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SUNfarming technology spells good news for food security

The project began production in June 2016, producing tomatoes, spinach, cauliflower and other herbs. No soil is required to grow vegetables in the project's tunnels and water productivity is increased through drip irrigation...

2 days ago

Full story: Nuke deal court ruling

Earthlife Africa and the Safcei have succeeded in blocking the unlawful and unconstitutional actions of the South African government in its nuclear deal...

2 days ago

Climate change projects aren't working because communities are left out

Nigeria recently began a fresh effort to ascertain its climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement...

By Olushola Fadairo 2 days ago

How to make every day World Design Day in SA

World Design Day is all about exploring and enhancing natural creativity and planting small seeds on change in collectively designing a more human-friendly and inclusive society for all.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Creating conscious capital with CEO SleepOut 2017

This year, the CEO SleepOut will be the SheEO SleepOut, with only women leaders spending the night on the lawns of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the venue for this year's event which will take place 22 June.

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Apr 2017

Celebrating 25 years of Zip Zap's social circus magic

Zip! Zap! Circus! The non-profit Zip Zap Circus is currently celebrating its 25th year with a series of special monthly shows to showcase their talented students. Here's what you can expect...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Apr 2017

Achieving sustainable land reform through partnerships

In order to drive conversations on land reform in South Africa, Vumelana recently hosted the second of a series of roundtable discussions which focused on partnerships for land reform as well as the role of the private sector...

26 Apr 2017

Breaking news: Court declares nuclear agreements unconstitutional

In a game-changing ruling, the Cape High Court has declared the nuclear build agreement between South Africa and Russia unlawful and unconstitutional...

26 Apr 2017

Six ways the meat on your plate is killing the planet

Reducing consumption of animal products is essential if we are to meet global greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets...

By Francis Vergunst and Julian Savulescu 26 Apr 2017

South African Green Schools Programme launches

The inaugural South African Green Schools Programme has been in Polokwane as a pilot project...

26 Apr 2017

Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa...

26 Apr 2017

Cape Town places second in 2017 Ideas World Cup

The Colombian city of Bucaramnga won the 2017 Ideas World Cup with a whopping 13,539 ideas generated...

26 Apr 2017

Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools addressed literacy rights of rural children

The Nal'ibali's Story Powered Schools team celebrated World Book Day by addressing the literacy rights of rural children...

26 Apr 2017

My Business Indaba roadshow to empower youth, women, SMMEs

The call by government to develop township enterprises, co-operatives and SMMEs to revitalise township economies is fully supported at the highest levels by Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 26 Apr 2017

Going beyond painting classrooms vital for effective employee volunteering

Beyond Painting Classrooms is an alliance between FirstRand and Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) that aims to increase awareness of the social and business benefits of corporate employee volunteering...

26 Apr 2017

The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 26 Apr 2017

RMHC South Africa launches first Ronald McDonald House in Africa at Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

The 27-bedroom house will provide accommodations and comfort to hundreds of families of sick children receiving specialised treatment each year...

Issued by Pacinamix 25 Apr 2017

MimiBizBox founder seeks to raise awareness this Freedom Day

This Freedom Day, Mimi Women CEO and founder Ramona Kasavan will be reaching out to disadvantaged women in rural areas to raise awareness on MimiBizBox...

25 Apr 2017

Johannesburg and Accra, inching their way up the urban food chain

Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west...

By Lesley Lokko 25 Apr 2017

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

24 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility.

18 Apr 2017

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