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Onyi Nwaneri, director of partnerships and marketing at Afrika Tikkun
#AfricaMonth: Ubuntu for the future of Africa

Africa's youth are the future of the continent and the philosophical principle of ubuntu can ensure a brighter tomorrow...

By Onyi Nwaneri 4 hours ago

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting
Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting

Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium on the practice...

By Ross Harvey 6 hours ago

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

A screen grab from Nike's ad, featuring Caster Semenya.
#FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

The eco-warriors of the oil business
The eco-warriors of the oil business

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs...

13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challenges
Sapics 2019 puts the spotlight on healthcare supply chain challenges

"In a world in which around 1 billion people have little to no access to healthcare and 6.3 million children die each year primarily from preventable diseases, it is critical that the supply chain community shares lessons and know-how that can help to increase access to quality healthcare, especially at the last mile...."

10 May 2019

New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradation
New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradation

Natural resources form a core pillar of Tanzania's economy and play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of its citizens, however a new World Bank report warns that the country has only a rapidly shrinking opportunity...

10 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

10 May 2019

Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019
Pick n Pay launches novelty slippers for Slipper Day 2019

Friday, 10 May, is the Reach For A Dream Foundation's annual Slipper Day. By purchasing a Slipper Day wristband for R10 at any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Dis-Chem, participants will contribute to providing strength, hope and courage to children with life-threatening illnesses...

9 May 2019

Why NGOs in Africa must respect village headmen and hierarchies
Why NGOs in Africa must respect village headmen and hierarchies

Almost every global development body, from the World Bank to small, single-issue NGOs, claims to listen to or work with "the community"...

By Thomas McNamara 9 May 2019

How SA's youth can be empowered to drive meaningful change
How SA's youth can be empowered to drive meaningful change

Government, business and civil society need to make a significant and conscious investment in creating and funding programmes to empower the youth in South Africa to take advantage of their talent, boundless energy and capacity to create meaningful change in their communities, says Chris Meintjes, CEO of Activate! Change Drivers...

7 May 2019

Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign
Food Lover's Market launches Hunger Month campaign

Food Lover's Market has launched its annual Hunger Month initiative - a month-long in-store campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for meals...

7 May 2019

Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent
Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent

To celebrate South Africa's rich diversity, the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) has launched a social media campaign that emphasizes the wonder of being unique...

6 May 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Tips to enhance belongingness in your workplace

There's been renewed emphasis on issues of inclusion and diversity in the corporate and advertising world lately, but that often leads to a sense of being the 'first, only or different' - at least in the early stages. That's a lonely place to be. Here's how to enhance a sense of belonging in your workplace...

By Leigh Andrews 6 May 2019

3315 YES recruits join Nedbank
3315 YES recruits join Nedbank

Late last week the Nedbank Group hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa as the bank welcomed and inducted 3315 previously unemployed youth...

6 May 2019

When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable
When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable

The idea of a "biodegradable" plastic suggests a material that would degrade to little or nothing over a period of time, posing less of a hazard to wildlife and the environment...

By Isabel Thomlinson 6 May 2019

15th anniversary of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation
15th anniversary of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation

The 15th anniversary of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is cause to celebrate a solid and sincere track record of programme implementation to better the lives of our people...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 3 May 2019

High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park
High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park

In an intelligence-driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May, a former SANParks employee was arrested on poaching charges...

3 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

Employee volunteering growing rapidly, communities and corporates reap benefits
Employee volunteering growing rapidly, communities and corporates reap benefits

While still an immature industry in South Africa, employee volunteering is growing rapidly in the country and punching above its weight...

3 May 2019

It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya
It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya

On May 1 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a highly anticipated ruling involving athlete Caster Semenya...

By Annette Greenhow 3 May 2019

3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a difference
3 NPOs share how they're leveraging tech to make a difference

Local non-profit organisations are leveraging technology in exciting ways to make a difference in under-resourced communities...

2 May 2019

Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom
Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom

Internationally, major contributors to the governance discussion use the same tone about gender and ethnics diversity in boardrooms. They highlight the lack of diversity - even though progress has been made in recent years - and find a correlation between board performance and diversity in terms of growth, performance and value creation...

2 May 2019

How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns
How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns

Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities...

By Michael Okoti 2 May 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

By Greg Asner 2 May 2019

Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club
Housing activists occupy Green Point Bowling Club

Reclaim the City used Workers' Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town's city centre...

By Peter Luhanga 2 May 2019

Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap
Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap

On 1 May, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker's Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe...

1 May 2019

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Scientists to explore how ecological infrastructure investment can boost climate resilience

Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods...

30 Apr 2019

Johannesburg’s economic hub, Sandton, lies right next to the sprawling and extremely poor Alexandra township.
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Why South Africa should seriously consider taxing its wealthy citizens

It's well-established that South Africa has one of the most unequal income distributions in the world...

By Ingrid Woolard 30 Apr 2019

Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with tech
Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with tech

Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against rhino poaching by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park...

30 Apr 2019

Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Nedbank Menlyn Maine awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Nedbank's Menlyn Maine building a five-star Green Star rating in Existing Building Performance...

30 Apr 2019

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