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Money-metric poverty: Most South Africans can't afford basic foods

While inflation seems to be steadily increasing, the sharp April rise to 4.4% from 3.2% in March has largely been driven by transport costs and food prices...

By Andy Du Plessis 15 Jun 2021

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

14 Jun 2021

New electricity self-generation thresholds a welcome relief

The announcement that the threshold for self-generation power project licences would be lifted for projects generating up to 100MW of power is positive news for South Africa...

By Kieran Whyte 11 Jun 2021

GreenX Engineering helps Cloetesville Primary to achieve EPC certificate

Cloetesville Primary School in Stellenbosch has become SA's first school to receive an Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC)...

11 Jun 2021

#StartupStory: Aquasky's Brendan Williamson on extracting water from the clear blue sky

Necessity breeds innovation, and this was certainly the case during Cape Town's 2017/18 drought when dam levels reached alarming levels...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jun 2021

Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next

In 1938, French colonial authorities in what is today Mali started on an ambitious infrastructure plan to transform the desert into an area of agricultural production...

By Tom Higginbottom, Roshan Adhikari and Timothy Foster 10 Jun 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority raises over R15bn for Lesotho water project

South Africa's Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has raised just over R15bn in capital markets to continue construction of the Lesotho Highlands water project...

By Wendell Roelf 26 May 2021

Why full dams don't mean water security: a look at South Africa

After good summer rains, the dams that supply water to Johannesburg and much of South Africa's economic heartland are full...

By Mike Muller 25 May 2021

Zero-waste food bus hopes to drive away hunger

When Sidney Beukes got his bus driver's licence, he never imagined himself behind the wheel of a 40-year-old school bus that has been turned into a mobile grocery store...

By Kim Harrisberg 25 May 2021

Growing a sustainable response to food insecurity

At False Bay TVET College, whose campuses are located in some of the most vulnerable communities of Cape Town, it has become clear that the student population is deeply affected by the increased levels of poverty and unemployment sparked by the pandemic...

Issued by False Bay College 24 May 2021

Why conservation needs positive storytelling

This International Day for Biological Diversity, we need to recognise ourselves as a part of the planet's story...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 21 May 2021

UBU International teams up with Paarl Boys' High to support the Back-a-Boishaaier campaign

UBU International is proud to be joining forces with Paarl Boys' High School to use the Paarl Boys' High Wallet to help support the Back-a-Boishaaier campaign...

Issued by UBU International 18 May 2021

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