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Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage
Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortageArticle

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 5 May 2021

Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South Africa
Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South AfricaArticle

Samsung achieved a third successive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) level one contribution status...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 5 May 2021

The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SA
The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SAArticle

In order to tackle South Africa's rising e-waste challenge, The Appliance Bank (TAB) has teamed up with the local chapter of the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme...

22 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

Getting greener and cleaner with Dell Technologies and Pinnacle ICT
Getting greener and cleaner with Dell Technologies and Pinnacle ICTArticle

Partnering with Dell Technologies at a local level, Pinnacle will strive to create awareness around e-waste and provide collections points to make it easier for organisations to drop off their e-waste at centralised locations...

Issued by Pinnacle ICT 15 Mar 2021

Top 10 announced for Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021
Top 10 announced for Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021Article

Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, initiatives of the City of Cape Town, in partnership with GreenCape, invited innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021...

Issued by GreenCape 3 Feb 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade
Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the tradeArticle

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor
Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poorArticle

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch
Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton BirchArticle

One of the latest endeavours to emerge from South Africa's burgeoning cannabis industry is the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy...

Ruth Cooper 2 Dec 2020

Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South Africa
Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South AfricaArticle

Nestlé has launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa aimed at reinforcing all its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges...

29 Oct 2020

Airtel Zambia and Ericsson partner to drive responsible e-waste disposal
Airtel Zambia and Ericsson partner to drive responsible e-waste disposalArticle

Airtel Networks Zambia has partnered with Ericsson on a 'Product Take-Back' program to minimise the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment...

19 Oct 2020

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help
Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to helpArticle

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

Circular economy offers massive cost savings
Circular economy offers massive cost savingsArticle

Sustainability has become a major focus in many industries across the globe, especially in the tech space...

Bridgette Vermaak 23 Sep 2020

7 tips to improving your team's time management
7 tips to improving your team's time managementArticle

As a business owner, do you know how well your staff members use their time to benefit the business? Do you really know whether they, and you, are getting the full value?

Futhi Cabe 6 Aug 2020

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Harnessing the power of supply chains and the circular economyArticle

With the Covid-19 crisis having highlighted the interdependence and fragility of global supply chains, the circular economy offers a far-reaching solution to improving supply chain resilience.

17 Jun 2020

A greener future for IT Asset Disposal
A greener future for IT Asset DisposalArticle

By 2050, the amount of e-waste will more than double to 120 million metric tons a year if nothing is done to tackle this massive problem...

8 Jun 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award
Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change awardArticle

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge
4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challengeArticle

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

24 Jan 2020

Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertiliser on crops
Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertiliser on cropsArticle

The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertiliser...

Gang Chen 15 Jan 2020

IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-waste
IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-wasteArticle

Cracked mobile phones, leaking batteries, broken kitchen appliances, obsolete televisions...the twisted cords of toxic electronic waste are strangling South Africans. Seeing the danger, a North West entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands...

Rebekah Funk 11 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planetArticle

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Samsung on a mission to identify and support black industrialists
Samsung on a mission to identify and support black industrialistsArticle

Working in partnership with the dti, Samsung aims to create substantial employment in the e-waste sector...

Issued by Samsung 13 Nov 2019

Lifecycle of IT products helps other markets grow
Lifecycle of IT products helps other markets growArticle

Increased usage of electronic devices, and also the increase in small and medium businesses, are the major factors driving the growth of the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market....

4 Oct 2019

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4 tips to optimising Agile marketingArticle

Following Agile's modular approach, here are four tips to optimising your Agile marketing...

Sheila McGillivray 30 Sep 2019

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How potential of massive e-waste dump in Ghana can be harnessedArticle

Agbogbloshie in Ghana is a vast urban area that houses a massive e-waste recycling dump. Situated on the banks of the Korle Lagoon alongside the Old Fadama slum, it is home to around 80 000 people...

Alison Stowell 10 Sep 2019

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Is bigger always better? Why size doesn't matter when it comes to agenciesArticle

Yes, in certain instances size does matter. Like Tweets, font, asteroids, golf clubs, slices of cake and shoes...

Yaw Dwomoh 13 Aug 2019

Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste
Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of wasteArticle

"Design" has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness...

Tom Lee, Alexandra Crosby, Clare Cooper, Jesse Adams Stein and Katherine Scardifield 17 Jul 2019

Only 20% of global e-waste recycled each year
Only 20% of global e-waste recycled each yearArticle

According to the UN, only 20% of global e-waste is recycled each year, which means that 40 million tonnes of e-waste is either placed in landfill, burned or illegally traded and treated in a sub-standard way...

5 Jul 2019

Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profits
Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profitsArticle

Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action...

27 Jun 2019

Minimise your carbon footprint at home
Minimise your carbon footprint at homeArticle

In the spirit of energy month, we've got a few useful tips for reducing your carbon footprint at home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário MacilauArticle

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?
Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?Article

On 5 April 2019, the Minister of Environmental Affairs gave notice of her intention to require any person who lawfully conducted a hazardous waste management activity on 1 July 2009 to apply for a waste management licence...

Paula-Ann Novotny 18 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something usefulArticle

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

Pictured above (right) is Dr Nobuhle Judy Dlamini, winner of the Comair Outstanding Woman in Business Award and the overall Platinum Award for the evening, with Njabulo Sithole (left), Member of the Comair Board of Directors.
2019 Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Awards: Winners announcedArticle

The 2019 Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Awards, held at Emperor's Palace on Friday, 15 March 2019, celebrated the champions of transformation of the South African economy...

19 Mar 2019

UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-waste
UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-wasteArticle

Supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), seven UN entities have come together to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system...

25 Jan 2019

Our complicated relationship with plastic: 5 essential reads
Our complicated relationship with plastic: 5 essential readsArticle

From its arrival decades ago, plastic has transformed modern life. But in 2018, the alarm over the plastic pollution crisis sounded louder than ever...

Martin LaMonica 27 Dec 2018

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The battle for the future of farming: what you need to knowArticle

Most concede that there is an urgent need to radically transform our food systems. But the proposed innovations for more sustainable food systems are drastically different...

Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson 22 Nov 2018

Research indicates that up to a third of all food is wasted – but also shows that anti-waste campaigns frequently backfire. ,
When anti-waste campaigns backfireArticle

Waste has become a serious problem in Western societies...

Corinne Faure and Mia Birau 11 Sep 2018

'Farm-to-school' movement takes root in Canada
'Farm-to-school' movement takes root in CanadaArticle

Farm-to-school programs aim to bring healthy, local food into schools, foster food literacy and enhance community connectedness...

5 Sep 2018

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment
Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environmentArticle

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalists
Entrepreneur of the Year competition announces finalistsArticle

The Entrepreneur of the Year competition has announced the shortlist of 15 standout entrants who have made it through to the final round of this year's competition...

23 Jul 2018

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Here are the top 10 battles for environmental justice from around the worldArticle

Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers' movement was for the industrial age...

Julie Snorek 4 Jun 2018

Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong
Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrongArticle

Many of us think we know what electronic waste is...

Josh Lepawsky 16 May 2018

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Hidden danger: Why soil pollution should be a top priority globallyArticle

Little is know about the scale and severity of soil pollution, which poses a serious threat to agricultural productivity, food safety and human health...

3 May 2018

Staggering amount of e-waste illegally reaches Nigeria inside used cars
Staggering amount of e-waste illegally reaches Nigeria inside used carsArticle

A two-year study focused on used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) sent to Nigeria, mostly from European ports, has revealed a continuing "severe problem"...

18 Apr 2018

School children recycle waste for food
School children recycle waste for foodArticle

In Colchester, primary school learners are recycling plastic bottles and tins in exchange for school stationery, clothing and food...

Joseph Chirume 3 Apr 2018

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition
Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competitionArticle

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from green
Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from greenArticle

Thanks to a fast-growing secondhand market, smartphones are increasingly being re-used but large-scale handset recycling is not happening as the industry struggles to go green...

28 Feb 2018

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