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Cape Town region declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years...

1 day ago

#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

Food security to top SADC meeting agenda

South Africa will participate in a Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting to seek ways to improve food security in the region...

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2017

#AUW2017: Cape Town drought - city ‘waiting on a miracle'

Amidst what has been labelled the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the 2017 African Utility Week conference that there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of it...

By Alicestine October 18 May 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently...

17 May 2017

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

Cape Town drought crisis reaching critical point

The City of Cape Town has warned all residents and businesses to cut...

16 May 2017

Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade

Fairtrade was established as the champion of small producers but as the market has grown it has become more attractive to big companies...

By Agatha Herman 15 May 2017

#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms

The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

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Ad awards prioritise humanity

Body language. Advertising in its simplest form is a brand's flirtation with a person. The way a brand makes a human feel will determine the relationship that follows between brand and consumer.

By Suhana Gordhan 11 May 2017

#OneShow2017: That South African One Show direct link

FCB Africa's creative director, Suhana Gordhan, shares exclusive insights into judging the One Show's direct marketing entries and how even this reflects the organisation's strong drive for better diversity across the industry.

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

Ford evaluates viability of bamboo in vehicle interiors

Over the past several years, Ford has worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic.

4 May 2017

#WTMA17: When Just a Drop can make everything count

During the World Travel Market of 1998, Fiona Jeffery OBE, founded and launched Just a Drop, an initiative to help raise awareness on the importance of access to safe and sanitised water.

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2017

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