Ahoy, me hearties! Captain Fanplastic is making waves

On International Coastal Cleanup Day (18 September) Captain Fanplastic is launching with Alessandro Gigli and Zolani Mahola an incredible audio project. With catchy pirate songs and an audio book of ‘The Legend of Captain Fanplastic’, it takes Captain Fanplastic’s message to another level. Telling the story of how this friendly pirate saves ocean creatures from plastic and then turns that plastic into treasure. The book is available in print, as an e-book and soon the newly developed audio book will be on sale too.

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Purpose Partners Convert Waste to Good

What started as a small, but impactful recycling initiative among 13 schools during lockdown, has boomed to 100 schools thanks to the involvement of new partners.  The schools are collecting yoghurt tubs which are upcycled to create 500 school desks, and in so-doing,19 tons of plastic are diverted from landfill. 

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Sika’s go-to spalling repair solution

North Grange in Mowbray, is one of UCT’s three tier residence options, that accommodates 49 students in two- and three-bedroomed flats.

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Bobbi Bear Donation

Bobbi Bear, based in Dooneside KZN, are a registered NPO who care for child victims of rape, abuse and violence.

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FM industry advocates for vocational training as SA’s youth unemployment figures spiral out of control

“SA faces shortage of skilled and qualified artisans needed for facility maintenance”

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Bursary to support tertiary studies for communities across three provinces

Aimed at providing access to tertiary education for learners in beneficiary rural populations, BTE Renewables (‘BTE’) and Thebe Investment Corporation (‘TIC’), through their renewable energy project companies, jointly launched a new bursary programme, reaching fifteen community-based secondary schools.  The programme, which kicked-off simultaneously across three provinces, included a two-day engagement initiative, with stakeholder delegates in the regions participating in the inaugural event.

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Organics composting projects at school feeding programs

A local school in Gauteng, Bosmont Primary School, recently partnered with Bokashi Bran (Pty) Ltd, a member of The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA), to start a composting project at the school. The school is part of the Basic Education Department’s feeding project, where children rely on the school for two meals a day.

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Paper industry association opens applications to BSc students for its bursary and research programme

Johannesburg, June 2, 2021 – The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Masters of Engineering bursary programme is now open for applications for the 2022/2023 intake. A limited number of students will have the opportunity to further their master’s studies at participating universities by way of a R260,000 bursary over two years.

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Capsicum Culinary Studio Open Day 2021

A career in food may change your life!

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98% of adults in South Africa willing to take personal action on sustainability issues

  • 81% of adults in South Africa are more mindful of their impact on the environment since COVID-19, with the trend being led by Gen Z (89%)
  • Three quarters of South African respondents (76%) say companies behaving in more sustainable and eco-friendly ways is more important than before
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