Focusing on the World Design Capital 2014 theme 'Today For Tomorrow - sustainable solutions for people and planet', Cavendish Square in Cape Town partnered with local green designers, Pitchulik, WREN, NEWCO and Give It Bag.
With its growing importance in value creation, companies are aligning their environmental sustainability goals with company strategy - vision, mission, purpose and values - and recognising its potential in reducing operational costs and increasing operational efficiency.
Ke nako (It's time) was the buzz phrase top of mind during the months preceding the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In 2014 this phrase once again rings true, but for a new zeitgeist: it's time for business to get on the green wave.
A partnership between Woolworths, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the National Business Initiative (NBI) will result in the retailer's suppliers receiving free energy advice and assessments.
A six-kilometre floating fish farm anchored off Port Elizabeth's popular Hobie Beach is set to go ahead despite an outcry that it will be a magnet for sharks and pose a massive threat to eco-tourism, marine life and investment in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of Africa affected more than 10 million people and claimed 257,000 lives.