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#LadiesofLoeries: Collette Wasielewski on educating for creative female leadership

Collette Wasielewski, creative director at FCB Joburg, received the Helga and Michael Conrad Scholarship for Women in Creative Leadership. I found out about her #Loeries2017 experience and her views on gender equality behind-the-scenes in advertising...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

2017 Rhino Conservation Awards winners announced

The annual Rhino Conservation Awards took place on Monday, 21 August at Montecasino in Joburg. Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa celebrated the winners, runners-up and nominees who have made a marked impact in the war against rhino poaching.

14 hours ago

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel doing its part in water conservation

To do its part in lowering water consumption in Cape Town, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel's rooftop pumping system which was installed in August 2016, makes it possible to capture water to use for...

10 hours ago

Testing the bounds of modular home design with DD16

This architecture prototype caters for intrepid voyagers and nomadic fishermen with utmost economy in its design...

By Emile Uys 14 hours ago

Zambia makes HIV testing compulsory

HIV testing, counselling and treatment is now compulsory for patients at Zambia's public healthcare facilities...

1 day ago

Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levels

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy rain brought relief to some of the worst-affected catchment areas in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape and Garden Route...

By Riaan Marais 1 day ago

Greenland: how rapid climate change on world's largest island will affect us all

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut...

By Kathryn Adamson 1 day ago

Waste bosses appear over pong

Four senior managers at embattled waste management firm EnviroServ have been charged in their personal capacity over the odour emanating from the Shongweni landfill site outside Durban...

By Jeff Wicks 1 day ago

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

A South African court on Sunday, 20 August, gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists...

1 day ago

Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38? - one of the hottest in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Olumuyiwa Adegun and Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo 1 day ago

#SBTopWomen Awards: A celebration of women

It's not often you attend an awards event where the recipient of the Lifetime Award breaks out into song...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Tap shuts on Cape water wastrels

Two of Cape Town's worst water wasters became the first to have their supply restricted on Wednesday, 16 August...

By Dave Chambers 18 Aug 2017

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa

Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land...

18 Aug 2017

[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Mastering digital to soar over the gender gap

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could allow women to leapfrog the gender gap to create a future that is truly equal and inclusive. This is because this new world will require different talents and skills; ones that are inherent to women...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Leopard killer faces charges for shooting predator on reserve

The man who shot dead a leopard in what was claimed to be self-defence on a hunting farm outside Grahamstown will be criminally charged for allegedly hunting the animal...

By Gareth Wilson 18 Aug 2017

Catholic bishops concerned about retrenchment crisis

We have taken note of the recent unemployment figures by Statistics South Africa, as well as the recent research findings on unemployment by the University of South Africa and Momentum...

Issued by SACBC Justice and Peace Commission 18 Aug 2017

Wildlife and environmental management top priority at Tomjachu Bush Retreat

The Tomjachu Bush Retreat prides itself in the preservation and protection of the indigenous natural environment within its property. With an abundance of animal, bird and plant life, the retreats'...

18 Aug 2017

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International

New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.

By Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic is to launch hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry.

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

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