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Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SA
Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SAArticle

Earlier this month the EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders on the theme of green SMME recovery...

9 Sep 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact
Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impactArticle

The period April to June 2020 of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for magazines is characterised by the negative effect of Covid-19 that has seen publishing houses closing and titles discontinued and terminated...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Aug 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

#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)Article

This #WomensMonth, we celebrate the sheroes, SHE-E-Os, fempreneurs and fempire builders of South Africa and the rest of Africa

31 Jul 2020

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid
We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheidArticle

It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid...

Zander Venter 31 Jul 2020

How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?
How should policy support energy transition in a post-Covid Africa?Article

Regulatory support is one of the key enabling factors for energy transition because it is what stimulates the appetite of the investors coming into the country...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2020

Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa
Water and energy sector talks this week at Virtual African Utility Week and PowerGen AfricaArticle

"A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much-needed financing," says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert...

Issued by Clarion Events 11 May 2020

Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs
Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEsArticle

The Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) is a first of its kind structure, which incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMMEs...

6 Apr 2020

Recycling project launches in Limpopo
Recycling project launches in LimpopoArticle

With the aim to reduce environmental waste and create much-needed jobs at the same time, a "separation at source" project is being rolled out in the towns of Thohoyandou and Sibasa in Limpopo's Thulamela Municipality...

16 Mar 2020

Mpumalanga builds seven new schools
Mpumalanga builds seven new schoolsArticle

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government will commence with the construction of seven new schools in five fast-growing towns...

26 Feb 2020

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazinesArticle

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation
#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovationArticle

When the South Africa Water Research Commission (WRC) opened its doors nearly fifty years ago in 1971, it was because of a serious water shortage...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 11 Feb 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries
2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entriesArticle

The ninth annual Eco-Logic Awards will take place 5 June 2020 on World Environment Day. Hosted by The Enviropaedia, entries are now open...

3 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights
#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insightsArticle

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economyArticle

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

Khumo Theko
#BizTrends2020: The rise of renewables in AfricaArticle

As citizens become more vocal about climate change, governments and organisations are developing sustainable less harmful methods of providing power and other services...

Khumo Theko 7 Jan 2020

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

GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announced
GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announcedArticle

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province, recently hosted the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced...

6 Dec 2019

Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy
Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economyArticle

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban...

14 Nov 2019

Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sector
Magazines ABC Q3 2019: Improved or static decline for magazine sectorArticle

In a quarter once again characterised by the suspension of a number of titles, changing reporting cycles of some publications, failure by some publications to submit data and a number of publications discontinued, the ABC total magazine circulation declined by 3.2% on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in AfricaArticle

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

Klipheuwel Wind Farm
Wind power is far more than just energyArticle

Energy security remains a challenge in the continent, with the average electrification rate in Africa at only about 43%. Wind power therefore could be a game changer...

17 Oct 2019

PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging design
PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging designArticle

To facilitate efforts by companies to think about their product packaging with reuse and recycling in mind, the PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has released a definitive guide to packaging design...

9 Oct 2019

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of Sawea
IRP delayed againArticle

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) is disappointed that Cabinet has once again failed to approve the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update...

23 Sep 2019

Online training for entrepreneurs in Africa
Online training for entrepreneurs in AfricaArticle

Supporting entrepreneurship is the task of our time as we look to tech innovation to unlock solutions in healthcare, energy, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, the green economy and others...

5 Sep 2019

Establishing a green economy for the taxi industry makes good business sense
Establishing a green economy for the taxi industry makes good business senseArticle

The Green Transport Strategy released late last year is a promising document that, if implemented correctly, can transform the South African transport system into a functioning, sustainable and reliable network that South Africans can be proud of...

Vincent Raseroka 29 Aug 2019

Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in Africa
Entrepreneurs called to tackle land restoration in AfricaArticle

The DOEN Foundation and Seedstars have joined forces to launch the DOEN Land Restoration Prize...

13 Aug 2019

Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figures
Magazines ABC Q2 2019: Magazine declines shift to double figuresArticle

All Magazine categories declined on the previous quarter and the prior year in Q2 2019. Once again, the B2B category was the only category to show an increase on the prior year, as it did in Q1 2019...

Danette Breitenbach 5 Aug 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset
10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindsetArticle

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

From trash to cash: CA cleans up with new approach to socially responsible consumerism
From trash to cash: CA cleans up with new approach to socially responsible consumerismArticle

Can you take socially responsible consumerism and turn it into a business? Naomi Ledoux, a working mom from PE with a CA(SA) background, has by turning trash into handcrafted handbags...

Issued by SAICA 5 Jul 2019

Sawea calls for finalised Integrated Resource Plan
Sawea calls for finalised Integrated Resource PlanArticle

Pressure for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to be released is mounting across all energy technologies, because a clear roadmap is essential to investor certainty, over a multi-decade time horizon...

5 Jul 2019

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economyArticle

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

Terry Billson 2 Jul 2019

Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programme
Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programmeArticle

Distell, in partnership with waste beneficiation and implementation partner, Separation at Source (S@S), launched GreenUp, a recycling programme based in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, during the recent ninth annual Sustainability Week...

1 Jul 2019

African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilience
African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilienceArticle

Hosted by the City of Tshwane, the 5th annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently under way...

25 Jun 2019

Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic development
Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic developmentArticle

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060, with Africa expected to experience just as much exponential growth (2.5 billion by 2050), which will represent about 26% of the world's total population.

Kate Stubbs 13 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winnersArticle

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealedArticle

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

23 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategyArticle

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

9 May 2019

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SU hosts dialogue on pursuing a socially just and sustainable economy in SAArticle

Professors Thuli Madonsela and Mark Swilling from Stellenbosch University recently hosted a number of South Africa's leading economists at the Artscape in Cape Town who were convened for a dialogue on South Africa's economy from a social justice and sustainability perspective...

22 Mar 2019

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in AfricaArticle

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

18 Mar 2019

Green economy to grow SA economy
Green economy to grow SA economyArticle

South Africans must look at waste from an economic perspective as the green economy of the waste sector has the potential to create jobs and empower small, medium and micro-sized enterprises...

11 Mar 2019

Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZ
Wind turbines signal revitalisation of green tech SEZArticle

The wind turbine tower sections for the 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm are being manufactured at Atlantis om Cape Town's West Coast...

7 Mar 2019

Labour organisations urged to embrace technology
Labour organisations urged to embrace technologyArticle

Worker and employer organisations need to embrace technology to reach those working in non-traditional and informal ways, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

1 Mar 2019

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
Reliable, secure electricity supply crucial to attract investmentArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa...

20 Feb 2019

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