• 16 Days of Activism against abuse

    16 Days of Activism against abuse

    Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.

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    South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

    Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be appropriately and safely restrained.

  • The Jasper solar plant in the Northern Province, South Africa.

    South Africa opens its biggest solar plant

    A new solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Province can produce 180000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to power up 80000 homes. The Jasper plant was completed two months ahead of schedule and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.

  • Cape Town rolls out free Wi-Fi in public buildings

    By June 2015, the City of Cape Town plans to have connected 61 public buildings and public access hot spots with free Wi-Fi as part of its R1.3-billion seven-year broadband network strategy.

  • Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

    The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

  • African vessels inspire contemporary artists

    The history of clay is as old as humanity. In Africa, the tradition has been pit-fired vessels, and in a move to motivate contemporary artists to draw on their African roots, Iziko Museums have curated an inspired exhibition that prompted a new series of stamps from the South African Post Office.

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Reduce vulnerability to increase competitiveness

Lynette NtuliAs South Africa begins the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Play Your Part ambassador Lynette Ntuli argues that reducing women's vulnerability in society will free them up to contribute to a globally competitive economy.

Minister to boost technical colleges

TVET---thumbChange is in the wind for technical and vocational education and training colleges, which are seen as crucial for building skills needed in the workplace and for economic progress. "Aligning our colleges and their programmes to the world of work is no longer negotiable," says Nzimande.

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