students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Zuzanna Gronowicz and Barbara Motylinska, have developed a prototype: a 3D-printed shoe made of eco-friendly materials. Called the ‘Shoetopia' project, the biodegradable sneaker could have massive implications for the fashion industry's sustainability struggle.
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Climate change projects aren't working because communities are left out
© svetlana485 – [[za.fotolia.com]]</span>Nigeria recently began a fresh effort to ascertain its climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement - a global action plan to put the world on track by limiting global warming to below 2°C. However, for its programmes to succeed transparency is crucial.
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Images from Open Design CT’s World Design Day 2017 event.
Images from Open Design CT’s World Design Day 2017 event.</span>World Design Day is all about exploring and enhancing natural creativity and planting small seeds on change in collectively designing a more human-friendly and inclusive society for all.
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