The matric dance is a highlight of the final year of high school, but dressing up can be financially impossible for some. A couple of non-profit organisations have stepped in to help by providing dresses, makeup, accessories and even transport.
• Matrics excel despite hardships
Nedbank’s new R9-million (US$1.3-million) investment in the South African branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF-SA) Water Balance Programme will help sustain ecosystems in two of the country’s largest catchment areas.
• New solutions for water conservation
The biggest fundraising event within the global chefs’ community is under way. International chefs have touched down in South Africa for the 2011 World Chefs Tour, which aims to raise funds to feed the country’s hungry children.
• Chef-training scheme kicks off