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Study explores effectiveness of EIA tool - DEA to share results
Study explores effectiveness of EIA tool - DEA to share results

There are criticism and perceptions of inadequacy about the success of the current EIA system...

1 day ago

Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller
Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller

If you want to join the sustainable travel movement, but don't really know where to start, it's easier than you think.

2 days ago

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How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explains

Although other bacterial enzymes were already known to slowly digest PET, the new enzyme had apparently evolved specifically for this job...

By Emily Flashman 2 days ago

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies...

2 days ago

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards
Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Minnaar's thesis impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues...

2 days ago

Kwetsani Camp, Wilderness Safaris - the Overall Winner (Image Supplied)
#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

"The judges looked for winners who might educate and inspire others, challenging the industry to achieve more by demonstrating what can be done by businesses and organisations to realise the ambition of responsible tourism. That ambition is simply put: to use tourism to make better places for people to live in."

2 days ago

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018
This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

3 days ago

SAWEA looks to improve implementation of ED components through industry practice
SAWEA looks to improve implementation of ED components through industry practice

Working with key constituencies, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) aims to help improve the implementation of...

3 days ago

Cindy Nell-Roberts launches foundation focusing on female empowerment
Cindy Nell-Roberts launches foundation focusing on female empowerment

Female empowerment and community development NGO Women4Women is the latest brainchild of former Miss South Africa and local businesswomen Cindy Nell-Roberts...

17 Apr 2018

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The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

By James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story
Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa's land reform process...

By Mnqobi Ngubane 17 Apr 2018

Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rights
Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA looks at LGBTQI+ issues and rights

The LGBTQI+ Banele Khoza exhibition was unveiled as part of the opening of the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).

16 Apr 2018

2018 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2018 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced

After gathering earlier this month, the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards judging panel have selected the finalists in each environmental category...

16 Apr 2018

Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health
Durex Connect-ED empowers youth to make sound choices about sexual health

With sex education playing a significant role in enabling our youth to take full control of their sexual behaviour, Durex's Connect-ED programme aims to make a difference in South African communities...

16 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who
Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

By Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

2018 Top Empowerment Awards winners announced
2018 Top Empowerment Awards winners announced

The South African Civil Aviation Authority's Poppy Khoza scooped the Top Empowered: Business Leader of the Year Award...

16 Apr 2018

#FairnessFirst: Addressing that gender equality pay gap, day by day
#FairnessFirst: Addressing that gender equality pay gap, day by day

It was 'equal pay day' in the US on 10 April. That's how far into 2018 a woman had to work to earn what a man earned in 2017. Here's how to stand up for your rights to equal pay for equal work...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Apr 2018

Promote your sustainability research in Germany, become a Green Talent
Promote your sustainability research in Germany, become a Green Talent

Since 2009, Germany has hosted the Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, honouring 25 young researchers every year...

13 Apr 2018

Namibia: Uproar over mine at rhino sanctuary
Namibia: Uproar over mine at rhino sanctuary

Kamanjab - The Swartbooi Traditional Authority at Fransfontein is up in arms over planned mining involving Chinese nationals in cahoots with Namibians...

By Clemans Miyanicwe 13 Apr 2018

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Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

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Is there a disconnect between profit and ethics?

In this age of social media and the internet, big businesses are taken to task for unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices by a socially conscious citizenry...

By Angelo Nicolaides 13 Apr 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

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Women are shattering the glass ceiling only to fall off the glass cliff

The glass ceiling is an idea familiar to many. It refers to the invisible barrier that seems to exist in many fields and which prevents women from achieving senior positions...

By Susanna Whawell 13 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought
Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought

A recent study shows that the loss of forests in tropical Africa in the past century is far less severe than previously estimated. Our analysis shows that forests have, on average, shrunk by 21.7%...

By Julie C. Aleman 12 Apr 2018

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Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Thabdokazi Mkwena, an ECD practitioner at Luvuyo Special Needs Centre achieved her NQF Level two qualification at the end of last year, she will also receive ongoing mentorship and coaching, ensuring that the knowledge and skills that they have gained from the training is applied in the classroom.
Cookhouse Wind Farm invests in ECD centres by upskilling local practitioners

Through its flagship project, Cookhouse Wind Farm has enabled 47 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners...

12 Apr 2018

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Anger over 10,000-seater stadium for Observatory

Dozens of residents gathered at the Observatory Community Centre on Tuesday night, 10 April, to raise their concerns over plans by Cape Town City Football Club (CTC) to build a 10,000-seater stadium in the area...

By Aidan Jones 12 Apr 2018

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