Social development

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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valley, cate ridge, kwazulu-natal

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.

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under- invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.

Non-income poverty levels drop in democratic South Africa

South Africans are generally better off today than they were in 1993, according to a new research paper that looks at non-income welfare. The paper examines public and private assets, as well as educational attainment, to understand the improvement in South Africans' well-being.

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