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Solving the big plastic problem

In the beautiful surroundings of the University of the Free State (UFS) Qwaqwa Campus, Dr Julia Mofokeng, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, finds inspiration in working tirelessly towards a healthier environment. To combat the damage that plastic does to the environment, she is investigating the morphology and properties …

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Zolani Mahola crowdfunding to save the lives of 4 local children!

Zolani Mahola, the lead singer of Freshlyground, is lending her support to the South African Bone Marrow Registry for a cause close to her heart. The ‘Give a Little, Save a Life’ campaign, launched on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, aims to raise R300 000 to assist for four local children who are …

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Project Dignity has 9 341 reasons to celebrate 2018

It’s been a busy year for the team from Project Dignity, the non-profit organisation which distributes reusable sanitary wear – Subz Pants and Pads – to grateful young women across the country. The recent activation, which took place at Amagcino Primary School in Umgababa on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, was …

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UFS researcher one step closer to treat HIV/Aids

South Africa has the biggest and most high-profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimatedseven million people living with HIV in 2015. In the same year, there were 380 000 new infections while 180 000 South Africans died from AIDS-related illnesses. Invasive fungal infection, common in certain groups of patients with immune …

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Graduate’s research contributes to food security

Global food security is currently threatened both by climate change and the low diversity of crops relied on by humankind to feed a growing world population. Marcele Vermeulen, a graduate in the Department of Plant Sciences who will receive her PhD at the December graduation ceremonies at the University of …

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SABMR crowdfund to save the lives of 4 local children with a Bone Marrow Transplant!

This December, help the SABMR raise funds for bone marrow transplants for four local children, and stand the chance to win prizes worth a total of R100 000. To date, the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) has helped save the lives of nearly 500 patients with life-threatening blood disorders …

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Trevor Noah Launches R2Million Matched Giving Crowdfunding Campaign on local platform!

Trevor Noah has launched a crowdfunding campaign on local donations crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to raise R2 million in a matched giving effort to empower education through his recently launched, Trevor Noah Foundation. The Trevor Noah Foundation (TNF) was founded last year, with a vision of a South Africa that only advances if …

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Cape Town Man Living Homeless for 48 hours to feed the poor

Founder of non-profit soup kitchen, Ladles of Love, Danny Diliberto (49) is going to live as a homeless person for 48 hours to experience what life is like for over 7000 homeless individuals in Cape Town. During his time on the streets on the 29thand 30thof November, Danny will live …

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STEPtember Campaign to raise funds for over 2000 SA Children born with Clubfoot

Around 2000 children are born with clubfoot in South Africa every year. Children born with clubfoot are unable to walk, run or play due their feet being rotated inwards or downwards or legs being unequal lengths. Left untreated, the child will live a life of disability, and face further psychological …

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