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

It pays to invest in biodiversity
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 2 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 2 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 3 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong

Many of us think we know what electronic waste is...

By Josh Lepawsky 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

McCann, Picture Tree, TEARS collaborate on child abuse awareness campaign

McCann Worldgroup Johannesburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS Foundation are together working on a collaborative campaign...

15 May 2018

People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth

In recent years, Japan's economic partnership with African countries has grown significantly, with its investment often accompanied by social upliftment and development initiatives...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 15 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The need for accelerated social progress and purpose-driven communications is at an all-time high, especially in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

The Missibaba x Mami Wata surfboard bag is B-A-N-A-N-A-S

What do you get when you take two creative brands, a shared love of bananas, and a desire to do some good? The Missibaba x Mami Wata Bananananananas custom surfboard bag...

By Maroefah Smith 14 May 2018

CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is installing rooftop solar photovoltaic units at 11 of its sites...

14 May 2018

New practical guidelines to promote more transparent, pro-poor forest concessions

The voluntary guidelines offer suggestions on how to shift from short-term harvesting objectives, which can lead to forest degradation or even deforestation, to long-term forest management, building the case for truly sustainable forestry in the tropics...

14 May 2018

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