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Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 hours ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 8 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 5 hours ago

Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town's tallest skyscraper

Mayor Patricia de Lille has put forward a proposal that may see Cape Town's first low-income housing project in the city centre since democracy...

10 hours ago

Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crime

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

6 hours ago

Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death...

By Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 10 hours ago

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

By Philippe Vaast 5 hours ago

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

Western Cape's mounting rubbish problem

"We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release...

By Annie Cebulski 3 days ago

Western Cape, Quebec to collaborate on opening up green economy

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille have signed a collaboration agreement on behalf of Écotech Québec and GreenCape...

3 days ago

It pays to invest in biodiversity

In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity...

By Rashid Sumaila 3 days ago

How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow...

By Nick Davies 17 May 2018

Which climate-smart technologies will pay off for African farmers?

Hunger still stalks the continent, and climate change is a key culprit for low productivity. Africa's ability to feed itself hinges on investment in adapting to these conditions and minimsing agriculture's own contribution to climate change...

By Caroline Mwongera 17 May 2018

Climate change is a security threat - so where is the UN Security Council?

Climate change is one of the great security challenges of the 21st century...

By Ashley Murphy 17 May 2018

Shoprite Group partners with community food gardens ahead of World Hunger Day

Community food gardens are gearing up to sell their vegetables at selected Checkers stores on Friday, 18 May to raise awareness ahead of World Hunger Day on 28 May.

16 May 2018

Is it time for an environmental communication and behaviour change gathering in SA?

The International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit held recently in Bali drew over 1,000 delegates from more than 90 countries, including a strong South African contingent...

By Hugh Tyrrell 16 May 2018

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea

The growing danger of animal selfies, and of feeding wild animals, is well documented, but interacting with wild animals isn't just dangerous for people. It can be bad news for the animals too...

By Kathryn Teare Ada Lambert 16 May 2018

Why merely owning land isn't enough to empower Africa's women farmers

Even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads. As such, men have better access to public resources such as subsidised fertilisers and agricultural advisory services...

By Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt 16 May 2018

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