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Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa
Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

2 days ago

You are what you eat: congress to address food and nutrition challenges
You are what you eat: congress to address food and nutrition challenges

Hosting the WPHNA congress in South Africa has the potential to inform key policy-makers and researchers and significantly shape the food and nutrition policy landscape in South Africa and Africa...

2 days ago

VW's wolf protects the rhino
VW's wolf protects the rhino

When one hears names like Celiwe, Harry, Moya and Rita, you would not think these are names for rhinos, but at a reserve in the Eastern Cape these prehistoric species are part of the family...

3 days ago

Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg
Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg

International organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) brings medical care and hope to millions of refugees, and to people displaced in their home countries during conflict and crises...

3 days ago

High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre
High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre

Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre in Alexandra is set to benefit this year from high-speed quality bandwidth...

3 days ago

SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape
SASKO takes Siyasizana Daycare Project to Western Cape

Based on the successfully launch of the SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project in Thembisa in 2015, the programme has now been rolled out in the Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha communities of Cape Town...

3 days ago

Drought in Southern Africa today: a preview of what climate change could bring and how African farmers can adapt
Drought in Southern Africa today: a preview of what climate change could bring and how African farmers can adapt

Over the last year, an intense drought in Southern Africa has left tens of millions of people in need of food aid. This situation could become a preview of things to come across sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

Caution urged over horse mackerel quota
Caution urged over horse mackerel quota

The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to reconsider the recent decision to allocate an additional 8,000 tonnes of experimental quota in the horse mackerel fishery...

3 days ago

#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security
#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security

A dialogue on the empowerment of women through water use security, land use security and knowledge generation for improved household food security and sustainable rural livelihoods...

By Cari Van Wyk 24 Aug 2016

Novus Holdings donates R100,000 to Principals Academy Trust
Novus Holdings donates R100,000 to Principals Academy Trust

Understanding that teachers are vital in driving and advancing education, especially maths in South Africa, Novus Holdings has donated R100,000 to the Principals Academy Trust which will be used to fund the running of Subject Intervention workshops...

24 Aug 2016

IWMSA turns 40 years
IWMSA turns 40 years

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) turns 40 this year. It's main object remains working towards a clean and healthy environment...

24 Aug 2016

Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue
Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue

LUCKNOW - Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country...

23 Aug 2016

Engen's Pure Water On Tap offers refillable options to consumers
Engen's Pure Water On Tap offers refillable options to consumers

Answering a call from customers for quality and affordable water, Engen's Pure Water On Tap water bars enable customers to either refill their own bottles or purchase pre-filled supplies at reduced rates...

23 Aug 2016

Athi Myoli
#WomensMonth: Women significantly under-represented in construction

Athi Myoli is the director of the Women in Construction Awards, an event that recognises excellence within the African construction, cement and concrete industry...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2016

Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago
Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago

Adequate nutrition is still a massive global problem despite research showing that it contributes significantly to both the economic and health benefits of a country...

By David Sanders 23 Aug 2016

Groundwater protection on solar projects
Groundwater protection on solar projects

Responsibly managing the groundwater impact of solar energy projects in South Africa is vital...

22 Aug 2016

Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates
Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates

Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world...

By John Butler-Adam 22 Aug 2016

Myths and Facts: addressing the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals
Myths and Facts: addressing the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals

Scientific concerns over the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and the perceived link to resistance to antibiotics in bacteria that affect human health are growing...

19 Aug 2016

Rare vulnerable plants found at Vergelegen
Rare vulnerable plants found at Vergelegen

A group of botanical volunteers has uncovered three plant species, previously unrecorded on the Vergelegen Estate, within an area of extremely rare vegetation...

19 Aug 2016

A Trump presidency would spell disaster for the Paris climate agreement
A Trump presidency would spell disaster for the Paris climate agreement

The upcoming US presidential election could make or break the Paris climate agreement...

By Luke Kemp 19 Aug 2016

Green beans: why pulses are the eco-friendly option for feeding - and saving - the world
Green beans: why pulses are the eco-friendly option for feeding - and saving - the world

We all know the score: current trends predict there will be 9.7 billion mouths to feed by 2050...

By Caroline Wood and Wayne Martindale 18 Aug 2016

SU faculties join forces for new MSc programme focused on food security
SU faculties join forces for new MSc programme focused on food security

SU's two-year MSc programme in Food and Nutrition Security will begin 2017 and will help policy makers and people in non-government organisations make educated decisions...

18 Aug 2016

Cape Town, TNC establish water fund
Cape Town, TNC establish water fund

The City of Cape Town and international conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have formally agreed to establish a water fund...

17 Aug 2016

New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agriculture
New agribusiness models embed sustainability in agriculture

GWK is an important example of the basic principles that...

17 Aug 2016

L-R: Dawn Sisson, VCDC logistics coordinator, Ncedisa Mzuzu, Africa's environmental group manager, environmental engineers Mbiko Mbongeni and Huldah Solomon, and logistics analyst, David Viljoe
GMSA moves closer to zero waste to landfill goal

Another General Motors South Africa (GMSA) facility has been declared landfill free as the company continues its global environmental journey to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020...

17 Aug 2016

Uplifting communities through woodwork
Uplifting communities through woodwork

The 2016 Working with Wood Show, in association with the Association of Woodturners South Africa (AWSA), will be held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) George Campus from 26-28 August...

17 Aug 2016

Making extended producer responsibility sustainable
Making extended producer responsibility sustainable

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing - particularly the costs associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products...

By Hermann Erdmann 16 Aug 2016

Imperial Road Safety, Safe Scholars, Cavalleria Primary School
Imperial Road Safety school visit promotes safety of students

With the aim to generate awareness around road safety for learners, Imperial Road Safety took their Safe Scholars Programme to Cavalleria Primary School...

16 Aug 2016

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