According to the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2013), nearly one-fifth of all South Africa children are not eating breakfast before going to school. This is why Kellogg’s is initiating the Breakfast for Better Days™ (BFBD) campaign, which launched at the beginning of January 2014 and runs until December 2014.
South Africa’s unemployment rate eased to 24.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013 from a revised 24.5% in the third quarter, Statistics South Africa reports. Economists caution, however, that unemployment is unlikely to come down significantly in the short term.
South Africa’s PPC is set to enter the Algerian cement market through a 49% acquisition of local company Hodna Cement. PPC, which is already building cement plants in three other African countries, is aiming to earn 40% of its revenues outside of South Africa by 2017, says CEO Ketso Gordhan.
National governments may be dithering, but the leaders of some of the world’s megacities are proving that concrete action can be taken to prevent catastrophic climate change. The C40 Cities’ latest Climate Action in Megacities report stacks up exactly what has been done.
The greatest honour bestowed upon a football supporter, is to accompany your team onto the soccer pitch before the start of a match. That is exactly what the Orlando Pirates provided on Saturday, 8 February 2014 when 22 bright-eyed children from Ennerdale SOS Children’s Villages accompanied them onto the field for their match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng’s MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the start of Reproductive Health Month.
While President Jacob Zuma has announced South Africa’s general election date as 7
May, he has yet to proclaim it. This means potential voters may still register by
making an appointment at one of the Independent Electoral Commission’s offices,
located throughout the country.
The 41st aQuelle Midmar Mile was a day of outstanding races as Chad Ho and
Ashley Twichell successfully defended their men’s and women’s titles, and
sprightly Lorna Cochran, aged 90, became the event’s oldest ever finisher.
New, multimillion-rand technology has led to a “significant reduction” in baggage
mishandling at OR Tambo International, one of South Africa’s busiest airports and a
connecting hub for many flights, the Airports Company South Africa said in a