Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources
Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources

The Heineken South Africa Foundation is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF-SA) South Africa to help informal and underserved communities better manage their freshwater resources...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 21 hours ago

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New WWF Nedbank Green Trust water project brings KNP, smallholder farmers together

Reuben Leyane's 25-hectare farm is on the Sabie River, 1,5km from the Kruger National Park (KNP) fence and 12,5km from the town of Hazyview...

23 hours ago

Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea
Gordhan suggests early round REI4P renegotiation

An off-the-cuff comment by Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, about renegotiating the terms of first two rounds of SA's REI4P has raised concerns in the renewables sector...

1 day ago

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years...

14 Feb 2019

Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed
Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers, but risks must be managed

Many people depend on the natural ebb and flow of unrestricted rivers that swell with water in the rainy season and wane in the dry season. When the natural flow is changed, people and ecosystems are affected...

By Matthew McCartney and Fritz Kleinschroth 14 Feb 2019

Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report
Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report

According to new data presented in joint UN report the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition...

14 Feb 2019

SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector
SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address...

13 Feb 2019

FAO seeks $940m to meet needs of food-insecure populations in more than 30 countries
FAO seeks $940m to meet needs of food-insecure populations in more than 30 countries

The FAO is seeking $940m to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations...

12 Feb 2019

Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation

On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance...

By Sylvie Albert 11 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

UNU report compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater
UNU report compares technologies that remove arsenic from groundwater

A new study compares the effectiveness and costs of many different technologies designed to remove arsenic from groundwater - a health threat to at least 140 million people in 50 countries...

1 Feb 2019

Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched
Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched

Speaking at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome this week, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said a major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed...

29 Jan 2019

How we can "bank" water underground for use later on
How we can "bank" water underground for use later on

Since groundwater was developed as a science 150 years ago by Henry Darcy, several ideas using engineering and technology have cropped up on how best to manage it...

By Gaathier Mahed 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 awards ceremony sees African innovators shine
Zayed Sustainability Prize 2019 awards ceremony sees African innovators shine

Excelling at this year's Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony, African innovators took the top prize in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools...

24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish
#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish

Small, oily fishes - sardines, mackerel, mullet - lightly grilled and served drizzled with garlicky olive oil, fresh dill and lemon. Crusty bread is at hand to mop up the juices, and white wine to wash the fillets down...

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2019

Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

Sven Lindström, CEO of Midsummer. Photo: Nyteknik
#BizTrends2019: What to watch out for on the global renewables scene

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. What developments we can we expect from the solar and renewable energy sectors in 2019?

By Sven Lindström 7 Jan 2019

Brenda Martin, CEO of Sawea
#BizTrends2019: Sawea takes its transformative vision forward

As a young Industry growing rapidly within South Africa's transition away from coal, the wind energy sector has recognised the need to be transformative from the outset...

By Brenda Martin 7 Jan 2019

Karen King, senior associate, WSP, Environment & Energy, Africa
AMD still poses a threat

The discovery of minerals in South Africa in the late 19th century - including the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886 - played a fundamentally influential role in the first wave of industrial revolution of the country.

By Karen King 4 Jan 2019

From left to right: Professor Frans Swanepoel, Professor Louise Fresco and Professor Lise Korsten/ ©UP media
Does African agriculture need a Green Revolution?

Agricultural sectors across Africa need their own green revolution building on local knowledge and culture, as well as a green disruption building on new digital and other technology...

By Xolani Mathibela 2 Jan 2019

Politcal uncertainty - the only Achilles heel in SA's renewables marketability
Politcal uncertainty - the only Achilles heel in SA's renewables marketability

Although most G20 countries, including several emerging countries, have enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year, more has to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets...

24 Dec 2018

What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices
What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices

What did you have for dinner last night? Might you have made a different choice if you had a simple way to compare the environmental impacts of different foods?

By Adrian R. Camilleri, Dalia Patino-Echeverri and Ri 20 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget
Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget

Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6,000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey...

Issued by FCB Africa 11 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020
Cape Town to host Agritech Africa conference, exhibition in 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau will play host to Kenes Exhibitions' Agritech Africa 2020 in Cape Town.

11 Dec 2018

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