Social development

No-budget movie reveals the heart of Mitchells Plain

Change starts in the heart. That's the message of Mitchells Plain: The Movie, a new film starring amateur actors drawn from the township. Producer Robin Van der Byl hopes audiences will see beyond his home town's reputation of violence and poverty.

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South Africa invests in land rehabilitation

The Department of Environmental Affairs has bankrolled a multimillion-rand land rehabilitation project in Nquthu in KwaZulu-Natal. This project focuses on protection of grasslands and combats desertification. It also employs nearly 200 people in the rural area.


South African family opens home to refugees

A KwaZulu-Natal family has taken in 143 foreign nationals who were displaced by the xenophobic attacks in the province earlier this year after the last temporary camp set up for them was closed. The Wartnaby family is appealing for donations of household items for the refugees.


Community will benefit from wind farm

Just Energy and InnoWind with small-holder land owners and farmers are building a wind farm using a unique business model that re-invests a substantial portion of the revenues earned from developing the project back into equity for the local community to own.

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