Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 3 days ago

Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa...

By Henning Melber 13 Nov 2018

Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Water experts explore solutions to sector challenges

Water and sanitation industry players have been urged to tap into new local technologies and solutions that will address the service delivery challenges that plague the sector...

12 Nov 2018

AfDB looks to turn African savannah into global food basket using agritech

The AfDB is leading efforts to wake the 'sleeping giant' that is the African savannah and turn it into the cradle of the continent's green revolution...

8 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

DHL Global Forwarding partners with My Dream Now to empower Kenya's youth

DHL Global Forwarding has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth...

7 Nov 2018

#Newsmaker: Giant Films' Sam Coleman and A Guardian

Giant Films in collaboration with an international team of creatives recently completed an anti-poaching, 90-second film for Over and Above Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Nov 2018

$1bn annually is what's needed to save Africa's lions - here's how we arrived at the price tag

A billion dollars. That's approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion...

By Luke Hunter 6 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Meet the future of advertising

The session by VML was my favourite of the first-ever Digital Agency Showcase, because not only was the panel the most representative of the day, but agency leader Jared Cinman also led the way in letting the 'future of the industry' talk for itself...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb poverty

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says investing in the agricultural sectors is fundamental to eradicating poverty, hunger and malnutrition...

2 Nov 2018

SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP

A whopping R2,940,000 was raised over the past year for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund thanks to 34,000 supporters...

2 Nov 2018

Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look

By several accounts, 2018 has been a great year for community-based conservation in Tanzania...

By Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund & Peadar Breho 2 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 Nov 2018

#FoodNextAfrica: How to ensure sustainable growth of plant-based foods

With the population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the search has intensified for alternative protein sources to not only feed us all, but to do so sustainably by minimising the environmental impact...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Nov 2018

When water is scarce we're willing to share what we really need - new research

Cape Town's recent drought brought into sharp relief how people behave and the choices that they make when resources become scarce...

By Astrid Kause 1 Nov 2018

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

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