Farmers urged not to abstract water from Caledon River
Farmers urged not to abstract water from Caledon River

Farmers residing near or next to Caledon River have been requested not to abstract water from the river for seven days...

14 Nov 2018

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...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 14 Nov 2018

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger
Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

12 Nov 2018

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
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

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?
South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa's economic situation...

By Danny Bradlow 12 Nov 2018

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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

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security
Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

No country or city can afford to be without a reliable source of water...

By Kevin Winter 9 Nov 2018

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

Meet 2018's Sassi Trailblazer chefs
Meet 2018's Sassi Trailblazer chefs

The eight chefs, acknowledged for actively championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants, were recently announced at the Sassi (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Trailblazer Awards, which was held at the Harbour House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town...

7 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service
#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service

MasterChef SA season two winner and all-around local foodie celebrity Kamini Panther launched her new chef-inspired, healthy food delivery service FÜDY through Uber Eats at the beginning of this month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Nov 2018

R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season
R800m committed to provide support to women, youth farmers to ready them for planting season

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says it has heeded the call to quicken their rapid land release steps and provide financial support to the farming community during this planting season...

6 Nov 2018

Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb poverty
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

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

Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village
Taps often run dry in Eastern Cape village

Villagers in Ntshingeni outside Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape say their standpipe taps run dry for weeks at a time...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 1 Nov 2018

Floatovoltaics solve more than one sustainability challenge
Floatovoltaics solve more than one sustainability challenge

According to the United Nations more than 300-million people in the sub-Saharan region live in a water-scarce environment.

31 Oct 2018

Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties
Home-owners to register their off-grid energy installations or face stiff penalties

The supply of electricity to the property may also be disconnected and only reconnected once the city is satisfied that the SSEG system is either disconnected, decommissioned or authorised...

31 Oct 2018

Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate
Meat grown from cells: companies clamour to put it on your plate

Could this be the year that meat grown in vats rather than taken from animals reaches our plates?

By Neil Stephens 30 Oct 2018

Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers
Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers

Handcraft and design show KAMERS/Makers has partnered with Bluewater Africa and Consol Glass to provide glass bottles and purified drinking water to visitors at the six-day event...

29 Oct 2018

SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises
SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises

SEED SA recently presented its pioneer group of green enterprises to the local business community of Polokwane and Richards Bay...

24 Oct 2018

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How you can help the millions of SA children who go to bed more than a little "hangry" every night

"Hangry" is a word that has slipped into the English language...

By Kelvin Glen 23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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Solar can save Africa

The spectre of climate change reared its ugly head in June 2018, when the dammed lake that supplies Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d'Ivoire, ran dry, leave the city without water.

23 Oct 2018

Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition
Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced that Siya Kolisi will become an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100...

Issued by OnPoint PR 19 Oct 2018

Woolworths launches One Small Spoon campaign to help drive food security in SA
Woolworths launches One Small Spoon campaign to help drive food security in SA

Currently, 14 million South Africans are at risk of going hungry every day, but like many other countries, South Africa over-produces food...

18 Oct 2018

20 years on, has our National Water Act failed us?
20 years on, has our National Water Act failed us?

Late last month saw a reunion of sorts involving people who played leading roles in the process that led to the signature into law by President Mandela of the 1998 National Water Act...

By John Dini 17 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

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