Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challenges
Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challenges

The question of information sharing around innovations in the water sector is a contentious one...

By Sarah Ravhudzulo 11 Oct 2018

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Why South Africa should look to biomass for clean, water-wise energy

Next time you're strolling through a food market, stocking up on fruit and vegetables, consider this: you're surrounded by unharnessed energy...

By Tirivaviri Augustine Mamvura 11 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement
IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement

Hafnia Group plans for shipping emissions challenge in 2020 by mandating Inatech to digitise fuel procurement...

3 Oct 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA startup making ice-cream from insect milk

If creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies, then Gourmet Grubb's ice-cream, which is made using insects, may not be high up on your list of things to try...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy
How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect
#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect

Ever wondered how nudges turn into true behavioural change that benefits society? With the Western Cape's recent #DayZero success as a prime example, all was revealed at SA's first-ever two-day #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference, held at the CTICC over 27 and 28 September 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2018

Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa
Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a two-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa...

Issued by The Digital Deli 20 Sep 2018

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

South Africa's current drought affects people at home, but more important to our economy is the damage to businesses...

By Dr Jo Burgess 20 Sep 2018

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.

By Kate Stubbs 19 Sep 2018

IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development
IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development

IoT and digitisation enable us to efficiently, proactively and predictively address the sustainability challenges that are faced globally and on the African continent...

By Reshaad Sha 19 Sep 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth...

By Dr Shafick Adams 11 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

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GreenCape, FNF to host water innovation contest in Cape Town

The GreenCape Sector Development Agency (GreenCape) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) are hosting a competition for water innovators to win funding and developmental support for their tech solution...

6 Sep 2018

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How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes...

By Jörg Peters 6 Sep 2018

300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme
300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme

KFC South Africa's Harvest initiative aims to change the way the quick service restaurant industry deals with surplus food in restaurants...

5 Sep 2018

GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry
GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry

The Department of Tourism has announced the addition of water efficiency measures support in the hospitality industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme...

4 Sep 2018

Does your risk plan take water scarcity into account?
Does your risk plan take water scarcity into account?

Water scarcity has immense implications for companies, and should be top of mind for risk management departments...

By Christopher Thomson, Issued by AIG South Africa 31 Aug 2018

Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa
Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa

For nearly two decades, the United States has strongly pushed for the electrification of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Grogan and Tselmuun Tserenkhuu 31 Aug 2018

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Civil organisations challenge new coal inclusion in IRP

Allowing the two new coal plants contemplated by the draft Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) to go ahead would be disastrous for water resources, air quality, health, land, and the climate...

30 Aug 2018

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South Africa's university students face a crisis: nearly a third go hungry

There is a common perception that students represent the elite, and so cannot possibly suffer from hunger...

By Stephen Devereux 30 Aug 2018

FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking
FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking

FoodForward SA has introduced the FoodShare Digital Platform, a technological answer to the logistical demands of an organisation that recovers surplus food in the supply chain for redistribution...

28 Aug 2018

New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers
New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers

WWF released a new report on Sunday, 26 August, highlighting the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate natural disasters...

27 Aug 2018

Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa
A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

Life as we know it requires water to survive...

By Adriana Marais 27 Aug 2018

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