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One Click On Social Media To Feed Children In SA

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Italian-South Africans Celebrated at FNB Business Excellence Awards

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Star-Gazing Shrimp Discovered in Cape Town

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Google and IAB SA-Backed Digital Bootcamp for 18 to 25 year old South Africans

Friday, 21 November 2014

SA Woolworths 20-Week Sales Jump 48% On Australia Deal

Friday, 21 November 2014

Padraig Harrington Confirmed for Gary Player Invitational, Sun City

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Female Entrepreneurs On The Increase In SA

Monday, 17 November 2014

BEE Competitive Improvement Programme Hits The Right Note

Friday, 14 November 2014

New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

You can change the lives of vulnerable children through this mentorship programme

Friday, 07 November 2014

Water Treatment Works Upgrades to Accommodate Greater Demand

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Holiday Town Price Index Shows Further Improvement in 3rd Quarter

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Raw SA Talent Performs at TedXBerlin

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

SA-Born Player Wins LPGA Tour

Monday, 03 November 2014

Top SA Women Celebrated at Mbokodo Awards

Friday, 31 October 2014

SA Journalists Win CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

FNB to Process Applications for BEE Certificates

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

UKZN Solar Car Places Third Internationally in Sasol Solar Car Challenge

Monday, 27 October 2014

SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

SA Defence Industry Moves Into the Future

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Training Programme for Tavern Owners

Monday, 20 October 2014

South African, Adrian Saville, Wins International Teaching Award

Friday, 17 October 2014

We Salute You Watville Ithuseng Recycling Co-op Ltd

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

FNB Sponsors 2014 Aardklop National Arts Festival

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A Digital Solution Will FUEL Better Education for All

Monday, 13 October 2014

Computer Training on Wheels for Rural Communities

Friday, 10 October 2014

SAB Announce Winners of Annual Craft Brewers Championship

Thursday, 09 October 2014

BBC Radio Interview Changes Future for Soweto String Musicians

Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Western Cape celebrates 62% land reform success rate

Monday, 06 October 2014

Coca Cola and BT connect SA communities with free internet access

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

LexisNexis SA puts petal to the metal for charity

Monday, 29 September 2014

FNB launches Zimbabwe and Mozambique money transfers on their banking app

Friday, 26 September 2014

Boeing and South African Airways launch major aviation education project

Friday, 26 September 2014

SA business leaders open to innovation

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Improvement in SA supermarket customer satisfaction

Monday, 22 September 2014

Rhino Orphanage Campaign joins horns with Race the Rhino MTB for World Rhino Day

Friday, 19 September 2014

Is South Africa the best place to road trip in the world?

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

Monday, 15 September 2014

SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Monday, 15 September 2014

Introducing FNB business innovation awards

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Adoption story made into a music video campaign to help children

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Support the Sunflower Fund and save a life

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SAB Reintroduces intervention programme for men in local taverns

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Webhelp SA wins global award

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

FNB voted as top corporate bank

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

National Parks Week launched

Monday, 08 September 2014

Philips and the University of Johannesburg to launch high-tech Medical Simulation Lab

Friday, 05 September 2014

Gold for South Africa at the world rowing championship

Friday, 05 September 2014

New digital payment service for South Africa

Friday, 05 September 2014

FNB Volunteers to plant 100 trees for Gauteng schools during Arbor month

Friday, 05 September 2014

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

Monday, 25 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

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Kulula partners with the Children's Hospital Trust

Thursday, 14 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

Weekly Blog

Sanitary Towels and Education - The 80 Day Difference

Author: Justin Foxton
Tuesday, 18 November 2014

article thumbnail In my work in some 150 rural schools I ‘discovered’ an unanticipated ‘barrier’ regarding school attendance for young girls, often exacerbated by unhygienic, sometimes unprivate, toilet facilities – that of sanitary wear. Justin Foxton is a regular blogger on SA - the Good News, he describes the seriousness of the situation and urges us all to get involved.  It is our hope that NGO’s working in schools will make it their business to...

Travel Blog

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement - Some Lessons for SA

Author: Kathryn Pennington
Wednesday, 26 November 2014

article thumbnail The other day I went for a walk around Occupy Central in Hong Kong (HK) and found it a moving experience, the Umbrella Movement as they call it - NOT the Umbrella Revolution!   

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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Use-It: You Can Do Amazing Things With Waste!

article thumbnailEvery day, 6,000 tons of waste is thrown into Durban landfills: building materials, organic and electronic waste, paper, tires, etc. Most of this waste can be re-used or recycled at a local level to close the loop on the value chain. Use-It, a Durban-based company, aims to identify waste beneficiation in the eThekwini Municipal area that will help to divert waste from landfill and create employment in the green economy. Chris Whyte, managing director of Use-it, shows us how it...

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