Focus on Shopper Marketing

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Elephants' dung used to produce coffee and paper
Elephants' dung used to produce coffee and paper

Some of the world's favourite handmade paper and sought after artisanal coffee has very humble, albeit messy, beginnings. Today eco-friendly handmade books and coffee begin life as elephant dung...

21 hours ago

Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018: ecologist
Senegal's southern forests may disappear by 2018: ecologist

Senegal's heavily forested southern region of Casamance will have no tree cover left by 2018 if illegal logging driven by Chinese demand is not addressed, a Senegalese ecologist warned on Thursday, 26 May...

21 hours ago

Prof. Frank Graewe
CSI in the health sector - why is it important?

There will always be charitable initiatives in the health sector - as long as there are people who are in need, but who face limited access...

By Professor Frank Graewe 15 hours ago

Brian Wilkinson, CEO of GBCSA
Green building accelerates in Africa

With office buildings in Rwanda and Namibia both receiving 6-Star Green Star ratings, certified by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), green building is gaining rapid momentum in Africa...

18 hours ago

Energy-efficient firing method for brick-making industry
Energy-efficient firing method for brick-making industry

Langkloof Bricks in Jeffreys Bay currently burns waste tyres at 1200°C, to dry the clay bricks...

18 hours ago

L-R: Andries Louw of Milotek, Andre Reyneke of Ducere Holdings, and Paul Gauché of Stellenergy © WWF-SA / Substance Films
2016 SA Climate Solver Awards winners announced

The WWF-SA 2016 South African Climate Solver Awards winners have been announced. The awards recognises innovations that reduce carbon emissions or boost access to clean energy...

3 days ago

Agadem By Holger Reineccius –
Scaling up solar power to meet Africa's energy needs

In Niger's eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert are the ruins of a century-old colonial fort. The area around it, an oasis called Agadem, is one of the sunniest spots on Earth...

By Franck Kuwonu 3 days ago

UNEP report headlines emerging environmental issues of our time
UNEP report headlines emerging environmental issues of our time

A recently released UNEP report, Frontiers, has highlighted a number of the world's key emerging environmental issues including toxic crops and zoonotic diseases, and offers ways to combat them...

3 days ago

Photo supplied
Women-in-Maize celebrates first harvest season

Women-in-Maize, which supports the empowerment of women-run maize farms, began its first successful harvest season....

3 days ago

City of Cape Town's utility flaunts its green credentials
City of Cape Town's utility flaunts its green credentials

An enterprise should practise what they preach, right? With the focus in the energy sector being on sustainability, it's good to know that the City of Cape Town's electricity HQ is very environmentally-friendly..

3 days ago

Pioneer Foods and Energy Partners roll out national solar programme
Pioneer Foods and Energy Partners roll out national solar programme

Pioneer Foods recently joined forces with Energy Partners to roll out a national solar programme, which entails the installation of large commercial solar systems with a combined size of over 2531 kilowatt peak (kWp) at five of Pioneer's manufacturing facilities...

26 May 2016

Shifting to a drought-buffered, climate-ready economy
Shifting to a drought-buffered, climate-ready economy

Still in the grip of our worst drought in 30 years, water, and the lack of it, is now top of mind in South Africa...

By Christine Colvin 26 May 2016

By Edukeralam, Navaneeth Krishnan S –
How nanotechnology can help us grow more food using less energy and water

With the world's population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources...

By Ramesh Raliya and Pratim Biswas 26 May 2016

Off-grid solar solutions bring electricity to rural areas
Off-grid solar solutions bring electricity to rural areas

The private sector is leapfrogging inefficient state-owned power utilities in Africa to deliver electricity to rural communities, according to a report by consulting firm PwC released on Monday, 23 May...

By Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2016

Source: Merck Group
Nigeria's fight against bilharzia gets a major boost

Nigeria has taken delivery of the single, largest consignment of drugs to combat schistosomiasis (bilharzia), one of the most endemic tropical diseases the continent...

25 May 2016

Limited food options take their toll on the health of South Africa's rural poor
Limited food options take their toll on the health of South Africa's rural poor

In the past 20 years, researchers have linked the increase of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension in low- and middle-income countries to urbanisation, changing diets and less active lives...

By Angela McIntyre 25 May 2016

Minister notes rhino horn court judgment
Minister notes rhino horn court judgment

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has noted a judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) regarding the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn...

25 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Fairtrade consumers can realise Africa's potential
#AfricaMonth: Fairtrade consumers can realise Africa's potential

Who doesn't love a cup of deliciously brewed coffee to kick start their day? Or a block of dark chocolate for a midday-pick-me-upper?

By Lynsay Sampson 24 May 2016

Bursary educates, empowers young women
Bursary educates, empowers young women

A recipient of a St Mary's Foundation bursary in Grade 10, Phumzile Hlongwane matriculated from the institution in 2015...

24 May 2016

Rockefeller 2016 Global Social Innovation Fellows announced
Rockefeller 2016 Global Social Innovation Fellows announced

The 2016 Fellows for the Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation were recently announced...

24 May 2016

Fracking moves one step
Fracking moves one step

Controversial fracking in a vast area of the Eastern Cape could become a very real possibility if politicians get their way. A R16m study that shows shale gas could be found all the way from Bhisho to Cradock is being used to push for fracking.

By Estelle Ellis 24 May 2016

Simon Andys
#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

It's necessary for smallholder farmers in Africa to innovate and form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru county has...

By Cari Van Wyk 23 May 2016

Edible six-pack rings could save marine life
Edible six-pack rings could save marine life

Millions of seabirds, marine mammals, and sea turtles die every year from getting trapped in six-pack rings. One brewery has come up with an edible solution...

By Jamie Matroos 23 May 2016

Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village
Marrying luxury and sustainability at Blue Rock Village

The R14bn Blue Rock Village development will comprise 1000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2016

Adapting homes to environmental needs, challenges
Adapting homes to environmental needs, challenges

How will our residences adapt to the environmental needs and challenges of the future?

23 May 2016

Installing solar panels on Emperors Palace rooftop
Emperors Palace bets on PV power

A solar PV plant with a generation capacity of 1,045MW is taking shape on the roof of Emperors Palace...

23 May 2016

Long-term solution for acid mine drainage
Long-term solution for acid mine drainage

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has launched the long-awaited acid mine drainage (AMD) long-term solution that promises to improve the water supply to the nation's economic hub...

23 May 2016

Lessons from South Africa on why gender matters in social welfare policies
Lessons from South Africa on why gender matters in social welfare policies

The question of gender equality in social welfare policies is a topic that remains under-developed in social welfare theory and policy thinking in the Global South. This is true even though it is increasingly receiving attention in the North...

By Leila Patel 23 May 2016

Foundation Clinic supports Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust
Foundation Clinic supports Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust

The Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust (U-ACT) is a section 18a trust established out of a need to create well-researched and uniquely developed coaching solutions that make quality recovery accessible to those within previously disadvantaged groups in South Africa who are suffering from addiction...

20 May 2016

Show more