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Vera Songwe.
Africa's free trade area: the journey beginsArticle

With a combined market of over 1.2 billion people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, AfCFTA could potentially make Africa the largest free trade area in the world. Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains what's next...

1 day ago

SA Tourism, Future Group partner to give locals more access to exploring their own country
SA Tourism, Future Group partner to give locals more access to exploring their own countryArticle

South African Tourism has partnered with expo organisers, Future Group, to provide Thompson's Holidays, Kulula Holidays, STA Travel and SANParks a platform to showcase their affordable Sho't Left getaway deals during this year's Holiday Expo...

2 days ago

City Lodge Hotels Group - Financial results for financial year ending 30 June 2019
City Lodge Hotels Group - Financial results for financial year ending 30 June 2019Article

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group has almost completed its initial targeted expansion into East and Southern Africa and has this week opened the 154-room Town Lodge Umhlanga, its 55th hotel in South Africa...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 days ago

UWC Media Society to launch with maiden Media Mind Blast
UWC Media Society to launch with maiden Media Mind BlastArticle

The University of the Western Cape will launch its historic UWC Media Society and the inaugural annual Media Mind Blast this Friday, 23 August 2019...

2 days ago

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Airline passengers can reduce up to 80% of their CO2 emissionsArticle

Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched its new Compensaid sustainability platform sustainability, which will make it possible for travellers to offset their individual carbon footprint using Sustainable Aviation Fuel...

3 days ago

Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023
Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023Article

Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, has stated its ambition to eliminate all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs...

3 days ago

Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leaders
Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leadersArticle

The Table Mountain Fund, an associated trust of WWF-South Africa has, since 1998, focused on protecting the Cape Floristic Region...

3 days ago

Gender equality makes good business sense
Gender equality makes good business senseArticle

'The Rise of Eve' recognises the rise of the female economy as women increasingly take the lead at home and the workplace...

20 Aug 2019

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet
Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planetArticle

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn't revolutionary - smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing...

Alison Stowell 20 Aug 2019

Energy planning can support the success of young businesses
Energy planning can support the success of young businessesArticle

Energy management is vital, even at times when there is no national energy supply crisis - and the small business sector is not helpless in terms of effecting changes that benefit themselves as well as their customers...

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 19 Aug 2019

Amendments to EE reporting aim to equalise remuneration practices
Amendments to EE reporting aim to equalise remuneration practicesArticle

The law requires that designated employers must submit a report of how representative their companies are (across all jobs in the organisation) regarding race, gender and disability...

19 Aug 2019

Francis Fukuyama
Fukuyama's 6 simple strategies to get SA off the groundArticle

Every country, South Africa included, needs to formulate its own development strategy. Professor Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at Stanford University, made a number of important points about how such a strategy should be advanced...

19 Aug 2019

High-income country trainees and experts must learn to listen and be humble. Shutterstock
Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the patternArticle

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, land in Washington DC for a two-week visit...

Madhukar Pai 19 Aug 2019

From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability
From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainabilityArticle

Having never been inside an actual factory before, never mind a clothing factory, I had imagined mega-machines and giant conveyor belts - nothing but cold hard steel moving fabric about...

Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2019

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing mythsArticle

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Are you using the lessons of motherhood to boost your career?
#WomensMonth: Are you using the lessons of motherhood to boost your career?Article

An article by Forbes, The Pressure Is Real For Working Mothers, states that "43% of highly qualified women opt out or off-ramp on their way back to work post-baby"...

Kalnisha Singh 16 Aug 2019

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures
Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and culturesArticle

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime cultureArticle

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

16 Aug 2019

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G valueArticle

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

Juanita Pienaar 15 Aug 2019

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announcedArticle

Finalists announced in annual AWIEF Awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Aug 2019

Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurship
Let's focus on the gender imbalance in tech entrepreneurshipArticle

It is an opportune time to review the progress that women have made in the technology industry and to ask what more we could do to encourage higher female participation in the sector...

Selina Bieber 15 Aug 2019

SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry
SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industryArticle

The Concrete Institute (TCI) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge in imports of cement at low prices...

15 Aug 2019

Optimising cash flow improves chances of sustainability
Optimising cash flow improves chances of sustainabilityArticle

Failure to optimise cash flow is one of the key reasons that could lead startups to shut their doors...

14 Aug 2019

Country Road's new Teen range launches in South Africa
Country Road's new Teen range launches in South AfricaArticle

Country Road's first Teen collection, catering for pre-teen and teen girls and boys aged 8-16, will launch in South African stores this August...

14 Aug 2019

Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not bigger
Investing in the future of food and agriculture - farm better, not biggerArticle

It is no secret that food security, health and sustainability are concerns around the world. The knock-on effect to this is the need to address hunger, lifestyle diseases and climate change...

Mark Hassenkamp 14 Aug 2019

What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?
What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?Article

It just takes one event to knock the life out of an SME...

14 Aug 2019

Busting myths about timber construction
Busting myths about timber constructionArticle

According to Dr Brand Wessels, chairperson of the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch, the most common myths that circulate among the general public and even the professional trade about timber as a building material include...

14 Aug 2019

Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro home
Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro homeArticle

Brazil-based architecture practice Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura has used old shipping containers to create a modern and minimalist micro home in São Paulo...

14 Aug 2019

Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!
Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!Article

TIPED is highly customised to provide relevant and rigorous high-level, experiential learning to understand the 'why' (context) and historical perspective of investment across key regions and sectors...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Aug 2019

Igniting social entrepreneurship
Igniting social entrepreneurshipArticle

Our history that relates to home-ownership... or rather the lack thereof in some communities, is an extremely powerful and inspiring platform to ignite entrepreneurship in this sphere...

Issued by African Entrepreneurs Conference 13 Aug 2019

SA Designers of The Year (from left) Thabisa Mjo, Mpho Vackier and 100% Design South Africa’s creative director, Cathy O'Clery. Image supplied.
100% Design South Africa Awards announces 2019 winnersArticle

100% Design South Africa, announced its 2019 Design Award winners at an event that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on Thursday, 8 August 2019...

12 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion
#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passionArticle

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

Robin Fredericks 11 Aug 2019

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Tourism safety campaign launched in Cape TownArticle

The National Tourism Safety Awareness Campaign has been launched at Table Mountain in Cape Town, following isolated incidents of violence directed as tourists...

11 Aug 2019

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CTA, GIZ launch agritech competition in EthiopiaArticle

The Green Innovation and AgriTech Slam 2019 competition will identify innovations and ideas that address the critical challenges affecting the wheat, legumes and honey value chains and the digital needs of the entire agricultural value chain...

11 Aug 2019

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?
Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?Article

Recently Zara introduced a sustainability pledge. But how can Zara ever be sustainable? As the largest fast-fashion retailer in the world, they produce around 450 million garments a year...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in AfricaArticle

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG development. Photo credit: BP
Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissanceArticle

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

How IoT can change the face of healthcare
How IoT can change the face of healthcareArticle

The world's health facilities are straining under the pressure of ageing infrastructure and growing populations, particularly in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn King
'Value creation, not profit, is human nature' - Professor Mervyn KingArticle

Speaking at the 10th annual Serious Social Investing (SSI) Conference at the GIBS Business School in Illovo, Johannesburg recently, corporate governance and sustainability expert Professor Mervyn King noted that successful businesses have moved away from creating wealth for shareholders to focusing on long-term value creation...

8 Aug 2019

Jordan launches leading sustainable toothbrush
Jordan launches leading sustainable toothbrushArticle

Leading specialist health and beauty distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be launching Jordan's award-winning Green Clean sustainable toothbrush range...

Issued by ACDOCOSA 6 Aug 2019

GRI, Enel investigate how SDGs have influenced business reporting
GRI, Enel investigate how SDGs have influenced business reportingArticle

GRI has partnered Enel to research whether the SDGs have influenced business reporting and contributed to the adoption of new partnerships and business models...

6 Aug 2019

New state-funded planes for SAA with more legroom and lie-flat beds
New state-funded planes for SAA with more legroom and lie-flat bedsArticle

SAA receives state funding for new planes with a host of exciting new features following the resignation of CEO, Vuyani Jarana, due to alleged lack of government support...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Aug 2019

See the launch of Orbit's new sustainable packaging campaign
See the launch of Orbit's new sustainable packaging campaignGallery

The packaging of Orbit Gum's product range is now more sustainable and recyclable. The company's shift to more environmentally-friendly packaging falls in line Mars Incorporated's Sustainability in a Generation strategy. To create awareness around the new packaging, Orbit has also launched the Pledge to Plant campaign under the banner #JustOneThing. To create additional awareness around the campaign, Orbit has partnered with the University of Johannesburg art students to create an art installation. To read more about Orbit's new sustainable packaging, click here.

5 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing business
#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing businessArticle

The realisation of true diversity and inclusion is a marathon exercise without any manifest overnight fix - and rightly so because its achievement must be meaningful rather than just quantitative...

Lerisha Naidu 5 Aug 2019

Orbit Gum packaging now friendlier to the environment
Orbit Gum packaging now friendlier to the environmentArticle

Orbit Gum has introduced more sustainable and recyclable packaging for its product range. The move is in line with parent company Mars Incorporated's global Sustainability in a Generation strategy...

5 Aug 2019

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