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Mining executives can use inspiring climate narratives to engage stakeholders

Too often mining companies frame their "climate narrative" around compliance. Instead they should aspire to be more inspiring...

By Lucas Chaumontet 11 Feb 2020

Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in Johannesburg
Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in Johannesburg

Today marks the launch of the South Africa chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led initiative convened by UN Women to end harmful stereotypes often perpetuated through advertising...

11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation
#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation

When the South Africa Water Research Commission (WRC) opened its doors nearly fifty years ago in 1971, it was because of a serious water shortage...

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

By Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

Engen commits R2.5m to eradicating pit latrines in SA schools
Engen commits R2.5m to eradicating pit latrines in SA schools

Engen has pledged an initial R2.5m in support of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) initiative which aims to eradicate pit latrines...

10 Feb 2020

Vusi Mfupi at St Martins De Porres, for the Room 13 Inspiration Day in Soweto.
Art is the solution to SA's 'decade of action' in education and re-skilling

The re-introduction of art in schools is an essential starting point to instilling the requisite skills necessary to the next entrants of higher education students being ready for the modern economy - of the fourth industrial revolution...

By Ntombi Malaza 10 Feb 2020

AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025

Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

10 Feb 2020

Federer-Nadal charity showdown sets tennis world record in SA
Federer-Nadal charity showdown sets tennis world record in SA

The crown of more than 51,945 people at this past weekend's Match in Africa - which saw Roger Federer take on Rafael Nadal in a charity match in Cape Town - set a new world record for the largest attendance at a tennis match...

10 Feb 2020

Occupational gender bias and stereotypes prevalent online
Occupational gender bias and stereotypes prevalent online

A Rutgers study has found that gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms...

10 Feb 2020

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity
#FairnessFirst: A picture's worth a thousand words - make sure yours speak of inclusivity

Social justice has never had a better time to shine than in 2020, especially following the global #MeToo movement and #AmINext here in SA. UN Women has taken this to heart by asking everyone to rethink their word use to fight gender bias, while the next batch of emojis is set to be the most inclusive yet...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2020

China: Rise of a new philanthropic power
China: Rise of a new philanthropic power

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

By Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

Registration now open for the Trialogue Business in Society Conference
Registration now open for the Trialogue Business in Society Conference

Responsible business consultancy Trialogue, in collaboration with corporate partners and sponsors, will present the 13th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference on 21 and 22 April...

Issued by Trialogue 7 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals
Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals

Pick n Pay has reiterated its pledge that all Pick n Pay branded product packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025...

7 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival
Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival

SA's first Biodegradable Festival will take place Saturday, 29 February, at De Waal Park in Cape Town...

6 Feb 2020

2020 Schneider Go Green student competition open for entries
2020 Schneider Go Green student competition open for entries

South African students are invited to enter the tenth annual Schneider Go Green contest...

5 Feb 2020

Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools
Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools

As the 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, South Africa has a pressing responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change...

5 Feb 2020

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET
Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET

During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 5 Feb 2020

Applications open for Shoprite bursary programme
Applications open for Shoprite bursary programme

Students studying scarce skills - such as Information Technology (IT), Chartered Accounting, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Pharmacy and Retail Business Management - are invited to apply for the Shoprite Group's 2020 bursary programme...

4 Feb 2020

Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations
Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations

Led by Prof Jeff Harvey from the Netherlands Institute for Ecology, 73 scientists from around the world have developed a roadmap for global insect conservation...

4 Feb 2020

TFG Foundation provides food for thought
TFG Foundation provides food for thought

Over the last five years, TFG Foundation in partnership with TFG brands invested around R17.2m across various education initiatives, impacting over 500,000 lives...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 4 Feb 2020

How to effect real social impact in 2020
How to effect real social impact in 2020

The business of strategic giving and philanthropy is in a dynamic space, and it is changing for the better, says Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director at Nation Builder...

4 Feb 2020

Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa

If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

3 Feb 2020

Mattel launches building sets made from bio-based plastic
Mattel launches building sets made from bio-based plastic

Toy manufacturer Mattel is launching a series of bio-based plastic products under its construction toy brand, Mega...

3 Feb 2020

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day
NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries
2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries

The ninth annual Eco-Logic Awards will take place 5 June 2020 on World Environment Day. Hosted by The Enviropaedia, entries are now open...

3 Feb 2020

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