I am woman hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be? This is a strong black woman (like me) who's been described as a media mogul, who shattered the glass ceiling for a lot of women by building a prominent and unique empire.

By Chipo Mujuru 17 hours ago

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. The foundation is providing a R1.2m grant to WWF-SA over the course of a year, which will be used to help fund a water conservation project in Ncotshane Township near Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal.

Issued by Heineken South Africa 20 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs
How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs

Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By Laxmi Pant 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

In recent decades, humans have built many dams. These are designed to regulate flow for irrigation, hydropower and water supply. Most major rivers in the world are dammed.

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, derailing the gains made in the past years.

14 Feb 2019

Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags
Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags

Pick n Pay is trialling an environmentally-friendly R5 bag as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. The new budget bag is made from green recycled plastic bottles and will initially be introduced in 22 stores across the country to gauge customer reaction.

13 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 (SAWEA), has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA).

13 Feb 2019

Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting
Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting

Bloomable, the online marketplace formerly known as SA Florist, has teamed up with Ge:Skenk to offer shoppers conscious gifting options.

12 Feb 2019

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years
City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health. The city claims this is due to pollution washing out the storm water system when it rains, but local scientists suspect the millions of litres of sewage pumped into the sea every day from pipelines at Mouille Point, Camps Bay, and Hout Bay also contribute.

By Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?
Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective - with an estimated worth of R20.3tn - and will therefore continue to play a critical role in the country's future.

By Jason McNeil 12 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. In 2019, it is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for their survival and livelihoods through a range of interventions aimed at boosting local food production and enhancing nutrition while strengthening the communities' resilience to crises.

12 Feb 2019