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Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations
Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has laid criminal charges against state-owned diamond mining company Alexkor...

By John Yeld 11 hours ago

New mobile app promotes positive social impact
New mobile app promotes positive social impact

InPulse has launched Unity Generation, a new mobile app dedicated to making a difference through community outreach and upliftment...

1 day ago

Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change
Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change

COP26 concluded with 197 countries agreeing to the Glasgow climate pact, but opinions on the summit's success are polarised...

By Margaret Kadiri 1 day ago

Germany supports local green hydrogen project with €12.5m in funding
Germany supports local green hydrogen project with €12.5m in funding

The South African government is collaborating with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to promote...

1 day ago

Coca-Cola launches its new sustainability platform in Africa
Coca-Cola launches its new sustainability platform in Africa

Coca-Cola Africa has launched Jamii, a new sustainability platform that aims to help accelerate the impact of its existing and new initiatives...

2 days ago

Environmental inspectors deployed to slurry polluted KZN rivers
Environmental inspectors deployed to slurry polluted KZN rivers

Minister Barbara Creecy has deployed environmental inspectors to support a probe into the pollution of KZN rivers from slurry dam breach...

2 days ago

Infobip launches ESG arm for a sustainable future in tech
Infobip launches ESG arm for a sustainable future in tech

Infobip has introduced a sustainability business unit to make it easier for the company to, among other things, operationalise its social giving initiatives...

14 Jan 2022

Shell seismic tests approval complied with rules, Mantashe says
Shell seismic tests approval complied with rules, Mantashe says

Shell's plan for seismic testing on South Africa's Wild Coast received all necessary environmental approvals, Gwede Mantashe said...

By Tim Cocks 14 Jan 2022

How to make roads with recycled waste and pave the way to a circular economy
How to make roads with recycled waste and pave the way to a circular economy

Moving to a circular economy Is a key goal to reduce the impact of building and construction on the environment...

By Salman Shooshtarian, Savindi Caldera, Tayyab Maqsood and Tim Ryley 14 Jan 2022

Durban beachgoers continue to swim despite warning signs
Durban beachgoers continue to swim despite warning signs

Over the past few weeks, several beaches across Durban's coastline have been intermittently closed and reopened because of serious raw sewage spills into the ocean and rivers...

By Nokulunga Majola 14 Jan 2022

Sustainability is at the heart of Nedbank's latest campaign
Sustainability is at the heart of Nedbank's latest campaign

Nedbank has taken its commitment to the environment, which includes having zero exposure to all activities related to fossil fuels by 2045...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jan 2022

Shoprite Group, Gift of the Givers join hands to assist flood victims in East London
Shoprite Group, Gift of the Givers join hands to assist flood victims in East London

The Shoprite Group joined hands with the Gift of the Givers, to bring relief to affected community members in East London...

13 Jan 2022

Elim in Limpopo has been without water for more than a year
Elim in Limpopo has been without water for more than a year

Villagers in Elim, Limpopo have been without water since boreholes in the area ran dry more than a year ago...

By Bernard Chiguvare 13 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: South Africa stands tall on ESG amongst global peers
#BizTrends2022: South Africa stands tall on ESG amongst global peers

South African listed companies can stand tall amongst the developed nations in their adoption and application of ESG metrics, writes Chris Blair...

Chris BlairBy Chris Blair 12 Jan 2022

Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

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Learning crisis, rising poverty and child brides in Uganda; Covid school closures blamed

Uganda, like many sub-Saharan African countries, faces major challenges in providing quality and accessible basic education to children and adolescents, a situation that Covid-19 has exacerbated as one in five children has dropped out of school...

12 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: Doing the right thing, beating the rhetoric and embracing activism
#BizTrends2022: Doing the right thing, beating the rhetoric and embracing activism

For 21 years now, Edelman has been measuring trust as a metric of success. Trust between employees and employers, the private sector and government, individuals and organisations...

Jordan RittenberryBy Jordan Rittenberry 11 Jan 2022

UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda
UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda

The UN WFP and Impact Hub Kigali are launching the Ignite Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to help tackle food systems challenges...

7 Jan 2022




Africa news

PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa to curb use of virgin plastics
PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa to curb use of virgin plastics

PepsiCo Sub-Saharan Africa has become the first market within PepsiCo's Africa, Middle East and South Asia market to reduce its reliance on virgin plastics and incorporate 20% recycled PET in its products...

3 Jan 2022

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