“More than 11 million orphans and vulnerable children benefit from social grants to ensure that poverty in their homes does not disadvantage them and destroy their future,” said President Jacob Zuma at  the Union Buildings in Pretoria as South Africa’s 20 years of freedom was celebrated on 27 April 2014. If we all work together –

The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation launched the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The centre, which will be co-hosted by UWC and the University of Pretoria, will conduct research on food creation, distribution, consumption and governance. This is an exciting development and

Kerryn Whittaker shares her first-hand experiences of JAM’s programmes in Mozambique and South Africa while she was an intern at the organisation in 2013. In March of 2013, I flew to Beira, Mozambique and crashed into culture shock. Having grown up in South Africa and Zimbabwe, I thought I knew what I was getting myself

Greening the future in Orange Farm

Thursday, 29 August 2013 by

The idea behind Arbor Week – now Arbor Month in SA – is to encourage us to plant trees and grow our understanding of the green world around us. In Orange Farm, transforming a barren place of land to a community garden has resulted in reduced crime and a self-sustainable community.  The location of the