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Concern over Israeli take-over of South African dairy

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation, BDS South Africa, have received several reports concerning the intended take-over of Clover from a group of companies led by Israel’s Central Bottling Company (CBC). CBC together with several smaller partners (including the South African firm Brimstone) have formed a company called MilCo which intend to buy out Clover for R4.8 Billion. If the deal proceeds, Israel’s CBC will take control of 59.5% of the South African milk and dairy company (click here).

4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth

A recent report commissioned by Siemens revealed that the adoption of digitalisation in industrial sectors, ranging from transport to manufacturing, could potentially add R4-trillion to the African economy by 2026. And South Africa emerged as the country with the highest potential to drive this innovation. What lacked however, is the skilled workforce needed to tap into this market.

#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble

According to a national research study released in October 2017, Civil Society in South Africa, the number of registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) was 145,152 in October 2015. The Department of Social Development (DSA), which supplied these figures, indicated that numbers of registered NPOs "increase daily". In fact, more recent DSA statistics put the number of NPOs at 201,644.

Hands-on Learning Issue 13 – How not to trip up on the digital highway: Lessons from social innovators developing e-platforms

Almost every household in South Africa has access to a mobile phone. This has transformed the face of social development, with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) embracing mobile technology to connect with their target audiences. In this learning brief, we explore the diverse opportunities – but also challenges – that come with using mobile platforms to drive social change.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE LEARNING : Mobile Technology

How not to trip up on the digital highway: Lessons from social innovators developing e-platforms.

Almost every household in South Africa has access to a mobile phone. This has transformed the face of social development, with many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) embracing mobile technology to connect with their target audiences. In this learning brief, we explore the diverse opportunities – but also challenges – that come with using mobile platforms to drive social change.

Mapping out the mobile space in SA: Mobi sites, mobile apps and bypassing the high cost of data.

SA connect reaches Limpopo

The Department of Communications (DOC) and state entity Broadband Infraco are working together to rollout broadband services in Limpopo's Vhembe district.

According to the DOC, the broadband project forms part of SA Connect and its vision to build capable skills for the impending fourth industrial revolution.

Led by Pinky Kekana, DOC deputy minister, the broadband project in Limpopo will connect four public facilities, provide ICT equipment to three schools, as well as introduce a cyber-security outreach programme in that area, according to the department.

Let's protect SA from corruption: President

30 January 2019 

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said corruption in government and in business must be harshly dealt with.

President Ramaphosa was responding to a report that listed South Africa among the countries with the highest corruption levels.South Africa ranked 73rd out of 180 countries that participated in a Transparency International (TI) survey - which ranks participating countries according to their perceived levels of corruption in the public sector.

Kamva Lengisi tops Engen Maths and Science School’s Cala class

The personal success of Kamva Lengisi, the top matric at the Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) in Cala in the rural Eastern Cape, will be South Africa’s gain, as he plans to attend Nelson Mandela University this year to chase his dream of becoming an engineer.
 
Kamva, 17, who attended Cala Village Senior Secondary and grew up in Cala, joined the EMSS programme in grade 11. He beat 59 fellow matrics at the end of last year to take the top spot in the Cala EMSS class, scoring three distinctions overall, including 80% for maths.
 

Take part in World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) on Friday, 1st February 2019

Every year Nal’ibali celebrates WRAD by issuing a brand-new story in all 11 official SA languages before asking adults to join them in reading it out loud to children on the day. Last year we read aloud to just over 1 million children and this year we hope to reach 1.5 million! Nal’ibali encourages South Africans to read aloud on WRAD to children in their mother tongue. You can download the official story – free of charge – in any of the official languages from the website: www/nalibali.org or www.nalibali.mobi
 
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