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Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay
Day Zero in water stricken Mandela BayArticle

The water situation in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has reached a crisis and prompted the city to finally declare it Day Zero...

Thamsanqa Mbovane and Joseph Chirume 8 Sep 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the 2020 Eco-Logic Awards hosted by the Enviropaedia across 12 categories have been announced...

12 Aug 2020

Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissioned
Strandfontein temporary desalination plant being decommissionedArticle

Commissioned in May/June 2018 as one of the City of Cape Town's emergency projects in response to the prospect of Day Zero, the Strandfontein temporary desalination plant was to function as an emergency water supply...

23 Jun 2020

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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crisesArticle

No industry experiences smooth sailing all of the time. While you cannot prepare for everything ? we certainly did not foresee a global pandemic sending much of the world into lockdown so swiftly ? it is essential to have strategies in place to be prepared for potential crises...

Guy Stehlik 18 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal
Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero dealArticle

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it...

Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 8 May 2020

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#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing modelsArticle

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

Karen King 23 Mar 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies
Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologiesArticle

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

Ignoring tenant water consumption will pose significant risk for landlords
Ignoring tenant water consumption will pose significant risk for landlordsArticle

Managing utilities will be one of the top priorities of governments around the world for the next decade...

Michael Franze 2 Mar 2020

David Morobe, executive general manager: impact investment, Business Partners
#BizFinFocus: Read the signs to forge ahead in a gloomy economyArticle

Although the International Monetary Fund gave South Africa's economic growth prospects a downward revision for this year, 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look...

David Morobe 12 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research shows
Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research showsArticle

The Ramsar Convention decided on the international theme of 'Wetlands and biodiversity' for the year 2020...

Bonani Madikizela 28 Jan 2020

2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced
2019 Greenovate Awards winners announcedArticle

The Greenovate Awards recognises outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment at university level...

4 Dec 2019

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?Article

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 2019

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed
South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's neededArticle

A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa's Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock farmers facing financial ruin...

Mike Muller 8 Nov 2019

F-Secure reveals top two ways most companies breached
F-Secure reveals top two ways most companies breachedArticle

Companies are always looking for the new technology that will protect them from cyber attacks with most companies getting breached through one of two ways, and according to F-Secure experts...

Issued by Maximizer Software 7 Nov 2019

Digitising Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Digitising Maslow's Hierarchy of NeedsArticle

Digitisation has introduced massive changes to every industry and country. And the consumer is the key that unlocks success...

31 Oct 2019

Kingsley Williams, chief investment officer, Satrix
Investment lessons from a droughtArticle

Just over a year ago, there was only one topic of conversation in Cape Town - water shortages, the level of the city's reservoirs and how, if something drastic was not done, the city would hit Day Zero...

31 Jul 2019

Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket list
Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket listArticle

The Mother City beat out competition from other African destinations like Rwanda's Virunga National Park, which came in 40th, and Cairo which came in 34th.

31 Jul 2019

If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?
If it's all doom and gloom, why so many cranes on the skyline?Article

This year's SAPOA Convention was probably the most downbeat that I've attended in my many years in the building industry...

Patrick McInerney 4 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Hero's Amanda Lambe promoted to MD
#Newsmaker: Hero's Amanda Lambe promoted to MDArticle

Hero recently promoted Amanda Lambe to MD. Lambe joined the agency in 2016 as head of social, followed by her more recent role as client service director...

Jessica Tennant 3 Jul 2019

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Africa hotel growth expected to remain positive despite economic uncertaintyArticle

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa according to PwC's ninth edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2019-2023, which includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania...

27 Jun 2019

Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!
Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!Article

The finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced...

10 Jun 2019

The desalination plant on the Waterfront is not operating and the company that runs it is in a legal dispute with the City of Cape Town. Photo: Kristine Liao
Dirty sea water brings Cape Town desalination plant to a haltArticle

The R60m V&A Waterfront desalination plant has been sitting dormant since February...

Kristine Liao 7 May 2019

Eastern Cape artist takes top accolade in 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards
Eastern Cape artist takes top accolade in 2019 PPC Imaginarium AwardsArticle

Eastern Cape emerging artist Sonwabiso Ngcai was revealed as the overall winner of this year's PPC Imaginarium Awards, taking home R150,000 in cash for his sculpture entitled 'Isigu'...

16 Apr 2019

What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation
What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptationArticle

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, USA, in 2017 are the types of climate extremes that cities increasingly have to prepare for...

Gina Ziervogel 4 Apr 2019

New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisis
New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisisArticle

A collective of academics and practitioners has launched a new initiative that will document and capture key learnings from the 2017-2018 Cape Town water crisis...

27 Mar 2019

Make every drop count with Finish
Make every drop count with FinishArticle

In support of World Water Day on 22 March 2019, a number of initiatives around the country were aimed at reminding South Africans just how precious this resource is...

Issued by CBD Marketing 26 Mar 2019

New paper on Cape Town drought unpacks lessons for other municipalities
New paper on Cape Town drought unpacks lessons for other municipalitiesArticle

Unpacking the Cape Town Drought: Lessons Learnt is a new paper from the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities which warns that the Cape Town drought has powerful climate change adaptation lessons for other South African municipalities...

26 Mar 2019

Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its people
Beautiful News: Why South Africa's greatest strength is in the rights of its peopleArticle

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remember who we are, where we come from, and celebrate the plethora of extraordinary South Africans who are driving change from the bottom up...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 20 Mar 2019

Futureproofing your travel for 2019
Futureproofing your travel for 2019Article

When the Finance Minister chooses an Aloe Ferox - that bitter, hardy and spiky indigenous species best known for its resilience in extreme climates - as a metaphor for the country's budget, you know you're in for a rather prickly year...

Andrew Stark 11 Mar 2019

SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019
SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019Article

Part of the South African delegation led by Sisa Ntshona, South African Tourism CEO, will be a bouquet of 50 tourism products and services including small tourism businesses and emerging entrepreneurs from across nine of South Africa's provinces...

6 Mar 2019

How tech can conserve and improve access to water
How tech can conserve and improve access to waterArticle

As South Africa commemorates National Water Week from 17 to 23 March to highlight the scarcity of this vital resource, municipalities and utilities around the country are increasingly turning to technology...

Russell Dick 5 Mar 2019

Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps
Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gapsArticle

The City of Cape Town - and southwest Africa more generally - experienced its worst drought on record between 2015 and 2018...

Jasper Knight 1 Mar 2019

New study reveals CT drought made 3 times more likely by climate change
New study reveals CT drought made 3 times more likely by climate changeArticle

Man-made climate change and its effect on rainfall made the drought in South Africa's Western Cape province over the past few years about three times more likely...

14 Jan 2019

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate changeArticle

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 5 Dec 2018

Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?
Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?Article

According to the findings of a study by researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions...

5 Dec 2018

When water is scarce we're willing to share what we really need - new research
When water is scarce we're willing to share what we really need - new researchArticle

Cape Town's recent drought brought into sharp relief how people behave and the choices that they make when resources become scarce...

Astrid Kause 1 Nov 2018

How Cape Town tourism survived the drought
How Cape Town tourism survived the droughtArticle

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

16 Oct 2018

Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challenges
Why a knowledge sharing platform is vital to address SA's water security challengesArticle

The question of information sharing around innovations in the water sector is a contentious one...

Sarah Ravhudzulo 11 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' planArticle

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

3 Oct 2018

#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect
#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effectArticle

Ever wondered how nudges turn into true behavioural change that benefits society? With the Western Cape's recent #DayZero success as a prime example, all was revealed at SA's first-ever two-day #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference, held at the CTICC over 27 and 28 September 2018...

Leigh Andrews 27 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism
#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourismArticle

On day one of the 2018 THINC Africa conference, Jeff Rosenberg delved into a conversation focused on the first half of 2018 - how it compared to 2017 and what the industry can expect going forward - with Derek Martin, Joe Bester, and Phillip Wooler...

Robin Fredericks 11 Sep 2018

Has the Cape's water crisis driven bottled water sales?
Has the Cape's water crisis driven bottled water sales?Article

With the water crisis in the Cape provinces (Northern, Western and Eastern), Insight Survey investigates whether sales of bottled water have significantly increased over the past year, and what the outlook is for 2018 and beyond...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 Sep 2018

New water regulations to impact community living levies
New water regulations to impact community living leviesArticle

According to local experts, the property market in the Cape Town region has suffered in the wake of the Western Cape's water shortage...

28 Aug 2018

Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa
A sea of data - but not a drop to drinkArticle

Life as we know it requires water to survive...

Adriana Marais 27 Aug 2018

City Lodge Hotels Limited - Annual results for year ended 30 June 2018
City Lodge Hotels Limited - Annual results for year ended 30 June 2018Article

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group expects to open new hotels in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique) by the end of October as part of its targeted African expansion strategy...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Aug 2018

Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?
Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?Article

Much has been argued about the causes of the 2017 Cape Town water crisis...

Piotr Wolski 19 Jul 2018

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