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June 27, 2017

Entrepreneur tackles prejudices about relatable dolls for African girls

An entrepreneur is tackling complexes among young African girls by selling dolls with ethnic hair.

Gugu Kgongoane made her first Afro-doll so that her daughter could play with an item that looked like her. Kgongoane bought a doll that was dark in complexion and then stripped it of its hair, before re-attaching an ethnic Afro, much like her daughter’s.

“My daughter was visiting friends, playing with her Barbie… Because Barbie has blue eyes and long straight hair. I started looking for a doll for her. A nice beautiful black doll for her. I found one and then reworked it,” she said.

Kgogoane explained to Fin24 that people kept asking her about her daughter’s [...]

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June 23, 2017

Young entrepreneurs helped by Bizniz in a Box

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is working with young people to help them triumph over challenges as most young people struggle to find work and many have given up hope.

CCBSA is introducing them to the possibilities of entrepreneurship through a concept dubbed Bizniz in a Box. This initiative gives young people between the ages of 24 and 35 and living in townships the opportunity, skills and funding to set up and run their own successful container shops. From December last year to February this year, total revenue for the first six shops increased from just over R50 000 a month to more than R200 000, demonstrating the great potential of the programme.

Talented young [...]

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June 23, 2017

Natal Lion Park devastated after poachers kill Maxine the rhino

As South Africa continues to battle an intense rhino poaching war, conservation and wildlife haven, Natal Lion Park says it is “devastated” with the recent poaching of its beloved white rhino, Maxine.

The Natal Lion Park reported the news in a Facebook post on Wednesday,  21 June saying that the 11-year-old white rhino at the wildlife park – not far from the major cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg – was shot in the head while she was sleeping by poachers, who then stole the animal’s horn.

Although the news came as a shock, the park says it is grateful for the support it has received and to the South African Police Services for [...]

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June 12, 2017

New technologies to save water, Think Water Exhibition

CAPE TOWN – The need to keep saving water and using water sparingly remains as pressing as ever despite the recent rain, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said on Sunday.

“Today [Sunday] I visited the city’s Think Water exhibition at the Canal Walk shopping centre where dozens of great water saving innovations were on display that can go a long way towards safeguarding our precious water resources,” she said.

“With level four water restrictions already implemented we all need to get our daily usage down to less than 100 litres per person per day in total, whether at work, home, school, or elsewhere. I would like to thank the many residents and businesses who have [...]

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