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South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annually
South Africa wastes 10m tonnes of food annually

A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) - Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures - found that South Africans waste a third of all food in the country...

9 Sep 2019

Trending images relating to the #AmINext hashtag and the much-shared pic of the protest march outside Parliament on 5 September 2019: .
#FairnessFirst: Stepping up to keep SA's females safe

Local media covered the general sense of unrest and discomfort in the country last week, following the spate of femicide cases that spurred the nation to say #Enoughisenough and ask #AmInext? In addition to marches, a number of platforms have been voicing their support...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Sep 2019

Green roofs, like this one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have many benefits. Leonardo Ikeda/Shutterstock
How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

By Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clear
The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clear

The Carbon Tax Act, which came into effect on 1 June 2019, aims to impose a carbon tax on emitters of greenhouse gases, and is illustrative of South Africa's view on global issues such as climate change and global warming...

By Athi Jara 6 Sep 2019

Dr Duncan MacFadyen, head of conservation research at Oppenheimer Generations
Why we need African science for African sustainability

Africa's story has for many years been recorded by those who did not speak her languages, know her legends or count their families among her people...

By Duncan MacFadyen 6 Sep 2019

Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins
Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins

Oil spills from a project that's designed to harness the economic potential of South Africa's oceans are threatening the world's largest remaining African Penguin colony...

By Peter Ryan, Katrin Ludynia and Lorien Pichegru 6 Sep 2019

Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur shines light on creative, determined female youth
Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur shines light on creative, determined female youth

Miss Teen Social Entrepreneur is a female youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and acceleration programme aimed at young girls in high school...

6 Sep 2019

Why renewable energy should be part of your future-proof business strategy
Why renewable energy should be part of your future-proof business strategy

While political leaders and governments engage in fiery debates over climate change and environmental legislation, business leaders are being forced to take their own stand on environmental sustainability...

By Rowland Gurnell, Issued by Excellerate Property Services 5 Sep 2019

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Impacts of climate change on food security not evenly distributed, conference hears

The effects of climate change on food security are not evenly distributed across the globe. So said Professor Ndiko Ludidi, acting director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, during his presentation at the Bio Africa Convention 2019, which took place at the Durban International Convention Centre.

5 Sep 2019

Cell C launches online version of 'Take a Girl Child to Work' campaign
Cell C launches online version of 'Take a Girl Child to Work' campaign

Cell C has launched an online version of its Take a Girl Child to Work Day Programme (TAGCTWD) which is designed to give learners country-wide continuous access to the benefits of campaign and is open to both boy and girl learners...

5 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Great Girls prepares vulnerable young women for success after school
Great Girls prepares vulnerable young women for success after school

According to PwC, if we closed the gender gap by just 10% (from a pay and representation perspective), that could catalyse an additional 3.2% in GDP growth and reduce unemployment by 6.5%...

4 Sep 2019

Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins
Ships' risky fuel transfers are threatening African Penguins

The African Penguin is in serious trouble. Its population has fallen by more than 95% over the last century and, despite ongoing conservation efforts, its numbers continue to fall...

By Peter Ryan, Katrin Ludynia and Lorien Pichegru 4 Sep 2019

UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism
UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism

The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, is expected to visit South Africa to assess the situation concerning people with albinism in the country...

3 Sep 2019

SA environmental organisation wins global Climate Action Award
SA environmental organisation wins global Climate Action Award

Cape Town-based environmental organisation, I Am Water, has won the Beyond Sport 'Sport for Climate Action Collective Impact Award' for sharing ocean conservation and snorkelling experiences with thousands of underprivileged students in South Africa...

3 Sep 2019

Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers
Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers

SANParks has lauded the successful conviction and sentencing in Mozambique of two poachers for killing two rhinos in the Limpopo National Park...

3 Sep 2019

How young Africans are going green in business
How young Africans are going green in business

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment. That was the message hammered home to delegates at Africa Climate Week earlier this year...

By Franck Kuwonu 3 Sep 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2019

Celebrating the Executive Course on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development delegates
Celebrating the Executive Course on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development delegates

Enterprises University of Pretoria hosted delegates from the Technology Innovation Agency and Richard's Bay Industrial Development Zone who were attending the Executive Course on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Sep 2019

Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment. Shutterstock
Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance...

By Danny Bradlow 2 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

By Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town
Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary...

By Steve Kretzmann 2 Sep 2019

Enterprises UP evaluates the Change-Makers Programme roll-out in Nigeria and Mozambique
Enterprises UP evaluates the Change-Makers Programme roll-out in Nigeria and Mozambique

Enterprises University of Pretoria successfully evaluated the Change-Makers Programme (CMP) Train the Trainer (TTT) workshops conducted in Nigeria and Mozambique in the second half of 2018...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 30 Aug 2019

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment
Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.

By Yossi Sheffi 30 Aug 2019

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground
New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development...

By Roland Benedikter 30 Aug 2019

Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue
Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue

About 80 backyarders and homeless people from the metro met at the Castle of Good Hope on Thursday, 29 August, to discuss the lack of housing opportunities for the poor...

By Ashraf Hendricks 30 Aug 2019

Over 50,000 condoms donated at SA's biggest festivals
Over 50,000 condoms donated at SA's biggest festivals

LifeStyles condoms and Youth Against Aids (YAA), have donated and distributed a whopping 51,000 condoms at Arikaburn and Ultra South Africa as part of their many global youth-led initiatives...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 29 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

79 plants now extinct in SA biodiversity hotspots
79 plants now extinct in SA biodiversity hotspots

According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology this month, 79 plants have gone extinct in South Africa's three biodiversity hotspots...

29 Aug 2019

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