Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits. This undermines efforts to boost farming production and meet economic growth goals.

By Barbara van Koppen 16 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

The definition of media freedom is closely linked to that of freedom of expression as per the Constitution, for individuals to impart information and ideas without fear or favour. Luckily, it's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank. With Africa's rapid urbanisation and economic growth, environmentalists expect that figure to double by 2025.

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 2 days ago

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech
AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution.

8 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage of new developments. Clearly, efforts to move away from fossil fuels are - at least in part - working, and from the perspective of combating climate change, this must surely be a good thing.

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018