Waste Management: Lessons from Japan

The Mayor of Mahikeng Local Municipality, Cllr Lina Miga recently welcomed a team of waste management experts. The Japanese delegation arrived in South Africa in July 2014 to offer their expertise in enhancing the municipality‚Äôs coordination and intervention in dealing with the management of solid waste, as well as promoting a clean ‘Capital of the North West Province’. Continue reading

New Lowveld Honey Project is Sweet News

Hundreds of unemployed people will soon enjoy the sweet taste of a regular income as part of an innovative beekeeping and honey initiative that has just been launched in the Lowve ld. The initiative is the first of its kind in Africa. One hundred aspirant beekeepers in the Bushbuckridge area near Hazyview are currently being trained in apiarist (beekeeping) and entrepreneurial skills, and once qualified, they will each be supported by two assistants. A further 120 members of the local community will be set up in their own businesses and be equipped with protective suits and other items required for the programme. Continue reading