Africa foundations is a non-profit organisation working with communities close, or influential, to core conservation areas, in six countries in Africa. Founded in 1992 the organisations key goals are to facilitate rural communities in the realisation of their development goals, and to promote the preservation of land and wildlife.
Bioregional SA is a sustainability NPO that champions One Planet Living in the country and use of a Sustainability Action Planning framework and is currently leading on Durban’s involvement with the One Planet Cities project.
Bioregional South Africa seeks to appoint an Environmental Integrator to be based in Westville, Durban.
8 April 2018
Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000's have accepted government's offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238m at current exchange rates).
In 2000 Zimbabwe expropriated land from white commercial farmers without compensation and distributed it to landless black people and the connected elite, who now own multiple farms.
South African security forces and health services on Tuesday sent material relief to its neighbours hit by the devastating cyclone that ravaged parts of southern Africa in March 2019.
The donations were specifically to Mozambique and Malawi with the relief mission consisting of the army, police and department of health flying to both countries with what was food and material relief.
10 April 2019
Tobacco Institute of South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe has defended the institute’s member companies, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa.
Van der Merwe was speaking to Fin24 earlier this week after the Sunday Times reported that SARS was pursuing British American Tobacco South Africa for unpaid taxes.
4 April 2019
The first significant snowfall for the year is expected over the Drakensberg on Friday.
Richard Weeden of Snow Report told TimesLIVE that between 10 and 25cm of snow has been predicted.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday said he battled to finish watching the video of a young child being beaten by her teacher as she forced the child to clean up her own vomit.
The 1.38-minute video has gone viral on social media. It shows the teacher lowering the denim jeans of the child before she gives her a couple of smacks on the buttocks.
The child, who is crying softly, looks up at the teacher as she continues to use a cloth to clean the small green plastic table in the classroom.
20 March 2019: Nobuhle Mohlala, who was raised at SOS Children’s Villages Nelspruit, wrote an inspiring letter thanking SOS Children’s Villages SA for the loving home provided to her for more than 10 years.
Like many of the children who end up in SOS care, she and her siblings did not have an easy start to life. They had a terminally ill mother, who eventually died, and a father who was never involved in their upbringing.
14 March 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) has increased efforts to address challenges in combating the deadly Ebola viral disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The world health body has begun training health workers to sensitize local communities about the virus, and to provide them with materials to fight the disease.
Dr. Alain Kakule Mangolopa and his team are at the forefront of the WHO Ebola response in the DRC as part of the infection prevention and control (IPC) task force.