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Trailblazing in rural upliftment

Sierra Leone’s ‘peace diamond’ dividend slow in coming

The idea of handing the diamond over to the government to sell was that it would generate money to be put back into developing the local community

To merge, or to close down

When the 2008 financial crisis hit, we anticipated an immediate and significant negative effect on SA's non-profit sector, writes Tracey Henry.

Safety net spurs grassroots growth

A national strategy is teaching communities basic skills and putting food on the table.

A high-tech eye in the sky to guide people out of poverty

Where poverty persists it is not only social development that is at risk, but the democratic process itself.

Taking up the challenge of poverty

Programmes must be based on advancing the 'power and rights of women, girls and other poor and excluded people'.

Helping people to help themselves

Winner -- Enterprise Development Award: First National Bank's Hogan Technology.

Banking on volunteers to make an impact

Winner -- Best Corporate Employee Involvement Programme Award: FirstRand.

Engineering new concepts

KwaZulu-Natal-born Bridgette Gasa's passion for architecture and the built environment was ignited during her matric year.

Change agent for a sustainable future

Since 1984 Dr Nosisa Matsiliza, student of medical biochemistry and dietician, has been working to ensure that SA's youth receive an education.

Let communities drive universities of technology

It is not fashionable in our country to look for lessons from the rest of mother continent Africa.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention