Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...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 5 hours ago

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 2 days ago

#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 2 days ago

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

$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

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

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

Global radio broadcast to fight poaching in Africa

Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of 'Snared In Africa'...

24 Oct 2018

Trading while caring for people and planet

Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed AfCFTA - the world's largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization...

By Richards Munang and Robert Mgendi 22 Oct 2018

Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching

The call follows the recent arrest of six suspected rhino poachers at a guesthouse in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C...

By Professor Bob Scholes 15 Oct 2018

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

The release this week of the IPCC's special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations...

By Mark New 10 Oct 2018

Atlas Oranto Petroleum to construct schools in South Sudan

Oranto Petroleum has completed the award of a contract for the construction of two primary schools in South Sudan...

3 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?

By Alex Ezeh 28 Sep 2018

African countries aren't doing enough to prepare for rising sea levels

Sea levels are rising around the world. In the last quarter century, on the north-eastern African coastline, sea levels have risen by as much as 12cm...

By Sally Brown 27 Sep 2018

Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

United Nations supports member states to align national development plans with Sustainable Development Goals...

20 Sep 2018

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