#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News
#BrandManagerMonth: Re-brand just the beginning for Change News

Local good news portal Marketing CSI South Africa (MCSISA) recently underwent a rebranding exercise that saw the platform renamed to Change News. Previously only focusing on CSI initiatives in SA, the portal now covers other inspirational stories involving change created for the better.

By Sindy Peters 15 hours ago

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society. The non-profit's mission entails leading in research, education and support in the fight against cancer - not an easy task given the prevalence of cancer and the disease's indiscriminate nature.

By Sindy Peters 17 hours ago

Willowton donates R5m for bursaries to UKZN
Willowton donates R5m for bursaries to UKZN

The Willowton Group has donated bursaries worth R5m to seven disadvantaged learners in the Pietermaritzburg area towards their tertiary education.

1 day ago

From left: Sean Walsh (CEO Cape Agri), Prof Mohammed Karaan (Agricultural Economist), Tiekie September (Director Cedar Citrus), David Cuff (Head Buyer Fresh Produce: Woolworths South Africa) and Gerrit van der Merwe (CEO ALG Estates).
Investing in people to ensure a better future for South African agriculture

Agricultural economist Prof Mohammed Karaan was the guest speaker at the recent ALG Estates gala event in the upper Olifants River Valley near Citrusdal. The estate celebrated its more than 250 years of business in farming with the inauguration of brand new state-of-the-art pack house facilities. He commended the farming operation not only for their investment in their new equipment but also in their people.

1 day ago

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management
New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

FAO and Norway have announced the launch of the new Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, a state-of-the-art marine studies vessel with the mission to investigate the planet's least explored oceans, using cutting-edge technology and sophisticated equipment to help developing countries assemble scientific data critical to sustainable fisheries management and study how a changing climate is affecting the world's oceans.

1 day ago

P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water
P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water to tackle these water issues, as part of its Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Programme.

2 days ago

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need.

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer)
Dutch, SA collaboration to continue on TRUP project

The long-term vision for the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) Project in Cape Town is to free up 120 hectares of land for the creation of a mixed-use development that redresses the legacy of spatial apartheid planning, providing access to the CBD to previously disadvantaged and lower-income families.

2 days ago

WRC launches mine water atlas
WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas.

24 Mar 2017

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management
BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ‘ocean economy' on South Africa's West Coast. A workshop has been held in Cape Town during which scientists, government officials, business and civil society representatives considered linkages between the diverse “ecosystem services” provided by the ocean and coastal environment, and how best to measure and monitor both their economic value and environmental health.

24 Mar 2017

Investing in a circular water economy in SA
Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The 2017 UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it, contributing in some regions to hunger, disease, conflict and migration.

By Hermann Erdman 24 Mar 2017

GBCSA shares water-saving tips
GBCSA shares water-saving tips

South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources. The impacts of our uneven and irregular rainfall patterns have been sorely felt this summer, with serious water restriction measures having been put in place by most municipalities.

24 Mar 2017

Ghazi Al Jabri via  - Use of treated wastewater for agriculture in Jordan
Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

During World Water Day (22 March), FAO highlighted the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, improved food security, and nutrition. Treated and reused wastewater can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution to water scarcity.

23 Mar 2017