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Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Simple ways to accelerate business sustainability outcomes

Achieving the desired levels of sustainability has proven to be more challenging for many businesses since the onset of Covid-19...

By Kavita Pema 11 Jan 2021

Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South Africa

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

By Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternative

"Nature is healing" read social media posts at the outset of the pandemic, as birdsong replaced the drone of traffic during lockdown. But for wildlife conservation in Africa, the reality was very different...

By Joseph Hamm 24 Dec 2020

Green Business Support Services Directory offers support to green entrepreneurs and SMMEs

Marielle Hurter, the water sector analyst of GreenCape, explains the purpose of the Green Business Support Services Directory as well as the types of support that can be found there...

Issued by GreenCape 21 Dec 2020

Reimagining the ocean economy with Ocean Innovation Africa

Entrepreneurs, executives, investors, scientists and government representatives from around the world recently gathered online for Ocean Innovation Africa...

21 Dec 2020

DiBiCoo project offering sustainable solutions for renewable energy in the biogas sector

Yaseen Salie, bio-energy analyst and DiBiCoo project lead at GreenCape, explains the latest innovations in the biogas sector as well as some of the goals and examples of the DiBiCoo project...

Issued by GreenCape 17 Dec 2020

How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights on

Besides the birds themselves, poultry farms and poultry processing facilities have one thing in common: vast amounts of organic waste material.

17 Dec 2020

The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over Nairobi

Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the "Green City in the Sun" for its lush environment. There have, however, recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi's land cover...

17 Dec 2020

Litter4Tokens founder awarded 2 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Clare Swithenbank-Bowman, founder of the non-profit organisation (NPO) Litter4Tokens, was awarded recently with two international Stevie Awards for Women in Business...

15 Dec 2020

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

By Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

2020: A year of pain - and possibility

As the year draws to its long-awaited end, now is the time to find common ground and embrace hope for the future...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 14 Dec 2020

New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate change

A new paper, "Post-2020 biodiversity targets need to embrace climate change" published in PNAS, ecologists and climate change specialists argue that current nature conservation practices are not sufficiently flexible and dynamic to weather the impacts of climate change...

14 Dec 2020

RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing in a green recovery for South Africa as well as the EU's projects in South Africa...

Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

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