Social development

Wind-up heart rate monitor will help save Africa's babies

A unique clinical innovation developed by South African non-profit PowerFree Education Technology aimed at helping to curb high rates of infant mortality across Africa is being fine tuned and commercialised through a partnership with global technology firm Royal Philips.

Health care in South Africa

Beyond Sport Global Summit set for SA

The annual global gathering of Beyond Sport, an international organisation using sport for social change, is set to take place in South Africa in late October with a range of high-profile speakers.


Govt, mining companies to partner on improved housing

The government is to partner with the mining industry to further improve the housing and living conditions of mine workers in the country, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced at the third annual Mining Lekgotla gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday.


Cape Town opens 'transformative' skate park

An award-winning project has transformed a redundant space under a bypass in Cape Town's city centre into a vibrant, community-led skate park. "You can already see it breaking down barriers," the National Skate Collective's Marco Morgan told a city newspaper at the park's opening on Saturday.

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