5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years.

2 days ago

Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed
Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed

In recent decades, humans have built many dams. These are designed to regulate flow for irrigation, hydropower and water supply. Most major rivers in the world are dammed.

By Matthew McCartney and Fritz Kleinschroth 2 days ago

Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report
Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report

According to new data presented in joint UN report the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition, derailing the gains made in the past years.

2 days ago

Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags
Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags

Pick n Pay is trialling an environmentally-friendly R5 bag as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. The new budget bag is made from green recycled plastic bottles and will initially be introduced in 22 stores across the country to gauge customer reaction.

3 days ago

SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector
SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).

3 days ago

Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting
Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting

Bloomable, the online marketplace formerly known as SA Florist, has teamed up with Ge:Skenk to offer shoppers conscious gifting options.

12 Feb 2019

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in southern Africa
LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against AIDS in southern Africa

Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1.00 (one South African rand) for the next two years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in southern Africa to Youth against AIDS (YAA).

Issued by ACDOCOSA 12 Feb 2019

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years
City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health. The city claims this is due to pollution washing out the storm water system when it rains, but local scientists suspect the millions of litres of sewage pumped into the sea every day from pipelines at Mouille Point, Camps Bay, and Hout Bay also contribute.

By Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?
Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective - with an estimated worth of R20.3tn - and will therefore continue to play a critical role in the country's future.

By Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

FAO seeks $940m to meet needs of food-insecure populations in more than 30 countries
FAO seeks $940m to meet needs of food-insecure populations in more than 30 countries

The FAO is seeking $940m to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations. In 2019, it is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for their survival and livelihoods through a range of interventions aimed at boosting local food production and enhancing nutrition while strengthening the communities' resilience to crises.

12 Feb 2019

Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?
Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?

While it is one of five megatrends that are set to have an undeniable effect on the world we live in, sustainability extends far beyond the single, albeit very important, issue of climate change. The world is at a tipping point; our population has grown 70% in the last 70 years and will grow by another one billion people over the next decade. Annually, we use resources 1.7x faster than the world can replace them and too many are still excluded from access to healthcare, basic goods, services, etc. Our current global model is unsustainable.

By Patrick Odier 11 Feb 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making. This created an environment where companies maximised profits at the expense of people and the environment.

By Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019

Confirmed Gerety Awards jurors: Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa; Susan Credle, global CCO of FCB; Merlee Cruz-Jayme, "Chairmom" and CCO of Dentsu Jayme Syfu; as well as Rosie Arnold, former CCO of AMV BBDO.
#FairnessFirst: Readdressing advertising gender equality behind-the-scenes, with the Gerety Awards

The global Gerety Awards have launched, signalling a marked shift in award shows themselves redefining their role, especially as much of the advertising industry is aiming to redefine itself in these tricky times.

By Leigh Andrews 11 Feb 2019