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EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiativeArticle

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO
Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEOArticle

The board of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has appointed Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO of the organisation...

23 Apr 2021

AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutions
AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutionsArticle

AfriGIS was appointed by GIZ to deliver a solution in South Africa that is accessible to all levels of participation in the value chain of natural resource management; in this instance harvesting of marula fruit...

Issued by AfriGIS 23 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech Week
Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech WeekArticle

On 5 and 6 May, Topco Media and partners will be presenting a robust networking experience aimed at kick-starting economic growth in Africa, using technology...

Issued by Topco Media 7 Apr 2021

Marching to an African beat
Marching to an African beatArticle

The strong and bold rhythm of Africa is the emotive marching drum that has followed humanity from its cradle at the southern end of the continent to its rise in dominance over this world...

Edward Herridge 1 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...
Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...Article

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelled
Genetic make-up of destructive crop pest unravelledArticle

Researchers have decoded the genetic make-up of whitefly species that spread plant diseases and damage crops, raising hopes for tackling the devastating pest...

Stephanie Achieng' 26 Mar 2021

Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should change
Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should changeArticle

Being in nature has benefits for people as studies have shown. There's ample evidence that experiences of nature have positive physical and psychological outcomes...

Michelle Cocks and Charlie Shackleton 25 Mar 2021

5 ways to start your SDG journey in 2021
5 ways to start your SDG journey in 2021Article

As industry and technology advance, as new markets, populations and global health risks grow and as natural resources diminish, informed consumers and investors are calling on businesses to step up...

12 Mar 2021

GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan Africa
GFSI ranks SA first in food security in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This despite an overall decline in global food security...

5 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of Interwaste
#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of InterwasteArticle

While McNeil's introduction to the world of waste was, as he describes it, "purely coincidental", he has a love for the industry and all its facets that ultimately contribute to environmental sustainability.

Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperityArticle

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your business
Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your businessArticle

It is no secret that South Africa's energy crisis poses a threat to almost every industry in the country. However, we are past the point of highlighting government...

Deepak John 24 Feb 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

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Safeguarding LNG operations in MozambiqueArticle

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

Charnè Hundermark 20 Feb 2021

Wandisile Mandlana, partner, Bowmans South Africa
The challenges and opportunities in the African mining sectorArticle

After the wrap of the Virtual Mining Indaba, Wandisile Mandlana, partner, Bowmans South Africa shares some insights what we have seen on the ground in Africa - looking at the challenges faced in 2020 and opportunities identified for 2021 and beyond...

Wandisile Mandlana 5 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

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa
FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern AfricaArticle

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

4 Feb 2021

Bronwyn Williams, director, FluxTrends
#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the worldArticle

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2021

Shirley Webber, head of natural resources and energy, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Sustainable energy: A fascinating dynamic for the resources sectorArticle

Issues such as climate change are no longer "soft" elements that can be tucked away in a sustainability report somewhere...

Shirley Webber 2 Feb 2021

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018. EPA-EFE/Lintao Zhang / POOL
President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What's gone wrongArticle

In November 2017 Zimbabwe's military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe "open for business", linking foreign relations with economic policy...

Henning Melber & Roger Southall 1 Feb 2021

DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemes
DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemesArticle

The Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSA) is imploring the African Union (AU) to initiate a continent-wide effort to stamp out Ponzi schemes...

22 Jan 2021

Mike Middle, partner, Innate Motion
#BizTrends2021: Purpose or profit. It's not a choiceArticle

For the past 50 years, the primary role of business in society has been to maximise shareholder return, a consequence of Milton Friedman's seminal article in the New York Times in 1970 in which he stated that "any other use of shareholders money was irresponsible"...

Mike Middleton 7 Jan 2021

Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests
Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pestsArticle

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift
Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shiftArticle

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

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SA's wine sector at a crossroads after a challenging yearArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown halted sales and exports of South Africa's second most lucrative agricultural product, exacerbating challenges that were already in play...

Daneel Rossouw 17 Dec 2020

New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate change
New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate changeArticle

A new paper, "Post-2020 biodiversity targets need to embrace climate change" published in PNAS, ecologists and climate change specialists argue that current nature conservation practices are not sufficiently flexible and dynamic to weather the impacts of climate change...

14 Dec 2020

A little pay rise for SA workers amid thawing of salary freezes
A little pay rise for SA workers amid thawing of salary freezesArticle

According to salary research from Willis Towers Watson, South African private sector workers are set to receive an average pay rise of 5% in 2021, which is a prudent improvement over the 4.2% given this year...

11 Dec 2020

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

Textile Exchange's Benchmark programme to cover nature impacts for the first time
Textile Exchange's Benchmark programme to cover nature impacts for the first timeArticle

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi, the Biodiversity Benchmark provides a roadmap for companies to understand their impacts on nature and to deliver positive outcomes...

Issued by Sappi 4 Dec 2020

What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?
What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?Article

Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann, directors in Advisory Services at BDO go into detail on what can be done this December to start boosting the tourism sector...

Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann 3 Dec 2020

Maersk Voyager, deepwater drip ship. Photo supplied
Oil & gas activities trigger big investments in Namibia, Angola and South AfricaArticle

Last spring, the Maersk Voyager, an ultra-deepwater drillship under contract by French supermajor Total, sank a wildcat well to a depth of 3,628 metres (11,903 feet) in Block 48...

NJ Ayuk 24 Nov 2020

2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recovery
2020 Water Stewardship Event focuses on path to post-Covid-19 green recoveryArticle

The recently held sixth annual Water Stewardship Event looked at how strengthened water sector governance and stewardship practices could provide a pathway for a green and inclusive recovery from the impacts of Covid-19...

23 Nov 2020

Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainableArticle

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...

Issued by MSC 19 Nov 2020

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, head: power utilities and infrastructure, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplierArticle

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is wideningArticle

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Rothco CCO shares his recipe for award-winning work
#Loeries2020: Rothco CCO shares his recipe for award-winning workArticle

Alan Kelly, CCO at Rothco, based in Ireland, shares the three ingredients needed to win an award...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Nov 2020

Helderberg multi-purpose centre to showcase sustainable building practices
Helderberg multi-purpose centre to showcase sustainable building practicesArticle

The construction of the Helderberg multi-purpose centre, which started in June this year, is due for completion by June 2021. Built in the shape of a horseshoe, the centre faces the Helderberg Mountain...

10 Nov 2020

Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awareness
Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awarenessArticle

Tuffy has partnered with WWF SA to drive education, awareness and behaviour change around plastic waste...

5 Nov 2020

Hasnaine Yavarhoussen, CEO, Groupe Filatex.
Here's to a modern Africa of continental free trade and energy accessArticle

Africa historically has been an easy target for negative generalisations in the media. Until the early 2000s, stories of conflict, war, poverty, corruption, aid and unemployment dominated the headlines. But today's Africa is not so one-dimensional, nor is it doomed...

Hasnaine Yavarhoussen 27 Oct 2020

2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategy
2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategyArticle

Along with the Covid-19-related challenges, the waste sector has had to comply with fast-changing legislation...

26 Oct 2020

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recoveryArticle

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 Oct 2020

Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protection
Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protectionArticle

As the world looks for ways to tackle both an unprecedented health crisis and the ongoing climate crisis, the Flower Valley Conservation Trust in the Western Cape is working hard to bring to light the importance of fynbos protection through sustainable land use.

6 Oct 2020

Mike Middleton, partner, Innate Motion
Time for a reset: Pandemic triggers sea-change for business in societyArticle

Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman wrote a seminal article in 1970 stating that there is only one social responsibility of business, and that is to increase profits...

Mike Middleton, 6 Oct 2020

Rosgeo, Equatorial Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons meeting
Equatorial Guinea and Russia break ground on geological mapping project in Río MuniArticle

An energy cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Russia kicked off when the first team of Russia's state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo arrived in the West African country to start a historic geological mapping project...

5 Oct 2020

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