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South Africa tackles water issues

Scientists agree that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis, although the issue is more quality and quantity, they point out. The government is looking at a range of solutions, and has issued a tender to develop an Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy.

CSIR steps in to help make a change

agriculture---thumbThe young environmental management scientists of the CSIR's Special Needs and Skills Development Programme work to help disadvantaged small businesses and rural communities, giving them top-quality professional services for free.

Halaal food park on cards for South Africa

The government of the Western Cape has plans to establish a R1-billion halaal agri-processing food park to capitalise on the multitrillion-dollar global halaal market. The park will be a cluster of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry.

South Africans are ready for action

research---thumbWhile South Africa is building a new nation, solutions and new and inspiring ways of engaging with problems and challenges, are paramount.

Obama’s visit to strengthen United States ties to East Africa

As US President Barack Obama makes an official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia next week, the two East African nations will have a chance to use the media spotlight to showcase the investment opportunities they offer. The US, in turn, could also gain from the trip.

Western Cape plans Mandela heritage route

The route, falling under the province's Project Khulisa growth strategy, will take in Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison, Drakenstein Correctional Centre, City Hall and Parliament. It is expected to increase the economic contribution of the tourism sector by about R10-billion.

A working effort to improve SA’s competitiveness

 Despite the current challenges which are impacting negatively on the country’s economic growth and outlook, Brand South Africa is cognisant that the implementation of the National Development Plan and its supporting plans.

SAA to screen African films on long haul flights

The African Choices Film Festival will screen a host of African films on South African Airways' wide-body flights in- and outbound. On the programme are films from several African countries, with more to be added. They will showcase Africa to a wider audience, says SAA.

Gogos kick butt for Mandela Day

relate_bracelets_thumbnail A group of celebrities had a good-natured Bead Off with the pensioners who make the Relate Bracelets – and were soundly beaten. The bracelets are made for charity, and the annual competition was a Mandela Day initiative.

Earn Gems by playing your part for Madiba

gem article thumbTo mark Mandela Month, Brand South Africa has partnered with the exciting new Gem project, an online platform where people get real rewards for their good deeds. The partnership forms part of the organisation's Play Your Part for Madiba campaign, launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation today.