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.
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.
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.
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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