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Construction and Engineering Skills Shortage Tackled By Labori High School

In an effort to alleviate the skills shortage in the building industry and engineering fields, Labori High School, the only school in Paarl and one of very few in the country to offer the full technical as well as academic portfolio, is working together with the private sector to prepare their learners for the world

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A View on the General State of Child Welfare in South Africa

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children – Nelson Mandela Our children are growing up in a vastly different world to the one we inhabited as children. It is a great deal more murky with some facing extremely challenging situations at a very tender age. Alma Torlage

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Unemployed SA runner shines at London Marathon

Siya Mqambeli, one of three South Africans sponsored for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run in the Virgin Money London Marathon, finished the race in 36th position overall at the weekend.

SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Skukuza – South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.

Magakwe the first South African to break 10-second barrier

Simon Magakwe became the first South African to break the 10-second barrier for the 100 metres at the South African Athletics Championships in Pretoria on the weekend.

Wireless network opens doors for N Cape learners

Kuruman – Education for learners in about 50 schools in the JT Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape is set to become more interesting, thanks to the introduction of wireless network in the area.

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SA’s Global Rankings # 3 : The Economist’s research reveals some home truths

People, Crime, Environment by Steuart Pennington Every year the Economist ‘Pocket World in Figures’ brings out a varied set of global rankings covering 190 countries. These range from fastest-growing economies to highest divorce rates to which countries imprison the most people. And every year the measures are changed – somewhat! It makes for interesting reading!

City’s residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting study with 19 households which was concluded in October 2012.


103 Youth Pledge a year’s service to South Africa

City Year, South Africa’s leading youth development organisation, recently held their opening day where over 100 youth volunteers received their prized red-jackets and pledged a year of their time towards mentoring the children of South Africa. The ceremony included a tribute to the organisation’s founder and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

One million solar lamps light up Africa

SolarAid reached a milestone on 25 March when it sold its millionth solar light in Africa, proving that a charity can use business based solutions to bring about large-scale social change. SolarAid’s aim is a mighty task – to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by the end of the decade. 1rjZGcEnMDU?

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