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IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art
IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

Dubbed "We need nature", this year's IPAF focused on creating awareness around climate change, which affects everyone in the world. Through this message, IPAF hopes to alter behaviours toward nature...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends
#BizTrends2018: Sustainability reporting and performance - observations and trends

Large companies continue to face an increasing number of sustainability reporting requirements, both internally and externally, every year...

By Simon Clarke 10 Jan 2018

Photo by David on Unsplash
Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration
#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week...

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemma

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world
#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world

Since watching Cowspiracy and after taking part in the 2015 Greenpop Festival of Action in Zambia, I have been a lot more conscious about what I consume, particularly meat and dairy, industries which are the number one culprits when it comes to environmental damage.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The importance of teaching about climate change

It is important for people to learn about clean energy, green practices, and reduced resource use for us to continue to enjoy these invaluable resources for generations...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Mar 2017

Professor Mark New, pro-vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), UCT. Image source:
#WSF2017: How Africa should tackle the climate change challenge

Speaking at the recently held World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town, Professor Mark New discussed the current outlook for global temperature rise, as well as the mitigation and adaptation challenges Africa faces...

By Sindy Peters 1 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business
#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability to drive trends in construction

The myth that cost outweighs yield for companies that invest in greener, more sustainable and stakeholder-driven policies has been debunked...

By John Schooling 9 Jan 2017

#MandelaMonth: Forgood offers something for everyone this #MandelaDay
#MandelaMonth: Forgood offers something for everyone this #MandelaDay

The countdown to Mandela Day has begun. If you're still not sure about how to make your 67 minutes count, forgood has curated some options for you...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jul 2016

#YouthMonth: Water is everyone's business - Dean Muruven
#YouthMonth: Water is everyone's business - Dean Muruven

Dean Muruven does important work in the environmental sector striving to ensure a water secure future for all South Africans...

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2016

Trevor Manuel at Sustainable Brands Cape Town
#SB16CPT: World needs to check itself - Trevor Manuel

Trevor Manuel delivered the opening keynote address at Sustainable Brands Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 16 May 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Slow but steady towards a sustainable future
[BizTrends 2016] Slow but steady towards a sustainable future

In 2015 the UN adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda along with 17 Global Goals. These goals provide guidance for a slow but steady march towards a more sustainable future...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Conscious consumerism in the retail space
[BizTrends 2016] Conscious consumerism in the retail space

Conscious consumerism and innovation are on the rise in the retail space and customers are demanding that increased attention is paid to sustainability...

By Justin Smith 18 Jan 2016

Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment
Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment

The Treasury has published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment by 15 December 2015...

By Graeme Palmer 9 Dec 2015

Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?
Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?

It is going to be a challenge for organisations to put in place the required systems and processes if the current deadline is adhered to...

By Kirsten Hunt 22 Oct 2015

Big data analytics can aid in better management of water networks
Big data analytics can aid in better management of water networks

Access to clean water is a basic human right, and while government strives to provide access for all, the reality is that South Africa is currently facing...

By Eckart Zollner 19 Aug 2015

Setting has never been better for renewable energy sector
Setting has never been better for renewable energy sector

A decade ago, if I had raised the topic of environmental practices with businesses in South Africa, the automatic association would have related to 'compliance'. Some might have categorised green activities as an opportunity for PR. A handful were embracing the business opportunity associated with the sector...

By Amanda Dinan 18 Aug 2015

Clean technology innovation needs support
Clean technology innovation needs support

South Africa is committed to addressing climate change and reducing emissions. We signed up for it, along with most of the rest of the world in Copenhagen in 2009...

By Louise Scholtz 29 Jan 2015

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014

Melita Steele
Where will the money come from?

In an interesting twist of events, South African tax payers had barely recovered from the news of delays with the Medupi coal fired plant and the accompanying financial pressures, when Minister Rob Davies announced that cabinet had approved a third mega coal-fired power station.

By Melita Steele 26 Sep 2013

A taxing meander - but in a really good way
A taxing meander - but in a really good way

About four years ago while visiting Karoo lodge Samara we were encouraged to plant spekboom trees to counteract the carbon emissions we produced in getting there. That was the first time I'd consciously engaged in the impact of my life as a traveller and, rather than feel guilty about it, I was offered a neatly-packaged solution to deal with it.

By Brian Berkman 20 Feb 2012

Is that Mabula?
Is that Mabula?

"Where's Nana?" a Somerset West woman sitting behind us, in our game drive vehicle, at Thula Thula shouts, to our ranger over our shoulders. "Baby Mandla" her daughter chimes in, "is so big now." "Oh my God", the mother, close to tears, shrieks "is that Mabula over there, coming towards us now?"

By Brian Berkman 15 Feb 2012

Mike Freedman
One-man team

Here's a question for anyone following COP17 and the English Premier League - why is climate change like Robin van Persie?

By Mike Freedman 14 Dec 2011

Paddy Hartdegen
Key facets of the Medium-Term Budget Policy statement

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented his Medium-Term Budget Policy statement to Parliament on Tuesday, 25 October 2011. The implications for the whole of South Africa are extensive and there are many different interpretations that can be placed on the policy and its implementation in the years ahead.

By Paddy Hartdegen 27 Oct 2011

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