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2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

2 days ago

SA, Rwanda to enhance environmental protection

South Africa and Rwanda share a common concern and responsibility to enhance cooperation in the fields of environmental protection and sustainable development...

2 days ago

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

2 days ago

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

2 days ago

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”...

By Simon Chapman 3 days ago

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project...

Issued by Sappi 3 days ago

2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced

The Eco-Logic Awards 2017, hosted by The Enviropaedia, took place at the CSIR in Tshwane on Wednesday, 14 June, honouring individuals and organisations who are contributing to a sustainable future...

19 Jun 2017

Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve

The Garden Route has been approved as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve...

19 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could ultimately harm the US economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas competitors...

15 Jun 2017

The loss of Madagascar's unique palm trees will devastate ecosystems

Madagascar is a crucial diversity hot spot for palm tree species. 98% of the currently 204 known species do not occur anywhere else...

By Mijoro Rakotoarinivo 15 Jun 2017

Arrest of rhino horn smugglers welcomed

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the arrest of two people and the recovery of 10 rhino horn valued at R2.8m at OR Tambo International Airport...

14 Jun 2017

A rhino killed every 33 hours in KZN

Poachers are now slaughtering one rhino every 33 hours in KwaZulu-Natal, most of them in the flagship Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, where Africa's white rhinos were rescued from extinction in the 1970s...

14 Jun 2017

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International

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

3 days ago

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.

29 May 2017

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