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Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

14 hours ago

GivenGain offers free fundraising pack to assist charities this #GivingTuesdaySA
GivenGain offers free fundraising pack to assist charities this #GivingTuesdaySA

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year's Giving Tuesday event - a global day of giving and worldwide celebration of charitable causes - is set for 1 December...

15 hours ago

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

8 hours ago

Bridgestone SA gives Pink Drive R500k to help fight cancer
Bridgestone SA gives Pink Drive R500k to help fight cancer

Bridgestone raised the money through its #PinkValveCaps Project over the course of the year. The donation was handed over on 19 November in Midrand...

9 hours ago

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery
2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

16 hours ago

Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021
Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021

The 2020 Plastics Colloquium Feedback session was hosted virtually recently by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), the Consumer Goods Council of SA, Plastics|SA and the informal sector associations...

3 days ago

Creatives collaborate with scientists on webcomic series Planet Divoc-91
Creatives collaborate with scientists on webcomic series Planet Divoc-91

Planet Divoc-91, a nine-part sci-fi satire webcomic series, aims to empower young adults with a platform to engage in conversations about their experiences and views on the coronavirus as well as other issues they face...

3 days ago

Spar WC hands over R412,500 to Saartjie Baartman Centre
Spar WC hands over R412,500 to Saartjie Baartman Centre

Thanks to the generosity of loyal Spar shoppers, Spar Western Cape was able to hand over a cheque of R412,500 to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.

3 days ago

Sibani Mngadi
Taverners Summit addresses responsible trading and social responsibility

The tavern industry should play its role in promoting responsible behaviour and avoid the pressure to immediately recoup the financial losses suffered from alcohol sales ban during the coming festive season...

3 days ago

EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathon
EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathon

The EPF Tech Hub is a local NPO committed to harnessing emerging technologies like AI, big data, fintech and IoT to build solutions that address the key challenges in South Africa, such as unemployment, urbanisation, rural development, and water and energy challenges...

3 days ago

UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought risk
UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought risk

According to scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), artificially dimming the sun by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere could help reduce the likelihood of 'Day Zero' level droughts in Cape Town...

19 Nov 2020

GBCSA appoints Attacq's Giles Pendleton as new chair
GBCSA appoints Attacq's Giles Pendleton as new chair

Giles Pendleton, chief development officer of real estate investment trust Attacq, has been appointed the new chair of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), replacing IIse Swanepoel...

19 Nov 2020

Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change
Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change

Saturday, 21 November, marks World Fisheries Day - a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life...

By Kate Stubbs 19 Nov 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about 'spatial apartheid'
Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about 'spatial apartheid'

Judgment has been reserved in the case brought by long-standing tenants facing eviction from their Bromwell Street homes in Woodstock, Cape Town...

By James Stent 19 Nov 2020

A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption
A sustainable future: Green buildings key to reducing energy consumption

Construction is a key sector to address South Africa's housing shortage and infrastructure needs, and thus is unlikely to slow down...

By Thabang Byl 18 Nov 2020

Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report
Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report

Standard Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than $50tn...

18 Nov 2020

Tafelsig CAN feeding scheme battles red tape
Tafelsig CAN feeding scheme battles red tape

Organisers of the Tafelsig Community Action Network (CAN) in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, say the government is offering no support to address the issue of hunger in vulnerable communities during lockdown...

By Marecia Damons 18 Nov 2020

Bill promoting transformation in environmental sector before parliament
Bill promoting transformation in environmental sector before parliament

The National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, which promotes transformation in the environmental sector...

17 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

By Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal
Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal

There is no easy Covid-19 pivoting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), which are facing enormous financial, human resources and technology issues...

By Nazeema Mohamed 16 Nov 2020

Tokenised celebrations of Black womanist leaders negate their contributions to society
Tokenised celebrations of Black womanist leaders negate their contributions to society

History has been made globally and here at home. In the US, Kamala Harris became the first Black woman to become vice president, while locally, we celebrate the appointment of Professor Puleng LenkaBula...

By Nombulelo Shange 16 Nov 2020

2020 WWF-Sassi Trailblazers Award-winners announced
2020 WWF-Sassi Trailblazers Award-winners announced

WWF-Sassi has announced the six winners of the 2020 Trailblazer Awards. The six chefs have been recognised for their commitment to the use of sustainable seafood and championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants...

13 Nov 2020

Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme
Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme

Project Blue Oval is a renewable energy programme for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria...

13 Nov 2020

Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space
Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space

Not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets has been gifted with more than a year of free office space...

13 Nov 2020

Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development
Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development

Cristina Duarte of the Republic of Cabo Verde is the new special adviser on Africa to the UN secretary-general. A former minister of finance and planning in her country, she intends to bring to her role a renewed strategic narrative...

13 Nov 2020

Green industries to aid SA's economic recovery
Green industries to aid SA's economic recovery

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the regulatory framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes as part of government's effort to contribute towards the economic recovery plan...

12 Nov 2020

EAPASA to host first general meeting in Gauteng
EAPASA to host first general meeting in Gauteng

The Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa will host its inaugural general meeting on Tuesday, 17 November, in Gauteng...

12 Nov 2020

Feather Awards announces 2020 winners
Feather Awards announces 2020 winners

The winners of the LGBTIQ+ supportive 2020 Feather Awards were recently announced at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg...

12 Nov 2020

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%
A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

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