Growing the organic business

The demand for food produced in a natural and environmentally-friendly way is increasing rapidly, and a Swiss company’s healthy investment in organic produce is set to benefit farmers in South Africa.

Backsberg’s ‘green’ wine

Red or white wine? At Backsberg Wine Cellars there’s another choice: green. The South African winery is one of only five wine producers in the world making carbon-neutral wines, offsetting its CO2 emissions by planting thousands of trees.

Food security starts at home

Rural development organisation Is’Baya – meaning "homestead" – is helping rural Eastern Cape villages become self-sustaining by teaching them to cultivate high-value crops on their previously unproductive land.

New laws to cure health costs

The government is addressing the escalating cost of private health care services with new legislation aimed at ensuring that all South Africans have access to affordable health care.

Transforming lives through sport

Hoops 4 Hope uses sport to grab children’s interest, and once they’ve got that attention they empower them with life skills that allow them to deal with the challenges that they face daily.

It starts with you

It starts with you, says Movement for Good, a campaign that encourages citizens to take responsibility for making South Africa a country we all want to live in.

Celebrating 14 years of freedom

On 27 April 1994 the world watched in awe as South Africans voted in the very first democratic elections. This year, South Africans commemorate 14 years of freedom with an array of planned events.

Green airline goes greener, one of South Africa’s successful low-cost airlines, is not only green in livery but green in purpose, as it launches Project Green, its environmental greening initiative.

Soweto’s state-of-the-art library

The newly refurbished Jabavu library in Soweto, South Africa’s largest township, is a state-of the-art facility housed in the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre, which has been resurrected 30 years after it was vandalised during the 1976 students’ uprising.

The great granny revolution

A group of Canadian grandmothers have formed a remarkable partnership with other grandmothers in the South African township of Alexandra, women forced by the Aids-related deaths of their own children to return to parenting, raising their orphaned grandchildren.


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