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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...

12 hours 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...

1 day 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 2 days ago

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

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Why Africans must be recognised as partners in fight against global poverty

On the eve of Sport Relief 2018, Liz Warner - the head of the TV fundraiser - announced a new approach to its on-location films. The decision followed accusations of "poverty tourism" and "poverty porn"...

By Robert Burroughs 12 Apr 2018

Why poor people should be involved in designing solutions to poverty

Solutions to poverty and social exclusion tend to focus largely on national social and economic policies...

By Leila Patel and Marianne Ulriksen 11 Apr 2018

The Maslow Sandton offsets conferencing carbon emissions by funding Wonderbag project

The hotel will offset the carbon emissions generated by the use of their meeting rooms and conference facilities by investing in carbon offsets which will be used to fund the Wonderbag Project...

10 Apr 2018

Winners of #MySchool20 campaign announced

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2017, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet launched its social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. The 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced...

9 Apr 2018

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too

With colonial-era subsidies of the fencing system gone, what's left is a lose-lose system that hinders local farmers, tourism and sustainability...

By Penny van Oosterzee 6 Apr 2018

SAASA breaks ties with Fair Trade Tourism on grey areas in captive wildlife criteria

Following the recent announcement of Fair Trade Tourism's (FTT) captive wildlife criteria, The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) has broken its ties with the organisation...

6 Apr 2018

StreetSmart SA expands to accommodation, wine tasting establishments

StreetSmart SA has expanded its initiative into accommodation and wine tasting establishments...

6 Apr 2018

Climate change and its affect on healthcare systems

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change will result in 250,000 additional deaths per year...

5 Apr 2018

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