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Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments
Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium paymentsArticle

Ivory Coast and Ghana, which together produce about two-thirds of the world's cocoa, introduced a $400 per tonne premium this season termed the living income differential to increase wages for farmers, many of whom live in poverty...

Ange Aboa 2 days ago

ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress Report
ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress ReportArticle

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report...

5 May 2021

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters
Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and MonstersArticle

South African film director Michael Matthews has garnered an Oscar nomination for the Hollywood film Love and Monsters, a mind-blowing apocalyptic adventure that has been described as 'one of the best surprises of 2020'. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

Daniel Dercksen 28 Apr 2021

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!Article

The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Apr 2021

Sappi hands over Typek paper to support education in KZN
Sappi hands over Typek paper to support education in KZNArticle

At a small function held at the Sappi Shaw Research Centre in Tweedie near Howick on 13 April 2021, the Department of Education, represented by the HOD Dr Enock Nzama, received 3,000 boxes of Sappi Typek for distribution to schools in KZN...

Issued by Sappi 16 Apr 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthyArticle

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Iconic Tractor site selected for global environmental project Converse City Forests
Iconic Tractor site selected for global environmental project Converse City ForestsArticle

Tractor Outdoor recently partnered with Converse in the Cape Town extension of its global environmental project Converse City Forests in Kloof Street...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 23 Mar 2021

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Three SA researchers shortlisted in international forestry research awardArticle

Three South African researchers have made it to the global shortlist of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards. They were selected from 14 candidates in the South African round...

11 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

Travel locally now, you'll be so glad you did
Travel locally now, you'll be so glad you didArticle

With international travel off the cards right now, more South Africans are discovering why millions of tourists head south every year. Why go anywhere else when you've got it all right here?...

Issued by SA Airlines 2 Mar 2021

In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction
In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destructionArticle

What can stop wandering elephants, illegal logging and protect sources of water? Kenyan environmental group Rhino Ark Trust says electric fences. Lots of them...

Edwin Waita 26 Feb 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental groupArticle

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why
Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's whyArticle

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

Work can be a violent experience for Zimbabwe's forest rangers
Work can be a violent experience for Zimbabwe's forest rangersArticle

As cases of poaching rise across Africa's protected areas, some governments have responded with a military approach to nature conservation...

Tafadzwa Mushonga 10 Feb 2021

5 climate trends for 2021
5 climate trends for 2021Article

Ambitious action from all parts of society needs to be taken in the here and now on climate change...

Daniel Klier 9 Feb 2021

Why the office will conquer WFH in the end
Why the office will conquer WFH in the endArticle

There has been much speculation that Covid has put a permanent end to the centuries-old office commute, where workers would put in an eight-hour day...

9 Feb 2021

5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021
5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021Article

Travel trends ebb and flow, but nothing has reshaped the way that people plan, book and travel quite like Covid-19. While 2020 put paid to many a trip (almost overnight), 2021 will give us the first taste of travel and tourism in a post-pandemic world...

9 Feb 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture
New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agricultureArticle

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

Sappi achieves first international PEFC Forest Certification in South Africa
Sappi achieves first international PEFC Forest Certification in South AfricaArticle

After years of collaboration and dedicated commitment in setting new forest certification standards for South Africa, Sappi is proud to announce that it has achieved the first PEFC endorsed SAFAS (Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme) certification in South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 29 Jan 2021

10 top activities on the KwaZulu-Natal Upper South Coast
10 top activities on the KwaZulu-Natal Upper South CoastArticle

Explore these family-friendly ecotourism offerings on the KwaZulu-Natal Upper South Coast.

29 Jan 2021

6 of the best hiking trails in South Africa
6 of the best hiking trails in South AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we do things. Before the pandemic, we were generally inclined to the outdoors. However, we became more and more secluded as the pandemic drew on and on. This seclusion has and still is, driving many South Africans to enjoy the outdoors and more specifically enjoy the many beautiful hiking trails the country has to offer.

Evan Sparks 27 Jan 2021

Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils
Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soilsArticle

Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 18 Jan 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communitiesArticle

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it
Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop itArticle

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town
Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape TownArticle

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

Vertical sea-wall structures continue to protect our coastlines from the impact of climate change
Vertical sea-wall structures continue to protect our coastlines from the impact of climate changeArticle

Climate change, global sea-level rise, increased storminess. These 'predictions' by scientists are fast becoming a reality...

Marisa Ackhurst 11 Dec 2020

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Overcoming water challenges in agricultureArticle

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

26 Nov 2020

The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van Rooyen
The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van RooyenArticle

After a six-year journey from page to screen, René van Rooyen's insightful adaptation of Dalene Matthee's novel Toorbos delivers an inspirational journey of the heart that showcases the best of South African filmmaking...

Daniel Dercksen 12 Nov 2020

Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have one
Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have oneArticle

It may take an extreme heatwave, a mega wildfire or a severe coastal storm to begin to appreciate the dangers of climate change...

Alanna Rebelo, Karen Joan Esler, Michael Samways, Patricia Holmes, Tony Rebelo 11 Nov 2020

10 countries where you can teach English without a degree
10 countries where you can teach English without a degreeArticle

More countries are now offering native speakers the opportunity to teach English without needing a degree. There are endless opportunities beyond the borders of South Korea and Japan, and all you'll need is a TEFL certification...

Issued by Wits Plus 2 Nov 2020

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Value chains boost water security, SME growthArticle

A value-adding 'green' chain called Clear to Grow is being applied in areas around South Africa to reduce invasive alien plant species, boost local economic development, replenish water table levels and grassland environments, create micro industries, and provide entrepreneurial development...

28 Oct 2020

PT SportSuite partners with Otter African Trail Run
PT SportSuite partners with Otter African Trail RunArticle

PT SportSuite, in collaboration with the Otter African Trail Run, is proud to announce the launch of the official Otter Community Engagement app...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 27 Oct 2020

How to make the most of your budget on a trip to the KZN South Coast
How to make the most of your budget on a trip to the KZN South CoastArticle

Here are the top 20 activities you can do in the KZN South Coast for under R150...

26 Oct 2020

10 must-see locations in sub-Saharan Africa
10 must-see locations in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Leisure travel hasn't been an option for many of us, this year, with Covid-19 and all the other things that came with the novel coronavirus. But with the borders now officially open to some countries, our continent seems like the perfect place to start our travels...

22 Oct 2020

Sappi Forests acknowledges International Day of Rural Women
Sappi Forests acknowledges International Day of Rural WomenArticle

With around 4,000 women employed directly or indirectly by Sappi Forests nationwide - through its own personnel in its nurseries, and sub-contracted to its harvesting and silviculture contractors - the company is very aware of the crucial role that rural women play in the agricultural labour force...

Issued by Sappi 15 Oct 2020

6 NPOs receive R250k donation from Naked Insurance
6 NPOs receive R250k donation from Naked InsuranceArticle

Naked Insurance recently donated about R250,000 to six NPOs. Here's how the funds will be used by each social cause...

15 Oct 2020

Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees
Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybeesArticle

In a bid to alleviate the impact of climate change, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, Nedbank Agriculture Western Cape has committed to planting 100 trees annually in line with the objectives of the Boland Trees for Bees Pledge Fund...

6 Oct 2020

Responsible travel company joins the Treevolution with Greenpop
Responsible travel company joins the Treevolution with GreenpopArticle

Jumbari Family Safaris has partnered with Greenpop the not-for-profit forest restoration and urban greening organisation in an effort to promote sustainable travel by decreasing traveler's carbon footprint when traveling to Africa...

30 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Kreepy Krauly cleans up
#OrchidsandOnions: Kreepy Krauly cleans upArticle

Orchid: Spoof showcases product perfectly behind humour; Woolworths' ostrich-like marketing behaviour earns it a non-GMO Onion...

Brendan Seery 29 Sep 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

Drone tech helps boost healthcare supply chains
Drone tech helps boost healthcare supply chainsArticle

Health workers serving remote communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must often undertake a six-day return journey to collect vaccines...

21 Sep 2020

Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in Africa
Drone technology helps boost healthcare supply chains in AfricaArticle

Drone technology is offering a lifesaving solution to the challenges, including helping to ensure that cold chains are maintained, and vaccine quality is not compromised...

21 Sep 2020

Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action
Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to actionArticle

Sappi has joined businesses around the world in calling for ambitious, collective action for nature. Covid-19 is causing societies, businesses and governments around the world to focus on ways to emerge more economically resilient from the crisis...

Issued by Sappi 21 Sep 2020

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systemsArticle

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

21 Sep 2020

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050Article

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark trees
Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark treesArticle

There is serendipity in the fact that Arbour Week and Heritage Day are both celebrated in the month of September, which also heralds the beginning of spring in South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 4 Sep 2020

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