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Cape Town desalination plant, The Good News Company

Almost there: hope for Cape Town residents

Pushing forward, as always, the Mother City is expected to handle its business by August 2017, as far as water shortages are concerned. With restrictions placing more and more pressure on businesses and homesteads, the announcement of the city’s first desalination plant’s completion comes as

Satellites, The Good News Company

SA teens launch Africa’s first private space satellite

Africa’s first private satellite was launched in May 2017, to observe the continent’s weather pattern shifts. The monumental achievement had formed part of a high-school science, technology, engineering and mathematics boot camp (STEM). 14 of South Africa’s brightest teenage girls set their names in the

Dutch Inventor tackles oceanic pollution

Boyan Slat, at just 19yrs of age, felt compelled to take action against the dire effects of oceanic pollution. His persistence and passion led him to create a series of ‘floating booms’ and processing platforms which would help achieve his objectives. At the time of

Fancy a business boost in Berlin?

That’s right! Lionesses of Africa has been working hard to promote South African businesswomen in Berlin, Germany. The result of the team’s incredible efforts now include offers for South Africa’s most hungry lionesses to enter their ‘tech-preneurial’ ventures into a sensational contest! In an official

South Africans attempt #SocialMediaBlackout

As the working day began on Wednesday 21 June, Twitter users repeatedly included the hashtag #SocialMediaBlackout with the hopes of raising more awareness for the #DataMustFall (DMF) campaign. Initially begun by former Metro FM radio personality, Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe, the DMF campaign has gained

Solar Lantern, The Good News Company

Panasonic lights up SA

Electronics company, Panasonic, has taken the initiative to provide solar-powered lanterns to communities in need. In South Africa, a number of our outlying communities have benefited as recipients which propelled us to investigate and share the details and good news. At the time of writing

No more ‘lunch-shaming’ for Seattle students

We often see memes about dads being superheroes. This sensational dad has earned the title by going all out to help children avoid the embarrassing issue of lunch debt at a school in Seattle, Washington. After coming across several stories about ‘lunch-shaming’ at his son’s

Cape Town to host Green Building Convention

Building upon its elite status as Africa’s best city for business tourism, Cape Town is set to welcome delegates to the 2017 Green Building Convention. Between 9-11 October, the 10th annual conference will see some of South Africa’s foremost experts on sustainability come together in

World’s smallest satellite set for launch

The smallest and the lightest satellite in history has just been created by 18 year old, Rifath Sharook, from Tamil Nadu in India. His design has since been selected by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to be launched into space. Weighing only 64g, the

Eastern Cape educators receive digital tools

Determined to bounce back from its last-place ranking in South African education, the Eastern Cape (EC) government has collaborated with Vodacom to roll out a multimillion rand project. The process will see that over 5 000 school principals receive laptops and speedsticks with data plans.