CSI Trends 2017

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Using wastewater as an agricultural resource

Rather than continuing to treat wastewater like garbage, it should be managed as a resource that can be used to grow crops and address water scarcity in agriculture, says the FAO...

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SA's maize crop may help feed SADC

The 2016-17 summer crop production season started on a slightly positive note for Southern Africa's agricultural sector after emerging from a devastating drought in the 2015-16 season...

By Wandile Sihlobo 14 hours ago

Gender fail for UKZN managers
Gender fail for UKZN managers

The number of female graduates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal outstrips that of males by at least 9000 annually, yet gender transformation at the educational institution still has a long way to go...

14 hours ago

Activists slam giant Indonesian mill for environmental damage
Activists slam giant Indonesian mill for environmental damage

Green groups said on Thursday, 19 January, that one of the world's biggest pulp mills which started production on Indonesia's Sumatra island last month was causing enormous environmental damage...

15 hours ago

Conservation success stories from around the world
Conservation success stories from around the world

While conservation is as much a buzzword as almond milk, the last few months has seen strong and positive success stories emerging in conservation for Africa...

By Mareike Pietzsch 16 hours ago

Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign
Doppio Zero launches #67Jobs campaign

Local restaurant chain Doppio Zero is on a mission to make every day a Mandela Day through its #67Jobs campaign...

1 day ago

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Decline in support of elephant back safaris sees it phased out

Safari Par Excellence and Zambezi Elephant Trails have decided to phase out elephant back safaris...

1 day ago

Firms push hydrogen as top green energy source
Firms push hydrogen as top green energy source

Over a dozen leading European and Asian firms have teamed up to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel and cut the production of harmful gases that lead to global warming...

1 day ago

#Davos17: Closing Africa's infrastructure gap
#Davos17: Closing Africa's infrastructure gap

CNBC Africa hosted a Building Africa debate as part of its coverage of the 2017 World Economic Forum currently under way in Davos, Switzerland...

1 day ago

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SA's universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

It's been a decade since South Africa signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

By Oliver Mutanga 1 day ago

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Is Southern Africa running out of fish?

As the idiom goes, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Except maybe not. As overfishing decimates Southern Africa's fish stocks, can we save our fish and eat them too?

By Geoff Hill 2 days ago

Sustainable business is a good business
Sustainable business is a good business

The threat of global resource management is growing. While the milestones of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, which South Africa has adopted along with support for the Common African Position (CAP), help raise awareness of the challenges ahead, there is a growing need for businesses to play a leading role...

By Nathan Nayagar 2 days ago

Canon partners Room to Read literacy program
Canon partners Room to Read literacy program

Canon has partnered with Room to Read to create and deliver 3,300 books to 176 schools across South Africa with the aim of promoting reading and learning as part of an overall drive to boost literacy levels and education...

2 days ago

How Africa can perform better in the new round of UN development goals
How Africa can perform better in the new round of UN development goals

The aim of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to transform lives around the world over the next 13 years...

By Ademola Adenle 2 days ago

The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit

The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals...

By Penda Diallo 3 days ago

Insulating a building with chicken feathers
Insulating a building with chicken feathers

A student-led startup called Aeropowder leads the charge in sustainable insulation made of chicken feathers...

3 days ago

Arts school puts energy into green alternatives
Arts school puts energy into green alternatives

"Greening" is an art at Chistlehurst School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The small private performing arts high school operates off the grid by using water tanks, batteries, solar energy and a small generator, and collects waste...

By Shelley Seid 3 days ago

Utility distorts facts about renewable energy, group claims
Utility distorts facts about renewable energy, group claims

Eskom has been accused of deliberately distorting facts about the cost of renewable power purchases...

By Bekezela Phakathi 3 days ago

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SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

16 Jan 2017

ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of renewable energies in Senegal.
ENGIE, ANER partner to promote clean energy in Senegal

ENGIE has signed a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country...

16 Jan 2017

Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big polluters
Mid-size companies could pay more carbon tax than big polluters

According to the Southern Africa arm of the Environmental Resources Management group, some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints...

16 Jan 2017

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Thinking about a sustainable retrofit? Here are three things to consider

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner...

By Trivess Moore, Andrew Carre, Ralph Horne 16 Jan 2017

Resource Alliance to host IFC Pop-Ups in SA
Resource Alliance to host IFC Pop-Ups in SA

The Resource Alliance will host three one-day International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop-Up events in SA this year...

13 Jan 2017

All Dutch trains now run on wind energy
All Dutch trains now run on wind energy

The European country has reached its goal a little earlier than planned...

By Lindsay Samson 13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI
#BizTrends2017: The evolving role of CSI

We interviewed Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, general manager of the MTN SA Foundation to get her take on CSI in South Africa in 2017 and how the role of the CSI manager may evolve this year.

By Sindy Peters 12 Jan 2017

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Massmart donates high-tech hampers to top matriculants

At the recent event, officially announcing the 2016 matric results, Massmart provided the top three achievers in quintiles 1, 2 and 3 with hi-tech hampers worth R80,000. The hampers are aimed at assisting the students' transition from secondary to tertiary education...

12 Jan 2017

How waste can stimulate South Africa's economy
How waste can stimulate South Africa's economy

A new study undertaken by the Energy Research Centre of UCT in November 2016 investigates the economic impact of the introduction of resources back into the economy through waste stream management...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business
#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

CT asks residents to report on water wastage
CT asks residents to report on water wastage

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to intensify their efforts to save water and to take responsibility for reporting contraventions in their community as water use continues to exceed targeted levels...

11 Jan 2017

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