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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 7 hours ago

RX Africa's Martin Hiller named inclusion and diversity champion for RX Africa

RX is a global advocate of inclusion and diversity (I&D) and it is with great pride that we announce Martin Hiller as the 2021 inclusion and diversity champion for RX Africa...

Issued by RX Africa 16 hours ago

Woolworths lays out next set of sustainability ambitions

The new Good Business Journey sustainability goals focus on traceability, transparency, circularity, diversity and inclusivity as well energy and carbon emissions...

1 day ago

Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert

Every night Moussa Kamara works at his bakery preparing hundreds of loaves but at sunrise, instead of going home to sleep, he now starts a second back-breaking job...

By Christophe Van Der Perre and Cooper Inveen 1 day ago

People are lining the streets with buckets in Nelson Mandela Bay as taps run dry

People in Nelson Mandela Bay have for the past week been relying on water being trucked in. The city has been in a dire situation as dam levels remain low...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 1 day ago

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

2 days ago

Bent, but never broken. South Africa's resilience emerges after turmoil

As civil unrest shook the country, it was everyday South Africans who united in solidarity to pick up the pieces, rebuild, and commit to a better future for all...

Issued by Ginkgo Agency 2 days ago

SA plans R36bn in relief measures over Covid-19, unrest

South Africa plans relief measures worth about R36bn to support businesses and individuals affected by Covid-19 restrictions and recent unrest...

By Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf 2 days ago

'Upcycling' promises to turn food waste into your next meal

How would you like to dig into a "recycled" snack? Or take a swig of juice with "reprocessed" ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don't sound appetising...

By Rodney Holcomb and Danielle Bellmer 2 days ago

Keeping non-profit CEOs out of the room when boards decide what to pay them yields good results

Keeping non-profit CEOs out of meetings when members of their boards discuss or vote on compensation can lead to these CEOs making less money and working harder...

By Ilona Babenko 2 days ago

Creecy calls for greater access to finance for low-carbon investment in emerging markets

With emerging markets requiring an estimated $3-4tn annually in low-carbon investments over the next 15 years, Barbara Creecy has called on...

2 days ago

Redefine lists R1bn sustainability-linked bond

Redefine Properties has listed a R1bn issuance on the JSE for its first sustainability-linked bond...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Time for NPOs to show their real impact

Traditionally, non-profit organisations have measured their performance in terms of how many rands they raised, how many they spent, and how many people they helped along the way...

By Keri-Leigh Paschal 3 days ago

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, government data showed on Monday, 26 July...

By Nyasha Nyaungwa 3 days ago

Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating

The Motswere building in Botswana has been awarded a five-star Green Star Africa - Office Design v1.1 rating by the Green Building Council South Africa...

26 Jul 2021

Greenwashing: What is bioplastic, compostable and biodegradable packaging anyway?

Terms such as biodegradability, compostable packaging, renewable content and bioplastics are the talk of the town, but what does this really mean?...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 3 days ago

"Let's all help address our country's inequalities" - Mrs SA contestant

All South Africans should consider identifying and supporting organisations helping redress SA's glaring socio-economic inequalities, says social activist and Mrs SA semi-finalist Chane Todd...

Issued by Leap Communications 3 days ago






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