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South Africa South Africa: Deputy Minister Tobias-Pokolo Hands Over School Shoes to Needy Learners
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Thandi Tobias-Pokolo handed over two hundred pairs of school-shoes to Mzimkhulu Primary School learners in Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, yesterday. Deputy Minister Tobias-Pokolo said the handover of the school shoes was a response to a request forwarded to her office by the Mzimkhulu headmaster, to assist with the dire situation faced by needy learners who would often arrive at school in either worn-out shoes or in some instances no shoes at all.
South Africa South Africa: DHL Puts Their Creative Spin on the Cape Town Carnival
Inspired by the various 2014 World Design Capital activities, DHL Express South Africa has announced that they will be participating in the 5th annual Cape Town Carnival, which takes place in March 2014. They will be designing a float in conjunction with Project Playground, an organisation situated in Langa, Cape Town, which aims to provide children with a better future through educational after-school activities. Sumesh Rahavendra, Head of Marketing for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, says th ...
South Africa South Africa: Dishing up 5 Million Breakfasts for South African Children
On Wednesday 14 January, over 12 million learners headed back to school after the long summer break, but many started their day on empty stomachs: according to the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2013), nearly one-fifth of all South Africa children are not eating breakfast before going to school. To help address this need, Kellogg is launching a large-scale Breakfast for Better Days™ Initiative, which will provide five million servings of breakfast to children t ...
South Africa South Africa: Eastern Cape Project Transforming Lives
Indibano, an Economic Development Implementation Organisation, is achieving significant results across the Eastern Cape by creating opportunities that enable underprivileged people to support and sustain themselves. Indibano’s collaborative efforts with The Kula Investment Group, Phambili Vuma Investments and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) have initiated several agriculturally-focused projects that promise to have a lasting impact in rural parts of the region. What sets them apart from the many ...
South Africa South Africa: Environmental Affairs in Partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Hands Over Energy Efficient Classroom in Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
The Department of Environmental Affairs, in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), represented by Industrial Development Officer and Project Manager, from the UNIDO head office in Austria, Mr Alois Mhlanga, on 24 March 2014, handed over a classroom fitted with energy efficient solutions to the Dr B W Vilakazi Primary School in Groutville, Ilembe District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal. The Deputy Minister of Water and Environmenta Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mab ...
South Africa South Africa: Good News for Military Veterans
Military veterans now have access to critical benefits such as housing, health, education, burial support and pensions among other things, thanks to the Military Veterans Benefits Regulations (MVBR). On 19 February, the Department of Military Veterans had gazetted the MVBR in Section 5 of the Military Veterans Act stipulating clear guidelines for the roll out of benefits as prescribed in the regulations gazette. Other benefits include job creation and placements as well as business suppo ...
South Africa South Africa: The Officially Opening of Two New Solar Powered Schools
Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane together with the MECs for Infrastructure Development, Qedani Mahlangu and Education, Barbara Creecy officially opened two new solar powered schools in Johannesburg today. “Noordwyk and Northriding Secondary Schools feature 55 meter solar farms, which are set to minimise electricity costs and combat the effects of load shedding by reducing dependency on the grid. When functioning optimally, the solar farms will generate an average 9 000 kilowatt hours a mont ...
South Africa South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr. Willies Mchunu Lauds South African National Taxi Council School Uniform Distribution Programme
MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Willies Mchunu, has applauded the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) for its programme of distributing school uniforms to thousands of needy learners in the province. Mchunu was speaking following the distribution of 1 000 school uniforms for learners in 100 schools in the UMzinyathi District, valued at R500 000. “Well over 3 000 learners would receive school uniforms through this programme across the province. Already 1 500 unif ...
Lesotho Lesotho: Lesotho Water Project a Win-Win Situation
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is a win-win situation as it provides much needed water to South Africa and creates infrastructure development and energy generation in Lesotho, says President Jacob Zuma. Speaking at the sod-turning ceremony for phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, in Maseru, Lesotho, on Thursday, President Zuma said both phases of the project (Phase one and Phase two) had vast benefits for both countries. In operation for over 20 years, the The Lesotho Highl ...
South Africa South Africa: Minister Molewa Promotes Blue Economy
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says countries worldwide should embrace the concept of the blue economy as a means of reaching higher growth levels through marine resources. “Our oceans and coasts must be seen for the potential they have to grow the prosperity of our nations and well-being of our people,” Minister Molewa said. She was addressing the ministerial segment of the Abidjan Convention, which is taking place in Cape Town. It brings together member states of ...
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