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Family of slain Marikana miner 'Mambush' to be first beneficiary of AMCU Trust Fund's housing pillar
Family of slain Marikana miner 'Mambush' to be first beneficiary of AMCU Trust Fund's housing pillar

The trust fund's housing pillar aims to build homes that provide dignity, social security and stability for the families of the victims massacred at Marikana, especially their children who are the future generation...

Issued by Pacinamix 21 Jun 2017

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open
2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why
Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be. Here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”...

By Simon Chapman 20 Jun 2017

2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced
2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced

The Eco-Logic Awards 2017, hosted by The Enviropaedia, took place at the CSIR in Tshwane on Wednesday, 14 June, honouring individuals and organisations who are contributing to a sustainable future...

19 Jun 2017

Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?
Is this the world's cheapest solar lamp?

UK firm designs cheap solar lamp for clean, reliable lighting...

By Lindsay Samson 19 Jun 2017

SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations
SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations

Thursday, 15 June marked Global Wind Day 2017 - a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth...

15 Jun 2017

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor
Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

Globally, access to adequate housing remains a huge problem that governments battle to solve, billionBricks provides a self-financing solution...

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre
TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution
Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution

Two entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to find an innovative solution to deal with a deprived human need - water and sanitation - by creating a mobile hand wash called mo-Wash...

By Godfrey Sono 12 Jun 2017

Makhenke Krenya (front in the middle) of the Fairyland Neighbourhood Watch in Paarl East test riding the Qhubeka bicycle, together with fellow neighbourhood watch volunteers.
Qhubeka bicycles help keep Paarl communities safe

The first 50 bicycles built at Nederburg in Paarl were given to three neighbourhood watch organisations which oversee safety in the Paarl East area. These bicycles are intended for distribution to vulnerable South Africans...

9 Jun 2017

Creating a sustainable cycle
Creating a sustainable cycle

Mining may longer be a dominating force in the economic landscape, but it still remains a tremendously significant player...

9 Jun 2017

Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership
Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership

Through Parley for the Oceans, adidas has been turning threat into thread by re-using marine plastic debris to form a signature element of its performance-led running shoes...

8 Jun 2017

Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues
Integrated clean technology solutions can help solve water issues

At this stage, we must conceive we all have a shared responsibility towards water conservation. What is needed is an integrated approach to resolving these current challenges...

By Songo Didiza 8 Jun 2017

Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project
Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project

Food waste costs the South African economy more than R61 billion annually. A sustainable solution has been developed in the form of Waste to Food, an innovative business process that converts excess organic waste into...

8 Jun 2017

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PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy to create a cohort of emerging farmers

This urban farmer training academy showcases a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system...

6 Jun 2017

Greener and better ventilated offices can lead to better performance of employees. jingdianjiaju1/flickr
Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivity

Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has shown...

By Libby Sander 5 Jun 2017

Providing green space can deliver health, social and environmental benefits for all urban residents – few other public health interventions can achieve all of this. Anne Cleary, author provided.
Green space - how much is enough, and what's the best way to deliver it?

Half of the world's people now live in urban areas. This creates competition for resources and increases pressure on already limited green space...

By Anne Cleary and Ruth Hunter 2 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise
Entrepreneur scoops Old Mutual funding to develop biofuel enterprise

Red Bull social entrepreneur scoops funding from Old Mutual Foundation for a project involving growing castor seed crops with the engagement of small-scale local farmers for the commercial production of alternative biofuel...

1 Jun 2017

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End in sight for Sandton Central traffic woes?

According to the Johannesburg Road Agency, on average roughly 50 of Johannesburg's 2,135 intersections experience signal downtime each day...

1 Jun 2017

8-i South Africa 2017
First 8-i event in South Africa sparks creativity for good causes

South Africa held its first 8-i on Saturday, 20 May 2017, where five NGOs gathered with students from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography to create websites, wireframes and marketing collateral...

1 Jun 2017

RBIDZ officials receive high-level SEZ training in China
RBIDZ officials receive high-level SEZ training in China

Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone's senior management are partaking in a fourth Capacity Building programme on Special Economic Zones taking place in Tianjin, China, from 24 May to 13 June...

Issued by Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone 31 May 2017

Another green achievement for the National English Literary Museum
Another green achievement for the National English Literary Museum

The National English Literary Museum has added another first-in-SA to its list of achievements with a five-star Green Star SA PEB v1 As-Built rating...

30 May 2017

SustainPower gas to power product launch
SustainPower gas to power product launch

SustainPower, a new player in the renewable energy sector, hosted its official gas to power product launch at African Utility Week 2017 in Cape Town earlier this month...

29 May 2017

Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings
Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings...

29 May 2017

Murimi-Umlimi app boost for farmers
Murimi-Umlimi app boost for farmers

Dubbed Murimi-Umlimi, the app seeks to impart valuable farming advice and information to farmers that are not always available on their farms...

26 May 2017

Image: Bruce Sutherland
How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

Community protest at LIV Village
Community protest at LIV Village

LIV Village, a charitable organisation that Private Property has been a supporter of since its inception, was the target of protests by members of the neighbouring Cottonlands community...

Issued by Private Property 25 May 2017

Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency
Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8-million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 24 May...

24 May 2017

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage
Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage...

By Mike Muller 23 May 2017

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