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Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, 22 January, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty...

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Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme recognised at The Circulars 2018 in Davos

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018...

1 day ago

#DayZero moved up to 12 April

Due to a 1.4% drop in dam levels, Day Zero - the day the municipal water system to households will be switched off in Cape Town - has been moved up to 12 April...

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Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

2 hours ago

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country...

By Ayodamola Owoseye 22 hours ago

African mothers in science need more support. Providing it is actually easy

There are a number of discussions to be had about women scientists in Africa: why there are so few, for instance; or how more can be drawn into science, technology, engineering and maths careers...

By Bernard Slippers and Smeetha Singh 21 hours ago

Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 1 day ago

SAB's Cape Town brewery to bottle spring water as Day Zero looms

After 200 years of making beer, Newlands Brewery in Cape Town is going into the water business...

By Dave Chambers 2 days ago

Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV

In recent years, South Africa has made great strides towards providing support to those infected and affected with HIV...

By Steve Letsike 2 days ago

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Start preparing for the pending Carbon Tax Bill

The South African National Treasury published the Second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment on 14 December 2017...

By Seelan Moonsamy 1 day ago

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

2 days ago

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers...

1 day ago

With cheap solar and wind power, is it time to rethink 'energy efficiency'?

The need to cut emissions from the energy sector has motivated the use of hydro, solar and wind power, and the development of more efficient buildings that consume less energy...

By Nicholas Good and Eduardo Martínez Ceseña 2 days ago

International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industry

"With improved and climate-smart practices, we can quickly put in place more sustainable and 'greener' livestock supply chains."

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: More innovation, not more animals key to ensuring food security

The absolute and undeniable reality is that we have to produce more and do it with less. This can only be done through innovation in food production...

By Andre Westerveld 2 days ago

SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. ..

19 Jan 2018

#LoeriesRanking with... Black Bean Productions

What better way to creatively ease into the working year than with a reminder of some of last year's top contenders at the Loeries? We continue the local insights with Black Bean Productions...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jan 2018

How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies

African countries are behind the global curve when it comes to providing people with clean water and sanitation services...

By Hatem Jemmali 19 Jan 2018

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International

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans on Tuesday, 16 January, for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and to phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

19 Jan 2018

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

19 Jan 2018

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labour and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that fashion giant H&M reportedly sells clothing made by children in risky workplaces in Burma, she goes shopping. Completely forgetting about what she just heard, she buys an H&M dress.

By Rebecca Walker Reczek, Daniel Zane and Julie Irwin 16 Jan 2018

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