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Hunger, death and safer births in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Find out how countries around the world are getting mothers to book in for better births starting right here close to home

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall late Thursday in Cabo Delgado province, packing wind gusts of up to 220 kilometres per hour

SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report

​South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices

$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid

Drought in Southern Africa now affects approximately half of Zimbabwe's population in rural areas.

Sub-Saharan Africans worst affected by undernourishment

Africa is lagging behind in tackling hunger with reports showing that over 25% of Africa’s population suffer from acute undernourishment.

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.

UN pushes Syria on humanitarian mission

The UN hopes to get permission from the Syrian government to send more aid workers to help at least 1-million people in need of urgent assistance.

Zim could be months away from a food shortage

The UN World Food Programme has warned Zimbabwe is months away from a food shortage, which could see over a million people unable to feed themselves.

Red tape delays UN relief to Horn of Africa

The WFP's first delivery of aid to Somalia was delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya -- slowing relief efforts for millions hit by drought.

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa