Creating for the future

When people see the clothing and accessories The Joinery produces, it is hard to believe they were made from recycled plastic bottles. When sisters, Natalie and Kim Ellis, started their ‘passion project’, it was out...

Trashing plastic bags in the name of sustainability

It is International Plastic Bag Free Day and many retailers have opted to show their support in various ways. This day is dedicated to showcasing ways that encourage the possibility of a world free...

Announcement: Day Zero has been rain-checked

Thanks to heavy rains in recent weeks and conscientious water consumption on the part of Capetonians, Day Zero has been rain-checked. Deputy mayor Ian Neilson made the announcement on Thursday saying if citizens keep to...

Hope on the horizon for Ethiopia, Eritrea conflict

Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Osman Saleh Mohammed, arrived in Addis Ababa ahead of Eritrea’s peace talks with Ethiopia on Tuesday. For 20 years, the two countries have been in conflict over ownership of the town...

The long, winding road to driving freedom for women in Saudi Arabia

Sunday 24 June brought with it much reason to celebrate as the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia was lifted. This marked the eradication of the last ban against female drivers in the...

Students stuck in China released

The 50 South African youngsters who were stuck in China for working while only having student visas have been released. A recruitment agency scammed the group into accepting jobs to teach English abroad. They were...

The Final Straw: solutions to plastic pollution

It’s a well-known fact that marine life always gets the short straw when it comes to plastic pollution. Every year over 100,000 marine animals as well as one million seabirds die from ingesting plastic...

The cruel reality of photojournalism

As we celebrate Youth day on the 16th of June, it is only fair to pay homage to Sam Nzima who is the photojournalist behind the famous photo of Youth Day, depicting wounded Hector...

Update: Trump-Kim Summit

The US-North Korea summit in Singapore yielded good results on Tuesday. The leaders signed a joint agreement that detailed how they would work to fully denuclearise the Korean peninsula and offer security assurances to...

Walking for peace in Africa

South Africans are doing their bit in championing a conflict-free continent, with more than 1,500 people gathering at the weekend to march for peace. The peace walk, hosted by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)...

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