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UCT Enters R252m partnership with MasterCard Foundation to help reverse African ‘brain drain’

The University of Cape Town has embarked on an ambitious project to help develop 300 committed future leaders from economically disadvantaged communities across sub-Saharan Africa. UCT anticipates that this initiative will help reverse the effects of “brain drain” on the continent.

Is bad news in South Africa an event or a trend?

by Steuart Pennington Bad news tends to be an ‘event’. Good news very often is to be found in a ‘trend’. The obvious example is crime – the bad news ‘event’ is today’s shooting of a young child, the good news ‘trend’ is the 50% reduction in crime since 1994.

I bad news in South Africa an event or a trend?

by Steuart Pennington Bad news tends to be an ‘event’. Good news very often is to be found in a ‘trend’. The obvious example is crime – the bad news ‘event’ is today’s shooting of a young child, the good news ‘trend’ is the 50% reduction in crime since 1994.

FNB simplifies eBucks rewards for its customers in annual review

Launched in 2000, eBucks Rewards remains a pioneering rewards programme and has paid out over R4bn to its members since inception.

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Cape Town unveils South Africa’s first ‘green’ taxi rank

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides drinking water, is provided for through rooftop rainwater harvesting and recycling.

Cape Town’s ARV clubs change lives

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has rolled out a number of anti-retroviral (ARV) clubs at treatment facilities across the

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Kathrada turns 85 – celebrating a lifetime of activism

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will be hosting a series of events to mark the 85th birthday of struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada.

Three unexpected pieces of evidence contradicted my gloomy expectations

South Africa is a broken place. There is aggression and intolerance about, the government is inept, corrupt, too many things don’t work: our children’s future is bleak. Is that more or less your view of our country today? Well, let me tell you of my experience in the past week:

Local innovations compete for R1 million prize in SAB Foundation Awards

The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation has selected the finalists in its 4th annual Social Innovation Awards 2014 who will compete for the R1-million first place prize.

African leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture

Africa’s leaders have agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month.

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