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Africa's top 10 most food-secure countries

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity...

8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

StreetSmart raises R90,000 for Sinethemba Projects in Knysna

StreetSmart Knysna has raised R90,000 for Knysna NGO Sinethemba Projects which runs programmes for vulnerable children, boosting community upliftment in the area...

5 Dec 2017

Click2Feed campaign aims to donate 20,000 meals to hungry animals

Montego Pet Nutrition has launched its sixth annual Click2Feed campaign, an initiative aimed at feeding hungry animals nationwide...

5 Dec 2017

Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation

Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non-Profit Company, aimed at providing financial aid to funds, authorities, and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts...

4 Dec 2017

Turning dreams into a reality

Cipla's Miles for Smiles partnership with STBB has raised R450,000 for Operation Smile South Africa - a total of 81 children's lives that will now be changed forever!...

Issued by Cipla 1 Dec 2017

Starbucks donates portion of holiday sales to community NPOs

In an effort to give back this festive season, Starbucks will be donating a portion of its holiday beverage sales non-profit organisations...

1 Dec 2017

#WorldAIDSDay2017: We can't afford to become complacent

While education and better access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV) continues to improve HIV status in South Africa, we cannot afford to become complacent...

1 Dec 2017

Movember Foundation extends global prostate cancer registry to SA

With over 4,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in SA, the Movember Foundation, best known for its hairy efforts to raise awareness and funds for often ignored men's health issues, will extend Ironman to SA...

1 Dec 2017

What is the Miles for Smiles #GL35Challenge?

On World Smile Day, David Grier, Andy Stuart, Jean Lierop and mascot Charlie the dog took up the Miles for Smiles GL35Challenge...

Issued by Cipla 30 Nov 2017

SAYes calls for more mentors as mentees graduate

SAYes, a non-profit that facilitates mentoring for young people living in children's homes, held a celebration and ceremony to honour 83 young graduates from the SAYes Transition to Independent Living mentoring programme...

30 Nov 2017

#NoExcuse: New movement to get Champion Men involved in tackling gender-based violence

In SA, instances of femicide are five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. #NoExcuse has been launched, with Carling Black Label and Takuwami Riime! as the inaugural supporters, to...

30 Nov 2017

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International

Jaguar Land Rover, Red Cross celebrate 64-year partnership with 'Mapathon'

150 Jaguar Land Rover employees recently participated in the company's first 'Mapathon' event, plotting roads, rivers and buildings across a sprawling area in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh using satellite imagery. The event took place on 5 December, coinciding with International Volunteer Day and celebratesd a 64-year partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and the Red Cross.

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It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791m tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148m tonnes.

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces

Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as sequestration which not only reduces harmful greenhouse gases but also creates more fertile soil.

By Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now, however, the region's endangered plants and animals, along with its still undiscovered secrets, may be wiped out in return for cheap hydroelectricity.

By Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

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