AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets
AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets

With the aim to become the world's leading sustainable sugar business, AB Sugar has launched a set of commitments to improve sustainability. The company has committed to ensuring 100% of plastic packaging throughout its supply chain is reusable, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable by 2030. The company will also work with its 25,000 partner growers to reduce end-to-end water and CO2 footprints by 30%.

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CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA
CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA

The South African Property Association (SAPOA) has described the City of Johannesburg's Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy as an unworkable solution that could potentially deter the private sector from developing residential units.

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African youth participate at an international youth forum at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Africa Renewal/Shu Zhang
African youth demand a seat at the table

A new wave is sweeping across Africa. Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership than ever before. From presidents to ministers and governors, senators to members of parliament, Africa's young people are demanding a seat at the political table.

By Busani Bafana 1 day ago

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa. The local grassroots activists have been recognised for leading the charge against South Africa's nuclear deal with Russia, resulting in the High Court in early 2017 ruling the $76bn nuclear power project unconstitutional.

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LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years.

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Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental. One of these, water, is seen as a social risk, providing me with a very topical place to start in terms of sustainability trends in 2018.

By Feroz Koor 2 days ago

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture - and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even some of our money is made from it. Yet I can't watch the news without being bombarded by the evils of plastic. As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics.

By Anthony J Ryan 2 days ago

The ladies of the first ever SheSays Cape Town panel. Image: ©
#FairnessFirst: SheSays launches in Cape Town

It's not often that my #FairnessFirst column is about an event I've covered, but there is always a first time - this is it! 'Excited. Uplifted. Motivated. Powerful. We've been ready!' These are some of the sentiments I captured on a chilly Thursday evening in April, when the global SheSays initiative launched its Cape Town chapter - the first in Africa and 42nd across the world - at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in Salt River...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110-million of the 600-million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure.

By Rebekah Shirley 2 days ago

Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller
Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller

If you want to join the sustainable travel movement, but don't really know where to start, it's easier than you think.

19 Apr 2018

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

A recently released report from PwC Economics analyses the behavioural measures that bring gender equality to emerging tech. 16 nudges for more #WomenInTech notes that the imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the industry.

19 Apr 2018

Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards
Renée Minnaar wins 31st Corobrik Architectural Awards

Renée Minnaar from the University of Pretoria is this year's winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award. Her thesis, entitled, Remediator - Restoring the dichotomous relationship between industry and nature through an urban eco-textile mill and dye house impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues that cross generations and present compelling reasons to rethink the local built environment in South Africa.

19 Apr 2018

Kwetsani Camp, Wilderness Safaris - the Overall Winner (Image Supplied)
#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018, sponsored by Wesgro, has been announced at WTM Africa 2018 on 18 April 2018, with Wilderness Safaris - operator of safari camps, lodges and experiences in seven Africa countries - taking the title of Overall Winner.

19 Apr 2018