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#LoeriesRanking with... Black Bean Productions

What better way to creatively ease into the working year than with a reminder of some of last year's top contenders at the Loeries? We continue the local insights with Black Bean Productions...

By Leigh Andrews 9 hours ago

How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies
How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies

African countries are behind the global curve when it comes to providing people with clean water and sanitation services...

By Hatem Jemmali 10 hours ago

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

11 hours ago

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study
Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways...

13 hours ago

Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water
Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water

Aspen Pharmacare's Cape Town-based subsidiary, Fine Chemicals Corporation, is so concerned about risks posed by the region's drought that it is investing in new infrastructure...

1 day ago

#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed
#DayZero: Level 6B restrictions from Feb, new emergency measures proposed

"We have reached a point of no return," advised City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during a media briefing ahead of a special council meeting set for Friday, 19 January...

1 day ago

Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?
Sustainable supply chains: Chains, levers or webs?

Customers have tremendous power in the business-to-business (B2B) sustainability world. Just by asking questions of their suppliers, customers send powerful signals about what matters...

By Scott Nadler and Jeremy Soboil 1 day ago

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this
Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this

The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law...

By Laura-Stella Enonchong 1 day ago

By Andrew Massyn,
Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April...

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 1 day ago

Shaheed Mahomed of Workers’ World addresses a coalition meeting to discuss the City’s plans for the drought. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Coalition calls for new measures to tackle drought

Members of civic organisations have called for new measures to save water, protesting against the City of Cape Town's proposed drought levy and the use of water management devices...

By Ashraf Hendricks 1 day ago

Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%
Jasco uses solar energy solution to reduce head office carbon footprint by 50%

In early-2015, ICT solutions provider Jasco began harnessing its expertise on a solar project at its own head office complex: Jasco Park...

2 days ago

Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet
Green bonds are taking off - and could help save the planet

The "tragedy of the horizons," a term coined by Canada's Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet...

By Olaf Weber and Vasundhara Saravade 2 days ago

The Voëlvlei dam project has been sped up to help Cape Town cope with the drought. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
What national government is doing about Cape Town's water crisis

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town's water crisis...

By Suné Payne 2 days ago

Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household
Cape Town's 'green' map reveals water usage per household

The City of Cape Town has this week made spying on friends, family or even neighbours' water usage habits even easier...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

US maritime business students learn from SA
US maritime business students learn from SA

The 19 top-performing students from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy visited Nelson Mandela Bay recently as part of a South African tour to explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry...

2 days ago

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically
Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing...

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 3 days ago

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Global fusion project looks at recreating the sun's energy

More than one million (estimated) manpower hours by 400 scientists from across the globe created the Wendelstein 7-X, a machine that could be capable of replicating the reaction that powers the sun, but using plasma.

3 days ago

Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?
Corporate boardrooms: where are the women?

When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa...

By Kwamboka Oyaro 3 days ago

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Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure...

3 days ago

How blockchain can democratise green power
How blockchain can democratise green power

Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set...

By Srinivasan Keshav 15 Jan 2018

Water crises solutions stuck in muddy policy
Water crises solutions stuck in muddy policy

It is self-evident that without sufficient water, SA cannot thrive; perhaps it is too profound a necessity to express in ordinary words...

By Neels Blom 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends
#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends

Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green?

By Shabeer Jhetam 15 Jan 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Amplifying the female voice

The first work week of 2018 for many was also one where we heard the global female voice loud and clear on social media, with 'celebration emojis' for everything from Iceland's equal pay law to #HereWeAre, #TimesUp and #Oprah2020...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jan 2018

The invisible infrastructure of giving - and why it matters
The invisible infrastructure of giving - and why it matters

Charitable giving may seem like a fairly straightforward exchange: from donor to charity. But it is actually made up of many layers and multiple dynamics...

By Michele Fugiel Gartner 12 Jan 2018

Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads
Rio brings in state law cracking down on sexist ads

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state on Wednesday brought in a law cracking down on ads deemed to be sexist, threatening violators with hefty fines...

12 Jan 2018

SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert
SustainPower delivers locally manufactured biogas power generator to ibert

SustainPower, together with Unique Hydra, recently delivered a locally manufactured biogas electrical power generator to ibert, a Southern Africa biogas company...

12 Jan 2018

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Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

By Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

#CapeDrought: Aquifers to deliver more water as Day Zero beckons
#CapeDrought: Aquifers to deliver more water as Day Zero beckons

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says a recent groundwater survey has revealed that aquifers around the city will deliver more water than expected...

11 Jan 2018

Scientists: Warming oceans could scupper marine food system
Scientists: Warming oceans could scupper marine food system

Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely on fisheries for food and income, scientists have warned...

By Thin Lei Win 11 Jan 2018

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