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Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business
Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business

Cashiers asking customers to donate small sums to charity while they're at cash registers, known as checkout charity, is becoming a big business...

By Benjamin Lawrence 1 hour ago

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

South Africa's current drought affects people at home, but more important to our economy is the damage to businesses...

By Dr Jo Burgess 20 hours ago

H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in Hong Kong...

22 hours ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change
New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

1 day ago

Open Streets Exchange set for African cities
Open Streets Exchange set for African cities

Open Streets Cape Town and UN-Habitat are hosting the first Open Streets Exchange for African cities from 22 to 29 October 2018...

1 day ago

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.

By Kate Stubbs 1 day ago

Cleaning up the environment gains momentum
Cleaning up the environment gains momentum

Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups on World Cleanup Day, 15 September 2018...

2 days ago

IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development
IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development

IoT and digitisation enable us to efficiently, proactively and predictively address the sustainability challenges that are faced globally and on the African continent...

By Reshaad Sha 2 days ago

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'

The City of Cape Town's Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has been awarded South Africa's first Green Coast Status...

2 days ago

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM...

17 Sep 2018

#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa

People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...

By Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018

4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation
4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned...

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWings
Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWings

Meropa Communications, as part of its pro-bono work, has developed and produced an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise R1m for non-profit organisation, Blind SA...

13 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: NMBT, Ofentse Boloko team up to explore Addo Elephant National Park with 14 Khayalethu youth
#TourismMonth: NMBT, Ofentse Boloko team up to explore Addo Elephant National Park with 14 Khayalethu youth

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism in collaboration with Mr PE UberMann, took 14 youths from the Khayalethu Youth Centre to Addo Elephant National Park to explore various tourism activities...

13 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads
Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads...

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018

South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal
South Africa won't become less violent until it's more equal

The release of crime statistics in South Africa always triggers great angst among ordinary citizens...

By Anine Kriegler 13 Sep 2018

How does your company measure up on the LGBTI+ workplace equality index?
How does your company measure up on the LGBTI+ workplace equality index?

The South African LGBT+ Management Forum has released its inaugural South African Workplace Equality Index...

12 Sep 2018

Professor Peliwe Mnguni, Unisa SBL
Women in leadership - what does race, gender, class have to do with it

Unisa's Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) hosted a conversation with women in leadership during Women's Month...

12 Sep 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADC

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

Zanzibar Red Colobus, endemic to Tanzania. Image by by Hasin Shakur, GFDL 1.2,
The fate of unique species in Tanzania's coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Neil Burgess 12 Sep 2018

From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth...

By Dr Shafick Adams 11 Sep 2018

Mina Foundation launches 3000 For Change campaign
Mina Foundation launches 3000 For Change campaign

The Mina Foundation has launched a new campaign titled 3000 For Change as it aims to raise enough funds to be able to educate and donate a Mina cup to underprivileged girls in SA...

11 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

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