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UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy poverty
UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy povertyArticle

Professor Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty, which will be launched officially at the UN General Assembly in New York in September...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 days ago

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategyArticle

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

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Creating strong, innovative AI dialogue in AfricaArticle

The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) announces appointment of Nigerian visionary and thought leader, John Kamara, as a director...

14 May 2019

Stronger health systems will boost the fight against infectious diseases
Stronger health systems will boost the fight against infectious diseasesArticle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 13-million people die from infectious diseases each year...

13 May 2019

2018/2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards finalists announced
2018/2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the this year's African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards have been announced...

13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue EconomyArticle

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journey
Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journeyArticle

Sappi's sustainability strategy builds on their 2020Vision, people and core assets and aims to create real value by contributing to business growth within the context of the constantly changing external environment in which they operate...

Issued by Sappi 10 May 2019

Winning architecture team to design first decarbonised district of France announced
Winning architecture team to design first decarbonised district of France announcedArticle

The winning project has been announced for the "Inventing Bruneseau" competition organised by the City of Paris and the SEMAPA...

10 May 2019

Elias Masilela
More carrot less stick needed in investment choicesArticle

Forcing retirement funds to invest in certain prescribed assets is likely to have unintended consequences. It's likely to worsen the already fragile confidence in the economy...

26 Apr 2019

Economic empowerment of women is good for all
Economic empowerment of women is good for allArticle

Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance...

Kingsley Ighobor 26 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital marketArticle

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SA
Vodacom's female farmer programme empowers small scale farmers in rural SAArticle

To date, the programme, which is focused on empowering smallholder female farmers within the country's agriculture sector, has trained 350 small-scale female farmers in rural areas of Limpopo province...

26 Apr 2019

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brands
Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia ranked most transparent fashion brandsArticle

Sportswear giants Adidas and Reebok and outdoor clothing brand Patagonia are leading the way on transparency amongst the world's 200 largest fashion brands...

25 Apr 2019

How Vodacom is adapting its CSI approach to changing conditions
How Vodacom is adapting its CSI approach to changing conditionsArticle

Rather than doggedly following an approach which may no longer be relevant, business has an obligation to adapt its corporate social investment (CSI) to changing needs and conditions...

25 Apr 2019

Companies urged to partner with UN Global Compact Network for sustainable change
Companies urged to partner with UN Global Compact Network for sustainable changeArticle

The 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference took place last week, with the UN Sustainable Development Goals a key topic...

23 Apr 2019

Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban area
Mozambique water project: insights into supply and use in a peri-urban areaArticle

The United Nations reports that water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Just over a third of people don't have access to safely managed drinking water. This is why the Sustainable Development Goals set out to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.

Ana Rita Sequeira et al. 23 Apr 2019

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising AfricaArticle

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

18 Apr 2019

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollarsArticle

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

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African auto industry needs OEM investment to realise potentialArticle

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has identified an increase in local vehicle manufacturing as key to the realising the vision of the finalised South African Automotive Masterplan 2035 (SAAM) and the targets it sets out...

Mike Whitfield 18 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGsArticle

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban changeArticle

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Posterscope South Africa takes home 'Best Brand'
Posterscope South Africa takes home 'Best Brand'Article

On Thursday, 4 April 2019, CMO Asia recognised and honoured South Africa's Best Brands at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Posterscope South Africa walked away with the prestigious South Africa Best Brand Award which was endorsed by CMO Asia...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 11 Apr 2019

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schoolsArticle

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

Entries for Green Talents 2019 open
Entries for Green Talents 2019 openArticle

The Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development looks at how research can contribute to more sustainability...

10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainabilityArticle

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

9 Apr 2019

Local software company shines at hackathon
Local software company shines at hackathonArticle

The recent SBC and RCS Future Cities Hackathon held in Cape Town sought to solve some of the world's most pressing problems...

8 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certificationArticle

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 Apr 2019

The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies
The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economiesArticle

So much of the world's growth over the past 200 years has been due to the discovery and ever-increasing use of affordable energy derived from fossil fuels led by coal, followed by oil, and natural gas...

Alan M Clegg 5 Apr 2019

Renewables spell increased demand for cobalt and lithium
Cobalt and lithium recycling low despite climate change concernsArticle

Extracting cobalt and lithium from old products and infrastructure is essential to heading off predicted metal shortfalls, empowering clean energy transitions and reducing risk of human exploitation.

4 Apr 2019

FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusiness
FAO, ADEPT partner to promote potential of African diaspora in agribusinessArticle

Signing an agreement on the side-lines of the high-level event on Food and Agriculture in Times of Crises, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) have joined efforts...

4 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Eskom signs $180m loan agreement
Eskom signs $180m loan agreementArticle

Eskom has secured a $180m loan from the New Development Bank (NDB) for its Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Augmentation Project...

2 Apr 2019

New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015
New study: Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000-2015Article

A new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science has revealed that improved housing had doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015...

1 Apr 2019

UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development
UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's developmentArticle

The University of Pretoria has been lauded for the launch of its Future Africa research institute. The institute aims to address complex societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of Africa's sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through science and technology...

1 Apr 2019

Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutions
Syngenta to support Zambian farmers with sustainable farming solutionsArticle

Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia...

29 Mar 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

Inroads for SA Brand SummitArticle

South Africa has come a long way since the dark days of Apartheid. 22 years following the dawn of democratic South Africa, our country has dramatically changed in many ways. Indeed, how we see ourselves as South Africans and how the world sees us, has been profoundly altered.

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 29 Mar 2019

New paper provides framework for country-led climate action
New paper provides framework for country-led climate actionArticle

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) network has published a paper providing strategies for countries to decarbonise based on their national development objectives...

29 Mar 2019

The City of Johannesburg wins the bid to be the 2019 Host City for the South African Brand Summit AwardsArticle

The inaugural South Africa Brand Summit & Awards, which seeks to analyse South Africa as a brand and recognise organisations and people who have enhanced the country's reputation, has secured a growing list of renowned thought-leaders, speakers, and panellists. The list includes the likes of:

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 28 Mar 2019

CIFOR, AFR100 partner to ensure sustainable landscape restoration in Africa
CIFOR, AFR100 partner to ensure sustainable landscape restoration in AfricaArticle

The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR's restoration activities within the AFR100 framework...

28 Mar 2019

Egypt embarks on smart city development drive
Egypt embarks on smart city development driveArticle

As part of Egypt's Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, it is embarking on a slate of new fourth-generation smart cities...

28 Mar 2019

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa
WHO report: 630-million years of healthy life lost in AfricaArticle

Nearly 630-million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) 47 member states in Africa...

28 Mar 2019

Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix it
Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix itArticle

Nigeria's education system is based on the (1)-6-3-3-4 formula: one year pre-primary education, six years primary, three years junior secondary, three years senior secondary, and a minimum of four years tertiary education...

Omowumi Olabode Steven Ekundayo 27 Mar 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in AfricaArticle

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

26 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitationArticle

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

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Forest products matter - every day in every wayArticle

According to Frederick Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory, some things are consumed passively or subconsciously with little thought given to how they are made or what life would be without them...

Jane Molony 25 Mar 2019

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals
Africa's guide to sustainable development goalsArticle

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

24 Mar 2019

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SU hosts dialogue on pursuing a socially just and sustainable economy in SAArticle

Professors Thuli Madonsela and Mark Swilling from Stellenbosch University recently hosted a number of South Africa's leading economists at the Artscape in Cape Town who were convened for a dialogue on South Africa's economy from a social justice and sustainability perspective...

22 Mar 2019

Dr Tshepo Motsepe
Africa-Asia partner to improve healthcareArticle

If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies, they must improve healthcare for women, adolescents and youth...

20 Mar 2019

Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose
Finding rails solutions that are fit for purposeArticle

Africa's conditions are perfectly suited to rail transport solutions - vast distances, interspersed with rich mineral deposits and dense population centres...

Andre van der Walt 19 Mar 2019

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