Sindy Peters

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Location:South Africa


Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at She can be reached at .
Relying on imports to feed the nation

The ongoing El Niño has resulted in far below-average rainfall and very high temperatures in Southern Africa, adversely affecting agriculture in the region...

By Sindy Peters 4 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Slow but steady towards a sustainable future

In 2015 the UN adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda along with 17 Global Goals. These goals provide guidance for a slow but steady march towards a more sustainable future...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] The ins and outs for energy in 2016

Prices are going up, the nuclear deal's going down, natural gas wants in, renewables are certainly not out, and lithium-ion batteries are here to stay. These are some of the trends in the energy sector for 2016...

By Sindy Peters 18 Jan 2016

[#WomenInBiz] From HR to 'momtrepreneur', Q&A with Sedeeqa Kalam

We sat down with wellness enthusiast and Organic Baby Online founder, Sedeeqa Kalam, to find out more about the latest South African retailer to hit the interwebs...

By Sindy Peters 21 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] Keep scanning the horizon, Q&A with Pam Golding

Remain determined and work hard, but remember to make time for fun - this is some of the advice from the founder and life president of the Pam Golding Property Group, Pam Golding, on how to attain success...

By Sindy Peters 20 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] Nurturing nature, Q&A with Catherine Constantinides

Catherine Constantinides is a social entrepreneur, climate activist, business mogul and one of the most inspiring youth leaders in South Africa with a number of accolades to her name. She's the driving force behind Miss Earth SA, encouraging women to actively participate in protecting the natural environment. Her hero is her mom...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

By Sindy Peters 5 Aug 2015

Turning the tide on marine debris

The second African Marine Debris Summit, addressing marine pollution along African coastlines, took place in Cape Town last week, hosting delegates from across the continent...

By Sindy Peters 9 Jun 2015

LGBT marketing: you have to be out before you can be integrative

LoAnn Holden, media relations director for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) hosted a conference session at the 2015 World Travel Market Africa discussing how to attract 'pink dollars' as well as the ins and outs of LGBT travel marketing...

By Sindy Peters 21 Apr 2015

World Travel Market Africa open for business

Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa declared the 2015 World Travel Market Africa open at the official ribbon cutting on the exhibition floor yesterday, 15 April, at the CTICC...

By Sindy Peters 16 Apr 2015

Raise your teacups

Once upon a time, on a forested farm in Helderstroom, both young and old threw on their fanciest threads to raise their teacups to a summer well spent ...

By Sindy Peters 8 Apr 2015

How sustainable is SAA's Project Solaris?

South African Airways (SAA) currently imports 100% of its fossil-based jet fuel. That said, the national carrier is currently on a mission to become the most sustainable airline in the world by 2022...

By Sindy Peters 25 Feb 2015

TED Talks to help make work work

Is work not quite working out for you at the moment? Feel like a change? Perhaps that change needs to come from within. Here are a few 'ideas worth spreading' that put a spin on the traditional work environment... (videos)

By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2014

Addressing the national energy crisis

We can no longer depend solely on Eskom to meet our escalating energy needs, says WWF-SA, nor can we continue our heavy reliance on coal...

By Sindy Peters 20 Nov 2014

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014

Director addresses Dookoom video backlash

Since its release, Dookoom's music video for Larney Jou Poes has sparked all sorts of controversy. Afriforum has gone as far as laying a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission citing both song and video as hate speech inciting violence.

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2014

WWF-SASSI serves up sustainable seafood report

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, the per capita consumption of fish per annum has nearly doubled in the last 50 years...

By Sindy Peters 15 Oct 2014

Ke nako! Shifting to a green economy

Ke nako (It's time) was the buzz phrase top of mind during the months preceding the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In 2014 this phrase once again rings true, but for a new zeitgeist: it's time for business to get on the green wave.

By Sindy Peters 7 Oct 2014

Loeries 2014: Less efficiency, more magic - PJ Pereira

"Think like a marketer, behave like an entertainer, and move like a tech start-up." This is the current modus operandi for CEO and co-founder of Pereira and O'Dell, PJ Pereira...

By Sindy Peters 22 Sep 2014

Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014

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