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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.





Quote of the day

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.

Albert Einstein

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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



Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephantsWhen the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust asked British Airways if it could help build a fence, it agreed. It provided the funding because this was a honey fence, which is a very simple and effective solution to an age-old problem. The problem is elephants, or more specifically what happens when populations of wild elephants come into contact with rural farmers.
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R300m empowerment project aims to uplift agricultural sectorThe recently unveiled Ikamva Lethu black economic empowerment project in the citrus-rich Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape aims to radically transform how future empowerment deals in the agricultural sector are handled.
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UN awards Champions of the EarthThe United Nations recently handed out its highest environmental accolade the Champions of the Earth award during a global conference on biological diversity in Cancún, Mexico. Six environmental leaders representing government, research and grassroots action received the award.
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South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture
© franco volpato – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite. The water sector provides a lens through which this issue can be viewed in a very practical way. The consequences will be dire if the situation is not addressed.
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Smart street furniture for a safer cityIn New York, over 400 smartphone charging stations have already been installed across the city. Providing free Internet and power, they're sleek and useful additions to the city's growing collection of public street furniture. NYC will soon be adding a network of unique charging kiosks to this collection. Designed by Ignacio Ciocchini, these Simply Grid kiosks are designed to help fight pollution and save lives, creating a better functioning city for everyone.
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