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Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.

By Kate Stubbs 1 day ago

IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development
IoT is a prerequisite for enabling sustainable development

IoT and digitisation enable us to efficiently, proactively and predictively address the sustainability challenges that are faced globally and on the African continent...

By Reshaad Sha 1 day ago

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mix

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

By Oluwole Olutola 3 days ago

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth...

By Dr Shafick Adams 11 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

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GreenCape, FNF to host water innovation contest in Cape Town

The GreenCape Sector Development Agency (GreenCape) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) are hosting a competition for water innovators to win funding and developmental support for their tech solution...

6 Sep 2018

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How solar kits and battery lamps are replacing kerosene across Africa

For decades, people in rural Africa have been using sooty kerosene lamps to dimly light their homes...

By Jörg Peters 6 Sep 2018

300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme
300,000kg of surplus food donated through KFC Harvest programme

KFC South Africa's Harvest initiative aims to change the way the quick service restaurant industry deals with surplus food in restaurants...

5 Sep 2018

GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry
GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry

The Department of Tourism has announced the addition of water efficiency measures support in the hospitality industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme...

4 Sep 2018

Does your risk plan take water scarcity into account?
Does your risk plan take water scarcity into account?

Water scarcity has immense implications for companies, and should be top of mind for risk management departments...

By Christopher Thomson, Issued by AIG South Africa 31 Aug 2018

Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa
Water access may be more important than electricity for sub-Saharan Africa

For nearly two decades, the United States has strongly pushed for the electrification of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Grogan and Tselmuun Tserenkhuu 31 Aug 2018

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Civil organisations challenge new coal inclusion in IRP

Allowing the two new coal plants contemplated by the draft Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) to go ahead would be disastrous for water resources, air quality, health, land, and the climate...

30 Aug 2018

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South Africa's university students face a crisis: nearly a third go hungry

There is a common perception that students represent the elite, and so cannot possibly suffer from hunger...

By Stephen Devereux 30 Aug 2018

FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking
FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking

FoodForward SA has introduced the FoodShare Digital Platform, a technological answer to the logistical demands of an organisation that recovers surplus food in the supply chain for redistribution...

28 Aug 2018

New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers
New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers

WWF released a new report on Sunday, 26 August, highlighting the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate natural disasters...

27 Aug 2018

Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa
A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

Life as we know it requires water to survive...

By Adriana Marais 27 Aug 2018

How Africa can up its game on water management for agriculture
How Africa can up its game on water management for agriculture

Challenges posed by climate change, water, nutrients and energy are converging...

By Andrew Slaughter 27 Aug 2018

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how
After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

Three years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world's most ambitious set of development goals yet...

By Willem Fourie 24 Aug 2018

Stellenbosch University launches student-inspired #Move4Food drive
Stellenbosch University launches student-inspired #Move4Food drive

Stellenbosch University (SU) launched its student-inspired #Move4Food drive on Monday, 20 August, with the aim of raising R10m in 100 days to create sustainable food banks...

23 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Just keep growing says Renshia Manual of GrowBox
#WomensMonth: Just keep growing says Renshia Manual of GrowBox

Entrepreneur and owner of GrowBox, Renshia Manual has obtained many accolades to her name, from being named a winner of the #YouthStartCT in 2016 to being selected for RedBull Amapiko in 2017...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2018

A major cause of flooding in Nairobi is inappropriate building on riparian land. Flickr/Ubadheer
Why Kenya's demolishing 4000 buildings in Nairobi

Drastic action is being taken in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with 4000 buildings set to be demolished...

By Sean Avery 20 Aug 2018

New approaches needed to beat food insecurity among students
New approaches needed to beat food insecurity among students

"Current measures tell us that South Africa is food secure, yet household food insecurity is a lived reality of many."

20 Aug 2018

Princess of Africa appointed NEPAD goodwill ambassador
Princess of Africa appointed NEPAD goodwill ambassador

Internationally renowned singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been appointed the NEPAD Agency's goodwill ambassador for TB and nutrition...

16 Aug 2018

Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant
Mutualpark office launches waste-to-drinking water filtration plant

Old Mutual's Mutualpark office in Pinelands, Cape Town recently launched the first corporate-based waste-to-drinking water filtration plant in the country...

15 Aug 2018

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

By Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2018

Veronique Isaacs
#WomensMonth: A passion for people

Veronique Isaacs is passionate about developing people. She is determined that every community project surrounding renewable power plants is purposefully designed...

By Nicci Botha 8 Aug 2018

Entries are now open for Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star!
Entries are now open for Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star!

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for our popular annual fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk in association with Lucky Star...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 30 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

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