Environment

Bioregional: One Planet Cities Integrator / Project Officer

Bioregional SA is a sustainability NPO that champions One Planet Living in the country and use of a Sustainability Action Planning framework and is currently leading on Durban’s involvement with the One Planet Cities project.

Bioregional South Africa seeks to appoint an Environmental Integrator to be based in Westville, Durban.

White Zim farmers accept R238m interim payment for land compensation

8 April 2018 
 

Former white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe who had their land expropriated under the fast track land reform programme in the early 2000's have accepted government's offer of an interim payment of RTGS$53m (R238m at current exchange rates).

In 2000 Zimbabwe expropriated land from white commercial farmers without compensation and distributed it to landless black people and the connected elite, who now own multiple farms.
 

 

South Africa sends extra donations to cyclone-hit Mozambiqu

10 April 2019

South African security forces and health services on Tuesday sent material relief to its neighbours hit by the devastating cyclone that ravaged parts of southern Africa in March 2019.

The donations were specifically to Mozambique and Malawi with the relief mission consisting of the army, police and department of health flying to both countries with what was food and material relief.

Time to get personal about our privacy

I'm not saying this as a scare tactic. Rather, it's a reality of the world in which we live, where almost any service we use runs on our personal data. There is a due call for more accountability from businesses and governments on how personal data is used, which has led to laws like POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). But the regulations can only go so far, and it's important for consumers to understand and take control of their personal data.

Legit tobacco companies’ tax records

 

10 April 2019 
 

Tobacco Institute of South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe has defended the institute’s member companies, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa.

Van der Merwe was speaking to Fin24 earlier this week after the Sunday Times reported that SARS was pursuing British American Tobacco South Africa for unpaid taxes.
 

Cyclone Idai: The girl who was born in a mango tree

3 April 2019 
 
Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. But amid the horror are also stories of strength, resilience and survival. Like this one, about a pregnant woman who saved her son from the floods, and then, while clinging on for dear life in the branches of a mango tree, gave birth to her new daughter.
 

Lesufi ready to 'pounce'

4 April 2019
 

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday said he battled to finish watching the video of a young child being beaten by her teacher as she forced the child to clean up her own vomit.

The 1.38-minute video has gone viral on social media. It shows the teacher lowering the denim jeans of the child before she gives her a couple of smacks on the buttocks.

The child, who is crying softly, looks up at the teacher as she continues to use a cloth to clean the small green plastic table in the classroom.
 

A place to call home

20 March 2019: Nobuhle Mohlala, who was raised at   SOS Children’s Villages Nelspruit, wrote an inspiring letter thanking SOS Children’s Villages SA for the loving home provided to her for more than 10 years.
 
Like many of the children who end up in SOS care, she and her siblings did not have an easy start to life. They had a terminally ill mother, who eventually died, and a father who was never involved in their upbringing.
 

DRC health officials trained to combat spread of Ebola

14 March 2019 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has increased efforts to address challenges in combating the deadly Ebola viral disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The world health body has begun training health workers to sensitize local communities about the virus, and to provide them with materials to fight the disease.

Dr. Alain Kakule Mangolopa and his team are at the forefront of the WHO Ebola response in the DRC as part of the infection prevention and control (IPC) task force.
 

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