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Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solutionArticle

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisisArticle

2019 was the hottest year on record, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. Impacts of this are severe...

Liteboho Makhele 5 Feb 2021

Meaningful action urgently needed to clean up the energy system
Meaningful action urgently needed to clean up the energy systemArticle

As we add impetus to the global move to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system, perhaps the greatest obstacle we face is the enormous financing requirement that this step change in our economies will face...

John Green 11 Nov 2020

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basinArticle

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

23 years of CapeTalk
23 years of CapeTalkArticle

It's been 23 years since current afternoon drive host John Maytham broadcast the first words on plucky radio newcomer 567 MW CapeTalk...

Tessa van Staden, Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 21 Oct 2020

2019 State of Cape Town Central City Report launched
2019 State of Cape Town Central City Report launchedArticle

According to the latest edition of the State of Cape Town Central City Report 2019 - A year in review (SCCR), property investment of almost R14bn underpins the CBD's resilience in the face of the devastating health and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic...

7 Oct 2020

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Why we should be making cities smart, rather than building new smart citiesArticle

Covid-19 has highlighted underlying vulnerabilities that undermine South African citizens' quality of life. These include growing inequality, limited and/or aging infrastructure, and a shortage of public resources to address these challenges...

Tijs van den Brink 23 Sep 2020

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought
What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's droughtArticle

Regional tourism took a huge knock from the Day Zero experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are the lessons learnt...

23 Sep 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus onArticle

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal
Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero dealArticle

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it...

Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 8 May 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business
Being water-smart must become the new normal for businessArticle

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

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SA's online shoppers diversifying their search - PricecheckArticle

Online shopping in South Africa continues to grow, and with more traditional brick and mortar stores taking their brands online, there is more choice than ever before...

27 Feb 2020

5 reasons to insure your SME
5 reasons to insure your SMEArticle

Given the anticipated tough year ahead, it is essential that SMEs take the necessary precautions to adequately protect their businesses...

4 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approach
Property is still a sound investment in SA, provided you take the right approachArticle

Property has traditionally been one of the safest forms of investment, offering stable long-term returns. But with South African residential property prices in decline, a sluggish economy, and fears around expropriation without compensation, it may not feel as sound as it once did...

Hugo Venter 23 Jan 2020

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Technology can aid farmers during SA's water crisisArticle

Although water reservoirs in urban areas in South Africa are at reasonable levels, there are still real concerns about how to effectively manage water in the rural countryside, with water being a scarce commodity and an essential part of farming...

7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Route to water prosperity - new perspectives for 2020Article

The quickest win of all lies in reticulation efficiency. We currently lose about 25% of treated, expensive drinking quality water to leaks in our cities and towns...

Dhesigen Naidoo 6 Jan 2020

Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMA
Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMAArticle

In a recent open letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a grim picture of the country's threatening water woes...

13 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different
#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something DifferentArticle

Kate Shepherd is the founding owner of design businesses; Something Different, Something Desired and Something Designed based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Nov 2019

Dams empty in Eastern Cape
Dams empty in Eastern CapeArticle

All dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape are dry...

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 15 Nov 2019

How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water future
How a 'brown revolution' can secure our water futureArticle

There has been a lot of concern and complaints but very few solutions for our water-stressed country that's coupled with perverse water-use behaviours...

Jay Bhagwan 13 Nov 2019

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed
South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's neededArticle

A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa's Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock farmers facing financial ruin...

Mike Muller 8 Nov 2019

Regional finalists announced for 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards
Regional finalists announced for 2019 Southern Africa Startup AwardsArticle

The regional finalists in the second edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAWARDS) have been selected...

30 Oct 2019

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced
Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplacedArticle

It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual...

Mike Muller 28 Oct 2019

Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of tourist
Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of touristArticle

A powerful message emerged during trends presentations at the recent Wine & Food Tourism Conference: a unified view that authenticity is essential in not only reaching, but converting new-generation customers and making them loyalists...

Issued by August Collective 4 Oct 2019

Local startups represent SA at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional Finals
Local startups represent SA at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional FinalsArticle

South Africa's best startups and startup supporters were announced to represent the country at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional Finals...

20 Sep 2019

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement, Sundays on National Geographic
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement, Sundays on National GeographicArticle

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement is a six-part documentary series from National Geographic and Procter & Gamble, co-produced by Global Citizen and RadicalMedia...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 16 Sep 2019

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefrontArticle

International model and activist, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was recently in Cape Town to participate in the Doha Debate and talks to us about the important work she is doing through her foundation to create awareness around the world water crisis...

Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivals
SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivalsArticle

Over the next 10 days, the South African delegation will engage with over 100 key decision-makers of the travel trade industry responsible for promoting South Africa as a tourist destination...

27 Aug 2019

2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards finalists - South AfricaArticle

The national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards) have been announced...

23 Aug 2019

2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards finalists - MozambiqueArticle

The national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards) have been announced...

23 Aug 2019

Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habits
Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habitsArticle

With Mpumalanga dam levels continuing to drop, the Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its call on consumers in the province to intensify their water -saving habits until the next summer rains...

16 Aug 2019

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Africa rises to lead conversation on sustainable agriculture amidst climate changeArticle

Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challenges...

Dr Shadrack Moephuli 24 Jul 2019

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: Hero's Amanda Lambe promoted to MD
#Newsmaker: Hero's Amanda Lambe promoted to MDArticle

Hero recently promoted Amanda Lambe to MD. Lambe joined the agency in 2016 as head of social, followed by her more recent role as client service director...

Jessica Tennant 3 Jul 2019

Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!
Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!Article

The finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced...

10 Jun 2019

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The importance of travel in 2019: How local experiences ensure sustainabilityArticle

South-Africa born and Geneva-based Gavin Tollman, Global CEO of Trafalgar, shares his love of travel and what he's most excited about for its future in 2019:

Jenna Berndt 7 Jun 2019

Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing world
Researchers call for flow of water research, education towards developing worldArticle

According to newly released research from the United Nations University, post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed...

31 May 2019

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Water crisis detrimental to Astral's poultry operationsArticle

Astral is actively seeking alternative water supply solutions in an attempt to mitigate any further cost impacts under the ongoing water supply interruptions. All possible avenues are being explored...

29 May 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Reborn 'glug-glug' ads deserve accoladesArticle

Defy and Finish, pick up your respective Onions. And remember: I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate...

Brendan Seery 6 May 2019

TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruption
TBWA's Tessa Conrad on how SA rates in the global arena of innovation and disruptionArticle

Canadian-born Tessa Conrad, global director of operations at TBWA\Worldwide's headquarters in New York, recently visited TBWA\South Africa's Johannesburg office where she did a series of presentations and assisted the local team in producing a module for DLearn...

Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2019

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industryArticle

With travel on the rise, service providers need to be thinking out of the box to stay afloat in today's tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

Shaun Lamont 2 Apr 2019

Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's development
Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's developmentArticle

World Meteorological Day took place earlier this month, commemorating the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization...

Dr Brilliant Petja 29 Mar 2019

New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisis
New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisisArticle

A collective of academics and practitioners has launched a new initiative that will document and capture key learnings from the 2017-2018 Cape Town water crisis...

27 Mar 2019

Smile 90.4FM nominated for two Liberty Radio Awards
Smile 90.4FM nominated for two Liberty Radio AwardsArticle

Smile 90.4FM, Cape Town's fastest growing radio station, has been nominated for two prestigious Liberty Radio Awards...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 26 Mar 2019

Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priority
Why crisis proofing for water preservation in SA should be a priorityArticle

This year's theme for World Water Day, held annually on 22 March, is 'Leaving no one behind', aptly revisiting access to water as a critical human right...

20 Mar 2019

Having clean water is a human right: Maintaining clean environment is a human responsibility
Having clean water is a human right: Maintaining clean environment is a human responsibilityArticle

On 22 March the global community will celebrate World Water Day. Central to the global message is that there is one Earth with limited natural resources...

Bonani Madikizela 19 Mar 2019

SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019
SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019Article

Part of the South African delegation led by Sisa Ntshona, South African Tourism CEO, will be a bouquet of 50 tourism products and services including small tourism businesses and emerging entrepreneurs from across nine of South Africa's provinces...

6 Mar 2019

Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brand
Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brandArticle

Pantene maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) has introduced its first new retail hair care brand globally in four years, and the launch kicks off in the Mother City...

5 Mar 2019

Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels
Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotelsArticle

Although Cape Town is listed as one of Green Destination's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, local tourism attractions and hotels still need to sow sustainability into their everyday workings, making green living a daily practice...

5 Mar 2019

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