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#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter at Red & Yellow in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 11 hours ago

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 8 hours ago

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

7 hours ago

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

By Anthony J Ryan 10 hours ago

#WTMA18: Wesgro's water-offset tool for visitors to boost water-wise tourism

The tool allows visitors to the Cape to calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects...

5 hours ago

City Sightseeing water conservation efforts reduces consumption to 20 litres a day

With effective water-saving habits and a desalination plant, City Sightseeing has reduced its municipal water usage from 8,000 litres of water a day to 20 litres...

8 hours ago

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 hours ago

New study says the gender gap in science could take generations to fix

Without further interventions, the gender gap in the science workforce is likely to persist for generations, particularly in surgery, computer science, physics and maths...

By Luke Holman 3 days ago

In social investment, it's now about hard evidence and measured impact

Social and impact investors no longer just want to know that they've attempted to change the world for the better. They want to know if their investment meant something...

Issued by Next Generation 3 days ago

Study explores effectiveness of EIA tool - DEA to share results

There are criticism and perceptions of inadequacy about the success of the current EIA system...

3 days ago

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Minnaar's thesis impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues...

19 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

19 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

"The judges looked for winners who might educate and inspire others, challenging the industry to achieve more by demonstrating what can be done by businesses and organisations to realise the ambition of responsible tourism. That ambition is simply put: to use tourism to make better places for people to live in."

19 Apr 2018

Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller

If you want to join the sustainable travel movement, but don't really know where to start, it's easier than you think.

19 Apr 2018

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explains

Although other bacterial enzymes were already known to slowly digest PET, the new enzyme had apparently evolved specifically for this job...

By Emily Flashman 19 Apr 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

SAWEA looks to improve implementation of ED components through industry practice

Working with key constituencies, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) aims to help improve the implementation of...

18 Apr 2018

Social needs to up its game to keep receiving financial support

Today's philanthropists, grantmakers, social and impact investors want more control over their giving and they want evidence of the scale and sustainability of the impact they make...

Issued by Next Generation 18 Apr 2018

Cindy Nell-Roberts launches foundation focusing on female empowerment

Female empowerment and community development NGO Women4Women is the latest brainchild of former Miss South Africa and local businesswomen Cindy Nell-Roberts...

17 Apr 2018

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