200 schoolgirls hear how the sky is not the limit at Coronation's inspirational Women's Day event
200 schoolgirls hear how the sky is not the limit at Coronation's inspirational Women's Day event

In celebration of Women's Day this August, Coronation welcomed 200 schoolgirls from 20 schools at two exciting events. The girls were all finalists in an essay competition that asked them to write or video their views on the challenges that face young women in South Africa.

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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment.

The campaign, with the theme "Dive In", will be launched at a national Maritime Careers Expo at the East London International Convention Centre on 4 September 2019.

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Lift as you rise and realise your worth this #WomensMonth

I broke into radio production through perseverance and the drive to succeed. But it was support from my family and friends and encouragement to think differently that proved to be the catalyst in forging my career in the media sphere. This support also helped me to overcome several gender and racial barriers along the way.

By Tracey Lange 2 days ago

Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill
Disaster fund needed to clean KZN river spill

As a major KwaZulu-Natal river turned into a cauldron of dying fish this week, Willowton Oil - the company responsible for the pollution incident - has been called upon to set up a disaster fund.

By Fred Kockott 2 days ago

From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability
From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability

Having never been inside an actual factory before, never mind a clothing factory, I had imagined mega-machines and giant conveyor belts - nothing but cold hard steel moving fabric about.

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

The Raptor Warrior: Meet BirdLife SA's Linda van den Heever
The Raptor Warrior: Meet BirdLife SA's Linda van den Heever

Conservationist Linda van den Heever is the manager of BirdLife South Africa's Vulture Project, which forms part of their Terrestrial Bird Conservation Programme (TBCP). Her somewhat unusual line of work is not for the faint-hearted, but she wouldn't have it any other way.

16 Aug 2019

Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa
Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa

The DOEN Foundation, a Dutch fund supporting green, socially-inclusive and creative initiatives that contribute to a better and cleaner world, has joined forces with Seedstars, an emerging startup community and investor.

16 Aug 2019

Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade system
Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade system

Stockholm-based architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) has used thousands of recycled plastic bottles to create a façade system for an art school in Tulum, Mexico. UMA's design addresses an environmental issue appearing in many parts of the world. Addressing Mexico's half a million tonnes of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean each year, the architects used this waste to create a visual showcase of the environment problem.

16 Aug 2019

What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means
What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means

Anti-fracking activists won their appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last month. The legal victory of Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and others means that environmental regulation of mining activities has been taken out of the hands of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

By Wilmien Wicomb 15 Aug 2019

How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship
How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship

In partnership with household appliance companies and retailers, The Appliance Bank (TAB) is helping provide income-generating opportunities for SA's unemployed men. By donating their customer-returned merchandise and other products, companies such as Clicks, Checkers Hyper Stores and Home of Living Brands are supporting its efforts.

15 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg
#WomensMonth: 18twenty8 to launch Big Sister Network Summit in Joburg

Refiloe Seseane is the founder of 18twenty8, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women through educational and personal development. One of its main programmes is its Big Sister Network which matches educated, professional women established in their respective careers with mentees who need positive, female role models who can offer concrete advice for their future success.

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2019

Restoring soil can help address climate change
Restoring soil can help address climate change

It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces.

By David R. Montgomery 14 Aug 2019