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Xaba packs, and unpacks, help

The dancer has first-hand experience of what well-meaning assistance often demands from the recipient making a compelling case for a new show

Voters condemn food parcels during election campaigns

A large section of the electorate feels handouts are tantamount to vote buying – except for the perception that the practice is not that effective.

Malawi drought: “I’m pregnant, but I’ve got nothing to eat.”

Some rain has fallen yet crop yields are still expected to be poor, but aid programmes have opened the door to a more sustainable future.

Horrific scale of hunger cries out for action

Poor nutrition not only costs individuals dearly by stunting their potential, but the country too.

Zimbabwe’s embattled NGO sector feels pinch

Charitable bodies are reeling from the global financial crisis as donor aid slows to a trickle.

UN cuts food aid for one million Zimbabweans

Around a million poor Zimbabweans face hunger after the UN World Food Programme announced it was cutting food rations due to a cash crunch.

Trickle of aid brings some hope to desperate CAR

Refugees at the Bangui airport camp gained some respite in the form of food, buckets and tarpaulins after supplies were cut off for three weeks.

Reports say food aid only reaches Zanu-PF supporters

Independent surveys have revealed partisan distribution of food relief in Zimbabwe, where more than 2.2-million people are urgently in need of food.

Grassroots shift reaps resilient crop

Finance institutions and aid groups have begun changing their focus in Africa to smaller-scale systems that help to make farmers more independent.

Red Cross banned from al-Shabaab controlled areas in Somalia

Al-Shabaab's ban on one of the few agencies still operating in Somalia could deprive hundreds of thousands of people of critical food aid.

Africa can feed itself — and it should

The opportunities are there and leaders must work together to make them bear fruit.

Millions of lives threatened in the Horn of Africa

Across the Horn of Africa, a fierce drought is forcing more than 10-million people to rely on emergency food aid, up from a forecast of six-million.

Minister: North Korea pleading for food aid

North Korea has stepped up calls for international food aid amid shortages caused by its economic mismanagement and military spending.

Greener and leaner

The world food crisis is a tragedy frequently and passionately foretold. For years food experts warned that chronic under-investment in agriculture in developing countries, by governments and donors alike, would one day spell disaster.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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