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Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

By Bonani Madikizela 23 hours ago

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4 new WHO goodwill ambassadors appointed

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cynthia Germanotta, Alisson Becker and Dr Natália Loewe Becker have been appointed goodwill ambassadors of the World Health Organisation to champion global health...

1 day ago

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 hours ago

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago

How the huge gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women
How the huge gender pay gap in SA is limiting home affordability for single women

Recent statistics from Lightstone show that single women are now buying significantly more homes in SA than married couples, and way more than single males...

22 hours ago

PG tackles youth unemployment collaborating with YES
PG tackles youth unemployment collaborating with YES

The PG Group (PG) has heeded President Cyril Ramaphosa's call to create new work opportunities for the country's vast number of unemployed youth...

1 day ago

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

By Niki J P Alsford 1 day ago

Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?
Is zero hunger by 2030 achievable given the huge challenges we face?

South Africans recently celebrated their 25th Freedom Day. In many respects we have come a long way as a nation. And yet, we are behind in so much development and the slow progress means that we are ultimately failing our citizens...

By Andy Du Plessis 2 days ago

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment...

2 days ago

Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August
Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

The minister of rural development and land reform has promised, once again, to deliver a finalised District Six redevelopment plan in three months...

By Kristine Liao 2 days ago

With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm
With engagement and education, reusing wastewater can become the norm

When it comes to developing technological solutions to the world's problems, social processes matter as much as the scientific ones...

By Dalia Saad 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off
Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off

Marking the start of its plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75% of the airline's waste by end-2021, Qantas launched a commercial flight this month producing no landfill waste...

17 May 2019

More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants
More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling...

By Dr Louise de Waal 17 May 2019

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa...

By Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda
Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers unexpectedly announced on Wednesday, 15 May, its immediate withdrawal from Makana Municipality, where Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is located...

By Lucas Nowicki 17 May 2019

#AUW2019: Customer mistrust hampers power utility digitalisation
#AUW2019: Customer mistrust hampers power utility digitalisation

Using technology to improve customer service and ultimately drive revenue may not necessarily be clear cut for utilities like Eskom...

16 May 2019

Arts & Culture Trust launches 25th anniversary fundraising campaign
Arts & Culture Trust launches 25th anniversary fundraising campaign

To mark the 25 years since it was established, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has launched the 25 Million Reasons to Give campaign. The fundraising campaign aims to encourage investors to help it raise R25m for the arts...

16 May 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too...

By Laurie Wright 16 May 2019

Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrand
Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrand

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw), a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organisation, recently unveiled its rebrand...

15 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe says

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

MySchool '21 years of Giving Back' winners announced
MySchool '21 years of Giving Back' winners announced

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme launched its '21 years of Giving Back' campaign last year as part of its 21st anniversary celebrations, giving R2.1m to 21 causes...

15 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

By Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poaching
New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poaching

According to an updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty, poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant...

13 May 2019

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