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#YouthMonth: Making sustainable living accessible
#YouthMonth: Making sustainable living accessible

Tiaan de Jager is CEO of GreenFin, a company that aims to make finance for green products possible for all South Africans.

11 hours ago

How Africa's poor laboratory services are hampering disease control
How Africa's poor laboratory services are hampering disease control

Laboratory services play an important role in diagnosing and monitoring diseases. They are also critical in identifying changing disease patterns that come about from changes in lifestyle, migration and population growth...

By Glenda Mary Davison 12 hours ago

Creating a greener urban jungle
Creating a greener urban jungle

When living in the city, most amenities are more easily accessible - from being able to walk to the nearest café to grab a bite to eat or being a 10-minute walk from the office, to the never-ending excitement of the constant and busy social scene. ..

By Sasha Forbes 7 hours ago

SA needs to step up water management
SA needs to step up water management

South Africa could be saving enough water to meet the needs of strategic sectors and vulnerable communities during periods of recurrent droughts. This will require new and smarter low-tech solutions aimed at improving water reuse practices...

By Bimo Nkhata 8 hours ago

Pulses: your way to better health
Pulses: your way to better health

Among the many good reasons the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, is good health and weight loss. With a focus on the sustainable production of nutritious food...

9 hours ago

Unilever CEO Paul Polman says that eradicating poverty is the "biggest investment opportunity we have in the world today".
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CEO lines up Unilever goals with society

If you had to select a single global advocate and envoy for the modern notion of sustainable business, it would most likely be Unilever CEO Paul Polman, whose message to business, and the world, is so wide-ranging and heartfelt it verges on the messianic...

By Tim Cohen 9 hours ago

The winners: Albert Smith and Joachim Baumgaertner, AGES, (Sierra Leone); Rayan Kassis, Menatach (Nigeria) and Antoine Dubas, Stucky (Madagascar).
Three renewable projects win $7m development prize

Three renewable energy projects from Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone, fought off fierce competition from almost 100 entries to win a share of $7m prize...

3 days ago

Green Youth Indaba aims to advance interest in green economy
Green Youth Indaba aims to advance interest in green economy

The third annual Green Youth Indaba wil take place 29-30 June at The Innovation Hub in Tshwane. The event aims to motivate and advance youth interest and skills development in the green economy, empowering them to create their own employment...

3 days ago

Mario Molina, international director of The Climate Reality Project
Bold leadership needed for equitable, sustainable economy

Disproportionally affected by the consequences of global warming, South Africa's coast has been identified as having one of the highest risks of flooding. Studies also estimate that wildfires burn approximately three million hectares per year...

3 days ago

By Martin Stübler, CC BY-SA 4.0,
How science can genetically strengthen endangered plants and agriculture

As the human population swells - and in the face of a changing and unpredictable climate - the demand for natural resources increases...

By Muhammad Nakhooda 3 days ago

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New paediatric facility for Bara

The Gauteng department of health, GlaxoSmithKline and Surgeons for Little Lives.will be building a world-class paediatric surgery outpatient clinic including a parental sleep-over facility...

23 Jun 2016

Eddie O'Connor
Mainstream signs landmark Africa clean energy equity funding deal

A global renewable energy developer has signed a $117,5m equity investment to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa...

23 Jun 2016

Dutch inventor aims to harness the waves to clean up the seas
Dutch inventor aims to harness the waves to clean up the seas

The Dutch inventor of a ground-breaking project to remove millions of tonnes of plastics floating in "great garbage patches" in the oceans on Wednesday, 22 June, unveiled his first prototype to help clean up the seas...

23 Jun 2016

How Africa can empower more women to become leaders in science
How Africa can empower more women to become leaders in science

A woman's place is in the home. Her "job" is to marry and to raise children. This thinking still prevails in most parts of the world - and it is one of the major reasons that only about 30% of women in sub-Saharan Africa are working in research and development...

By Ghada Bassioni et al 23 Jun 2016

Hi-tech plant to boost jobs, reduce waste to landfill
Hi-tech plant to boost jobs, reduce waste to landfill

Mpact Polymers' new state-of-the-art, bottle-to-bottle operation that produces recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) will benefit waste reduction and job creation in SA...

23 Jun 2016

VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story
VWSA and Dyer Island - a CSI success story

News about corporate social investments can generate a range of public responses; from warming the hearts of eternal optimists to provoking eye-rolls...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jun 2016

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Crop yields will fall within next decade due to climate change unless action is taken, says new study

Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties...

22 Jun 2016

Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve
Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve

Husqvarna and Illovo Sugar have linked up with Tala Collection Private Game Reserve in a veld management and rehabilitation programme to ensure...

22 Jun 2016

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Inaugural Brave exhibition at Southern Guild Gallery

This July the Southern Guild Gallery will host the inaugural Brave exhibition, auction and awards dinner, featuring photographs, artwork, poetry, and stories collected by Rock Girl youth reporters and photographers, who live on the front lines of some of the most dangerous, under-served communities in the country...

22 Jun 2016

Australia RE facility shows potential for off-grid mining in Africa
Australia RE facility shows potential for off-grid mining in Africa

The off-grid solar and battery storage facility successfully commissioned at the DeGrussa copper and gold mine in Western Australia could pioneer the way in Africa for off-grid mining...

22 Jun 2016

24-billion tonnes of fertile soil lost annually
24-billion tonnes of fertile soil lost annually

According to the International Resource Panel, 24-billion tonnes of fertile soil and 15-billion trees are lost every year...

22 Jun 2016

Eliot Chisango
#YouthMonth: Africa's uniqueness lies within her natural resources - Eliot Chisango

It was during his internship with the P.E.A.C.E Foundation that Eliot Chisango's interest in recycling was piqued...

By Sindy Peters 22 Jun 2016

SANParks defends Transfrontier Park agreement
SANParks defends Transfrontier Park agreement

SANParks is refuting several reports that suggest that the part of the fence that was dropped between the Kruger National Park and Limpopo National Park is to blame for...

21 Jun 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity
Sub-Saharan Africa has a long way to go before it cracks food insecurity

The richer and more developed countries become, the less likely they are to be food insecure. Governments in rapidly growing economies have more resources to dedicate to improving food security and nutrition...

By Xikombiso Mbhenyane and Irene Labuschagne 21 Jun 2016

Input sought on draft carbon offset regulations
Input sought on draft carbon offset regulations

National Treasury on Monday, 20 June, published the draft regulations on the carbon offset in terms of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment and further consultation...

21 Jun 2016

Eight innovative ways drones are being used today
Eight innovative ways drones are being used today

This year non-military use of drones is believed to double as new companies and organisations rapidly come up with innovative ways to improve efficiency with drones...

By James de Villiers 21 Jun 2016

GMSA's Parts Distribution Centre achieves landfill-free status
GMSA's Parts Distribution Centre achieves landfill-free status

General Motors South Africa's Parts Distribution Centre (PDC), situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth, has recently been declared landfill free...

21 Jun 2016

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Ancient African farming technique could help mitigate climate change

700-year-old African soil procedure could help offset global warming...

20 Jun 2016

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Dutch architects reveal "What a brick can do in Mali"

Architecture firm LEVS architecten champions non-fired bricks for the design and development of Dogon, Mali...

By Kate Walker 20 Jun 2016

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