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Surika Van Schalkwyk

Surika Van Schalkwyk

    The nation's unsung heroes
    The nation's unsung heroes
    Grandmothers are the glue that binds many South African communities.
    Tiger launches new biodegradable plastic
    Tiger launches new biodegradable plastic
    In what seems to be an environmental breakthrough, Tiger Brands's biggest user of packaging, Albany Bakeries, launched biodegradable plastic bread...
    Conditions remain dire in xenophobia camps
    Conditions remain dire in xenophobia camps
    More than a month after xenophobic attacks shook Gauteng, the feeling of desperation among thousands of foreigners housed at temporary shelters in...
    Eskom behind 'diesel use soaring'
    Eskom behind 'diesel use soaring'
    South African motorists are trimming their petrol use -- sales are up by a mere 1,1% over the past two years, but diesel use, driven by home...
    Farmers hobbled by high input costs
    Farmers hobbled by high input costs
    Food prices are expected to rise rapidly in the next year because farmers are planting less as input costs escalate.
    Throwing convention out the box
    Throwing convention out the box
    Companies and organisations with innovative environmental strategies that improve business performance: Out of the Box
    Increase in abandoned babies
    Increase in abandoned babies
    Welfare workers are picking up an alarming increase in the number of abandoned babies, seeing in it the effects of growing economic distress -- and...
    Cold comfort for displaced foreigners
    Cold comfort for displaced foreigners
    It's freezing cold under a grey sky. Discarded pictures from a child's colouring book swirl in the wind. A whistle blows and hundreds of people...
    'Shelters', not camps, for foreigners
    'Shelters', not camps, for foreigners
    The Department of Home Affairs said on Wednesday it planned to establish shelters for foreigners who have fled xenophobic attacks over the last two...
    'I saw my friend being killed in front of me'
    'I saw my friend being killed in front of me'
    Regina Chinyandi (21), of Zimbabwe, arrived at the Alexandra police station on Monday with her one-day-old baby, Prince, wrapped in a napkin. Upon...
    Out of the field
    Out of the field
    Alarming figures from the Department of Labour show a shortage of 220 000 farm workers on South Africa's farms.
    Food vs land reform
    Food vs land reform
    Experts say the often chaotic land reform programme has compromised food production: white farmers facing land claims are reluctant to plant crops,...