Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says
Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says

Africans are seeing a steady improvement in the quality of their lives, with some countries even nearing world averages, says a wide-ranging report out on Monday, 22 May, on the continent's future.

22 hours ago

Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cape Town region declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years.

22 hours ago

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency
#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was whether current focus should be on energy efficiency vs increasing capacity.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

CT appoints first chief resilience officer
CT appoints first chief resilience officer

The City of Cape Town, on Friday, 19 May, announced the appointment of Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer (CRO). As part of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), the announcement was made during the city's resilience agenda-setting workshop.

19 May 2017

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to corporate social investment (CSI).

19 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed
2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced. The initiative aims to celebrate the achievements of women within Africa's construction, cement and concrete sectors, in addition to recognising organisations that support and contribute to their development in the industry.

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May.

19 May 2017

Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform their competitors which turn a blind eye to sustainability as a driver of business growth.

18 May 2017

Gisela Kaiser, executive director, Utility Services, City of Cape Town
#AUW2017: Cape Town drought - city ‘waiting on a miracle'

Amidst what has been labelled the worst drought in Cape Town in 100 years, a city official told delegates at the 2017 African Utility Week conference that there was no way they could reasonably have anticipated the severity of it.

By Alicestine October 18 May 2017

Clicks sponsors Project Dignity's Girls on the Go campaign
Clicks sponsors Project Dignity's Girls on the Go campaign

Clicks is partnering with Project Dignity on its Girls on the Go campaign, to assist with sponsorship of thousands of reusable sanitary packs being donated to disadvantaged communities across the country every two months.

17 May 2017

Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities
Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities

Cape Town has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global effort to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018.

17 May 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. The first session's focus was on water scarcity in Africa.

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis
Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently in South Africa, if the country wants to curb losing R7bn annually to water losses.

17 May 2017