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

Thursday, 28 August 2014

FNB simplifies eBucks rewards for its customers in annual review

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Monday, 25 August 2014

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Kathrada turns 85 - celebrating a lifetime of activism

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Local innovations compete for R1 million prize in SAB Foundation Awards

Monday, 18 August 2014

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

Monday, 18 August 2014

Kulula partners with the Children's Hospital Trust

Friday, 15 August 2014

Estcourt Meals on Wheels to uplift the local community

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Monday, 11 August 2014

SayXchange Youth Exchange programme 2014 kicks off

Friday, 08 August 2014

Investment environment key to closing Africa's energy gap, says Standard Bank

Thursday, 07 August 2014

M-Net and DStv to launch two new premium channels

Thursday, 07 August 2014

The Totalsports Ladies Race in Stellebosch and Johannesburg to support PinkDrive

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

BACSA leads Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Technology

Monday, 04 August 2014

Tshwane connects millions with free Wi-Fi

Friday, 01 August 2014

FNB Scoops Strongest Brand title in the Brand Finance Survey

Friday, 01 August 2014

South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

SA launches one of continent's largest wind farms in Jeffrey's Bay

Monday, 28 July 2014

FNB giving away 1 million eBucks to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their banking app

Friday, 25 July 2014

Master Card introduces a secure online shopping checkout to SA

Monday, 21 July 2014

FNB Property Barometer forecasts a rise in foreign sales of SA property

Monday, 21 July 2014

Nelson Mandela Foundation sends condolences on the passing of Nadine Gordimer

Friday, 18 July 2014

V&A Waterfront to honor Madiba with a daily celebration of Mandela's life during July

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

South African to Lead Global Internal Audit Organisation

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Department of Transport Promises Investment in Infrastructure to Fuel Economic Growth

Monday, 14 July 2014

FNB Fund offers social and psychological support for tertiary bursary students

Friday, 11 July 2014

News24Live - South Africa's first online news video channel launches

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Jozi African Talent Speed Dating Event

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Man to spend month living entirely off R1 coins

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Wesbank sets out to educate and inform customers

Monday, 07 July 2014

New app to virtually map the creative industry in Cape Town

Monday, 07 July 2014

JHB academics to initiate an ambitious urban farming project

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Strong outlook for the South African franchise industry

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

A new South African website about lawyers and the law launched

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

Renewable energy to boost the Eastern Cape economy

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

FNB full service bank account cheapest in South Africa

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Table Mountain National Park to get major upgrade

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Make a difference this winter

Monday, 23 June 2014

Liberty hopes that a year's free cover will educate young

Monday, 23 June 2014

MTN ranked as one of the top sustainable global companies

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Military Veterans Get Free Services

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Helping a Mama out. How the Humble Refuse Bag is Feeding Families.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Free Wifi for South Africa's Taxi Commuters

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

School children receive bicycles by the MTN Foundation

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Investors still love South Africa

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Cape Town Rated as the most beautiful city in the world

Monday, 09 June 2014

O.R. Tambo International kicks off its annual Fire and Safety Winter Warmer Campaign

Monday, 09 June 2014

Durban rated as one of the world's most underrated cities by CNN

Thursday, 05 June 2014

Ripples for Good to continue community projects in KZN schools

Monday, 02 June 2014

Cape Town Development and ECD Directorate to invest nearly R16 million for access to education

Monday, 02 June 2014

SA hospitality businesses awarded Certificate of Excellence

Monday, 02 June 2014

Stellenbosch Wine Routes makes Drinks Business Awards cut again

Monday, 02 June 2014

Amarula: Hitting that sweet spot and doing good at the same time

Monday, 02 June 2014

Do It Yourself

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Two of the largest solar energy plants in South Africa come Online

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A feather in cap for UCT's high quality research

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Western Cape Company gets national listing with Walmart Sams Club Brazil

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Shear delight as SA tops world

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

You Can Do Better

Monday, 26 May 2014

Weekly Blog

A Poem, a Tribute to SA Good News

Author: Anthony Fox
Wednesday, 27 August 2014

No coat of arms but a heavy burden on his shoulders. He carried the hopes and dreams of a great multitude.

Travel Blog

Lessons learnt in Vietnam

Author: Simon Ellis
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

article thumbnail I think we can all take a leaf out of the Vietnamese book of smiles. Never have I come across a race so inviting and so friendly despite the hardships they have had to overcome.

Stories of Help

Showing Love Can Help - Heartbeat

Thursday, 19 June 2014

When Heartbeat was founded, it was estimated that by 2015 almost 6 million children would have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The overwhelming challenge of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children has placed a grave burden on communities. Heartbeat is dedicated to ease the burden on these children and provide them with material and emotional support.

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