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Umalusi raises alarm over proliferation of bogus online schools

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 19:08

Umalusi is concerned about the mushrooming of bogus online schools, as well as the increase in the reported cases of fake certificates being sold to unsuspecting members of the public. Umalusi is responsible for setting and monitoring standards for general and further education and training in South Africa. It is also responsible for the certification […]

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SPAR Proteas gear up to shine at Netball World Cup 2023

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 18:30

The SPAR Proteas have their heads in the game ahead of the Netball World Cup 2023. As South Africa’s netball team, SPAR Proteas, takes on the rest of the world at the Netball World Cup 2023 (NWC2023), the players have encouraged fans to work hard if they want to follow in their footsteps. ALSO READ: LIVE […]

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Limpopo framer thrives against all odds

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 17:33

Judith Mabitsela’s farming cooperative is still going strong despite harsh weather conditions, COVID-19 and criminals. A passionate Limpopo farmer is determined to reap the rewards of her hard work despite the many challenges she faces. ALSO READ: Impeding El Nino no greater cause for alarm for farmers Judith Mabitsela (52) is the woman behind Tseditala Farming […]

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Paris summit emphasizes urgent development financing need

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 15:21

From the Union Buildings For two days, several world leaders gathered in Paris, France for a global summit on financing development and climate action in developing economies. ALSO READ: She’s back: Ndabeni-Abrahams to deliver keynote speech at global summit While such international summits may seem like a world apart from the daily challenges that South Africans face – […]

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Kabela Chabalala: Empowering boys to end gender-based violence

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 12:55

Kabelo Chabalala (32) of Pankop in Mpumalanga is helping fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by mentoring boys. Chabalala started the Young Men Movement (YMM) in 2016 to provide guidance to young boys, especially those who do not have the support of a father, as they navigate life. ALSO READ: Women’s Day: R141 million pledged for GBVF […]

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Soccer pro’s transplant triumph sparks call for Organ donors

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 11:35

Become an organ donor and save lives In 2016, Kopeli Mosoatsi, a former professional soccer player, received the devastating news that he had kidney failure and needed a kidney transplant from a suitable organ donor. What followed was a six-year wait for a suitable kidney to be found, which eventually happened last year. “I cried […]

Marikana agri training

Marikana residents thrive with agri training and employment

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 02-08-23 09:35

Agricultural training is helping residents of the mining town to earn an income and improve their quality of life. Residents of the mining town of Marikana in North West are earning an income and gaining skills, thanks to the Social Employment Fund (SEF) programme. The Mineworkers Development Agency’s (MDA) Agri-Hub forged a partnership with, Sibanye-Stillwater and Rand […]

Farms in cities: new study offers planners and growers food for thought

Abalimi Cooperative empowers youth, fights poverty in KZN

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 28-07-23 17:14

When the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) conducted a workshop in the Mpofana Local Municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal in 2019 to encourage young people to start household gardens in their communities, a group of five friends decided to start a cooperative called Abalimi after the training. ALSO READ: Kenya must turn to irrigation-based […]

Nelson Mandela’s legacy is taking a battering because of the dismal state of South Africa

Nelson Mandela Foundation calls for global climate action

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 28-07-23 17:07

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has called on the world to unite and act against climate change and food insecurity by planting trees, establishing or working in community and home-based food gardens as part of Mandela Day 2023. ALSO READ: Climate change-related cases rise as people fight global warming Chief Operating Officer of the Green Development Foundation, Talifhani […]

AVBOB literacy campaign

AVBOB’s Road to Literacy campaign empowers rural school

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 28-07-23 16:18

With every turn of a page there is a universe of possibilities, waiting to be explored by a reader. This is according to Shane Liebenberg, a librarian at the Hantam Community Education Trust (HCET) in the rural Great Karoo, Northern Cape. ALSO READ: Rural South African woman turns to recycling to support family The HCET runs an early […]

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Nelson Dumakude: Turns plastic waste into decorative furniture

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 28-07-23 09:29

While the floods that battered large parts of KwaZulu-Natal in 2022 caused damage amounting to billions of rands and claimed lives, the event also opened the doors of opportunity for a despondent young man. ALSO READ: E-waste company revolutionizes electronic recycling in SA In just over a year after those fateful events, the 34-year-old went from […]

Digital Migration

Government embraces dual-step strategy for digital migration

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 18:04

The government has resolved to adopt a two-step approach in implementing the analogue switch-off as part of the Broadcast Digital Migration programme. ALSO READ: Villagers express concerns over migration to digital television “This approach is expected to be a win-win approach that will enable analogue switch-off progress, release spectrum and allow key stakeholders to recover from […]

BMW invests in SA

BMW commits R4.2 billion investment in SA

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 16:45

From the Union Buildings As countries around the world work to reduce carbon emissions, there is great potential for South Africa to establish and develop new industries. ALSO READ: SA’s Lawrence storms to BMW title in Germany We have said that our transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy must be just and inclusive. We […]

How buying local boosts job creation and elevates SA’s economy

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 16:15

Boikano Sikwane (46) believes that it is important for South Africans to buy locally produced goods so that more jobs can be created and the economy can improve. ALSO READ: Government funding: Millions set aside for youth entrepreneurship in KZN Sikwane is the owner of Chuck Chilli, a proudly South African company that produces a chilli […]

Bakgatla Grain Project

Youth-owned agricultural cooperative Bakgatla Grain Project transforms lives

By GCIS Vuk’uzenzele 27-07-23 15:24

A youth-owned agricultural cooperative is helping to end poverty and unemployment in Marapyane, in Mpumalanga, by producing grain and vegetables. Bakgatla Grain Project is a youth initiative with six members who want to improve the lives of Marapyane residents, especially women and youth who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. ALSO READ: Making farming fashionable “We plant maize […]

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