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Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in Gqeberha
Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in GqeberhaArticle

Construction has officially commenced on the Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha. The first phase is set to be completed and launched on 9 December 2021...

2 days ago

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FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarmsArticle

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

7 May 2021

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in GautengArticle

A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards...

Kim Timm 4 May 2021

Last chance to enter 2021 Fabulous Woman Awards
Last chance to enter 2021 Fabulous Woman AwardsArticle

Brainchild of award-winning businesswoman and philanthropist Pontsho Manzi, the Fabulous Woman Awards are back...

30 Apr 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 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

There's never been a better time to travel, South Africa
There's never been a better time to travel, South AfricaArticle

With international travel restrictions limiting the number of foreign visitors, locals have a unique opportunity to travel South Africa without the crowds...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 14 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trends
Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trendsArticle

How is the wine industry doing one year after the launch of Covid-19, and what's new in the field of wine grape growing?

12 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

KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produce
KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produceArticle

Two pensioners from KwaZulu-Natal have continued their family tradition of farming in the La Mercy region...

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

SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue
SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continueArticle

There was a dramatic increase in patented table grape varieties from 27% in 2014 to 52% in 2020...

26 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) Units 1 and 2. Photo: Reetesh Chaurasia/Wiki Commons
SA could boost African economies through nuclear knowledge sharingArticle

South Africa could lead the way for other African countries, like Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya, interested in developing nuclear energy to bolster their electricity grids and grow their economies...

19 Mar 2021

Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollution
Biodegradable cigarette butts a potential source of toxic pollutionArticle

A group of third-year microbiology students from Stellenbosch University (SU) have determined that biodegradable cigarettes can have unintended consequences including environmental damage...

19 Mar 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaignsArticle

Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, shares the rationales behind its brand campaigns...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in LesothoArticle

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

Digital transformation redefines the workplace
Digital transformation redefines the workplaceArticle

Digital transformation is using technology to radically improve the performance and reach of an organisation. When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when it's not, all you have is a really fast caterpillar...

Issued by GO Content Lab 16 Mar 2021

Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevines
Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevinesArticle

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Carin Venter 12 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

Remote working and digital-first emerge as key influences in the IAB SA Digital Skills Gap Report
Remote working and digital-first emerge as key influences in the IAB SA Digital Skills Gap ReportArticle

The IAB SA has published The 2021 Digital Skills Gap Report - an industry-wide survey that highlights the key challenges faced by brands, agencies and publishers...

Issued by IAB South Africa 11 Mar 2021

Ryan Collyer, CEO, Rosatom, Central and Southern Africa
Nuclear solution for Africa's energy challengesArticle

"Africa has essentially skipped over the second and third industrial revolutions. While Africa certainly cannot afford to miss the fourth industrial revolution,"...

9 Mar 2021

SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food production
SA's first aquaponics social enterprise to promote climate-smart food productionArticle

Global humanitarian development organisation, Inmed Partnerships for Children, has launched its first Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng...

8 Mar 2021

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried
A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worriedArticle

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes
Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomesArticle

A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

3 Mar 2021

Radisson Individuals signs first property in Africa
Radisson Individuals signs first property in AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has rolled our its first Radisson Individuals property in Africa, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana...

3 Mar 2021

#MusicExchange: Wendy Oldfield is back with new single, upcoming album
#MusicExchange: Wendy Oldfield is back with new single, upcoming albumArticle

Singer-songwriter Wendy Oldfield is back with a beautiful new single entitled "Home", which was released ahead of her new album Salt that set to be released in the second quarter of 2021.

Martin Myers 2 Mar 2021

Martin Buday appointed new MD of Continental Tyre SA
Martin Buday appointed new MD of Continental Tyre SAArticle

Martin Buday was appointed the new managing director of Continental Tyre SA in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions...

1 Mar 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate changeArticle

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

8 reasons wine-lovers should visit Stellenbosch
8 reasons wine-lovers should visit StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch in the Western Cape is the most famous wine region in South Africa, which gives wine-lovers the perfect reason to visit the town. If you're still not convinced, here are eight reasons why you should add the city of oaks to your travel bucket list.

17 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

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Healthcare workers to receive J&J jabArticle

Phase one of vaccine rollout could commence as soon as next week with healthcare workers receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead of an AstraZeneca jab...

10 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possible
Reimagining transformation to make supplier diversity and inclusion possibleArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world: governments, business leaders, citizens into unimaginable transformation...

Gary Joseph 9 Feb 2021

Eskom's business investment competition is open for entry
Eskom's business investment competition is open for entryArticle

The competition has provided a platform for South African owners of small and medium enterprises to become part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs...

8 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

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched
SA's first organic pollinator programme launchedArticle

Twenty trainees have been chosen to help scale organic production in South Africa...

25 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040Article

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement
Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movementArticle

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

Theo Boshoff 18 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

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