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Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends
Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends

The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6 million people potentially affected...

By Michael Mikulewicz and Tahseen Jafry 21 hours ago

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 19 hours ago

Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking
Port Louis remains Africa's top city in Mercer's 2019 Quality of Living Ranking

According to the Mercer 2019 Quality of Living ranking, in Africa, Port Louis in Mauritius was the city with the best quality of living and also its safest.

14 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing
New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing

Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal has approved a proposal for a skyscraper that would include affordable housing in Sea Point...

By Ashraf Hendricks 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa
Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial
#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial

Humans are social creatures. It's hardwired in us to communicate, collaborate and lift each other to achieve...

By Doug Woolley 13 Mar 2019

High levels of E.coli confirmed around the Knysna estuary
High levels of E.coli confirmed around the Knysna estuary

SANParks manager for Knysna Megan Taplin has confirmed that unacceptably high levels of E.coli have been found in the vicinity of the Ashmead Channel...

13 Mar 2019

Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa
Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa

The third One Planet Summit will make its debut in Africa this week, hosted in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March...

13 Mar 2019

Fostering healthier school learners
Fostering healthier school learners

The Adopt-a-School Foundation together with Premier Optical will be visiting Mosaledi Primary School and Sengana Primary School in Hammanskraal to dispense spectacles to 58 deserving learners as part of its social welfare drive of this School Health Week...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 12 Mar 2019

The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of
The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of

"Nurdles" may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as "mermaid tears", these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry...

By Claire Gwinnett 12 Mar 2019

Shahied Ajam, the chairperson of the District Six Working Committee, addressed dozens of claimants to land in the neighbourhood. Photo: Shamiel Benjamin
District Six claimaints frustrated after state fails to deliver plan

District Six claimants met on Sunday, 10 March, after the Department of Rural Affairs and Community Development failed to release a much-anticipated "holistic plan" for the restitution of the neighbourhood to its former owners...

By Sebastian Moronell 12 Mar 2019

Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change
Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

The selection of seed varieties adapted to a particular climate could be refined if farmers themselves assess their performance, using their plots as small, experimental laboratories...

By Cecilia Rosen 12 Mar 2019

Green Book readies municipalities for climate change
Green Book readies municipalities for climate change

Municipalities across South Africa can now assess climate risks and growth pressures using an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool that was recently launched...

12 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Green economy to grow SA economy
Green economy to grow SA economy

South Africans must look at waste from an economic perspective as the green economy of the waste sector has the potential to create jobs and empower small, medium and micro-sized enterprises...

11 Mar 2019

79% of global organisations still not prioritising advancement of women - new study
79% of global organisations still not prioritising advancement of women - new study

According to a new study by IBM, the leadership gender gap in the global workplace continues to persist because organisations have yet to make advancing women a formal business priority...

11 Mar 2019

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#FairnessFirst: #BalanceforBetter beyond Women's Day 2019 as the global gender pay gap widens

International Women's Day was celebrated on Friday, 8 March with the 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter. With reports that the global gender pay gap is actually widening despite increased awareness of the issue, we need to go beyond giving working women flowers and cupcakes in recognition of their contributions on the day...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures
Print your city? 3D printing is revolutionising urban futures

The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in the hands of communities - using 3D printers...

By Sylvie Albert, Jeremy Millard, Tomas Diez 11 Mar 2019

Collaborating to create #balanceforbetter
Collaborating to create #balanceforbetter

Each year on 8 March, International Women's Day, I get invited to attend events that celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the workplace...

By Anna Curzon 8 Mar 2019

WWF SA ready to set off on 4th Journey of Water
WWF SA ready to set off on 4th Journey of Water

WWF South Africa's fourth Journey of Water sets off Monday, 11 March, in the strategic catchment area of the Riviersonderend in Greyton in the Western Cape...

8 Mar 2019

How is the auto industry responding to eco-sustainability?
How is the auto industry responding to eco-sustainability?

The automotive industry has emphatically joined the green movement over the past decade...

8 Mar 2019

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Renewable energy programme will not collapse Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch
Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities
Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities

Travelport has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request code...

8 Mar 2019

Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme
Saint-Gobain showcases its skills development programme

The French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian recently visited Saint-Gobain South Africa's premises in Germiston where the company showcased its skills development programme...

8 Mar 2019

How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs
How Cape Town's YPO 2019 brings meaning to a 'Life of Re' for creative CEOs

YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. Here's how the C-Suite in general and media creative specifically can take the theme to heart and make a difference through positive change in society beyond the bottom line...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Mar 2019

Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ
Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ

The wind turbine tower sections for the 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm are being manufactured at Atlantis om Cape Town's West Coast...

7 Mar 2019

Are our cities effectively planning for climate change?
Are our cities effectively planning for climate change?

In 2006, pioneering cities such as London and Durban started integrating climate change in their policies and plans...

By Marta Olazabal 7 Mar 2019

Jumeme breaks ground on first phase of Lake Victoria hybrid solar mini-grid project
Jumeme breaks ground on first phase of Lake Victoria hybrid solar mini-grid project

RP Global's Jumeme Rural Power Supply has begun construction of the first phase of its solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania which will see 11 new mini-grids constructed...

7 Mar 2019

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Well-designed gender quotas result in more women elected to parliament - IPU report

Globally, women representation in national parliaments increased by nearly one percentage point last year, from 23.4% in 2017 to 24.3%...

6 Mar 2019

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