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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront announced that it is closing the hotel's swimming pool until further notice, due to the proposed level 4 water restrictions...

12 hours ago

Free self-sustainable garden and home eco webinar
Free self-sustainable garden and home eco webinar

Alosha Lynov, former CEO of 3D Deco, is offering a week-long complimentary eco webinar for a self-sustainable garden and home, beginning on Tuesday, 30 May...

Issued by Bio Veda 14 hours ago

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger Day
Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger Day

To raise awareness of World Hunger Day on Sunday 28 May 2017, the Shoprite Group will give community projects it supports access to local markets...

1 day ago

Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cape Town region declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years...

2 days ago

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy...

19 May 2017

Food security to top SADC meeting agenda
Food security to top SADC meeting agenda

South Africa will participate in a Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting to seek ways to improve food security in the region...

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May...

19 May 2017

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2017

Gisela Kaiser, executive director, Utility Services, City of Cape Town
#AUW2017: Cape Town drought - city ‘waiting on a miracle'

Amidst what has been labelled the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the 2017 African Utility Week conference that there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of it...

By Alicestine October 18 May 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration
#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis
Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently...

17 May 2017

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Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

From Indian startup Kheyti, the modular greenhouse is an affordable solution for low-income farmers...

16 May 2017

Cape Town drought crisis reaching critical point
Cape Town drought crisis reaching critical point

The City of Cape Town has warned all residents and businesses to cut...

16 May 2017

Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade
Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade

Fairtrade was established as the champion of small producers but as the market has grown it has become more attractive to big companies...

By Agatha Herman 15 May 2017

#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms
#UrbanAgri: Let It Grow Foundation helps communities grow their own urban farms

The Let It Grow Foundation is driven by three men with the purpose to heal the soil and teach South Africans to live sustainable and healthy lives through urban farming projects using permaculture methods...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security
Researchers: SA suffers from fragmented policymaking in agriculture and food security

The review process has generated interesting connections, and it has highlighted important questions to start asking - like who holds the power in food value chains, and how this affects changes in food prices...

12 May 2017

Open seminar series on Critical Conversations in Sustainability
Open seminar series on Critical Conversations in Sustainability

‘Critical Conversations' is a series of transdisciplinary seminars in sustainability hosted by Regent Business School, The Mercury, and other private and public sector stakeholders. On Wednesday, 17 May, the series features Bobby Peek and Desmond D'Sa...

By Sandra Dunn, Issued by Regent Business School 10 May 2017

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Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees?

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees...

By Simon Klein and Andrew Barron 9 May 2017

PAUWES masters programmes open for admissions
PAUWES masters programmes open for admissions

The admissions process for the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) masters programmes, starting in September 2017, is now open...

9 May 2017

#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding
#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding

James Steere, cofounder of I-Drop Water, is the South African winner in Chivas Regal's The Venture III...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2017

Food insecurity increases global migration: UN
Food insecurity increases global migration: UN

At a time of a record high number of people fleeing their homes due to violent conflicts, the UN food agency said Friday, 5 May, a global crisis in food supplies is causing even more migrants to cross borders...

8 May 2017

Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged
Startups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged

Energy access remains a huge problem for most people living on the African continent...

By Fred McBagonluri 5 May 2017

Inroads made in tackling Bay water crisis
Inroads made in tackling Bay water crisis

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is still losing just more than a quarter of all its treated water to leaks but the losses are down from three months ago and rescue measures are starting to take good effect...

5 May 2017

Buy a bag of apples, feed a hungry South African
Buy a bag of apples, feed a hungry South African

To support World Hunger Day on 28 May 2017, FoodForward SA will feed one hungry South African for every bag of Tru-Cape apples sold at Food Lover's Market...

4 May 2017

Nominations open for 2017 Global Citizen Award
Nominations open for 2017 Global Citizen Award

Henley & Partners is calling for nominations for its 2017 Global Citizen Award...

4 May 2017

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Working for Water projects critical for EC water supply

Working for Water projects are increasingly playing a critical role in producing precious run-off to swell the rivers feeding major supply dams as the water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding regions deepens...

3 May 2017

Pioneer Foods launches nutrition programme in KZN
Pioneer Foods launches nutrition programme in KZN

Pioneer Foods recently rolled out its schools breakfast nutrition programme in five disadvantaged schools in KwaZulu-Natal...

3 May 2017

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