Social development

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

One of the ways to protect children from abuse is to make use of the National Child Protection Register. Employers should check the register before they hire people who will work with children, the government has advised at the start of Youth Month.

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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.


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.

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