IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA

South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country's GDP...

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Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world
Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world

Demand for dissolving wood pulp continues to grow as consumer preference increases for products made from renewable, sustainably sourced and processed woodfibre...

Issued by Sappi 9 Oct 2018

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Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

UCT Graduate School of Business brings African context to global sustainability conversation
UCT Graduate School of Business brings African context to global sustainability conversation

An international sustainability project that is co-hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada has won a significant global award - recognising its impact in the world of business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 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

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

Rooftop solar installation at Black River Park in Cape Town
The rise of customer centri(cities) in South Africa

Last month I was invited to present the benefits of the green economy to over 50 mayors as part of a themed panel discussion on 'Municipal finances as a catalyst for the local economy'...

By Songo Didiza 28 Sep 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

Radisson RED hotel awarded Green Key status
Radisson RED hotel awarded Green Key status

The Radisson RED hotel in Cape Town being awarded with Green Key status...

21 Sep 2018

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'

The City of Cape Town's Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has been awarded South Africa's first Green Coast Status...

18 Sep 2018

Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector
Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector

The concept of a circular economy has received significant attention on various platforms...

By Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 3 Sep 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

Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands
Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands

Faithful to Nature has just launched its inaugural Eco Awards, which will honour the brands and companies demonstrating a commitment to conscious consumption and earth-friendly products...

28 Aug 2018

World renowned bar tender and international brand ambassador Simon Kirstenfeger in his element behind the bar at The Living Room, Maboneng.
Altos Tequila challenges bartenders to share their sustainable ideas

Altos Tequila recently launched its Tahona Society's Collective Spirit Project competition in Johannesburg...

15 Aug 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

By Naomi Braithwaite 10 Aug 2018

Eco-homes: Building materials of the future
Eco-homes: Building materials of the future

Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Aug 2018

SA PET industry offers support to Joburg recycling SMMEs
SA PET industry offers support to Joburg recycling SMMEs

In the wake of the City of Ekurhuleni's new mandatory household recycling programme launched earlier this month...

23 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa
Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

#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...

21 Jun 2018

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices
EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

19 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa
Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Have your say on the climate change bill
Have your say on the climate change bill

Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the National Climate Change Bill in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment...

11 Jun 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa hails G7 visit a success

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described his G7 visit as a success ...

11 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique
Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

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Efforts to stop IUU fishing gains momentum

A growing number of countries are signing up to a global agreement that helps stop illegal fishing...

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

Billion-rand opportunities available in SA's green economy - GreenCape
Billion-rand opportunities available in SA's green economy - GreenCape

GreenCape released its free annual market intelligence reports this week...

30 May 2018

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