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  • South Africa celebrates International Volunteer Day Dec 5, 2016

    United Nations Volunteers in partnership with a local volunteer organization, Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT) joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Volunteer Day (IVD) in an event that was held in Alexandra Township – Johannesburg.

  • UNDP joins government and other partners in the new initiative to manage severe fires Nov 1, 2016

    With extended fire seasons and the outbreak of more severe fires due to drought, government entities, trained fire rescue personnel and residents are taking a proactive role in fire management.

  • Coalition of actors and coordination needed to realise SDGs and Agenda 2063, say East and Southern African countries Jun 16, 2016

    Political leadership, prioritization amongst goals and an all-hands-on deck approach are needed if African countries are to succeed in implementing the universal Agenda 2030 and the continental Agenda 2063, aimed at inclusive prosperity for all, while securing the environment.

  • Energy efficiency labelling campaign launched at the utility week conference May 17, 2016

    With South Africa’s on-going electricity crisis and in a bid to reduce the daily energy consumption per household, the Department of Energy (DoE) officially launched the Energy efficiency labelling campaign at the 16th Africa Utility Week Conference held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This initiative is part of the USD$13 million project to promote energy efficiency in South Africa, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

  • Malawi Parliamentary women caucus members visit South Africa May 16, 2016

    Members of Parliament (MPs) from Malawi and South Africa recently met to exchange experiences on good practices in gender transformation. The interaction took place during a four-day visit by the Malawian Parliamentary delegation to South Africa which was hosted by UNWOMEN.

  • Malawi Parliamentary women caucus members visit South Africa May 10, 2016

    Members of Parliament (MPs) from Malawi and South Africa recently met to exchange experiences on good practices in gender transformation. The interaction took place during a four-day visit by the Malawian Parliamentary delegation to South Africa which was hosted by UNWOMEN.

  • UNDP South Africa participates in the Africa Regional Health, Gender and Capital Projects Initiative. Dec 8, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa is among 19 countries in Africa that are participating in the Health, Gender and Capital Projects initiative started by Regional Service Centre and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

  • UN Briefing Media on Sustainable Development Goals Sep 30, 2015

    In the run up to the Sustainable Development Summit which took place in New York between 24th and 27th of September 2015, the UN in South Africa held a media briefing at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton on Sept 22, to provide an overview on the status of implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how a number of these have been transformed into new development targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs

  • GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) Grantees Scoop Awards at the 6th Women & Environment Dialogue Aug 31, 2015

    The 2014 UNDP Equator Prize Winners, Heiveld Cooperative from the Northern Cape and the Setsoto Women’s Empowerment Group based in the Free State Province, were honoured among other women by the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Barbara Thomson during the 6th Women and Environment Dialogue which took place in Pretoria, Gauteng on the 17-18 August 2015 under the theme Role of Women in Accelerating a Transition towards a Green Economy.

  • United Nations Volunteers celebrates Mandela Day in Limpopo Jul 18, 2015

    The 18th July each year in South Africa commemorates the birthdate of the late President Nelson Rolithlahla Mandela.

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