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WRC, CSIR host dialogue on environmental refugees, climate-induced migration

Organised by the Water Research Commission (WRC) in collaboration with the CSIR, experts from a range of institutions recently convened in Pretoria to discuss the impacts of environmental refugees and climate-induced migration in Southern Africa in general, and South Africa in particular...

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SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton...

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#CannesLions2017: Titanium Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Titanium Lions award ceremony on its final night, 24 June 2017...

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#CannesLions2017: Integrated Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Integrated Lions award ceremony on its final night, 24 June 2017...

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access... [video]

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It's time to take affordable housing in SA to the next level

There can be no arguing against the fact that the provision of affordable housing is a vital component of the social transformation and empowerment efforts of local and national governments across South Africa...

By Leanne Govender 1 day ago

Now more than ever, NGOs must be embraced

In a troubled year, it is more important than ever that we help those who help others...

By Therina Wentzel 2 days ago

FAO distributes seeds and fertilisers to a million people in north-east Nigeria

"Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid."

2 days ago

Add Hope empowers NGOs to make a difference

NGOs are often able to make money donated go much further than people realise due to the partnerships and pricing they have in place...

2 days ago

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

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Development programme empowers small-scale farmers with agricultural knowledge

The Farmer Development Programme aims to provide all farmers in rural SA with agricultural knowledge regarding good planting practices, sustainable farming, business plans, planting techniques and the use biotechnology...

3 days ago

Stalled PPAs are hurting investors and govt's growth objectives

The DoE and Eskom again did not provide any clarity to investors in the renewable energy sector as to when the power utility will sign PPAs...

3 days ago

Why the world needs to get smarter about water consumption

In 1900, just 15% of the world's population lived in cities. Now that proportion is over 50%...

By Dragan Savic 3 days ago

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

3 days ago

SA, Rwanda to enhance environmental protection

South Africa and Rwanda share a common concern and responsibility to enhance cooperation in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development...

3 days ago

Family of slain Marikana miner 'Mambush' to be first beneficiary of AMCU Trust Fund's housing pillar

The trust fund's housing pillar aims to build homes that provide dignity, social security and stability for the families of the victims massacred at Marikana, especially their children who are the future generation...

Issued by Pacinamix 3 days ago

uShaka Sea World looking for education volunteers

uShaka Sea World are accepting applications for new volunteers to work as Marine Education Guides...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 3 days ago

Youth making inroads to a brighter future

Helping small businesses to thrive at a time when South Africa's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high will be key to reducing the high rate of unemployment and putting an end to generational poverty...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 3 days ago

#CannesLions2017: Creative Data winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Creative Data award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

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Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project...

Issued by Sappi 19 Jun 2017

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International

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

20 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.

29 May 2017

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