Yearly Archives: 2010

SA miner wins major Russian contract

Measures to curb acid mine drainage

A team of experts advising the South African government on acid mine drainage has recommended a series of short-term measures to address the problem. The measures are benchmarked against countries that have experienced similar problems, such as Canada and the United States.
'Unprecedented' interest in Africa news

African trade ‘requires infrastructure’

The time has come for "concrete action" to develop Africa's infrastructure in order to raise the level of intra-African trade, South African President Jacob Zuma tells a Nepad Infrastructure Experts meeting in Pretoria.
Criminal justice revamp 'under way'

More police cars for rural areas

Crime-fighting initiatives in South Africa's rural areas have been given a major boost, with police getting over 1 000 additional vehicles to carry out their duties.
Greenpeace opens SA office

Standard lights up Tanzanian homes

South Africa's Standard Bank Group is to help replace kerosene lamps with hand-held LED lights in 1.5-million homes in Tanzania, funding the scheme by buying the carbon credits generated through the large-scale replacement of fossil fuel lighting.
Sasol on global sustainability index

Sasol buys into Canadian gas venture

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is to acquire a 50% stake in Canadian firm Talisman Energy's Farrell Creek shale gas assets, located in the Montney basin of British Columbia, for approximately C$1.05-billion (about R7.1-billion).
More money for health care

Global Fund helps SA fight HIV/Aids

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved US$302-million (about R2.06-billion) for South Africa, over a period of five years, for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/Aids and TB.

South Africa leads African data storing project

South Africa is at the forefront of an endeavour to beef up the African continent’s data collecting and storing capabilities.
New centre to foster science careers

Defeating malaria “within reach”

The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2010 shows the substantial progress made in malaria control and prevention in Africa and other high-risk regions, and outlines the work still needed for the disease's eventual elimination.
Malaria cases halved in SA

IDC funds empowered fish cannery

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.
Non-violence campaign kicks off in SA


SA, US sign HIV/Aids funding pact

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have signed a partnership framework that will guide future joint efforts to combat HIV/Aids in South Africa.


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