AirFibre from MTN innovates to cross the digital cost divide, bringing fibre-quality internet to all South Africans

MTN today announced the launch of its Supersonic AirFibre offering, an innovative product that overcomes distance and a lack of infrastructure in urban, township and rural communities to bring fibre-quality connectivity to more households across the country.

“We are breaking down the traditional barriers to entry that have denied many access to a modern, connected life”, says Calvin Collett, Managing Director of MTN SA’s ISP: Supersonic. “From Soweto to Swellendam, we believe that every household deserves the speed and benefits of fibre-like connectivity, and through AirFibre we believe we can achieve this”.

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We need to create a safe society for children far beyond 16 day

The programme focuses on Grade 9 girl learners that we follow until Grade 12 from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Free State provinces. It has reached more than 1 300 girl learners from 137 public high schools.

“This has had a positive effect on the young girls in school, in their communities and their understanding of their role in the wider society,” says Podetti-Ngono.  

“However, it is time our young people feel safe and secure stepping outside of the basic-education premises to pursue their life-long role as Valued Citizens, so it is essential to work with government, law firms, corporate, higher education institutions and NGO’s committed to render sustainable programmes instead of events.

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Business Investment Competition ready to boost another SMME

A report compiled by GEN 22 on Sloane, which offers startups funding opportunities and access to markets, notes that over 55 000 SMMEs in South Africa will not survive the COVID-19 global pandemic. A total of 92% of SMMEs’ business operations have been impacted and at least 42 350 of those working for these SMMEs will lose their jobs.

“This annual competition is that much more relevant this year, simply because our main purpose with the BIC is to boost enterprise development in a year that has seen small businesses challenged, stretched and some decimated,” Ramonotsi continued.

Entries for the competition are open from 4 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, at midnight.

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From Head to Toe with Eggs

From heart health to muscle building, eggs are a nutrient-rich food that should form part of a healthy diet for a healthy body.

Brain

With advanced medical care, we are living longer than ever before. By 2030, one in five Americans will be older than 65 years. With increasing age comes an expected increase in the number of people with cognitive troubles. Cognition refers to various functions of the brain, such as memory, thinking, learning, attention, and perception. This makes good cognitive function crucial for day-to-day life, governing our thoughts and actions.

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Foundation drives down school breakfast cost to only R2.50 per meal

Foundation drives down school breakfast cost to only R2.50 per meal

Tiger Brands Foundation’s national operations manager, Karl Muller has revealed that the hot nutritious breakfast meal supplied to tens of thousands of learners in South Africa costs R2.50 – slightly more than a vetkoek (amagwinya).

“It’s not magic or rocket science-it’s simple economics,” says Muller.

“We have been able to leverage our bulk-buying power as well as our strategic relationship with food manufacturer Tiger Brands Group to drive down the cost of delivering a hot breakfast every school day to more than 74 000 learners in all nine provinces.”

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