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Nivea and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD classrooms
Nivea and Thanda partner to create fairytale ECD classrooms

Global skincare company Nivea is offering hope for children in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal. It has partnered with Thanda, a community-based organisation, to bring an innovative ECD programme to children in this rural community...

Issued by Nivea 2 days ago

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First Group commits to creating green vacation destinations

It's only a matter of time before green practices become a baseline requirement in the hospitality industry - 'going green' is no longer just a buzz phrase...

8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

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Who knew pee was valuable?

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town...

By Dave Chambers 7 Dec 2017

UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards
UCT game-changers scoop first place in Greenovate Awards

Along with the inaugural Greenovate Engineering Award, environmental game-changers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) took first place in this year's Greenovate Awards...

6 Dec 2017

Major shift occuring in property market towards sustainability
Major shift occuring in property market towards sustainability

Sustainability in the property sector is becoming more important than ever, says William Hughes, business sustainability consultant at Mazars...

4 Dec 2017

Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too
Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too

The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation...

By Jason Byrne and Tony Matthews 4 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier
How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

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Smart Park: A game changer in fight against rhino poaching

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal have seen a significant escalation in rhino poaching over the past few months...

29 Nov 2017

Could this magnesium oxide-based material help put an end to rampant shack fires?
Could this magnesium oxide-based material help put an end to rampant shack fires?

The Cape continues to experience rampant shack fires that devastate those with property in the informal sector...

27 Nov 2017

Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'
Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'

"Using nuclear sciences to feed the world" have led to some major success stories. FAO provides seven examples of how nuclear technology is improving food and agriculture...

By Baher Kamal 23 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?
#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?

Yes, they do - cats and windows do kill more birds than wind turbines, but that's no reason to disregard the fact that wind turbines also kill birds...

By Sindy Peters 23 Nov 2017

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GreenCape, SAWEA host renewable energy career expo in Atlantis

GreenCape and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) recently hosted the second annual Atlantis Career Expo, an educational event designed to drive awareness and interest among Atlantis students about career opportunities in renewable energy...

22 Nov 2017

SACS installs solar system in boarding house
SACS installs solar system in boarding house

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town has installed a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House...

22 Nov 2017

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled
Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel...

21 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources
#WindAc 2017: How to select a wind farm development site without compromising visual resources

There are many considerations to take into account when developing a wind farm, one of which is the impact on visual, aesthetic, and scenic resources in and around a potential location...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2017

Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay
Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay

"Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water," says Joanne Selby.

20 Nov 2017

2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed
2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners revealed

Recognising and rewarding innovative ideas that have the potential to significantly impact the Gauteng economy, the 2017 GAP Innovation Competition winners in each category have been announced...

20 Nov 2017

SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award
SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project was presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

By Wilson Johwa 17 Nov 2017

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November...

16 Nov 2017

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Agriculture and food systems will play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change

Unless sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food are adopted globally, emissions from agriculture sectors are set to increase, further contributing to climate change...

15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

Webinar to discuss giving around the globe
Webinar to discuss giving around the globe

Leading global organisations in corporate giving are hosting an international webinar on Thursday, 19 November, from 3pm-4pm - which stakeholders can access free by registering online...

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy...

13 Nov 2017

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Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth...

By Calestous Juma 13 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021
Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat...

10 Nov 2017

EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy
EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy

The EnergyDrive truck, a custom-built vehicle, recently took to the Eastern Cape to teach learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies...

10 Nov 2017

2017 Green Talents awardees
South African student scoops 2017 Green Talents award

25 young scientists from 21 countries were honoured at this year's Green Talents award ceremony...

1 Nov 2017

Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?

Nature is good for your health. Perhaps predictably, the world of technology is now offering technical solutions that seek to replace the need for authentic nature experiences...

By Anne Cleary and Dave Kendal 1 Nov 2017

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