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Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

By Elliot Woolley 3 days ago

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

3 days ago

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Renewable energy vehicles can revolutionise SA's public transport system

South Africa has the opportunity to fundamentally change the way we operate our public transport system, if we take the opportunity that is staring us in the face...

By Vincent Raseroka 3 days ago

Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?
Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?

On 5 April 2019, the Minister of Environmental Affairs gave notice of her intention to require any person who lawfully conducted a hazardous waste management activity on 1 July 2009 to apply for a waste management licence...

By Paula-Ann Novotny 3 days ago

Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa
Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

3 days ago

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

3 days ago

Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?
Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?

Private prosecutions for environmental crimes has always been a thorny issue in South African environmental law. In the recent case of Uzani Environmental Advocacy CC v BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, BP was found guilty of contravening the National Environmental Management Act...

By Athi Jara 17 Apr 2019

2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs
2019 WSIS Forum concludes highlighting contributions of tech in achieving SDGs

The recently concluded 10th World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum emphasised the importance of the WSIS Action Lines as a key United Nations framework for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals...

17 Apr 2019

Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors
Uzwelo, Jes Foord Foundation launch campaign to support rape survivors

Uzwelo Bags and The Jes Foord Foundation have joined hands to help support rape survivors...

17 Apr 2019

Watson wind farm stopped - for now
Watson wind farm stopped - for now

The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family's massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned - at least temporarily...

By John Yeld 16 Apr 2019

Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the challenges that await the UN

Seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), we do not only have cause to complain, far from it...

By Olivier de Frouville 16 Apr 2019

Our responsibility towards education as a basic human right
Our responsibility towards education as a basic human right

The government has made provision for both basic education, and further education, in the South African Constitution...

By Sizwe Nxasana 15 Apr 2019

Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition
Construction entrepreneur Julia Petla receives international recognition

Born for leadership, Nkgomeleng Julia Petla is the founder and MD of Amedzo Trading and Projects, a 100% black-women-owned construction company which turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2019

Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme
Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme

Roughly 6.21 million young South Africans without jobs, leaving many feeling hopeless and discouraged by the lack of opportunities...

15 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor
#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor

The industry's lack of diversity and inclusion was made notably clear by last year's #TimesUp movement, largely focused on equality in race and gender. Now, with a rise of 'diversity and inclusion' focused roles popping in advertising, here's why it's important to focus on a range of ages and experience levels for true business transformation...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2019

Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design
Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design

What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth?

By Joanna Boehnert 15 Apr 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores
Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores

Vodacom on Tuesday, 9 April, announced that it will no longer be issuing plastic bags to customers at its stores, replacing them with brown paper bags...

12 Apr 2019

Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA
Pilot Crushtec, Sanral sign MoU to promote transformation in SA

While the continuous expansion and maintenance of South Africa's road network generates billions in revenue and employs tens of thousands of individuals, barriers to entry for newcomers are restrictive...

12 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

By Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

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How far Black Twitter has come

Black Twitter in South Africa has become an autonomous space that has grown a life of its own...

By Rebone Masemola 11 Apr 2019

Rhino horn confiscated by Hong Kong customs
Rhino horn confiscated by Hong Kong customs

The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the confiscation of rhino horn valued at an estimated R29m by Hong Kong customs officials...

11 Apr 2019

President appoints commission on fourth industrial revolution
President appoints commission on fourth industrial revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

10 Apr 2019

Nominations open for positions on Khoi-San Commission
Nominations open for positions on Khoi-San Commission

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize has invited the public to nominate persons who may be considered for appointment as members of the Commission on Khoi-San Matters...

10 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan
Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan

The Department of Environmental Affairs has given the go-ahead to a wind farm project that the Watson family wants to build in the Eastern Cape, before assessing strong differences of opinion from scientists...

By John Yeld 10 Apr 2019

Tata invests R2.3m in postgraduate scholarships for 2018/19 academic year
Tata invests R2.3m in postgraduate scholarships for 2018/19 academic year

53 students at four South African universities have been awarded with scholarships totalling more than R2.3m for the 2018/19 academic year as part of the Tata Postgraduate Scholarship Programme...

10 Apr 2019

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