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Investigation into Bryde's whale deaths underway

The Departments of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have launched a full investigation to identify the causes of deaths of three Bryde's whales in Mossel Bay...

1 day ago

SA policeman, former army general among those arrested for alleged rhino poaching
SA policeman, former army general among those arrested for alleged rhino poaching

Four fresh rhino horn and five heavy calibre weapons were seized...

2 days ago

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

1 day ago

Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

1 day ago

AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets

AB Sugar today launches a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world's leading sustainable sugar business...

2 days 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...

3 days ago

Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

3 days 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...

3 days 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 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...

20 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

#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

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

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