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Black industrialists: numbers target on track, official says
Black industrialists: numbers target on track, official says

The government is confident it will meet its target of supporting 30 black industrialists in the first year of the roll out of the multi-billion-rand programme, which kicked off at the beginning of the year...

12 hours ago

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa
Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed, at this year's gathering, to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.

By Ross Harvey 12 hours ago

I have a dream...
I have a dream...

Ciao Bella, a women empowerment initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of young women, is the dream of Alarece Easton, HR manager group of the MediaShop...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 hours ago

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AfDB injects US $1 billion to end youth unemployment in Africa

AfDB together with the IITA embarks on an initiative that aims to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating eight million agribusiness jobs...

By Dominique Von Rohr 4 hours ago

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Jozi teen wins top prize at google fair

Johannesburg teenager Kiara Nirghin's drought-busting idea using avocado and orange peels has earned her the grand prize at the Google Science Fair...

8 hours ago

Stop the slaughter of African elephants by banning the ivory trade for good
Stop the slaughter of African elephants by banning the ivory trade for good

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in South Africa provides a unique opportunity to make a ban on the ivory trade legally binding...

By Alice Catherine Hughes 11 hours ago

Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?

When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children's school fees would still be paid...

12 hours ago

Foschini introduces Courage to Conquer campaign
Foschini introduces Courage to Conquer campaign

This October, Foschini is raising awareness of breast cancer with its Courage to Conquer campaign to unite eleven breast cancer survivors to openly share their stories and encourage other women in South Africa to be bold and take courage...

1 day ago

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App lifeline for small-scale fishers

A free smartphone app to help traditional fishers monitor their catches has burgeoned into a suite of products for use along the country's small-scale fisheries value chain...

By Sarah Wild 1 day ago

INTERPOL, IFAW expand wildlife crime enforcement network
INTERPOL, IFAW expand wildlife crime enforcement network

At a CITES side event, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will announce their cooperation on IFAW's tenBoma initiative in Kenya...

1 day ago

AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation finalists announced
AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation finalists announced

The final qualifying entries for the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

1 day ago

Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies
Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies

Pharmacies are often where remote communities go firs for healthcare, but their lack of business skills often means they can't meet these needs...

1 day ago

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, 27 September, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year...

1 day ago

Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs
Marine law starts to get attention it desperately needs

Africa's only research chair in the law of the sea will compare and harmonise legislation on the continent's marine environment, which will have far-reaching implications for...

By Nicky Willemse 2 days ago

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Transforming agriculture critical to address food security, climate change challenges

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, agriculture must transform itself to achieve food and nutrition security for all, as well as help address global challenges such as...

2 days ago

#InnovationMonth: Cape buffalo conceived through IVF
#InnovationMonth: Cape buffalo conceived through IVF

The first Cape Buffalo conceived through IVF was unveiled recently by Embryo Plus...

2 days ago

New energy material harnesses both sunlight and wind
New energy material harnesses both sunlight and wind

Eight Georgia Institute of Technology engineers pioneered a new type of hybrid textile that can harvest energy from two sources: the sun and wind...

By Mbali Kgame 2 days ago

Manufacturing conference to address gender gap
Manufacturing conference to address gender gap

The Amabhubesi Women in Manufacturing Textile & Leather Conference will take place at Emperors Place in Johanneburg from 26-27 October...

3 days ago

#CITES: 'Disrupt wildlife trade'
#CITES: 'Disrupt wildlife trade'

Every person in the illegal wildlife trade in South Africa should be treated as an organised criminal...

By Claire Keeton 3 days ago

Removing gender bias from algorithms
Removing gender bias from algorithms

Machine learning is ubiquitous in our daily lives. Every time we talk to our smartphones, search for images or ask for restaurant recommendations, we are interacting with machine learning algorithms...

By James Zou 3 days ago

#CITES: New plan to prioritise rhino population
#CITES: New plan to prioritise rhino population

The newly launched African Rhino Conservation Range States Action Plan aims to ensure that continental rhino increases over the next five years...

3 days ago

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CITES notes progress since 2013

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) says significant progress has been made politically, financially and technically since 2013...

3 days ago

Tyre levy postponed to 2017
Tyre levy postponed to 2017

National Treasury has postponed to 2017 the implementation date of the environmental tyre levy that was meant to come into effect in October 2016...

23 Sep 2016

The WikiCell: Nature-inspired edible packaging
The WikiCell: Nature-inspired edible packaging

WikiFoods aims to eliminate the overuse of plastic in food packaging...

By Emile Uys 23 Sep 2016

Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them
Four threats to global food security and what we can do about them

Can we really feed nine billion people?

By Stuart Thompson 23 Sep 2016

Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment
Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment

Information and communications technology (ICT) remains the key contributor to the development of advanced economies...

23 Sep 2016

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FSA brings drought relief to struggling emerging farmers

Since December 2015, FSA has helped a total of 5,735 Free State farmers through different means of drought assistance. More than 540 emerging and subsistence farmers have also received assistance...

22 Sep 2016

SANRAL cleans up N2
SANRAL cleans up N2

SANRAL used awareness around the clean-up and recycling initiatives in support of National Clean-Up and Recycle Week to highlight the work it does as part of its Routine Road Maintenance operations...

22 Sep 2016

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