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Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety
Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxietyArticle

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

Kim Harrisberg 1 hour ago

South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 2 hours ago

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in MarchArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

23 hours ago

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans
Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit AfricansArticle

Young African environmental activists said Saturday, 8 May, it is crucial those most impacted by climate change have a bigger say in decision-making to find solutions...

Amber Milne 1 day ago

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

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Climate change and the mining sector financial sustainability: Risks, responsibilities, and opportunitiesArticle

Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry...

Riaan Koppeschaar 6 May 2021

Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth
Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirthArticle

Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life...

Sonia Elks 6 May 2021

Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic support
Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic supportArticle

The return on investment (ROI) for bursary support must address the high drop-out rate of first years through offerings of holistic student support...

Chantelle Oosthuizen, Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 5 May 2021

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage
Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortageArticle

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 5 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation Marketing
#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation MarketingArticle

Astika Chetram is the co-founder and MD of a small marketing agency called Imajinnation Marketing with extensive experience in the automotive industry...

Jessica Tennant 5 May 2021

How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforcesArticle

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

Sián Fields 4 May 2021

International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safety
International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safetyArticle

While South Africa saw a dramatic drop in road crashes and deaths during the 2020 holiday periods, the same cannot be said for many other countries worldwide...

4 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMIArticle

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing at life insurer FMI, (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpowerArticle

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister saysArticle

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

Jon Duncan, head, responsible investment, Old Mutual
Exxaro's move to renewable a sign of progressArticle

Exxaro Resources chief executive, Mxolisi Mgojo, announced in February that his company will join a growing list of international miners divesting from thermal coal assets....

29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Local NPOs awarded for innovation, resilience during Covid-19
Local NPOs awarded for innovation, resilience during Covid-19Article

Nedbank Private Wealth this year held a once-off initiative to recognise innovation and resilience demonstrated by local non-profit organisations during Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as MD
#Newsmaker: Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as MDArticle

Pippa Misplon joins Retroviral as managing director from Ogilvy South Africa where she was previously the business director for the PR & Influence Division...

Jessica Tennant 26 Apr 2021

Malaria eradication by 2025, an achievable goal
Malaria eradication by 2025, an achievable goalArticle

African countries still bear the brunt of malaria's grip on the world, with approximately 70% of all infections occurring on this continent...

26 Apr 2021

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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

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New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployedArticle

Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

Adrian Hill 26 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

Data centre modernisation is key to innovation for the modern enterprise
Data centre modernisation is key to innovation for the modern enterpriseArticle

Companies are increasingly considering data centre modernisation as a means to implement digital transformation...

Amith Thota 22 Apr 2021

Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale House
Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale HouseArticle

Located in Johannesburg's Hillbrow, the Florence Nightingale House was officially abandoned in 2016 and thereafter fell into decay...

22 Apr 2021

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them
You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for themArticle

You can't avoid accidents, but you can be prepared for them...

Jason Mellow 22 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

Professor Shabir Madhi
Covid-19 is here to stayArticle

South Africa's Covid-19 death rate is likely to be three times higher than the official figures

21 Apr 2021

Can machine learning improve road safety and traffic management?
Can machine learning improve road safety and traffic management?Article

Sanral's Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) is currently exploring how machine learning can be used to improve road safety, reduce congestion and inform infrastructure development...

20 Apr 2021

Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengers
Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengersArticle

A 2019 Tesla Model S vehicle that 'no one' appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in the United States...

19 Apr 2021

Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspension
Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspensionArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended the pause on the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine be lifted...

19 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security
Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food securityArticle

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

11 digital trends in the insurance industry
11 digital trends in the insurance industryArticle

Most all players in the insurance sector are digitising - some more seamlessly than others. This phygital (meeting of the physical and digital worlds) trend is becoming omnipotent...

Kevin Wright 16 Apr 2021

Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safety
Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safetyArticle

When it comes to health and safety laws, there is a belief that this is only applicable to high-risk industries. However, OHSA actually applies to every single business...

Louise Woodburn 15 Apr 2021

Environmental management plan published for adoption
Environmental management plan published for adoptionArticle

A plan to mitigate the environmental impact of LandCare projects has been published by the minister of forestry, fisheries and the environment...

15 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020Article

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

14 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildings
How Covid-19 has heralded a new era of digital buildingsArticle

With the adoption of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies in all aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that buildings are getting a lot 'smarter' too...

Peter Malebye 14 Apr 2021

Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-service
Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-serviceArticle

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises...

Kate Mollett 14 Apr 2021

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