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Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?
Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?

According to the findings of a study by researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions...

5 Dec 2018

Why the next two years are critical for the Paris climate deal's survival
Why the next two years are critical for the Paris climate deal's survival

A mounting sense of urgency will greet negotiators as they arrive at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland...

By Henry D. Jacoby and Jennifer Morris 5 Dec 2018

Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poaching
Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poaching

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has continued its support in the fight against rhino poaching by refurbishing six vehicles belonging to SANParks..

5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicks off
Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicks off

Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicked off with a handover of 50 Blue Bikes to the Uitenhage community in the Eastern Cape...

4 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards
UCT takes top honours in 2018 Greenovate Property, Engineering Awards

For the second year in a row, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken top honours in both the Greenovate Property Awards and the Greenovate Engineering Awards 2018...

4 Dec 2018

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine
More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

The coastal sea cliff overlooking West Coast beaches being mined by an Australian-owned company has collapsed in four more places...

By John Yeld 4 Dec 2018

How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans
How Sears helped make women, immigrants and people of colour feel more like Americans

Sears did more than pioneer the mail-order catalogue over a century ago. It helped make America a more inclusive place at a time when Jim Crow was rampant...

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox 3 Dec 2018

Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years later
Science, strides and a resilient nation... 30 years later

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day. This year's theme, 'Know your status', reiterates the fact that HIV is a manageable disease...

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 3 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Karoshoek Solar One
Karoshoek Solar One comes on line

Another 100MW of solar power was added to the grid, as the Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington, Northern Cape.

3 Dec 2018

#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity
#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity

We spend the bulk of our waking hours in the office, so why not do what we can to make that time more productive? Here's how SA companies are working for better work-life balance and pledging to transform for the better...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2018

Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZ
Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZ

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) this week...

3 Dec 2018

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt
Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt

Most African countries have made strong progress in achieving major development goals in the last few years. Despite this much needed progress, the past decade has seen flooding damage or destroy much of this same infrastructure,..

By Olalekan Adekola 3 Dec 2018

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4 ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5? as early as 2030...

By Hussein Dia 30 Nov 2018

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Eastern Cape villagers say they've been left out of huge water project

Villagers who live close to the Xonxa Dam on the Witkei River in the Eastern Cape have accused the authorities of using their water to supply Queenstown while they are drinking dirty water...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 30 Nov 2018

How to banish burnout at NPOs
How to banish burnout at NPOs

It is essential that South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society employees take steps to avoid burnout if they are to continue their vital work...

29 Nov 2018

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

Unjudge Someone - The Human Library Facebook Live series
Unjudge Someone - The Human Library Facebook Live series

SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) in partnership with the Human Library South Africa is hosting a Human Library Facebook Live book series. Running weekly until 12 December...

Issued by SACAP 29 Nov 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa
'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Hand-ups, not hand-outs: Why a sustainable society is necessary for sustainable business

Henry Ford once said: "A big business never becomes big by being a narrow society looking after only the interests of its organisation and stockholders"...

By Jim Vella 29 Nov 2018

#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched
#16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign launched

To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...

28 Nov 2018

ZTE sponsors five female South African students' IT studies
ZTE sponsors five female South African students' IT studies

ZTE is sponsoring five female black students at Wits University with their Information Technology (IT) degrees...

28 Nov 2018

Environmental practitioners go online
Environmental practitioners go online

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) process is a crucial mechanism used to regulate the impact of development activities...

28 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion
#ATFexpo2018: Buy less, spend more - the case for luxury fashion

With a quick-throwaway culture defining the fast fashion era, investing in quality, handcrafted goods that are designed to last is one way consumers can shop more sustainably...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Nov 2018

16 days of activism, 16 stories of hope
16 days of activism, 16 stories of hope

To mark this year's campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 27 Nov 2018

Woolies pies the first SA food to use certified sustainable palm oil
Woolies pies the first SA food to use certified sustainable palm oil

Woolworths ready-made, frozen and hot counter pies are the first South African-made food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

27 Nov 2018

Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beaches
Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beaches

Seadog Sport, Plastics|SA and DPI Plastics have collaborated on a new retrieval project aimed at reducing the amount of plastic sticks and straws found on South African beaches.

27 Nov 2018

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa
Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

South Africa's Constitution protects everyone's right to access adequate housing...

By Soraya Beukes 27 Nov 2018

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