Yearly Archives: 2010

Rock climbing in South Africa

Guide to rock climbing in South Africa

The cliffs are big, wild, often remote - and still being discovered. And it's a climate for being out in. South Africa offers some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the world. Gear up, chalk up, and start cranking!
IFC calls for private fixed investment

Eskom CEO on sustainability council

South African Brian Dames, CEO of state power company Eskom, has been appointed to the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
South Africa secures World Bank loan

Moody’s ratings upgrade for Eskom

Ratings agency Moody's has lifted the outlook on Eskom's senior unsecured bonds from negative to stable, citing the power utility's continued shift towards cost-reflective tariffs and the strong support it enjoys from its shareholder, the South African government.
Kruger Park's mopani worm harvest

Kruger Park’s mopani worm harvest

South Africa's Kruger National Park has launched a pilot project allowing local community members to harvest mopani worms in a closely monitored, sustainable way.
Team South Africa 5th in New Delhi

More SA sporting highlights of 2010

Fifth place for Team SA at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Boston Marathon title number nine for Ernst van Dyk. A Guinness World Record for the Comrades Marathon ... Brad Morgan continues his wrap-up of the South African sporting year that was.
On the trail of the Big Five

On the trail of the Big Five

Chris Thurman visits Exeter River Lodge in the Sabi Sand private game reserve in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, and has a bush experience different to any that he's enjoyed before.

Buffalo City empowers hawkers

The Buffalo City Municipality has helped 90 informal traders to run their businesses more efficiently by training them in skills such as basic bookkeeping, marketing and customer care, and stock control.
South Africa to create 5-million new jobs

Voyage’s end for Agulhas

An era is set to end in early 2012 with the retirement of the SA Agulhas, South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel, after more than 30 years of servicing the country’s three Southern Ocean and Antarctica research bases.
SA scientist lauded for polar work

Football for Hope in Mali

Football for Hope in Mali

Herekoura, literally translated, means "new happiness" in Bambara, the principle language of Mali, and this is how the locals felt about the recent opening of the Football for Hope centre in Baguineda - the fourth of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Christmas caring packed in a shoebox

Christmas caring packed in a shoebox

Thanks to an innovative community project, some of South Africa's underprivileged children will be able to experience the joy of Christmas.

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