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Dlamini-Zuma urges BRICS Youth Summit to prioritise gender equality
Dlamini-Zuma urges BRICS Youth Summit to prioritise gender equality

Minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has encouraged delegates at the BRICS Youth Summit to pay particular attention to...

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L-R: AECOM Educational Trust bursary recipients Tshilidzi Bridget Lutsinge, Nokubonga Lady-Peace Nxumalo, and Keabetswe Beverly Sehoole
AECOM Trust prioritises women empowerment with 3 more bursary recipients

AECOM is providing financial assistance to young women in previously disadvantaged communities, awarding bursaries through its Educational Trust...

1 day ago

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition...

1 day ago

#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day
#Mandela100: What NPOs wish corporates knew before Mandela Day

In a recent poll of over 200 NPOs, we asked them what their biggest challenge was when it came to working with corporates...

By Joanne van der Walt 1 day ago

Unaccounted water costs must be included in IRP
Unaccounted water costs must be included in IRP

A new report from the Life After Coal campaign calls for these costs to our water resources to be accounted for in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) - South Africa's plan for the future electricity system...

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Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight
Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 1 day ago

CSIR contributes to landmark climate report
CSIR contributes to landmark climate report

With humans and plants heavily reliant on the depleting water sources, a team of international scientists has put its heads together...

1 day ago

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#FairnessFirst: Not-so-secretly supporting Pride Month with Russia's #thehiddenflag

The Fifa World Cup settled the global gaze on Russia for the past few weeks. While July 2018 has been a time of football celebration, it's also Pride Month. So while 'gay propaganda' is still banned in Russia, that doesn't mean there's been a lack of rainbow support - where there's will, there's a way...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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What can other cities learn about water shortages from 'Day Zero'?

Cape Town was set to run dry on April 12, 2018, leaving its 3.7 million residents without tap water...

By Lucy Rodina and Kieran M. Findlater 13 Jul 2018

Hukou Waterfall of Yellow River, China. ,
What we can learn from China's fight against environmental ruin

A good news story about China's environment is something you don't hear every day...

By Brett Bryan and Lei Gao 13 Jul 2018

Groundswell hosts inaugural workshop for 'enviropreneurs'
Groundswell hosts inaugural workshop for 'enviropreneurs'

The Groundswell business acceleration programme held its inaugural workshop recently at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Johannesburg...

12 Jul 2018

Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers
Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM...

By Jilana Boston and Andrei Cimpian 12 Jul 2018

When is #MeToo coming to my workplace? 8 things you can do now
When is #MeToo coming to my workplace? 8 things you can do now

As a sociologist who studies feminist activism, I often get asked when and how the #MeToo movement is going to trickle down...

By Judith Taylor 12 Jul 2018

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs
People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods
#BehindtheSelfie with... Philippa Dods

This week we go behind the selfie with Philippa Dods. She's full-time marketing coordinator at Meltwater IMA (India, Middle East and Africa) and a core member at Future Females after office-hours...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: 100 volunteering opportunities across SA
#Mandela100: 100 volunteering opportunities across SA

Volunteering platform Forgood.co.za has compiled a comprehensive list of 100 volunteering opportunities for Mandela Day...

11 Jul 2018

Slums in Caracas, Venezuela.
7.5 billion and counting: How many humans can the Earth support?

Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of geological history...

By Andrew D. Hwang 11 Jul 2018

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits
Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

By Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

Want to maximise CSI and B-BBEE spend? Consult the community
Want to maximise CSI and B-BBEE spend? Consult the community

When it comes to corporate social investment (CSI), socio-economic development (SED) or broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE), businesses need to dig deeper...

By Janine Espin 10 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day
#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day

Commemorating the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Nal'ibali is sharing a special series of three children's stories...

9 Jul 2018

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CT housing crisis solution shortlisted in global competition

Run by RICS, a community-funded affordable housing scheme for Cape Town is one of five entries shortlisted for Africa in a global competition...

9 Jul 2018

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How fab labs help meet digital challenges in Africa

Fab labs serve at the same time as production, creation and prototyping workshops, hands-on training spaces and facilitators of social ties...

By Stéphanie Leyronas, Gwenael Prié, and Isabelle Lio 9 Jul 2018

#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem
#FairnessFirst: Seeing red over the 'pink tax' problem

'Pink tax' has been doing the rounds for decades. Here's why consumers are seeing red about paying more for anything sold to females...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jul 2018

New SA body established to manage marine pollution
New SA body established to manage marine pollution

The National Department of Transport has established an Incident Management Organisation...

9 Jul 2018

Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change
Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change

While concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols...

By Issa Yussuf 6 Jul 2018

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2017/18 AfriSam-SAIA Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted projects for the 2017/18 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have been announced...

6 Jul 2018

CEO SleepOut apologises for 'Robben Island room bid'
CEO SleepOut apologises for 'Robben Island room bid'

Newswatch: Trustees of the CEO SleepOut have apologised in a group statement for any offence caused after its 'Robben Island room bid' came under fire on social media this week....

6 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive
#Mandela100: How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive

Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came from a young woman...

By Alan Hirsch 6 Jul 2018

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