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Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

SU, Vinpro launch vineyard training and research platform
SU, Vinpro launch vineyard training and research platformArticle

"The Welgevallen Training and Research Vineyards, established in collaboration with SU's Department of Viticulture and Oenology, will not only offer students and researchers of the university access to an exceptional training and research facility, but is also a great platform for knowledge transfer to the broader wine industry."

16 Apr 2021

Century City's curved glazed Sable Corner now complete
Century City's curved glazed Sable Corner now completeArticle

Developed by Rabie Property Group and designed by dhk Architects, the recently completed Sable Corner is a four-storey commercial development is situated in the Bridgeways Precinct in Century City, Cape Town...

6 Apr 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2
How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2Article

In this second of a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives' remuneration in the evolving landscape...

Chris Blair 26 Mar 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Harnessing the power of community for the common good
Harnessing the power of community for the common goodArticle

Community, in different human contexts, can be based on interest, action, plan, practice and circumstance. Many of the world's current and emerging issues are experienced at the neighbourhood and household level...

Dr Shafick Adams 10 Mar 2021

Effective management of water in dialysis augments better outcomes
Effective management of water in dialysis augments better outcomesArticle

Water is the foundation of life making it a perfect breeding ground for infection, microbial growth and antibiotic resistant pathogens. Water, also being the foundation for dialysis, plays the most important role for successful patient care...

Issued by GO Content Lab 3 Mar 2021

Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) - No more 'fowl' play
Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) - No more 'fowl' playArticle

Ensuring the bacterial safety of poultry is essential and water is the most critical resource in the poultry broiler process. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment...

Issued by GO Content Lab 14 Dec 2020

Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?
Grid-scale battery storage - a reality or not?Article

Grid-scale battery storage could change the power situation in South Africa in many positive ways...

Menno Sulsters 4 Dec 2020

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Overcoming water challenges in agricultureArticle

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

26 Nov 2020

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Climate change and its impact on mining project planningArticle

Climate change is playing an increasingly important role in the decision making processes of mining projects. Even as early as the pre-feasibility stages, its impact on factors such as water management and social licence needs to be considered.

19 Nov 2020

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19Article

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

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Collaboration crucial to effective mine water managementArticle

A unified water stewardship strategy for the mining sector is needed to address stakeholder concerns, earn social acceptance and tackle environmental challenges...

3 Nov 2020

UCT aims to become net zero water university by 2050
UCT aims to become net zero water university by 2050Article

Net zero water is when the water demand met from the municipal supply equals the water demand met from alternative supply options, such as rainwater harvesting, when measured over a period of a year...

27 Oct 2020

New study: Alleviating CT's water scarcity woes through retention, recycling
New study: Alleviating CT's water scarcity woes through retention, recyclingArticle

The City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality's water woes is not a thing of the past, despite the good rainfall this winter....

12 Oct 2020

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...

17 Sep 2020

Doing good business is good for business
Doing good business is good for businessArticle

Sustainability has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years and for good reason. From best practise and sustainability within the workplace to multinational manufacturers going green, the increasing importance of it is all around us...

Issued by Topco Media 16 Sep 2020

Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enough
Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enoughArticle

Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities...

Kevin Mearns 11 Sep 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

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation
How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperationArticle

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

SA water levels on the decline
SA water levels on the declineArticle

South Africans have been encouraged to save water, as water resources and dam levels across the country, with the exception of the Western Cape, continue to decline consistently week-on-week...

26 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

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status
Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion statusArticle

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 Jun 2020

How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges
How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challengesArticle

Africa is not readily associated with water but, due to its varying geography, it is both a dry continent as well as a wet continent...

29 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

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#Everydropcounts: Driving water conservation through adjusted pricing modelsArticle

South Africa remains under pressure when it comes to efficient water use and conservation, where limited supply is increasingly stressed by rising demand, aged and insufficient infrastructure and lack of consumer awareness...

Karen King 23 Mar 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

Paul Pryor, Aon global mining practice leader
Getting to grips with mining insurance ratesArticle

The South African mining industry is facing a unique set of challenges in the form of the cost and unreliability of electricity supply, disruption and destruction of equipment, an unstable regulatory and legal framework in addition the coronavirus black swan event...

Paul Pryor 20 Mar 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters
Residents to take municipality to court over water metersArticle

A group of Witzenberg residents are locked in a fight with the municipality over the installation of water management devices on their properties...

Barbara Maregele 12 Feb 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-GobainArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

Leigh Andrews 21 Jan 2020

LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020
LG to unveil first indoor gardening appliance at CES 2020Article

LG Electronics (LG) is tapping into the booming indoor gardening movement with the launch of its first home gardening appliance, set to be unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week...

6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 Jan 2020

2019 Greenovate Awards winners announced
2019 Greenovate Awards winners announcedArticle

The Greenovate Awards recognises outstanding leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment at university level...

4 Dec 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

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?Article

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 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

SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship Event
SA's most pernicious water challenges addressed at Water Stewardship EventArticle

The fifth annual Water Stewardship Event, which took place recently at the Crowne Plaza in Rosebank, Johannesburg, examined how South Africa's water value chain can be strengthened through partnerships...

21 Oct 2019

Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land
Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural landArticle

Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development...

Madison Yauger 16 Oct 2019

The definitive guide to house plan approval permissions
The definitive guide to house plan approval permissionsArticle

There are crucially important reasons why you need planning permission before you build, renovate or extend your home, not least of which is compliance to the law...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 25 Sep 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?Article

As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

Mines need to step up on sustainability
Mines need to step up on sustainabilityArticle

The mining industry is feeling the heat from government, communities, investors, environmental organisations and even consumers to implement sustainable business practices and reduce the impact of mining on the environment...

12 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climateArticle

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

Western Cape to highlight latest viticulture trends
Western Cape to highlight latest viticulture trendsArticle

Vinpro specialists will share lessons that South Africa can learn from Australia with regard to new vineyard technology, developments and implements, as well as a back to basics approach to soil management, at the Robertson, Worcester and Paarl events...

27 Aug 2019

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business
Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform businessArticle

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

20 Aug 2019

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