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#OrchidsandOnions - 1st for Women shines a light on abuse

Meanwhile, the Advertising Regulatory Board has done some weapons-grade 'virtue signalling' by banning a radio ad for Volkswagen's Amarok bakkie...

By Brendan Seery 16 hours ago

Agreement reached on new nature reserve for West Coast
Agreement reached on new nature reserve for West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, agreement was reached last week to declare the Olifants River Estuary on the West Coast a nature reserve...

By John Yeld 21 hours ago

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

1 day ago

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands
Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

1 day ago

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 1 day ago

#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV
#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV

It is disheartening that South Africa is a country where the rate of femicide is five times higher than the global average, according to the UN's World Health Organisation...

By Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi 6 Dec 2019

All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winners
All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winners

The winners of the inaugural the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLIP) STOMP Awards were announced this week at the CLIP Innovation Conference...

6 Dec 2019

Ford, McDonald's to use coffee bean chaff in car parts
Ford, McDonald's to use coffee bean chaff in car parts

Ford Motor Company and McDonald's USA will soon be using the dried skin of coffee beans called chaff, which naturally comes off during the roasting process, to reinforce certain vehicle parts...

6 Dec 2019

Soul City Institute appoints Phinah Kodisang as CEO
Soul City Institute appoints Phinah Kodisang as CEO

The board and management of the Soul City Institute for Social Justice recently announced the appointment of Phinah Kodisang as its new CEO...

5 Dec 2019

How we can recycle more buildings
How we can recycle more buildings

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year...

By Seyed Ghaffar 5 Dec 2019

Sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in the works
Sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in the works

Clover Nutrikids recently announced that fundraising is on track for the purchasing and refurbishing of a sixth Clover Nutrikids CHOC House in Port Elizabeth...

5 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town
Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

4 Dec 2019

2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced
2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced

The Greenovate Awards recognises outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment at university level...

4 Dec 2019

Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations
Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations

Following the coming into effect of the Carbon Tax Act, National Treasury is seeking public comment into the Draft Regulations for Trade Exposure Allowance and the Draft Regulations for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Intensity Benchmarks...

3 Dec 2019

New landfill prohibitions adding pressure on waste management industry
New landfill prohibitions adding pressure on waste management industry

New prohibitions on the type of materials that can be accepted at landfill sites are causing the waste management industry a severe headache for a simple, related reason, says Johan van den Berg, MD of Averda SA...

3 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

Markham, Relate join forces in the fight against GBV in SA
Markham, Relate join forces in the fight against GBV in SA

To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV), Markham has joined forces with not-for-profit social enterprise Relate to launch the Help! Don't Harm campaign...

3 Dec 2019

Mkaza-Siboto's Creative Mornings talk at AAA School.
#CreativeMornings: From homework support group to academic success in Khayelitsha

Cindy Mkaza-Siboto is co-founder of Emagqabini Education Academy, the community-based, educational non-profit organisation operating in Khayelitsha that assists township learners with after-school academic support, mentorship and career planning, based on Mkaza-Siboto's own sister Yonela's academic struggles. Here's how they've grown to support more than 100 learners...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2019

Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund
Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund

Following a €2m grant to the Africa Climate Change Fund in 2016, the Government of Flanders has this year committed a further €1m to support five projects in three African countries - Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa...

3 Dec 2019

Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags
Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags

Food Lover's Market has banned plastic bags in all national corporate stores as of 1 December 2019, and will only be offering paper bags, boxes and Food Lover's Market canvas bags going forward...

3 Dec 2019

Gender diversity in the telecoms industry makes solid business sense
Gender diversity in the telecoms industry makes solid business sense

Time and again it has been proven that companies that foster gender diversity at board, executive and employee levels outperform and produce greater value for their shareholders than homogeneous companies...

By Sonwabise Sebata 3 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

Using solar energy to contribute to SA's national electricity grid
Using solar energy to contribute to SA's national electricity grid

There is a notable opportunity for large farming operations to significantly reduce their energy spend and further ease strain on the national electricity grid...

2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

#FairnessFirst: Taking action beyond #16DaysofActivism
#FairnessFirst: Taking action beyond #16DaysofActivism

Unfortunately, gender-based violence is a harsh reality of everyday life for the majority of South African women. Here's what's being done to not just take a stand but also act to end GBV this #16DaysofActivism and beyond, with UN Women's global #OrangetheWorld campaign...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Dec 2019

Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020
Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020

The long-awaited Tafelberg case ended on Friday, 29 November, after five days in the Western Cape High Court...

By Madison Yauger 2 Dec 2019

Call for JSE to act on climate change
Call for JSE to act on climate change

About 50 protesters from Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future, and members of mining affected communities - many from Soweto - protested outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton on Black Friday...

By Kimberly Mutandiro 2 Dec 2019

Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law
Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act which constitutes the nation's unprecedented statutory recognition of the Khoi-San communities, leaders and structures...

29 Nov 2019

Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins
Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins

The Tikki Hywood Foundation and African Parks partnered to combine their expertise and resources to boost the protection of pangolins in Africa, the most heavily trafficked mammal on the planet...

29 Nov 2019

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