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Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO reportArticle

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 8 Apr 2021

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Woolworths CEO signs global pledge calling for greater water stewardshipArticle

Roy Bagattini, CEO of Woolworths Holdings, joined CEOs from 15 other corporations in signing the UN Global Compact World Water Day pledge on 22 March...

25 Mar 2021

Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge
Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emergeArticle

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' latest report has revealed that agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition...

23 Mar 2021

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#StartupStory: New bicycle app delivery service to disrupt the logistics landscapeArticle

App delivery service Dash Deliveries is a new way to move your parcels from A to B with zero emissions...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyond
#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

Popularised by the US Army as a result of the extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the acronym VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - was widely used to refer to our pre-Covid world... Then the pandemic hit...

Faeeza Khan 4 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

We can shape the climate future we want
We can shape the climate future we wantArticle

South Africa's laws and history of public participation give us the tools we need to fight for an equitable and green country...

Amy Giliam 10 Dec 2020

Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare products
Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare productsArticle

Consumer goods giant Unilever is investing in technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in its homecare products by 2030...

23 Oct 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 calls for entries
The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 calls for entriesArticle

An Africa-wide innovation challenge, modelled on the successful SA EO Challenge, is seeking the best ideas in the downstream application of space technology...

7 Oct 2020

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries
Key insights into land degradation from seven African countriesArticle

Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land...

Karl Hughes 5 Oct 2020

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought
What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's droughtArticle

Regional tourism took a huge knock from the Day Zero experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are the lessons learnt...

23 Sep 2020

Sappi commits to setting science-based emission reduction targets
Sappi commits to setting science-based emission reduction targetsArticle

To coincide with World Environment Day and South Africa's Environment Month, on 4 June 2020, Sappi Limited committed to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)...

Issued by Sappi 9 Jul 2020

Every day is #EarthDay at Sappi
Every day is #EarthDay at SappiArticle

Today, Sappi joined the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and in honouring the theme of climate action...

Issued by Sappi 22 Apr 2020

Climate change a risk to agricultural production
Climate change a risk to agricultural productionArticle

Climate change has presented additional risks to agricultural production and to farming enterprises...

Pertunia Setumo 14 Apr 2020

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Is the world ready for global natural disasters?Article

It is highly critical for organisations to be crisis ready for local, national and sectoral crisis scenarios. But most importantly, organisations should be crisis ready for global events or catastrophes that may just be outside their span of control.

Victor Moreriane, APR 3 Apr 2020

What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?
What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?Article

Businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economic, social, technology and political trends...

Terence Williams 24 Feb 2020

Sandra Sithole, partner, Webber Wentzel
Insuring against climate and technology risks for mining companies and directorsArticle

Rising concern about climate change and the risks associated with advancing technology are changing the risk landscape for mining operators and, increasingly, for their directors on a personal level...

Sandra Sithole 12 Feb 2020

5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020
5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020Article

Changes in the local and global economy compel businesses in tourism to be proactive and agile in dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market dynamics...

10 Feb 2020

5 reasons to insure your SME
5 reasons to insure your SMEArticle

Given the anticipated tough year ahead, it is essential that SMEs take the necessary precautions to adequately protect their businesses...

4 Feb 2020

Activist Greta Thunberg was among attendees who want the world’s leaders to prioritise fighting climate change.
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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differentlyArticle

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

Nutrition trends for a new decade
Nutrition trends for a new decadeArticle

If there's one thing that characterised the first decade of the 21st Century, it is the volume, velocity and variety of change in our lives. Now that we've entered into the 2020's that is something that surely won't change...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020Article

The quickest win of all lies in reticulation efficiency. We currently lose about 25% of treated, expensive drinking quality water to leaks in our cities and towns...

Dhesigen Naidoo 6 Jan 2020

How some corporations can have positive impact in communities
How some corporations can have positive impact in communitiesArticle

What is the role of corporations in addressing grand challenges? Grand challenges are complex, pressing social and ecological problems involving diverse actors. They defy straightforward solutions...

Ralph Hamann, Alan Zhang, Clifford Shearing, Gina Ziervogel, Lulamile Makaula 3 Jan 2020

9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate change
9 things you love that are being wrecked by climate changeArticle

There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate change, you're probably struggling to keep up...

Rod Lamberts 30 Dec 2019

Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too
Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it tooArticle

We're not powerless to change the future of food. Nature and technology can combine to nourish both the earth and its inhabitants...

Karen Rial-Lovera 24 Dec 2019

Dam owners urged to stick to the rules
Dam owners urged to stick to the rulesArticle

Water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on dam owners across the country to adhere to dam safety legislation in the wake of extreme weather patterns...

18 Nov 2019

How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water future
How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water futureArticle

There has been a lot of concern and complaints but very few solutions for our water-stressed country that's coupled with perverse water-use behaviours...

Jay Bhagwan 13 Nov 2019

Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinking
Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinkingArticle

Through an analysis of online content from more than 58,000 chief executive and chief marketing officers, the second annual Worldcom Confidence Index (CI) shows that global business leaders' confidence has plummeted in 2019...

7 Nov 2019

The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schools
The role of language in improving financial literacy and building better schoolsArticle

Sizwe Nxasana, founder of Future Nation Schools and co-founder of the National Education Collaboration Trust, reveals his thoughts on how to build better schools by improving both the teaching and learning environment...

Issued by SAICA 5 Nov 2019

Rate of global decarbonisation slows to lowest level since 2011
Rate of global decarbonisation slows to lowest level since 2011Article

Following four years of moderate progress, the rate of global decarbonisation has slowed to its lowest level since 2011, according to PwC UK's latest Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI)...

22 Oct 2019

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How technology can enhance affordable, sustainable agriculture in AfricaArticle

Set to speak at the Agritech Africa 2020 conference in Cape Town in June next year, Dr Max Wengawenga, assistant chief economic advisor to the president of Malawi, says that Africa needs more innovation in the agricultural sector...

8 Oct 2019

Food systems development needs a new trajectory - FAO director-general
Food systems development needs a new trajectory - FAO director-generalArticle

Noting that food systems are huge economic, social and environmental drivers of transformational change, FAO director-general Qu Dongyu believes turning them into accelerators of progress on the SDGs is essential...

27 Sep 2019

Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight
Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straightArticle

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike...

16 Sep 2019

AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save time
AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save timeArticle

AfriGIS assists financial institutions to save time with AfriGIS Enterprise Reverse Geocoding for fixed and moveable assets...

Issued by AfriGIS 6 Sep 2019

Busting myths about timber construction
Busting myths about timber constructionArticle

According to Dr Brand Wessels, chairperson of the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch, the most common myths that circulate among the general public and even the professional trade about timber as a building material include...

14 Aug 2019

Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challenges
Undercover farming helps overcome climate change challengesArticle

To combat the effects of climate change and to keep farming businesses sustainable, a growing number of producers are farming undercover...

Carin Venter 25 Jul 2019

Primedia Outdoor illuminates the streets of Namibia
Primedia Outdoor illuminates the streets of NamibiaArticle

Primedia Outdoor recently installed self-contained solar technology onto 204 double-sided directional signs in various residential and business centres in and around Windhoek, Namibia's capital city...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 23 Jul 2019

Werner Bosman, CEO: short-term insurance, PPS
When climate change becomes the norm, and its impact on insuranceArticle

Heat waves, droughts, severe flooding, fires and other effects of climate change are no longer a rarity, but are becoming the norm. And the resultant impact on the insurance industry is huge...

Werner Bosman 12 Jul 2019

New report: Climate change threatens progress across SDGs
New report: Climate change threatens progress across SDGsArticle

A newly released United Nations' report on the Sustainable Development Goals has warned that the impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress...

11 Jul 2019

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his third state of the nation address. EPA-EFE/Roger Bosch / Pool
Ramaphosa shows that he's in control. But does he have what it takes to win?Article

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's third State of the Nation Address was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail...

Richard Calland 25 Jun 2019

Time for SA to focus on adapting to climate change impacts
Time for SA to focus on adapting to climate change impactsArticle

Largely fousing on reducing its carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, there is a more urgent need in South Africa to now adapt to the climate change impacts that are already taking place...

13 Jun 2019

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Precision farming: The benefits of utilising drones for your businessArticle

In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, South African farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximise area use...

12 Jun 2019

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third
Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a thirdArticle

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change.

6 Jun 2019

Does lightning strike twice?
Does lightning strike twice?Article

AfriGIS assists the insurance industry with extreme weather information...

Issued by AfriGIS 24 May 2019

Global disaster risk reduction platform calls for drastic change of course
Global disaster risk reduction platform calls for drastic change of courseArticle

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanisation, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises...

23 May 2019

Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate changeArticle

Discussions on how to address climate change have focused, very appropriately, on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those of carbon dioxide...

Pep Canadell and Rob Jackson 21 May 2019

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public commentArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment...

20 May 2019

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you are
Ugly veg: supermarkets aren't the biggest food wasters - you areArticle

"Ugly" or "wonky" veg were blamed for up to 40% of wasted fruit and vegetables in 2013, as produce was discarded for failing to meet retailer appearance standards...

Miriam C. Dobson and Jill L. Edmondson 14 May 2019

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