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Since 2007 the price of fuel in South Africa has risen significantly. With the second price increase effective as of 04 May 2011 and another on the cards next month, the ever-widening gap between the price of diesel and petrol is of concern to diesel consumers. This note sets…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

State of the Nation 2008

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State of the Nation: South Africa 2008 is the fifth in the HSRC’s much-lauded annual compilation of essays covering contemporary aspects of South African politics, economics, society and international relations. With new editors Peter Kagwanja and Kwandiwe Kondlo at the helm, the latest edition of this critical review features…
The PET industry has invested some R130m in recycling infrastructure in South Africa and contributed more than R60m towards supporting and extending the collection of post-consumer PET nationally. The industry has also doubled its tonnage since 2005 through the introduction of the voluntary recycling levy for producers of the…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Getting hands dirty for greater good

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Contact Details Name : Elsabe Coetzee Company : Sappi Phone :013 753 3920 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : Sappi and National Arts Festival, Innibos, has adopted a green approach to its celebrations in 2009. Sappi will be implementing a…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Innibos 2009 puts on a green coat

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A green arts festival? Keeping in step with the stream of environmental consciousness, the theme for the Innibos Arts Festival, running from 1 to 5 July in Nelspruit, is 100% Bosbewus. Not only will evergreen artists like Johnny Clegg, Chris Chameleon, Steve Hofmeyr and Sandra Prinsloo entertain the…
Well-known local artist, Alexander Krenz, will auction some of his best works on the 9th of July 2009 in order to offer South Africans the chance to be involved in the State of the World Forum. Inviting governments, businesses and activist groups to make a contribution to…
KZN and Durban in particular is fast becoming the global gateway to Africa as the Dube Tradeport and new King Shaka airport reach completion. The province has the highest export propensity, as well as the highest level of industrialization in the country, second only to Gauteng in terms…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

70, 000 kids receive school shoes

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Over 70 000 school children have received new school shoes across Gauteng through a community initiative that recognises the need to answer basic needs in order to ensure successful learning. Securing a tender with the Gauteng Department of Social Services from July 2008, uJima Bakoena Shoe Cooperative…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Appeal for relief for flood victims

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Over 20,000 people have been affected by floods as the 'Cape of Storms' was lashed by wind and rain over the last several days. On Monday the Lourens River in Strand and Liesbeek River outside the city burst their banks. Floods also hit suburbs such as Newlands,…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:30

Do It Day appeals for social activists

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Individuals from across South Africa will be taking part in the largest ever day of social activism on the 18th of September 2009, not only offering help to those in need, but also empowering themselves by giving back. Non-profit networking organisation, GreaterGood SA has challenged individuals across…
The continuing increase in greenhouse gases worldwide will have a devastating impact on Africa’s agricultural production, reducing it by 50% by 2020, a grim prospect that requires local government across Africa to take action in the preservation of the environment for the future. Research by the Intergovernmental…
Rural economic development depends on community-led solutions says the National Development Agency. By contributing R124 billion to South Africa’s GDP last year alone, agriculture offers rural South Africans the key to economic development. By harnessing the power of secondary industry and in particular processing sunflower seeds for…

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