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Young women are lobbying government for youth friendly clinics.
The right way to deal with teenage pregnancies

A recent article decried the dilemma of teenage pregnancy in South Africa. The article apportioned blame to the fact that schools don't teach the Bible...

By Catherine van Schoor 2 Oct 2015 09:48

Ntokozo Mbuli with WESSA Chairman Richard Lewis
Environmentalists honoured with WESSA awards

Dr John Hanks, Ntokozo Mbuli, Franz Fuls, the Paul Roux Residents' Forum and the ROSE Foundation all received awards at a special ceremony held during the 89th Annual General Meeting of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) at Goedgedacht Farm near Malmesbury in the Western Cape on 26 September...

2 Oct 2015 07:20

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TGRC celebrates a successful recycling month

September was the month when greener and more sustainable environmental practices took centre stage...

2 Oct 2015 07:32

City Lodge continues to cut carbon emissions
City Lodge continues to cut carbon emissions

The City Lodge Hotel Group reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions by 10.4% in the year to end June and has slashed its emissions by 36% over the past five years...

2 Oct 2015 07:14

Portal to make monitoring air quality easier
Portal to make monitoring air quality easier

A portal which will revolutionise air quality management in the country for both the regulator and the regulated community has been launched...

1 Oct 2015 11:31

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Opportunities for "ecopreneurs"

There is a growing demand globally for renewable energy solutions, technologies and products and as a result, there is a rise in opportunities for environmental entrepreneurs or "ecopreneurs"...

1 Oct 2015 11:12

Curbing waterloss in agriculture: Q&A with Christine Colvin
Curbing waterloss in agriculture: Q&A with Christine Colvin

Accelerate Cape Town recently hosted a sustainability forum at the KPMG office to discuss water and food scarcity and security. In an already water-scarce country...

1 Oct 2015 10:30

Private sector funding of desperately needed learning resources
Private sector funding of desperately needed learning resources

Several LEAP Science and Maths schools across the country this week received a large donation of Paper Video learning resources...

30 Sep 2015 11:57

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Why African energy choices need to be low carbon: for the continent's own sake

Africa is the poorest continent, with the fastest growing population. Rapid and sustained economic development is needed to overcome poverty...

By Mark New 30 Sep 2015 09:10

Katlego Maboe
Golf estate raises R120,000 for rhino conservation

In September, Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate's annual Celebrity Golf Day raised R120,000 for the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative, a programme of the Wilderness Foundation...

30 Sep 2015 08:20

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), SRK Consulting, TTM Consulting and Yamedupi Solutions walked away with the International Association for Public Participation Southern Africa Project of the Year Award in 2014.
Mining industry needs to create platforms for development partnerships

In 2014 the International Association for Public Participation Southern Africa Awards recognised Anglo American Platinum, SRK Consulting (SA), TTM Consulting and Yamedupi Solutions for the Alchemy initiative. Walking away with the title of Project of the Year by an organisation which recognises public participation in Southern Africa was a boost to the project, but it also challenged the team to take things to an even higher level...

By Tim Hart 30 Sep 2015 07:15

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WWF SA launches community-based approach for wildlife conservation

In the urgent race to combat poaching rates and build sustainable rhino populations, working with communities on the front line - those who live close to rhinos - has been identified as an essential, yet often underestimated, component in tackling the challenge...

29 Sep 2015 10:24

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Progress in air quality management

South Africa has made great strides in improving the management of air quality since the promulgation of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (39) of 2004 (AQA)...

29 Sep 2015 07:49

UN adopts 17 Global Goals
UN adopts 17 Global Goals

The 193 UN member states have adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and 17 Global Goals, designed to put the world on a pathway to sustainability...

29 Sep 2015 06:54

Sanele Zulu, MD of Tosaca Media Group
Indaba to explore green opportunities for the youth

The annual Green Youth Indaba, hosted by the Energy and Water SETA, Fibre Processing & Manufacturing SETA and Tosaca Media Group, will take place on 30 September at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria...

29 Sep 2015 06:48

Solar-powered IT lab delivered to Eastern Cape school
Solar-powered IT lab delivered to Eastern Cape school

Proper education opportunities for primary school learners in rural and poverty stricken areas can become a reality with the help of solar-powered IT labs designed by South African social enterprise, giveITback...

29 Sep 2015 06:40

House Rhino
NMMU academics win award at sustainability conference

A paper on the development of one of South Africa's most unique off-grid homes received the Chair's Award at the recent Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) international conference at Leeds Beckett University in the UK...

29 Sep 2015 06:33

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Sustainable development goals are in reach if African universities work together

By 2030, if the United Nations has its way, poverty will be history. Nobody will wake up or go to bed hungry. Cities and communities will be sustainable. Quality education will be a reality for all...

By Wim de Villiers 28 Sep 2015 11:56

Afrika Tikkun launches Paint it Purple Campaign
Afrika Tikkun launches Paint it Purple Campaign

For a few months now, a group of parents in Orange Farm near Johannesburg have been working together in the society to strive for peace - using murals to build bridges of understanding in their community, with remarkable results...

28 Sep 2015 08:36

Sunday Times puts all things green in masthead this weekend
Sunday Times puts all things green in masthead this weekend

You may not have instantly recognised the Sunday Times this weekend, as it changed its masthead from red to green for the first time in its 109-year history...

25 Sep 2015 15:36

Community Chest hosts Thales Science Quest 2015
Community Chest hosts Thales Science Quest 2015

According to a World Economic Forum report the quality of South Africa's maths and science education places it last out of 148 countries...

24 Sep 2015 06:57

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Japanese expert cautions SA on nuclear waste

A Japanese nuclear energy expert on Tuesday, 22 September, cautioned South African decision makers to think carefully about nuclear waste before committing to its nuclear build programme...

By Dane McDonald 24 Sep 2015 06:51

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New development goals on health need more work to be realistic

The next chapter of the global development agenda - the sustainable development goals - will shift the global focus and debate around health systems...

By Erica Penfold 23 Sep 2015 08:30

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
Unilever's CEO wins UN environmental award

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, is one of the winners of the United Nation's highest environmental accolades for leading the private sector towards sustainability...

22 Sep 2015 12:14

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Diversity and empowerment of women in spotlight

Diversity and the empowerment of women in business was the focus of a breakfast event which was recently hosted by the Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII), supported by AIG South Africa and Willis...

22 Sep 2015 12:02

Driving 'greener' logistic solutions
Driving 'greener' logistic solutions

The Twentieth Century has been referred to as the Century of the environment. More demands are being placed on companies to declare their footprints...

By Adrian van Tonder 22 Sep 2015 11:30

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Finding solutions to food and water risks

With the aim to investigate solutions to the risks posed by water and food security, sustainable growth and development-focused business leaders...

21 Sep 2015 14:58

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UN report charts pathway to a sustainable investment chain

A new United Nations study calls on regulators to implement proactive policies that build institutional investment frameworks, institutions and culture with sustainability at their core...

21 Sep 2015 09:07

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