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Palm fronds and stones: creating reefs to heal Tunisia's polluted seas
Palm fronds and stones: creating reefs to heal Tunisia's polluted seasArticle

Tunisian environmentalists are trying to fight pollution damage along their country's Mediterranean shores by installing artificial reefs to encourage sea life...

Jihed Abidellaoui 3 days ago

Ghana produces excess electricity but its management is inefficient. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challengeArticle

Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access. This has supported higher levels of economic growth...

Theophilus Acheampong & Bridget O Menyeh 11 Jun 2021

Clean sources, job security are crucial to SA's energy future
Clean sources, job security are crucial to SA's energy futureArticle

Obtaining energy security based on reliable, affordable and clean energy sources and long-term sustainable jobs is at the centre of South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan...

11 Jun 2021

Deforestation is driven by global markets
Deforestation is driven by global marketsArticle

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fundArticle

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next
Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed nextArticle

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

GBCSA, YIPA sign MOU with strong focus on knowledge sharing
GBCSA, YIPA sign MOU with strong focus on knowledge sharingArticle

GBCSA and the Youth In Property Association (YIPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a strong focus on knowledge sharing and events...

9 Jun 2021

African leaders urged to unite in addressing climate change
African leaders urged to unite in addressing climate changeArticle

Addressing the virtual meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change, Ramaphosa said the continent needs a strong and well-coordinated common African position...

9 Jun 2021

Embracing legal technology to stay ahead
Embracing legal technology to stay aheadArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic has enforced new ways of working, the challenge for law firms now is to embrace technology to stay ahead and meet the growing needs of a rapidly changing world and its associated legal challenges...

Videsha Proothveerajh, Issued by LexisNexis 3 Jun 2021

Pamsa bursary programme open for applications
Pamsa bursary programme open for applicationsArticle

Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 Pamsa Masters of Engineering bursary programme...

3 Jun 2021

Pests on the march as climate change fans spread of crop destroyers
Pests on the march as climate change fans spread of crop destroyersArticle

Ravenous pests are on the march to colder regions as climate change lures crop eaters to new territories, threatening jobs and exacerbating world hunger, the United Nations said on Wednesday...

Nita Bhalla 3 Jun 2021

Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air
Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the airArticle

To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed...

Cameron Hepburn and Steve Smith 3 Jun 2021

Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipice
Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipiceArticle

Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued humanity. It has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our lives and societies onto a sustainable path...

Ian Goldin 2 Jun 2021

Janine Espin, managing director, EDS
Regulatory compliance will help economic recovery and sustainability in South AfricaArticle

For South Africa to work towards post-Covid economic recovery it will be necessary to reprioritise compliance to ensure both economic and environmental sustainability in the long term...

Janine Espin 1 Jun 2021

Arts education is facing massive cuts - yet its value is felt everywhere
Arts education is facing massive cuts - yet its value is felt everywhereArticle

When an emergency support package for the arts was launched in the face of Covid-19 last July, UK prime minister Boris Johnson trumpeted their value to industry and the nation at large...

Adam Behr 27 May 2021

Fruit industry strengthened by new SU Research Chair for Dr Elke Crouch
Fruit industry strengthened by new SU Research Chair for Dr Elke CrouchArticle

Fruit industry strengthened by new SU Research Chair for Dr Elke Crouch

Engela Duvenage 27 May 2021

IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action
IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate actionArticle

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are required to submit nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies outlining their...

27 May 2021

Report: Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa's agricultural threats
Report: Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa's agricultural threatsArticle

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development has released a report highlighting how gender-responsive agricultural research and development coupled with an intentional focus on addressing inequalities in access to innovations between men and women, can propel agricultural-driven development...

27 May 2021

Water - not an infinite resource in Kenya
Water - not an infinite resource in KenyaArticle

Everyone takes water for granted and this begets complacency. Water may seem like a limitless resource, considering that most of the planet is covered in it. But...

Simon Thomas 27 May 2021

Trends shaping philanthropy in the post-pandemic world
Trends shaping philanthropy in the post-pandemic worldArticle

One of the things that has become evident, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, is that philanthropy itself has become the trigger for many...

Lisa Forster and Timothy Townsend 26 May 2021

#YouthMatters: Nombuso Nomzamo Khanyile on the sustainable roots of accessory brand Afrikan Passion Designs
#YouthMatters: Nombuso Nomzamo Khanyile on the sustainable roots of accessory brand Afrikan Passion DesignsArticle

Faced with the need to be self-reliant, 25-year-old Biochemistry and Microbiology graduate Nombuso Nomzamo Khanyile founded Afrikan Passion Designs, a sustainable handmade leather accessory brand...

Ruth Cooper 25 May 2021

The Grand African Green Up to premiere on National Geographic this World Environment Day weekend
The Grand African Green Up to premiere on National Geographic this World Environment Day weekendArticle

National Geographic's Planet Possible campaign gets into full swing this World Environment Day weekend, with the premiere of The Grand African Green Up, a documentary special that celebrates the remarkable, leading work of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) being accomplished on the continent...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 24 May 2021

How the world is warming to sustainable investing
How the world is warming to sustainable investingArticle

The European Union (EU) is considered by many to be the leader in sustainability regulation. This is true in the sense that it was the first to set the foundations...

24 May 2021

Protecting SA's biodiversity - little steps can be made by managing waste better
Protecting SA's biodiversity - little steps can be made by managing waste betterArticle

For the past 50 years, human activities have dramatically reduced biodiversity across the globe. We have, through our actions, extinguished our habitats...

24 May 2021

Faithful to Nature hosts inaugural Force of Nature event
Faithful to Nature hosts inaugural Force of Nature eventArticle

Hosted by ethical retailer Faithful to Nature, the inaugural Force of Nature event was streamed live earlier this month, providing a platform for women at the forefront of...

20 May 2021

Green Connection: Energy budget still reeks of too much fossil fuel
Green Connection: Energy budget still reeks of too much fossil fuelArticle

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe's energy budget continues to place too much emphasis on oil and gas - neither of which are valid transition fuels that reduce the country's carbon emissions...

20 May 2021

Brown locusts have survived a long drought in South Africa - here's how
Brown locusts have survived a long drought in South Africa - here's howArticle

Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there's sufficient rain...

Frances Duncan 19 May 2021

African rainforests slow climate change despite record heat, drought
African rainforests slow climate change despite record heat, droughtArticle

Africa's tropical forests appear more resilient as carbon sinks than Amazonian rainforests - mopping up planet-warming carbon dioxide even when sizzling El Nino heat halted absorption in other parts of the world, researchers said on Monday...

Nita Bhalla 18 May 2021

As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk
As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at riskArticle

Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation workers, a report by British charity Christian Aid warned...

Nita Bhalla 17 May 2021

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac
Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to NedlacArticle

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

14 May 2021

Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch
Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switchArticle

As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

Megan Rowling 14 May 2021

Kenya plans to set up emissions trading system
Kenya plans to set up emissions trading systemArticle

Kenya aims to set up an emissions trading system that will allow companies and other bodies to buy emissions allowances as the country strives to limit...

George Obulutsa 12 May 2021

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 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021

Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 11 May 2021

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 10 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

Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importance
Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importanceArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the Ingula Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance...

5 May 2021

New visions of social work advocating for environmental justice
New visions of social work advocating for environmental justiceArticle

Sacap (The South African College of Applied Psychology) is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss new perspectives about social work...

Issued by SACAP 4 May 2021

Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in Africa
Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in AfricaArticle

Here's how Kantar will help you authentically solve the value-action gap and guide you along your brand's sustainable transformation journey...

Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 4 May 2021

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport
Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airportArticle

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures
Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable FuturesArticle

Wunderman Thompson's new original futures report delves into regeneration and more, featuring interviews with key opinion and thought leaders in the sustainability space...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 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

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

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

African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperity
African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperityArticle

A new study covering 11 African countries shows that most have a sovereign wealth fund or are in the process of establishing one...

28 Apr 2021

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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

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