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SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA

SIZA was thoroughly reviewed against SAI Platform's Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0. The result was a maximum Gold level of equivalence (100% essential, 100% basic and 100% advanced)...

2 days ago

Managing shrinking cities in an expanding world

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and deurbanisation in some countries and numerous cities are becoming serious problems for which no good solutions exist at present...

By Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Martin Stavenha 2 days ago

WESSA inducts 133 NC youth into DEA YES programme

WESSA recently welcomed 133 Northern Cape youth into the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Northern Cape Programme...

3 days ago

Halting deforestation: Striking the right balance between human and planetary needs

Rapid population growth accelerates global demand for forest products and services. On the other hand, the population growth also increases demand for agricultural production and converting forests to arable land...

3 days ago

Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save Selous

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

21 Feb 2018

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

This month, we're highlighting businesses showing their love for planet Earth through strategically implemented shared value. It's time for businesses to take responsibility and make climate action a priority...

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 19 Feb 2018

IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

Dubbed "We need nature", this year's IPAF focused on creating awareness around climate change, which affects everyone in the world. Through this message, IPAF hopes to alter behaviours toward nature...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

16 Feb 2018

Why CSI should be an extension of company culture

Companies are realising that corporate social investment (CSI) should no longer be viewed in isolation as a stand-alone portfolio, but rather an integral part of a sustainable business plan...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2018

WESSA launches LEAF programme for schools

WESSA has launched a new environmental education programme for schools called LEAF (Learning About Forests)...

12 Feb 2018

A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original owner

These guidelines will help countries to develop effective systems for marking fishing gear so that it can be traced back to its original owner. Doing so will support efforts to reduce marine debris and IUU fishing...

12 Feb 2018

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2017 was lower than 2016's, according to South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa...

By Keith Somerville 12 Feb 2018

Campaigning to #DefeatDayZero with King James Group and M&C Saatchi Abel

The phrases 'water crisis', 'drought' and 'day zero' have been taking up headline space consistently for the past few months. While this has set most of the country into a frenzy, two Cape Town-based creative agencies put their (shower) thinking caps on with ways to better educate the public and hopefully #DefeatDayZero...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2018

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International

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Oxfam scandal: development work is built on inequality but that's no reason to cut foreign aid

Revelations that Oxfam workers paid for prostitutes in Haiti as the organisation was supporting survivors of the earthquake in 2011, have reopened a longstanding debate about foreign aid in the UK.

By Luisa Enria 13 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 2018

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers in any part of its business. The Group has asked all its affiliates globally to ensure plastic is not used at any Pernod Ricard events in the future.

22 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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