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#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions shortlist has been released, with an SA entry making the grade...

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

There's a new way of measuring poverty in SA: Here's how it works
There's a new way of measuring poverty in SA: Here's how it works

There's more to understanding a country's poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn...

By Derek Yu 13 Jun 2018

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CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

Cash heists spur Sassa's move to phase out cash payments
Cash heists spur Sassa's move to phase out cash payments

Sassa is planning to completely phase out cash grant payments in favour of electronic transactions, partly due to the increased risk of cash-in-transit heists...

7 Jun 2018

Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimens
Adherence clubs help patients stick to treatment regimens

We are scaling up adherence clubs in SA to help patients attending public health facilities who have to take medication every day stay on their treatment and remain healthy...

7 Jun 2018

Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards ceremony 2017
2018 Zayed Sustainability Prize open for entries

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is now open for entries from across Africa...

6 Jun 2018

Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa
Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa

Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Professor Mark Collison of the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network
What population growth will do to health and communities

By 2030,the world population is expected to be 8.6 billion people, growing to 11.2 billion by 2100, which will have an impact on health and communities...

29 May 2018

Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards
Khulisa founder takes gold at UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards

Founder and MD of Khulisa Social Solutions Lesley Ann van Selm was recently named the Gold Award winner in the Play Your Part category of the UK South African Chamber of Commerce Awards...

29 May 2018

This year's Slipper Day a tremendous success for Reach for a Dream
This year's Slipper Day a tremendous success for Reach for a Dream

This year, Wimpy South Africa managed to raise R1.43m for the Reach for a Dream Foundation...

25 May 2018

McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign
McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign

McCann Worldgroup Johannesburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS Foundation are together working on a collaborative campaign...

15 May 2018

The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S
The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

What do you get when you take two creative brands, a shared love of bananas, and a desire to do some good? The Missibaba x Mami Wata Bananananananas custom surfboard bag...

By Maroefah Smith 14 May 2018

2017 SHE-EO SleepOut event - Constitutional Hill Women's Prison
2018 SleepOut Movement calls on South Africans to #RiseToTheChallenge

Marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the 2018 SleepOut Movement is presenting several new opportunities...

14 May 2018

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How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies
Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies

What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...

By Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018

Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference
How tech underpins the new wave of CSR in India

"There is something magical about the convergence with people halfway around the world," said Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference...

11 May 2018

Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative
Mastercard, Pick n Pay launch Tap to Feed initiative

Mastercard, with Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA, has committed to donating 1.2-million meals to South Africans in need...

8 May 2018

Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs
Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs

The Gauteng Provincial Government has given non-profit organisations (NPOs) six-months to get their legal status in order...

7 May 2018

How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby
How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby

Mining companies are often criticised for dumping waste without taking the necessary precautions...

By Vusumuzi Nkosi 3 May 2018

This May is Hunger Month at Food Lover's stores
This May is Hunger Month at Food Lover's stores

Food Lover's Market aims to raise enough money to provide one million meals to vulnerable South Africans this May...

2 May 2018

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GI labelling promotes inclusive food systems, sustainable development

"Geographical indications are an approach to food production and marketing systems that place social, cultural and environmental considerations at the heart of the value chain."

2 May 2018

Building capacity of science journalism in Africa
Building capacity of science journalism in Africa

Funding available to science journalists in Africa to build capacity and produce science stories aimed at local or global markets...

30 Apr 2018

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs
Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

25 Apr 2018

AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets
AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets

AB Sugar today launches a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world's leading sustainable sugar business...

24 Apr 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 23 Apr 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018
This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

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Failed sanitation at schools violates children's rights

The death of five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa who fell into a pit latrine at her school in the Eastern Cape shook us all...

By Jay Bhagwan 12 Apr 2018

Why Africans must be recognised as partners in fight against global poverty
Why Africans must be recognised as partners in fight against global poverty

On the eve of Sport Relief 2018, Liz Warner - the head of the TV fundraiser - announced a new approach to its on-location films. The decision followed accusations of "poverty tourism" and "poverty porn"...

By Robert Burroughs 12 Apr 2018

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