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Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer science
Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer science

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented...

9 hours ago

Battling climate change with holistic solutions
Battling climate change with holistic solutions

Farmers in Guatemala are adapting to climate change using climate-smart strategies...

By Jamie Matroos 10 hours ago

How to reduce your kitchen's impact on global warming
How to reduce your kitchen's impact on global warming

The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint...

By Karli Verghese 10 hours ago

Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve
Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world...

By David Nicholson-Cole 11 hours ago

Healing the scars of mining through sustainable rehabilitation
Healing the scars of mining through sustainable rehabilitation

Recent studies on the promised land rehabilitation and environmental remediation of previously used mining sites have uncovered some major discrepancies...

12 hours ago

Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice
Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice

Kouga Wind Farm, situated outside Oyster Bay, has been recognised for its strides in environmental management good practice...

1 day ago

By Kate Holt_AusAID –
Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050...

By Kennedy Dzama and Tawanda Marandure 1 day ago

If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?
If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?

Environmental rights advocacy groups are questioning why major banks and state entities are investing in new-build coal-powered power station...

1 day ago

Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling
Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling

This Dutch startup collects demolition debris and recycles it for new buildings...

By Emile Uys 1 day ago

Jing via
Mondelez initiative to enhance capacity of cocoa farmers

As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production...

2 days ago

Building real sustainability in renewables projects
Building real sustainability in renewables projects

Thanks to the government's IPP programme, renewable energy is one of the country's fastest growing sectors, which includes a significant socio-economic development component.

2 days ago

Clanwilliam cedar could be extinct within the 21st century
Clanwilliam cedar could be extinct within the 21st century

A study by UCT researchers has confirmed a decline in the iconic conifer, the Clanwilliam cedar, which gives the name to the Cederberg Wilderness Area...

2 days ago

Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change
Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change

According to a new report by FAO, soil and pulses, especially when deployed together, can make significant contributions toward feeding the world and combatting climate change...

3 days ago

Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals
Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals

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

By Fola Esan 3 days ago

Charging up developing nations with solar energy
Charging up developing nations with solar energy

Morocco, Singapore and India are investing heavily in the abundant power of the sun...

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

Mainstreaming biodiversity to create sustainable agriculture
Mainstreaming biodiversity to create sustainable agriculture

Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food and conserving the very foundation of life and rural livelihoods...

3 days ago

When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements
When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements

Informal settlements house around one-quarter of the world's urban population...

By Hesam Kamalipour et al. 3 days ago

Climate change could leave South African tourism high and dry
Climate change could leave South African tourism high and dry

Towards the end of each year hundreds of thousands of people escape dark, cold, rainy winters in Europe and North America for a break in sunny South Africa...

By Jennifer Fitchett and Gijsbert Hoogendoorn 3 days ago

WTO seeks trade deal on 'green' products
WTO seeks trade deal on 'green' products

The heavyweights of world trade, including the United States, China and Japan, meet in Geneva this weekend to establish a list of environmentally friendly products for which tariffs can be eliminated or reduced...

3 days ago

Max Edkins, climate change and communications expert at the World Bank’s Connect4Climate programme
Time to tell SA's renewable energy story

With South Africa's energy mix currently being decided and debated, experts and leaders in this space believe the time to champion renewable energy is now...

5 Dec 2016

Megatrends pose defence, security challenges - PwC report
Megatrends pose defence, security challenges - PwC report

The five megatrends that are widely believed to be shaping the future of our world are...

5 Dec 2016

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants
Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day...

5 Dec 2016

R300m empowerment project aims to uplift agricultural sector
R300m empowerment project aims to uplift agricultural sector

The recently unveiled Ikamva Lethu black economic empowerment project in the citrus-rich Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape aims to radically transform how future empowerment deals in the agricultural sector are handled...

5 Dec 2016

UN awards Champions of the Earth
UN awards Champions of the Earth

The United Nations recently handed out its highest environmental accolade the Champions of the Earth award during a global conference on biological diversity in Cancún, Mexico...

5 Dec 2016

South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture

A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite...

By Mike Muller 5 Dec 2016

Smart street furniture for a safer city
Smart street furniture for a safer city

Combatting air and noise pollution with Simply Grid...

By Lindsay Samson 5 Dec 2016

WHC Leak-Less Valves aims to solve SA's water problems
WHC Leak-Less Valves aims to solve SA's water problems

Designed by Paseka Lesolang, the WHC Leak-Less Valve innovation is a control mechanism that prevents 70% of the water loss in toilets due to toilet leaks, when the toilet is not in use...

2 Dec 2016

SA rhinos champ wins Tusk Award
SA rhinos champ wins Tusk Award

Cathy Dreyer, a local champion for black rhino, was awarded the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa...

2 Dec 2016

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