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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

Eswatini's Black Mamba Foods bags R9.2m investment

Enygma Ventures has invested R9.2m in Black Mamba Foods, an Eswatini-based ethical producer of specialty food products...

17 Nov 2020

How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 19 Oct 2020

IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa...

15 Jul 2020

Southern Africa could face another season of poor agricultural output

A recent report from the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative indicates a high probability of below-normal rainfall in Southern Africa between December 2019 and February 2020...

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Dec 2019

Saai to present resolution for protection of family farmers to UN

The Southern African Agri Initiative has announced that it will draw up a family farmer resolution that will be presented to the United Nations in 2020. This forms part of a larger campaign to continuously place crimes against family farmers on the international agenda...

13 Nov 2019

Sacum signs Brexit trade deal with UK

South Africa, together with other Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) member countries and Mozambique, has concluded a new trade agreement that will govern bilateral trade with the United Kingdom...

13 Sep 2019

Migration and health: what southern Africa needs to do to plug the gaps

A global commission on health and migration has released its report on how healthcare systems fail migrants...

2 Aug 2019

SADC media competition launches

Media are urged to enter the SADC media awards competition aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photography, radio and television...

13 Feb 2019

Africa cuts new cases of top maize disease

Interventions such as disease-free seeds and field hygiene have helped cut new cases of maize lethal necrosis in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Nelson Mandela Ogema and Gilbert Nakweya 31 Dec 2018

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

By Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C...

By Professor Bob Scholes 15 Oct 2018

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

The release this week of the IPCC's special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations...

By Mark New 10 Oct 2018

ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office launches Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe...

17 Aug 2018

Broll releases latest research report on SADC property market

Broll Property Group has released a new report, SADC Market Snippet 2018, providing the latest property market research on certain SADC countries...

19 Jun 2018

How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

Stemming the medical brain drain in Africa

Africa carries roughly a quarter of the burden of the world's diseases, but only 1.3% of the world health workforce, so the ongoing brain drain remains a concern...

28 May 2018

SADC updates bird flu disaster response plan

Southern African countries, jolted by a debilitating avian influenza outbreak in 2017, which left an extensive effect on the region, have reviewed and updated the regional preparedness and response plan...

15 Mar 2018

Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockages

Airline industry leaders and government officials met to discuss responses to an array of pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers...

15 Oct 2018

Cattle used as currency in southern Africa

Researchers recently visited northern Namibia, to test the cultural attitudes that influence how farmers manage their livestock herds during times of drought...

23 May 2018

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