Growing up in rural Eastern Cape, Mthenjwa Mhlongo spent his days playing in the river, herding cows and learning about herbs from his uncle and grandmother. Now, as an adult, he is passionate about the environment and teaching his community the importance of preserving their ecosystem.
• VW builds R500m 'green' press shop
The working conditions and wages of local social work professionals are to receive a major boost, thanks to a new exchange programme that has been established by South Africa and the UK.
• SA to strengthen ties with Britain
With the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup‘s opening ceremony set to thrill fans around the world on 17 February, those in South Africa’s rural areas won’t be left out – they’ll be able to watch the action at Village Viewing Areas used during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
• Madiba magic for Proteas