The City of Cape Town will focus on opening up new opportunities for young people to help overcome substance abuse, gangsterism and unemployment.
Earlier this week, SchoolMedia invited hundreds of school children from the Johannesburg CBD to join the organisation on a ‘Clean City Campaign.’
If it is possible to transform a dead piece of grey gravel along a corporate building into a row of vegetable gardens abundantly delivering organic nourishment to hungry children attending a soup kitchen, then one can surely grow food almost anywhere?
Folk icon and activist Richie Havens has died after suffering a heart attack this morning. He was 72. Havens is best known as one of the standout artists from the original Woodstock festival and film, though his career went far beyond just that career-making performance.
The day is a special one – a day of celebration. It is young Clement’s 11th birthday and he is loving every minute of it.
Young scholars are invited to take part and write an article about the Sustainable Development Goals widely discussed in the context of the Rio+20 summit, to be published in mid 2013.
Two groups of Johannesburg pupils were hit by lightning this week, with many sustaining critical injuries.
Imagine not being able to smile, or even eat, drink or speak normally. One in about every 1000 babies are born with either a cleft lip or palate - which can easily be repaired by a one hour operation that will help these children lead normal and happy lives.
The CAN DO! Trekking for Trash duo, Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta, have reached the halfway point of the their seven month, 3000km trek across South Africa’s shoreline picking up litter and educating local communities about the importance of looking after the environment.
The workshop forms part of a global process leading up to an international Alternative Resources Summit in September 2013 that will seek to develop visions and strategies for future action.
The school year is starting in style for hundreds of Western Cape pupils whose anxious parents, unable to equip them with appropriate equipment, watched happily as the learners received funky pencil cases, chair bags and school backpacks recycled from old vinyl advertising billboards.
Sleep in sturdy tents with carpeted floors and thick mattresses, eat heartily from the gas and electricity supplied camp kitchen and clean up in the tented hot water showers and flush loos... and that's just the beginning.
As the World Bank strongly warns of the devastating effects of temperature rises and hopes for a ground-breaking COP18 outcome are low, the World Future Council concluded its 6th Annual General Meeting with a renewed commitment to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.
These events bring great local bands, DJs, comedy and theatre to entertain. With competitions, a healing space, green kids area, permaculture gardens and an open-mic wind and pedal-powered stage.
Chocolate may be one of those ‘guilty pleasures’, but now that 25% of the cocoa that Woolworths is sourcing for its boxed chocolate range is certified sustainable, you now have another reason for chocolate to make you feel good.
The Sustain our Africa Youth Summit was held last month at the V&A Waterfront. 187 eager learners from 4 of Greenpop’s top performing beneficiary schools came out for a day of green learning.
Did you know that a starfish feeds by pushing its stomach out through its mouth and placing it directly over its prey? Or that Columbus’ crabs are sky blue? These are some of the facts contained in a new children's marine guide by Stellenbosch University marine biologist Dr Sophie von der Heyden.
The names of the winning schools that entered the sixth annual Clean-Up & Recycle Competition have now been announced.