Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s minister of science and technology, has been chosen as one of five prominent international figures to serve as adjudicators for a major prize for education – the most recently introduced accolade of its kind in the world.
• Prestigious award for UCT project
South African celebrities will be hosting a fundraiser on 27 March 2011 to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors. The event, called Aid4JapanSA, will take place at The Zone in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg.
• South African rescue team heading to Japan
President Jacob Zuma said he was shocked by the rapid increase in substance abuse in South Africa over the last 10 years and declared his government’s intentions to fight the scourge at the Second Biennial Summit on Substance Abuse held in Durban recently.
• South Africa toughens fight against crime
As the situation in Japan becomes progressively worse, local organisation Rescue South Africa has assembled a crack team to fly to the earthquake- and tsunami-devastated country to aid the tens of thousands reported missing and injured by the disaster.
• South African company in Chilean rescue