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Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?
Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?Article

We (the citizens) need to re-establish an ecological healthy relationship between nature and culture...

Bonani Madikizela 12 hours ago

Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable
Five ways to make your holidays more sustainableArticle

Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist...

Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 3 days ago

Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse
Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worseArticle

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

Stephanie B. Borrelle 3 days ago

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

Court ruling in water pollution case
Court ruling in water pollution caseArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

Recycling tips for your business
Recycling tips for your businessArticle

We've got some great recycling tips for your business. Whether you're in the process of moving office or working from home, these tips are sure to help...

Issued by The Document Warehouse 11 Sep 2020

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19
Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water, amongst others...

Lungile Manzini 9 Sep 2020

CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottles
CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Following successful launches in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Gauteng, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa is continuing the roll-out of its 2L returnable PET plastic bottle...

3 Sep 2020

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoors
Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoorsArticle

SA pharmacist Giulia Criscuolo says eliminating indoor, airborne allergens by using essential oil sprays such as Puressentiel may counter respiratory allergies, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Aug 2020

Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of working
Covid-19 catapults businesses into new ways of workingArticle

Since the Brundtland Commission coined the phrase "sustainable development" in the late eighties, sustainability has had a bad rap...

Christelle Marais 27 Aug 2020

A palm oil plantation in Malaysia. (Shutterstock)
How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to virusesArticle

Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife - and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk...

24 Aug 2020

Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shift
Building design trends - how Covid-19 is driving an important shiftArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving important shifts in designing spaces within buildings, according to Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, associate, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) consulting and project management at Zutari...

24 Aug 2020

25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bags
25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bagsArticle

Woolworths has announced that 25 stores, including some of its largest full line stores and three food markets, are now single-use plastic shopping bag free...

17 Aug 2020

New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in Africa
New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in AfricaArticle

Lack of access to global data on biodiversity loss and its impact on people is a major barrier to tackling the issue in Africa...

17 Aug 2020

Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transition
Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transitionArticle

Despite the dramatic consequences Covid-19 is having on the global economy, the energy transition will be accelerated by several years as trillions of dollars are expected to flow through economic relief packages...

14 Aug 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

Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's how
Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's howArticle

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale...

Sibele Cestari 13 Aug 2020

1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global report
1 in 4 consumers tried a new brand during pandemic - global reportArticle

A new global report highlights challenges and opportunities for retailers as the Covid-19 pandemic drives permanent shifts in consumer behaviour now and beyond the holiday season...

12 Aug 2020

There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses instead
There aren't enough batteries to electrify all cars - focus on trucks and buses insteadArticle

Electric vehicles can have a positive impact on the climate and air pollution levels, but governments should rethink how they electrify the transportation network...

Cameron Roberts 31 Jul 2020

While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollution
While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollutionArticle

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in South Africa and across the world, vast quantities of plastic waste are also rising...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 29 Jul 2020

We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural world
We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural worldArticle

If we are to have a future, we need to reframe our relationship with the earth. This World Nature Conservation Day, it's time to tell a new story about humanity...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 28 Jul 2020

The future is positive
The future is positiveArticle

Ian Mann, one of South Africa's most respected strategy and leadership consultants, shares his fact-based views on why the world is getting better...

Ian Mann, Issued by SAICA 23 Jul 2020

Dr Godfrey Gandawa, special scientific advisor, Mixcorp
Powering mining with renewable energyArticle

The 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project, launched in May 2020, is set to provide Australia's mining industry with up to 50% more renewable energy.

23 Jul 2020

2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition winners announced
2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition winners announcedArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced the winners of the 2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition...

22 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke Rudman
#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke RudmanArticle

Port Elizabeth-based visual and performance artist Luke Rudman has partnered with Greenpeace Africa to highlight the devastating plastic pollution crisis during #PlasticFreeJuly. We got in touch with Rudman to chat inspiration, empowerment and tackling the systemic plastic crisis...

Ruth Cooper 22 Jul 2020

Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratings
Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratingsArticle

Having achieved six-star Green Star Public and Education Building (PEB) certification in May this year, Balwin Properties' Reid Lifestyle Centre is also targeting a Net-zero Carbon Level 2 rating...

22 Jul 2020

Sustainable architecture in a post-Covid-19 world
Sustainable architecture in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

Buildings are crucial to the well-being of people, and designers and architects have the responsibility to ensure that sustainable solutions are placed at the forefront of any potential new project...

21 Jul 2020

Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think so
Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think soArticle

The Clover campaign provides the ultimate guide to what greenwashing is, but more soberly, the impacts are yet to be felt...

Melissa Baird 15 Jul 2020

Children aged 0-14 years are likely to be physically active outdoors when it’s warm. Hello World/Getty Images
Air pollution, temperature and respiratory disease: a South African studyArticle

Global warming and air pollution have something in common: their effects on human health. Air pollution is a well-known cause of breathing problems.. Hot weather can also bring on these symptoms...

Bukola Olutola & Janine Wichmann 14 Jul 2020

Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity
Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperityArticle

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

Ashim Paun 14 Jul 2020

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Raising a red flag on the privatisation of communal landArticle

During an online workshop hosted by the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, participants discussed rapid and 'silent' privatisation of customary land under the theme women's land tenure security and livelihoods in Southern Africa...

13 Jul 2020

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid world
Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid worldArticle

Over recent months the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that as humans we are all connected...

Robin Fisher 10 Jul 2020

What is shaping culture? Eco South Africa
What is shaping culture? Eco South AfricaArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 6 Jul 2020

Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollution
Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollutionArticle

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have marked the fifth anniversary of their partnership, focused on addressing the global plastic crisis and its contribution to marine pollution...

2 Jul 2020

Two killed in Milnerton refinery explosion
Two killed in Milnerton refinery explosionArticle

Two people were killed and six others injured following an explosion at the Astron oil refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, in the early hours of Thursday...

2 Jul 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery
Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distilleryArticle

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien speciesArticle

Invasive alien species have emerged as one of the top five threats to biodiversity and ecosystems globally, yet only a handful of countries regard biosecurity measures as a priority...

Wiida Fourie-Basson 29 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: How Hasheel Tularam developed his outdoor addiction into a fulfilling career
#YouthMonth: How Hasheel Tularam developed his outdoor addiction into a fulfilling careerArticle

Hasheel Tularam is a senior environmental scientist at SRK Consulting. He's passionate about protecting and preserving the natural environment and feels blessed to live in a country so full of natural beauty...

26 Jun 2020

IQbusiness Youth Progress Index and Report: key findings to improve youth outcomes
IQbusiness Youth Progress Index and Report: key findings to improve youth outcomesArticle

Launched on 18 June 2020, the IQbusiness Youth Progress Index (YPI) and Report 2020 is intended to generate a very deliberate conversation on the future prospects and prosperity for the youth of South Africa...

25 Jun 2020

Mongezi Veti, executive head:sustainability, Exxaro
Towards a sustainable low-carbon futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken us back to a time where the world didn't have poor air quality and greenhouse gases. As countries worldwide went into lockdown, a noticeable difference in our environment began to emerge.

Mongezi Veti 25 Jun 2020

Call for partnerships to address key urban challenges
Call for partnerships to address key urban challengesArticle

Connected Places Catapult invites South African organisations and UK SMEs to form partnerships to develop solutions to urban challenges in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini (Durban)...

25 Jun 2020

NJ Ayuk
Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debateArticle

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse them
CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse themArticle

The recently released results from a life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) of grocery carrier bags in South Africa shows that reusable plastic carrier bags are the best option...

19 Jun 2020

Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality Act
Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality ActArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has welcomed a R3.6m fine handed to a major steel-producing company after it admitted to contravening sections of the Air Quality Act...

18 Jun 2020

Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food system
Covid-19 recovery is a chance to improve the African food systemArticle

It's time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies...

Kai Mausch, Michael Hauser, Todd Rosenstock and Wanjiku Gichohi-Wainaina 12 Jun 2020

[REPORT]: Tech innovation is critical for future sustainability
[REPORT]: Tech innovation is critical for future sustainabilityArticle

The latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report reveals fresh insights on consumer attitudes toward sustainability challenges - and how technology could help them to make a greater positive impact...

10 Jun 2020

The demand of power in West Africa is rising. Sebastian Sterl
How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goalsArticle

Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow...

Sebastian Sterl & Robert Brecha 5 Jun 2020

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel
Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travelArticle

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seas
How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seasArticle

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface. But, because many of us spend most of our lives on land, the 362 million square kilometres of blue out there isn't always top of mind...

Jennifer Silver, Leslie Acton, Lisa Campbell, Noella Gray 5 Jun 2020

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19Article

The global havoc brought by Covid-19 is not only exposing the triple challenge (inequality, poverty and unemployment) in South Africa that we have always known about, but how slow we have acted on fixing them...

Bonani Madikizela 5 Jun 2020

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