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ATKV Goudini Spa open for MICE with new "naked" hybrid approach to conferences
ATKV Goudini Spa open for MICE with new "naked" hybrid approach to conferences

Ready to reboot, collaborate and explore the new normal? Its all systems go for a new approach to conventional thinking. With Covid-19 disrupting conventional business events, it's time for a rethink on how to approach this new era.

Issued by ATKV Goudini Spa 1 day ago

Impact of Covid-19 on the NPO sector
Impact of Covid-19 on the NPO sector

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) play a vital role in trying to resolve the challenges and inequalities within our communities and society at large. The important role they play in South Africa cannot be underestimated.

2 days ago

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan to help transform agri-food systems, end hunger and improve nutrition in and around the cities in a post Covid-19 era. The launch took place during a virtual event titled Green Cities to Build Back Better for SDGs - A New Powerful Venture hosted by FAO during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

3 days ago

Environmental surveillane could provide an earlier and clearer picture for public health interventions
Environmental surveillane could provide an earlier and clearer picture for public health interventions

If there was any doubt, the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has clearly revealed that we inhabit a world where people, animals and environments are interconnected and interdependent. This mutuality brings with it new challenges and opportunities in controlling not only infectious diseases but also chemical substances (often man-made) that have a negative impact on human, animal and environmental health.

By Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa and Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 3 days ago

Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment
Converse strengthens commitment to youth mentorship and empowerment

Positioning youth to drive the progress they want to see in the world, Converse has committed to putting community at the heart of its marketing, and has pledged a $1m investment over two years to a new accelerator programme that aims to fund All Star ideas.

3 days ago

Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhino
Wildlife Zones introduced to protect rhino

Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country's rhino.

22 Sep 2020

MTN transformation programme turns employees into store owners
MTN transformation programme turns employees into store owners

Four MTN employees have become BBBEE owner-operators of 14 stores across Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal. The appointments follow successful applications by the employees through MTN's transformative Branded Retail Channel programme.

22 Sep 2020

Adapting monitoring and evaluation practices in a time of crisis
Adapting monitoring and evaluation practices in a time of crisis

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has changed dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic. In some instances it has been dropped as budgets have been cut and programmes have been adjusted, yet it continues to play a vital role in helping funders and non-profit organisations (NPOs) understand the new and changing needs of service users. As we rethink our responses, it is important to ask how we can use M&E to design more effective programmes and whether existing M&E frameworks are still relevant.

Issued by Trialogue 22 Sep 2020

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We are still a nation at war with ourselves, even if we don't like to admit it

In 1994, I wrote an article in which I stated that 'the 'eggshell issues' of racial discrimination, bias, prejudice and stereotyping, until now far too sensitive to discuss openly, needed to become the subject of continuous debate at all levels of the organisation.'

By Ian Fuhr 22 Sep 2020

Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in Ghana
Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in Ghana

Volkswagen Ghana and BlackIvy Ghana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together towards sustainable mobility, green growth and more affordable cars and homes in Ghana.

22 Sep 2020

Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action
Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action

Sappi has joined businesses around the world in calling for ambitious, collective action for nature. Covid-19 is causing societies, businesses and governments around the world to focus on ways to emerge more economically resilient from the crisis. With nature at a tipping point - nearly one million species are at risk because of human activity - we also need to focus on how to reverse nature loss.

Issued by Sappi 21 Sep 2020

Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?
Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?

South Africa has one of the highest unemployment (currently above 31% and growing, worsened by Covid-19), poverty stricken and unequal societies in the world. Estuaries and marine ecosystems contribute between R4.2 and R10bn per annum to the South African economy. However, the development of estuaries and their catchments has come at a cost of about R700m per annum in terms of lost fishery benefits as well as unknown costs to society from the overexploitation of natural resources, including biodiversity.

By Bonani Madikizela 21 Sep 2020

Makoko neighbourhood in Lagos, initially founded as a fishing village.Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images
Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19). The region has often carried a disproportionately high burden of global infectious outbreaks.

By Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 21 Sep 2020

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