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Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

CapeNature, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve capture, translocate Cape mountain zebra
CapeNature, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve capture, translocate Cape mountain zebra

In a recent capture and translocation operation, a Cape mountain zebra in CapeNature's Gamkaberg Nature Reserve has found a new home in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve...

8 Aug 2019

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Soil science: Feeding the world, protecting the earth

Studies by scientists have shown that soil health in South Africa is declining more and more every year. Looking at specific soil biological indicators that are linked to root health and nutrient mineralisation in around 10,000 soil samples over the past five years, it has been found that more than 70% have not had optimal soil biological life...

By Venessa Moodley 8 Aug 2019

'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King
'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King

Speaking at the 10th annual Serious Social Investing (SSI) Conference at the GIBS Business School in Illovo, Johannesburg recently, corporate governance and sustainability expert Professor Mervyn King noted that successful businesses have moved away from creating wealth for shareholders to focusing on long-term value creation...

8 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Katryn Kruger is a model citizen
#WomensMonth: Katryn Kruger is a model citizen

What do you do after walking the runway for Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana alongside the likes of Gisele Bündchen?

By Maroefah Smith 7 Aug 2019

Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre
Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

About 40 members of Reclaim the City protested inside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, 6 August. They demanded that Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato meet with them before making a decision to evict them from the Woodstock Hospital...

By Tariro Washinyira 7 Aug 2019

High court sets aside 2017, 2018 lion bone quotas
High court sets aside 2017, 2018 lion bone quotas

The Pretoria High Court on Tuesday, 6 August, set aside the 2017 and 2018 lion bone quotas, stating that these were both unlawful and unconstitutional...

7 Aug 2019

Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security
Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security

Nedbank has committed R25 million towards safeguarding critical water source areas, biodiversity hotspots and rural livelihoods with a strong focus on the Eastern Cape...

7 Aug 2019

The case for business as a force for good with Sizwe Nxasana at the 5th In Good Company Conference
The case for business as a force for good with Sizwe Nxasana at the 5th In Good Company Conference

The In Good Company Conference is a call to business leaders, across industry and region, to discover how business is uniquely positioned to make a difference in the lives of the communities they serve and contribute to building our nation...

Issued by Nation Builder 6 Aug 2019

GRI, Enel investigate how SDGs have influenced business reporting
GRI, Enel investigate how SDGs have influenced business reporting

GRI has partnered Enel to research whether the SDGs have influenced business reporting and contributed to the adoption of new partnerships and business models...

6 Aug 2019

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Yvonne Wakefield launches The Warrior Project to help domestic abuse, gender-based violence victims

Alongside Jackie Nagtegaal of LawForAll and Aisha Pandor of SweepSouth, Caveat Legal founder Yvonne Wakefield launched The Warrior Project at the start of Women's Month...

6 Aug 2019

Hoteliers roll up sleeves for children on Mandela Day
Hoteliers roll up sleeves for children on Mandela Day

City Lodge Hotel Group marked Mandela Day on 18 July in Johannesburg with a team effort of 15 hotels coming together to refurbish parts of the New Jerusalem Children's Home in Midrand...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 6 Aug 2019

WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project completes 12th black rhino move
WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project completes 12th black rhino move

Now in its 16th year, the WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has just completed its 12th successful black rhino move, including translocating its 200th rhino...

6 Aug 2019

How gender balance boosts business, raises global GDP
How gender balance boosts business, raises global GDP

It's no coincidence that #BalanceforBetter was the theme for International Women's Day 2019. The call highlighted the need for stronger gender balance in the world...

By Tiffany Kelly 5 Aug 2019

Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre awarded 5-star Green Star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded the V&A Waterfront's Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre a five-star Green Star - Existing Building Performance v1 rating...

5 Aug 2019

CLHG harnesses the sun
CLHG harnesses the sun

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is undertaking a large-scale solar project for the group at 25 of its 60 hotels...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 Aug 2019

Community clinic opens in Pretoria East
Community clinic opens in Pretoria East

The Cipla Foundation, in partnership with Intercare, the Kungwini Welfare Organisation, and the Dutch Reformed Church of Tygerpoort, have announced the launch of the Tshwenyega Community Clinic in Tshwane...

Issued by Cipla 2 Aug 2019

Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference
Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference

Nation Builder's 5th annual In Good Company Conference, themed The Art of Business, will bring together business heavyweights and future-focused impact thinkers on 15 August, at the Atterbury Theatre...

Issued by Nation Builder 2 Aug 2019

GL events collaborate with Johannesburg Expo Centre for Mandela Day 2019
GL events collaborate with Johannesburg Expo Centre for Mandela Day 2019

As part of the Nelson Mandela Day initiative, GL events South Africa makes a contribution to the education of our local community...

Issued by GL events 2 Aug 2019

CSI not just a nice-to-have, but a business imperative
CSI not just a nice-to-have, but a business imperative

According to Regan Adams, CEO of RCS - a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, organisations can no longer afford to view corporate social investment (CSI) as a nice-to-have, but rather a business imperative...

2 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry
Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

2 Aug 2019

Ambitious plans under way for homegrown South African climate change model
Ambitious plans under way for homegrown South African climate change model

Developing South Africa's capacity to predict and adapt to the global climate crisis is critical, and local scientists have an ambitious plan to develop the country's first "homegrown" weather and climate change modelling system...

By Tony Carnie 2 Aug 2019

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government presenting his keynote at the CEM Africa Summit 2019.
#CEM19: How government is reducing red tape in the experience economy

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government, unpacked their mission of placing the customer at the heart of operations, how the corporate sector and government should collaborate for true shared value, and why they were part of First Thursdays on 1 August...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2019

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Aspiring to be like James Bond

It is important to reflect on the impact that representations of hyper-masculinity in the media have on society, write Laurie Less and Oupa Makhalemele...

By Laurie Less and Oupa Makhalemele 31 Jul 2019

SBS launches initiative to share stories of hope in SA
SBS launches initiative to share stories of hope in SA

SBS has launched an initiative sharing a collection of stories of hope from across South Africa targeting nation building and community upliftment...

31 Jul 2019

Reimagining and rebuilding District Six
Reimagining and rebuilding District Six

Participating in the Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise, honours students from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics explored ways of reconceptualising District Six...

31 Jul 2019

Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban

A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry.

31 Jul 2019

Teacher development is critical to rescuing SA's education system
Teacher development is critical to rescuing SA's education system

Several studies on teacher development and teacher quality note the high turnover rate amongst South African teachers...

Issued by Trialogue 30 Jul 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching
How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

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