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We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went
We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went

What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just normal, but necessary...

By Elizabeth Sinclair, Charlotte Birkmanis, and Robert Pemberton 10 Jul 2019

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge
#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge

There's a crazy new online challenge doing the rounds and this one comes with a bit of a bite - quite literally. It's called the #ChilliChallenge, and its heating up the internet...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2019

G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste
G-Star's latest collection is dyed using upcycled plant waste

G-Star's new Dyed by Nature collection features garments dyed with upcycled saw palmetto leaf leftovers and upcycled beetroot waste...

9 Jul 2019

Project Dignity yielding positive results, encouraging school attendance
Project Dignity yielding positive results, encouraging school attendance

Project Dignity, the non-profit extension of Subz Pants and Pads which has been disseminating sponsored Subz packs to disadvantaged schoolgirls, is having a positive impact on school attendance according to a recent survey...

9 Jul 2019

VWSA supports literacy programme
VWSA supports literacy programme

Volkswagen Group South Africa has invested R4m towards training the educators responsible for teaching Eastern Cape learners to read...

8 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay
More than 200 litres of oil spilled in Algoa Bay

An oil spill occurred in Algoa Bay this past weekend in the early hours of Saturday morning, 6 July...

8 Jul 2019

Makalali Game Reserve joins Wild Dog Range Expansion Project
Makalali Game Reserve joins Wild Dog Range Expansion Project

The Makalali Game Reserve has become the newest addition to the Wild Dog Range Expansion Project...

8 Jul 2019

How strategic is your CSI? Entries for the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award are now open
How strategic is your CSI? Entries for the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award are now open

Companies are invited to enter their strategic corporate social investment projects for consideration in the annual Trialogue Strategic CSI Award...

Issued by Trialogue 5 Jul 2019

Sean Beautement: reaping the rewards by feeding his SDG passion
Sean Beautement: reaping the rewards by feeding his SDG passion

Sean Beautement CA(SA) is on a mission to make the UN's second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - that of zero hunger - a global reality by 2030 through his involvement with Rise Against Hunger...

By Leigh Andrews, Issued by SAICA 5 Jul 2019

Sappi becomes an International Stakeholder member of PEFC
Sappi becomes an International Stakeholder member of PEFC

Becoming an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) aligns Sappi with their focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains...

Issued by Sappi 5 Jul 2019

From trash to cash: CA cleans up with new approach to socially responsible consumerism
From trash to cash: CA cleans up with new approach to socially responsible consumerism

Can you take socially responsible consumerism and turn it into a business? Naomi Ledoux, a working mom from PE with a CA(SA) background, has by turning trash into handcrafted handbags...

Issued by SAICA 5 Jul 2019

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SCA halts fracking exploration in the Eastern Cape

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled in favour of Agri Eastern Cape and other stakeholders, that no fracking shall be allowed for the time being...

5 Jul 2019

Only 20% of global e-waste recycled each year
Only 20% of global e-waste recycled each year

According to the UN, only 20% of global e-waste is recycled each year, which means that 40 million tonnes of e-waste is either placed in landfill, burned or illegally traded and treated in a sub-standard way...

5 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy
International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

From left to right: Robert-Hatton Jones, GM: Commercial and Business Development at the CTICC, Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer at the CTICC, and Aloysius Arlando, AIPC President.
CTICC awarded the delegate choice award for innovation at AIPC, Berlin

The award comes after the centre's CEO, Julie-May Ellingson, made a compelling case during her presentation to AIPC delegates and committee members as to why the CTICC's innovation should be awarded this prestigious prize...

4 Jul 2019

Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award
Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award

The Sweden-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) programme has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of Innovative Finance...

4 Jul 2019

21 emerging artists to showcase work at Zeitz Mocaa
21 emerging artists to showcase work at Zeitz Mocaa

The City of Cape Town's Arts and Culture Branch has given 21 emerging artists from around the city the opportunity to showcase their work at the award-winning Zeitz Mocaa art gallery...

4 Jul 2019

Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights
Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights

Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers whose second feature film Rafiki took six years to reach the big screen...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jul 2019

Research reveals R1.7bn in donations to universities, but distribution severely skewed
Research reveals R1.7bn in donations to universities, but distribution severely skewed

Many South Africans and SA organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs)...

3 Jul 2019

Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how
Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how

The climate crisis has been a dark cloud on the horizon for some time now, but 2019 is the year the world's political and business leaders at Davos officially put the issue at the top of their "worry list"...

By Andrew MacKenzie 3 Jul 2019

Gullan captions this: “Wake up with the birds. Do the hard stuff first. Give your best. Go for regular walks.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Desiree Gullan

This #CSIMonth, we go behind the selfie with Desiree Gullan, co-founder and executive creative director of G&G Digital...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board
GBCSA chair Nkosinathi Manzana to sit on World Green Building Council board

Green Building Council South Africa board chair Nkosinathi Manzana has been appointed as a director to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) board as of 1 July 2019...

3 Jul 2019

South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxes
South Africa's first SDG report card: How to move beyond ticking boxes

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17...

By Willem Fourie 3 Jul 2019

A worker makes coal chips for combustion in Calcutta. India’s demand for energy is growing fast. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY
Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°C

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

By Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

By Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT Africa
PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT Africa

According to Alessandra Pardini, partner in the Projects Practice at Webber Wentzel, while public private partnerships (PPPs) are often viewed as the ideal approach to overcoming South African infrastructure challenges, they are not as simple to implement as many may think and could take years to bed down...

2 Jul 2019

Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Luisa Bravo joins Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Public space activist Luisa Bravo will tackle a critical question in shaping the cities of tomorrow: "Who owns the city?" at GBCSA's upcoming Green Building Convention...

2 Jul 2019

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