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Agriculture and water scarcity - it's time to act

Farming accounts for around 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the world today and also contributes to water pollution due to pesticides and chemicals...

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How Africa can perform better in the new round of UN development goals

The aim of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to transform lives around the world over the next 13 years...

By Ademola Adenle 18 Jan 2017

Firms push envelope with bright ideas to deliver energy to Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business, said in 2015 that in terms of current trends, it would take until 2080 for every African to have access to electricity...

By Tsakane Ngoepe and Tine Henriksen 11 Jan 2017

Importance of formulating business-aligned CSI initiatives

For CSI initiatives to have an optimal effect, they need to align to a business' vision...

By Mbali Sekautu 29 Dec 2016

Smokeless cooking in Kenya

Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design...

23 Dec 2016

'Best African Women Researchers' announced

Merck has followed up the success of its Cancer Access Program, which empowers women in the field of oncology, where they were underrepresented, with another initiative that empowers African women - this time in the field of research, to offer better health care to women...

21 Dec 2016

Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals

Overcoming energy poverty is still one of the greatest challenges facing Africa...

By Fola Esan 6 Dec 2016

Digital exclusion may worsen inequality in SA

South Africans must become digitally enabled or they will be left behind economically, thus exacerbating inequality in the country...

29 Nov 2016

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid

According to International Energy Agency projections, almost one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa will gain access to the power grid by 2040...

21 Nov 2016

Implementing climate smart agriculture up for discussion at COP22

COP22 will look at adaptation, mitigation, transparency, and technology transfer to combat increasing greenhouse gas emissions...

10 Nov 2016

Cape Town woman brings coding skills to marginalised communities

A local woman who launched a project in partnership with SAP and Google, trained over 1,000 young people in basic coding skills...

9 Nov 2016

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty...

By José Graziano da Silva 8 Nov 2016

Why NGOs need to embrace digital now

From garnering greater support through transparency to building online credibility with funders...

By Sindy Peters 21 Oct 2016

Report: rapid transformation of agriculture necessary to curb greenhouse gas emissions

The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, FAO said today in a new report.

19 Oct 2016

Why CSI is the new currency consciously growing the bottom line

When it comes to growing your business, people are everything, be they staff, customers, or the community surrounding your brand...

By Glenda Mansfield 18 Oct 2016

Nations meet in Rwanda to tackle greenhouse gases

Envoys from nearly 200 nations met in Kigali on Thursday, 13 October, to discuss ridding the world of HFCs, gases introduced to save the ozone layer only to unwittingly assail Earth's climate...

14 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Organic supermarket opens in Nigeria

A New Earth, a boutique organic and eco-living store based in Beirut, Lebanon, recently announced its opening in Lagos, Nigeria. The expansion is testament to the owners' belief in moving towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable way of living.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2016

27 African countries adopt the Marrakesh Declaration

Twenty-seven African countries have adopted the Marrakesh Declaration, which consolidates these countries' commitment to placing the Adaptation of African Agriculture at the heart of COP22 negotiations...

11 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Do good business, do business online

The #SustainableBiz16 summit just wrapped up in the US last week. I followed the tweets and noted that most of the learnings, while stemming from global corporations, definitely have local relevance...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2016

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