Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda
Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill and the Draft Employment Equity Regulations, which aim to fast-track slow transformation in the workplace, are expected to be published in the Government Gazette this afternoon.

2 days ago

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs

Multi-faith environmental NGO Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025. The campaign commenced with a petition earlier this month in an effort "to eradicate inhumane battery cage farms for hens".

2 days ago

Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business
Asking customers to donate when they buy stuff may be good for business

Cashiers asking customers to donate small sums to charity while they're at cash registers, known as checkout charity, is becoming a big business.

By Benjamin Lawrence 2 days ago

Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa
Thinking sustainability - Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) will be hosting a two-day conference as a platform to share knowledge and information about the Energy, Food, Water Nexus for South Africa.

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Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

South Africa's current drought affects people at home, but more important to our economy is the damage to businesses that you might not expect to be affected. The Western Cape is not the only place in trouble, and as a new El NiƱo season approaches, the effects will only worsen.

By Dr Jo Burgess 3 days ago

H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in partnership with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA).

3 days ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change
New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks.

3 days ago

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 19 Sep 2018

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 19 Sep 2018

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM, which was hosted by WESSA's Eastern Cape membership branch at Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.

17 Sep 2018

#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by for the brand's 30th-anniversary.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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 Australia where nuclear power is banned. All the largest economies in the world have nuclear power as part of their energy mix.

By Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience. This was clear from books like the Silent Spring published in 1962, and The Limits to Growth published 10 years later.

By Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018