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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 3 days ago

Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 May 2018

Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

Girl Geek campaign to open doors, change lives

The Girl Geek campaign, which seeks to encourage young girls from disadvantaged communities to be involved in science, technology, engineering and maths, will be launched in Johannesburg today...

21 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

Which climate-smart technologies will pay off for African farmers?

Hunger still stalks the continent, and climate change is a key culprit for low productivity. Africa's ability to feed itself hinges on investment in adapting to these conditions and minimsing agriculture's own contribution to climate change...

By Caroline Mwongera 17 May 2018

Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is installing rooftop solar photovoltaic units at 11 of its sites...

14 May 2018

How tech underpins the new wave of CSR in India

"There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world," said Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference...

11 May 2018

Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018

Forty-five entrepreneurs have been selected by Heineken South Africa and its partners to participate in the 2018 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future

Designers often get so caught up in the technology involved in buildings of the future, that they forget who a building is ultimately designed for: people...

4 May 2018

SEED workshop applications open for entrepreneurs in sustainability sector

Global non-profit organisation SEED will host its Replicator Connect Workshops in Polokwane, 17-18 May, and in Pretoria, 23-24 May...

4 May 2018

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