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A water-wise SA Cheese Festival

The agricultural society, along with its partners, will present the will present the 2018 SA Cheese Festival without any impact on the already depleted water sources in the Western Cape...

3 days ago

National dams show slight increase

The national average of dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week...

3 days ago

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 3 days ago

San pioneer new farming techniques to achieve greater food security

They have been pioneering new farming techniques, unknown to them up to now, in order to make the community more self-sufficient...

21 Feb 2018

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 21 Feb 2018

Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today...

20 Feb 2018

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage...

By Kevin Winter 20 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

#SONA2018: Nation called to conserve water amid protracted drought

With a national state of disaster having been declared in three provinces, newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to the nation to continue to intensify efforts to use water wisely...

19 Feb 2018

KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth...

19 Feb 2018

CTICC working toward water neutral events with water-wise initiatives, reduced consumption

As the City of Cape Town has instituted Level 6B water restrictions, The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been working with clients and event organisers to ensure that major upcoming events don't place further pressure on water resources...

16 Feb 2018

The power of education through a drought crisis

World-renowned Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai once wrote, "There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness . . . that time is now"...

By Sifiso Mazibuko 16 Feb 2018

Programme to save water resources launched

The Department of Water and Sanitation and various stakeholders have launched the #SaveWater Ambassador Programme to foster responsibility towards saving water resources in the City of Cape Town and the rest of the country...

16 Feb 2018

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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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