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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 2 days ago

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth MapArticle

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

3 days ago

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show whyArticle

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 16 Sep 2020

Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles
Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global stylesArticle

Covered in glass, the former IMB Plaza building in Lagos stood as an example of the influence of international design styles on the Nigerian commercial capital's architecture...

Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri and Dr Emmanuel Manu 14 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

UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next level
UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next levelArticle

Nine South African startups participating in the latest e-Track Venture Exploitation Programme (VEP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) Solution Space have made the cut to progress to the third round of the schools e-Track programme...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Sep 2020

Surplus food: The key to boosting household food security
Surplus food: The key to boosting household food securityArticle

Government needs to legislate labelling that supports the diversion of surplus food; the food value chain needs to find efficient ways to divert and deliver it; and civil society needs to put pressure on the system to ensure that their fellow countrymen are adequately fed and nourished...

John Hudson 8 Sep 2020

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefitArticle

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark trees
Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark treesArticle

There is serendipity in the fact that Arbour Week and Heritage Day are both celebrated in the month of September, which also heralds the beginning of spring in South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 4 Sep 2020

Looking for the right ed-tech partner?
Looking for the right ed-tech partner?Article

The global education-technology market has grown rapidly in the last ten years, morphing from R8,6bn in venture-capital funding in 2010 to R121bn in 2019...

2 Sep 2020

Chikunga proposes register of sexual harassment perpetrators
Chikunga proposes register of sexual harassment perpetratorsArticle

Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, says a register should be set up to record the names of sexual harassment perpetrators in the public service...

1 Sep 2020

GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certification
GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certificationArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Durban-based belt manufacturer Equator - the Belt Factory a five-star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance...

1 Sep 2020

Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partners
Pushing the boundaries for Africa - Fuelled by global partnersArticle

With delegate registrations and award nominations now open, the 2020 Africa Brand Summit is set to push several boundaries...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 31 Aug 2020

Accelerating Africa's digital future
Accelerating Africa's digital futureArticle

As a continent with very high potential for growing economies, how can African countries accelerate their digital adoption and leapfrog into a new era of socio-economic prosperity?

Fadi Pharaon 31 Aug 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa
How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in AfricaArticle

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 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

Advancing women is a task for all
Advancing women is a task for allArticle

The battle for gender equality, diversity and inclusivity should not only be fought by women and those directly impacted, but are issues that society as a whole needs to work together to address...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Aug 2020

South Africa's first eco home loan
South Africa's first eco home loanArticle

One of the key residential market trends in South Africa has been the move away from freehold homes into estate or complex living, largely because they offer increased security, and a sense of community...

Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2020

Ryan Collyer, acting CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa
Africa's economic prosperity depends on inclusive energy mixArticle

Energy sustainability is not just an opportunity to transform societies and grow economies, it is also a necessity - a prerequisite to meet Africa's growing energy demand and to reduce the global carbon footprint...

19 Aug 2020

Accounting for sustainability - BCom students get behind the UN SDGs
Accounting for sustainability - BCom students get behind the UN SDGsArticle

BCom CA-stream students are being challenged to put together a business case for a community-based project that works towards solving one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals...

Issued by SAICA 17 Aug 2020

Linda Mashiri
#WomensMonth: Women have to prove themselves in the engineering field, says Linda MashiriArticle

The world is going green. Solar energy is now the way to go for affordable electricity and even those without access to the utility grid, says Linda Mashiri, a solar design engineer at IMPower.

Nicci Botha 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

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening
The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worseningArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

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

Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report
Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development ReportArticle

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of Cathay Pacific's and its subsidiaries' approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance...

13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industryArticle

As Vodacom's chief officer of Corporate Affairs, an executive director at Vodacom South Africa and chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation, Takalani Netshitenzhe, believes toxic masculinity is one of the biggest challenges in the work place for women...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin Connect
#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin ConnectArticle

As the founder of Yin Connect, a 100% BEE woman-owned boutique consultancy, Yvonne Iyer helps connect businesses with retired German experts...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images
Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn'tArticle

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets
Diageo achieves bulk of 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targetsArticle

The maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness announced the completion of the majority of its 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility goals...

11 Aug 2020

Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 7 Aug 2020

Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards
Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai AwardsArticle

Entries for the Direct Marketing Association of SA (DMASA) Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards have, this year, featured submissions from beyond our borders including significant interest from Ghana, Algeria, Mozambique and Botswana...

Issued by DMASA 7 Aug 2020

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housingArticle

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economiesArticle

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Private equity likely to weather Covid-19 stormArticle

The private equity industry's resilience in the face of weak macroeconomic circumstances during the 2019 bodes well for the industry's ability to navigate the Covid-19 crisis...

31 Jul 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, wasteArticle

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilege
Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilegeArticle

On a trip to Denmark to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Business Initiative's (NBI) counterparts there, the one issue on which we struggled to connect was inequality...

Steve Nicholls 30 Jul 2020

SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launched
SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launchedArticle

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has launched the local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award...

29 Jul 2020

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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformationArticle

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 2020

Make your instore operations a unique shopper experience with Marin's
Make your instore operations a unique shopper experience with Marin'sArticle

Thanks to a network of more than 100 countries and more than 25 production sites, Marin's is able to provide in-store marketing solutions all around the world, with an R&D process comprising everything from brief, simulation and manufacturing, to delivery and monitoring...

Issued by Marin's Southern Africa 29 Jul 2020

Redefining modern philanthropy in a post-Covid-19 world
Redefining modern philanthropy in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

In the light of the unprecedented need created by Covid-19, NGOs and corporate social investment (CSI) programmes will be looking for ways to best utilise their resources, finances and people...

28 Jul 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19Article

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

Taking advantage of a green reset
Taking advantage of a green resetArticle

When the world shut down to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet started to recover. A state of being that should have corporates asking how they can be doing business in a better, kinder way...

Nicci Botha 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

Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban design
Lessons from a pandemic: Future of urban designArticle

As some of the world's biggest cities take on the challenge of being the epicentres of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is much debate about the future of cities and their 'design'...

17 Jul 2020

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition
De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transitionArticle

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globally
New UN report: Tens of millions more going hungry globallyArticle

According to the United Nations' recently published annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.

16 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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