#Mandela100: How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive
#Mandela100: How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive

Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came from a young woman...

By Alan Hirsch 6 Jul 2018

Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi.
#Mandela100: The Madiba magic of mentoring

Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi explain the importance of being both a mentor and mentee...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Jul 2018

US dogs deployed in SA to counter poaching
US dogs deployed in SA to counter poaching

Earlier this week the first of 10 new counter-poaching dogs from Texas, USA landed at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng...

5 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Sandton Central community takes #ActionAgainstPoverty
#Mandela100: Sandton Central community takes #ActionAgainstPoverty

Sandton Central and its community of people and businesses have a number of initiatives planned for Mandela Day 2018...

5 Jul 2018

Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino - but what's the point?
Hybrid embryos raise hope of resurrecting northern white rhino - but what's the point?

Scientists have for the first time created hybrid embryos with DNA from the nearly-extinct northern white rhinoceros...

By Jason Gilchrist 5 Jul 2018

Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products
Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products

Marking the centenary year of Nelson Mandela's birth, Woolworths has launched three cause-related products...

4 Jul 2018

Safe Space launched in CT for street people
Safe Space launched in CT for street people

The City of Cape Town has launched its pilot Safe Space facility for street people...

4 Jul 2018

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How to clean up our universal plastic tragedy

Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals...

By Tony Robert Walker 4 Jul 2018

Canon works to help young people tell their stories
Canon works to help young people tell their stories

Through its Young People Programme, Canon provides coaching and tools to empower young people to bring their stories to life and make their voices heard on topics that are important to them...

Issued by Canon SA 3 Jul 2018

Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day
Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day today and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste...

3 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA set goal of over one million meals
#Mandela100: Pick n Pay, FoodForward SA set goal of over one million meals

The goal for Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA's 2018 Mandela Day Food Drive is to collect 250 tonnes of food over three days...

3 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: 5 questions to ask before planning your #MandelaDay activities
#Mandela100: 5 questions to ask before planning your #MandelaDay activities

Mandela Day is coming up, this year's theme being 'Take Action Against Poverty'...

By Joanne van der Walt 3 Jul 2018

McLean Banda, a waste picker who lives in the informal settlement next to Genesis Landfill in Central Johannesburg, sorts his recyclable materials. Photo: Zoë Postman
Hope for Johannesburg waste pickers

The future of Johannesburg's waste pickers may be looking brighter...

By Zoë Postman 3 Jul 2018

Agri tech a new normal for sustainable farming in the Western Cape
Agri tech a new normal for sustainable farming in the Western Cape

An 'agri renaissance' of higher yields, reduced costs and improved nutritional value of foods is possible for the Western Cape's R50bn agricultural economy if the farming sector, government and education institutions work together to harvest the benefits of the smart technologies emerging...

2 Jul 2018

Solar PV system installed at new Cedar Mill Mall
Solar PV system installed at new Cedar Mill Mall

Clanwilliam's new Cedar Mill Mall is is an example of how renewable energy is aiding economic development in small towns...

2 Jul 2018

Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose out
Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose out

After more than a decade of debate, the expansion of London's Heathrow airport has been given the green light after MPs voted in favour of the government's plans to add a third runway. Construction could begin as early as 2021...

By David Banister 2 Jul 2018

Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis
Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis

Venezuela is on a path towards environmental devastation...

By Isaac Nahon-Serfaty 2 Jul 2018

Solar tree project promotes renewable energy in Bašcaršija
Solar tree project promotes renewable energy in Bašcaršija

The streets of Bašcaršija in Bosnia and Herzegovina will soon be lit up by solar trees...

2 Jul 2018

I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town
I-Innovate introduces AI to under-served school communities in Cape Town

STE(A)M educational specialist I-Innovate has partnered with US developers Curiosity Machine and local organisation Sakhikamva Foundation, to bring the AI Family Challenge concept to South Africa...

29 Jun 2018

And the 'Science Oscar' goes to... EWT's Wendy Collinson
And the 'Science Oscar' goes to... EWT's Wendy Collinson

The Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) Wendy Collinson was awarded the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at the recent NSTF-South32 Awards...

29 Jun 2018

R2A cycle challenge promoting awareness to help SA, Africa youth
R2A cycle challenge promoting awareness to help SA, Africa youth

Marriott International's Road to Awareness cycle challenge is a bid to raise awareness on the importance of encouraging a culture of sport in South Africa as a means to break socio-economic barriers among the youth...

29 Jun 2018

Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster
Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster

It happened in slow motion. Like a train heading for a car stuck on the railway line. You know what is about to happen but you're hoping that someone stops it in time...

By Shelley Finch 29 Jun 2018

Could the discovery of a protein's secret function help boost solar tech?
Could the discovery of a protein's secret function help boost solar tech?

Proteins are "large", complex molecules that perform most of the complicated and vital tasks in living organisms...

By Michal Gwizdala and Tjaart Krüger 29 Jun 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa
Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

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Rhino poacher sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment

Arrested last year inside the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West while allegedly attempting to poach rhino...

28 Jun 2018

Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory
Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory

Food manufacturer BM Foods is shrinking its carbon footprint by introducing a CO2-driven refrigeration system into its new, modern Cape Town factory...

28 Jun 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

Creepy-crawlies reared in CT to root out alien plants
Creepy-crawlies reared in CT to root out alien plants

Based in Westlake, the Cape Town Invasive Species Unit's Insect Mass Rearing Facility has reared more than 243,000 insects for release across the city to help root out alien invasive plants (AIP).

28 Jun 2018

Land occupations across the country have skyrocketed this year. New approaches are needed to solve the housing shortage. Archive photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana
Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations...

By GroundUp editors 28 Jun 2018

Why impact assessments should be built on human values
Why impact assessments should be built on human values

While government regulation is the main driver of environmental and social impact assessments of economic activity, human rights and justice are now...

27 Jun 2018

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