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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:02

Bottled water from your own taps

Global consumption of bottled water continues virtually unabated despite the bad publicity they receive as they mutate into plastic mountains at landfill sites. In a step toward environmental responsibility, recycling programmes by water bottlers are slowly emerging which result in the repurposing of plastic bottles in a variety of applications including artificial grass and home décor.…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:29

CANSA rejects Canola Oil chain e-mail

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The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has rejected the chain e-mail regarding Canola oil as false and asks members of the public to reject and delete this fraudulent e-mail and not to pass it on. “This e-mail constitutes industrial sabotage and attempts to rubbish an excellent…
Boasting the Mr. May spot on Cosmopolitan magazine’s ‘Sexiest SA Men 2009’ calendar, Vincent Ntunja has been chosen as the next brand ambassador for South Africa’s leading footwear brand, BRONX. Born in Gugulethu, Cape Town, 28-year-old Vincent is a full-time model and TV presenter by profession, whilst studying…
South Africa’s Addiction Action Campaign (AAC) has congratulated SAB Miller on its stance against underage drinking, driving while drunk and foetal alcohol syndrome. However, this is only the first step, warned the AAC’s chairman, Warren Whitfield, saying companies profiting from the sale of alcohol need to plough much…
As smoking laws place more restrictions on when and where one can smoke, electronic cigarettes are becoming the preferred alternative, offering smokers the opportunity to cut down on the harmful chemicals that they inhale and emit while successfully avoiding prosecution. Smokers of tobacco cigarettes in South Africa will…
Saturday, 23 July 2011 14:29

Floating hotels come to SA for 2010

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Two of the world’s biggest and most luxurious cruise ships will dock at South Africa’s harbours during the FIFA 2010 World Cup, bringing tourists to experience South Africa’s culture and passion for soccer. Two vessels, each with more than 950 cabins, will head for Durban harbour and…
South African artists will address the fight against cancer at an exhibition in October in a show of support for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). CANSA will host its fourth group art exhibition with the theme ‘Cancer a 2nd Chance’ at the William Humphreys Art…
Amidst unrest in South Africa’s clothing and textile industry, a rural project in North West Province is receiving international interest for its haute-couture styling using recyclable waste products. For most South Africans, Ikopeleng village is nothing more than an unknown place in South Africa. Located next to…
In a bid to educate and empower South Africans and eradicate the spread of disease, rugby star Bryan Habana and over 1,800 children will attempt to break the existing Guinness World Records (TM) total of the most people washing their hands at the same time, in the same place.…
It’s a record! In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, Bryan Habana together with 1,802 students from Edenglen and Eastleigh Primary Schools (in Gauteng) set a new Guinness World Records’TM total for the largest number of people washing their hands in a single venue. What’s more, each one…
South Africans can look forward to a rash of moustaches on the faces of South African men for the month of November this year as ‘Movember’, the internationally acclaimed charity initiative that aims to change the face of men’s health, launches to raise funds for the Cancer Association of…
The New loveLife Trust has launched its annual Gauge of HIV Prevention for 2009. The Gauge is unique in that it brings together all published information about the current state of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, based on both national and local studies – and identifies the top…

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