Subscribe to industry newsletters

AfricaCom

SPONSOR:

#EntrepreneurMonth

SPONSOR:
KIM Ludbrook/EAP
South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities...

By Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 19 hours ago

Robben Island turns to the sun for power
Robben Island turns to the sun for power

Robben Island has gone green with a solar energy microgrid, which will produce almost 1m kWh of electricity annually...

21 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project
#EntrepreneurMonth: Supporting disadvantaged artists through the Grassroots Art Project

Poor working conditions, minimum access to beneficial networks and lack of skills and resources for promotion are just a few of the challenges that disadvantaged artists face when aiming to make viable careers from their creativity.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Image Supplied
WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

3 days ago

Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme
Vitality MoveToGive campaign sees over 42,000 sanitary packs donated to Caring4Girls programme

Discovery Vitality partnered with Dis-Chem during Women's Month this year for its Vitality MoveToGive campaign, donating over 42,000 sanitary packs to help keep 6,000 girls in school...

3 days ago

Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now
Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate - now

The prospect of engineering the world's climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely...

By Rob Bellamy 3 days ago

Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport
Engineers could learn a lot from dance when designing urban transport

There is little more important for the sustainability of cities than the ways we move around them...

By John Bingham-Hall 3 days ago

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

19 Oct 2017

How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps
How SA's urban sprawl trend is maintaining spatial divisions, resulting in poverty traps

According to Professor Edgar Pieterse, urban sprawl will continue to be encouraged if private- and public-sector land investment in our cities concentrates on keeping the haves away from the have-nots...

19 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Discovery's new global HQ certified green
Discovery's new global HQ certified green

Discovery's new 112,000m2 global head office in Sandton Central has received a five-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)...

19 Oct 2017

Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how
Charities can benefit from Shoprite Group in-store gift wrapping service - here's how

Applications are open for registered charitable organisations to benefit from this festive season's in-store gift wrapping service at all Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores in SA...

19 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference in terms of the challenges South Africa's disadvantaged communities face...

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer
Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists' attempt to stop pumping...

By Melanie Gosling 19 Oct 2017

Club Travel Corporate celebrates its birthday, grants 30 wishes
Club Travel Corporate celebrates its birthday, grants 30 wishes

Club Travel Corporate, as part of its socio-economic development strategy, called on its various stakeholders - including its staff and clients - to submit a wish for any charity...

18 Oct 2017

Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres
Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres

Mathe Group recently celebrated recycling its 100,000th truck tyre at its Hammarsdale facility...

18 Oct 2017

L-R: Carine Munting, UNICEF partnership manager; Leon Meyer, GM at The Westin; Marilize van Niekerk, executive secretary to the GM; Sandra Bisin, UNICEF chief of communication and partnerships; and Jeremy Harris, radio personality and event MC.
Westin-Unicef Charity Ball raises another R1m in 2017

This year's Westin-Unicef Charity Ball, hosted by The Westin Cape Town on Saturday, 14 October, matched the previous year's donations, raising R1m.

18 Oct 2017

Image source:
Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

By Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 18 Oct 2017

Harvey Weinstein and 'Fearless Girl' statue © Sam Aronov and tom934 - .
What the 'Fearless Girl' statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Together, these two stories tell an even bigger tale of a national dynamic that I call “popular feminism” and “popular misogyny.”...

By Sarah Banet-Weiser 18 Oct 2017

SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty
SACAU: Agriculture can play a critical role in eradicating poverty

Agriculture can play a critical role in poverty eradication as the majority of the world's poor reside in rural areas and depend on agriculture

18 Oct 2017

Colin Logan, technical executive for GIBB’s dams, hydropower and underground works services sector
It's time to have an honest conversation about energy

It is critical that the energy mix is carefully blended by policymakers to ensure a sustainable economy...

By Colin Logan 18 Oct 2017

auntmasako via
The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study
More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

17 Oct 2017

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes...

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems
Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems

The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security endorsed new recommendations centred on the need for an integrated policy approach to forestry, agriculture, water and food security and nutrition...

17 Oct 2017

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa
Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

17 Oct 2017

Bruce Kerswill receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from GBCSA CEO Dorah Modise and chairman Rudolf Pienaar.
Green Star Leadership Awards recognises top buildings, professionals

The annual Green Star Leadership Awards winners were announced at the GBCSA 2017 Green Building Convention in Cape Town last week...

17 Oct 2017

Show more