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Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity
Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Showing commitment to community upliftment, Samsung South Africa partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa...

5 hours ago

Farmers urged not to abstract water from Caledon River
Farmers urged not to abstract water from Caledon River

Farmers residing near or next to Caledon River have been requested not to abstract water from the river for seven days...

8 hours ago

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 8 hours ago

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 11 hours ago

Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme
Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

On Saturday, 10 November, about 100 farm workers and their supporters marched to Endulini Fruit Farm in Patensie, Eastern Cape, to hand over a list of demands to managers...

By Joseph Chirume 11 hours ago

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from future collections
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier bans fur from future collections

Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest fashion designer to ditch the use of fur in all future collections...

1 day ago

Janine Espin, MD of Economic Development Solutions
What happens to the community when a mine closes?

When mines scale down or close down, the impact on the surrounding community is significant. The burning question is: can the blow be softened?

By Janine Espin 1 day ago

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

1 day ago

Namibian farmland by Sigismund von Dobschütz, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa...

By Henning Melber 1 day ago

ACSA receives intl certification for environmental management
ACSA receives intl certification for environmental management

Airports Company South Africa's airports have been certified as compliant with the most-recognised international standard for environmental management systems...

1 day ago

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement
SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve have signed a partnership agreement, which "comes at an opportune time to effectively enhance security, address socio-economic challenges and bolster development opportunities..."

2 days ago

Gavin Rajah launches NPO to upskill vulnerable women
Gavin Rajah launches NPO to upskill vulnerable women

The White Light Movement is a new non-profit organisation aimed at providing empowerment to women who have been victims of gender-based violence and abuse...

2 days ago

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

2 days ago

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger
Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

2 days ago

Kevin Richardson of the Kevin Richardson Foundation. Image supplied.
#LandforLions campaign breaks local crowdfunding record

The Kevin Richardson Foundation has managed to raise more than R2.7m on local rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com, breaking the record for the most money raised for a single campaign on a South African rewards platform...

2 days ago

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 2 days ago

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?
South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa's economic situation...

By Danny Bradlow 2 days ago

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Water experts explore solutions to sector challenges

Water and sanitation industry players have been urged to tap into new local technologies and solutions that will address the service delivery challenges that plague the sector...

2 days ago

Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacy
Mercedes-Benz SA rallies for education and literacy

In the past three years through the Rally to Read initiative over 2,900 learners and 86 educators have benefitted from Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

9 Nov 2018

L-R: Farmers, commercial and smaller scale, working together for the improvement of lives: Andrew Pooler, Dave van Rensburg, Cyril Hlengwa, Rob Stayplton-Smith and Siya Hlengwa
KZN NPO facilitates transformation in agriculture through skills development, knowledge sharing

Since its inception, Harry Gwala Agri supports several projects which tackle food security, provide mentorship, drive internship programmes and source sponsorship for aspiring farmers...

9 Nov 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

The Atterbury Property Fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners...

9 Nov 2018

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security
Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

No country or city can afford to be without a reliable source of water...

By Kevin Winter 9 Nov 2018

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

By John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?
Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

The land at Salt River market has become "ground zero" for spatial transformation of Cape Town...

By Kelly Vinett 8 Nov 2018

New report highlights opportunity for companies to improve their biodiversity performance
New report highlights opportunity for companies to improve their biodiversity performance

Biodiversity produces a wide variety of goods and services on which businesses depend. Examples include crop pollination, water filtration, flood attenuation...

7 Nov 2018

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