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African products sold online to fight malaria

Buying a pair of shweshwe pyjama pants – they come in five Afro-inspired colours – will help to keep families in Mozambique safe from malaria. The idea is that making a difference is as easy as sleeping, says Goodbye Malaria. Cash raised is used for spraying homes to kill Anopheles mosquitoes.

Call for harsher sentences for abusers

16 Days ends with a call on men

"We must understand how our own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence," Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of Arts and Culture, at an event in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, to mark the end of this year's 16 Days of Activism campaign.

‘We must all join hands to fight crime’ – Mapisa-Nqakula

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, urges South Africans to be vigilant this festive season to prevent crime and ensure our safety....
South Africa pulls up its sleeves in fight against Ebola

South Africa pulls up its sleeves in fight against Ebola

From running a laboratory in Sierra Leone to diagnose suspected Ebola patients to raising more than R50-million to help fight the outbreak in West Africa, South Africa is playing its part in the international fight against the deadly viral disease.
South Africa takes the green road

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa is taking bold steps to fight climate change, from investing heavily in the green economy to promoting renewable energy resources and green building practices. Its focus is heavily underlined by its development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation, which has a key focus on the sector.
Motsepe donates US$1-million to the fight against Ebola

Motsepe donates US$1-million to the fight against Ebola

South African billionaire and mining guru Patrice Motsepe has donated US$1-million to the fight against Ebola in Guinea, one of the three West African countries affected by the epidemic.
Call on private sector to help fight Ebola

Call on private sector to help fight Ebola

South African companies can donate cash to the Ebola Response Fund or offer goods and services to help fight the spread of Ebola in East Africa.
New solutions for water conservation

Mayors, councillors ‘must lead war on water leaks’

Mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leakages in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said during a visit to KwaMashu Township in Durban on Tuesday as part of the government's War on Water Leaks campaign.

Buffett’s multimillion-dollar boost to the fight for rhinos

US philanthropist Howard G Buffet, the elder son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has pledged nearly $24-million for a high-tech three-year initiative to fight rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park and test tactics that could be used against armed militia elsewhere in Africa.

From Mdantsane to the world: The Eastern Cape’s champion boxers

The sleepy town coastal of East London is one of the poorest metropoles in South Africa - and the townships around it are even poorer. Yet this tiny part of South Africa has produced some of the country's - and the world's - greatest boxing champions. Shamin Chibba found out why.

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