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Sustainable African businesses can help unlock $1tn in new market value
Sustainable African businesses can help unlock $1tn in new market value

A recently released report, African Better Business, Better World puts African CEOs and entrepreneurs in the spotlight as drivers of a sustainable future...

2 days ago

Students harness the sun to purify water
Students harness the sun to purify water

This device could aid households that only have access to contaminated water...

By Emile Uys 2 days ago

Oxfam East Africa via
Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms...

By Jared Ferrie 2 days ago

R17m skills programme to empower youth
R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17m skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle...

2 days ago

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns
#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

This week, I attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation has designed and donated to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education
Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education

Woolworths has announced it has raised R104.9 million for its MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education' campaign, exceeding the original target...

2 days ago

Joanne van der Walt, Sage Foundation manager, Africa
Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

3 days ago

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?
Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 3 days ago

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo
#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Buffelsdraai Landfill Site
Landfill 2017 to cover leachate, gas management

According to the 2012 National Waste Information Baseline Report*, South Africa generated approximately 108-million tonnes of waste in 2011; of which 98-million tonnes were disposed of at landfills...

3 days ago

John J. Coetzee, CEO at Green Worx
Global GreenTag certifies Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Local manufacturer Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently announced that its products have been certified by ecolabel Global GreenTag...

3 days ago

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan
#Budget2017: SAREC welcomes finance minister's support

The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has welcomed confirmation from Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during the 2017 Budget Speech that the continuation of South Africa's independent power producer programme is an imperative, given the need to boost investment in the short term...

3 days ago

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life
Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published on Tuesday, 21 February...

3 days ago

Tech industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging
Tech industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging

As a result of a commercial-scale pilot program, Dell has announced the technology industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging...

3 days ago

Empowerment is not just whitewashing
Empowerment is not just whitewashing

In 2015 the Department of Trade and Industry announced amendments to the broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes. As much as BEE has been a part of the business language for about 13 years, these latest changes reflect that government views business ownership as an integral element to transform the South African economy...

By Stacey Davidson 22 Feb 2017

Itec SA expands its Carbon Neutral programme
Itec SA expands its Carbon Neutral programme

Digital and communications solutions provider Itec SA recently announced the expansion of its Carbon Neutral programme...

22 Feb 2017

SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up
SA investors rising to green building challenge as globe heats up

Progressively, more South African property investors are rising to the challenge of mitigating climate change through greening the built environment, with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses...

22 Feb 2017

Kate Holt/AusAID via  - Olivia Gimbo holds up her family's supply of food for the week in Epworth, Harare.
Global future food security in jeopardy warns FAO report

Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns...

22 Feb 2017

Could using stainless steel save SA millions in water losses?
Could using stainless steel save SA millions in water losses?

With South Africa experiencing stage two and three water restrictions following its worst drought in decades, the spotlight falls on how to reduce leakages and maintenance costs and preserve our already strained water resources into the long-term future...

22 Feb 2017

Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness
Mobile app promotes, awards acts of random kindness

Change our World for Good has worked with Net#work BBDO to develop a mobile Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) App, which encourages users to set goals for performing random acts of kindness and rewards them...

22 Feb 2017

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste
How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

Let me ask you a question. Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it's fully functional?

By Sharad Sinha 22 Feb 2017

Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study
Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study

More than 90% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsible employer...

By Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Mehrdokht Pournader 22 Feb 2017

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Universities to improve access for disabled

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6m to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities...

22 Feb 2017

Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges
Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges

Whilst out enjoying the wonders how do campers, caravanners, and self-caters administer the challenges presented with managing their food waste?

By Gavin Heron 21 Feb 2017

Source: BIPAI
African partnership launched to fight childhood cancer

A $100m paediatric haematology-oncology treatment network has been created in public-private partnerships between American institutions and the governments of Botswana, Uganda and Malawi...

21 Feb 2017

Oxfam East Africa via
Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvation

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017
Publisher Research Council sets research programme for 2017

The Publisher Research Council (PRC), representing the interests of both print and online publishers in South Africa, has released its projects, studies and upcoming research for 2017...

21 Feb 2017

EWT aims to break Guinness World Record for largest game of leapfrog
EWT aims to break Guinness World Record for largest game of leapfrog

As part of this year's Leap Day for Frogs, on Friday, 24 February, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) aims to raise awareness of the plight of frogs by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest game of leapfrog...

21 Feb 2017

2016 GCIP-SA runner-up Martin Ackermann of Thevia
SA entrepreneurs honoured at Cleantech Week

Yolandi Schoeman of Baoberry and Martin Ackermann of Thevia were recently honoured at the Global Forum during the 2017 Cleantech Week in San Francisco...

21 Feb 2017

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