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Values of African philanthropy can right social imbalance
Values of African philanthropy can right social imbalance

It is widely acknowledged that imbalances due to the abysmal wealth:poverty ratio in Africa must be toppled. What is not widely considered is the fundamental role of applied African philanthropy to equalise the scales, says Professor Bhekinkosi Moyo...

Issued by Wits Business School 24 Jan 2022

Source: Supplied. The Vaxi Trokkie pictured in Delft.
Vaxi Trokkie hits the road in Delft

The Vaxi Trokkie (vaccination truck) is making inroads on the Cape Flats as part of Old Mutual's drive to bring a mobile immunisation service to those who do not have easy access to the Covid-19 vaccine.

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What is pay-as-you-throw? A waste expert explains
What is pay-as-you-throw? A waste expert explains

Pay-as-you-throw is a policy that charges people for the amount of trash they toss out...

By Lily Baum Pollans 13 hours ago

Ingrid Louw steps down as CEO of aware.org
Ingrid Louw steps down as CEO of aware.org

The Board of Directors of the aware.org have announced that its CEO, Ingrid Louw, will be stepping down from her position with effect 31 January...

1 day ago

Nestle to pay cocoa farmers to keep children in school
Nestle to pay cocoa farmers to keep children in school

Nestle will start paying cocoa farmers cash if they send their children to school rather than out to tend crops as part of a push to purchase all of its cocoa through a fully traceable, directly sourced supply chain by 2025...

By Silke Koltrowitz and Maytaal Angel 1 day ago

New chairperson appointed to lead GBCSA board
New chairperson appointed to lead GBCSA board

Liberty Two Degrees asset management executive and vice-chair of the Green Building Council South Africa board Brian Unsted will take over the reins from Giles Pendleton as the industry body's chairperson.

1 day ago

60% of South Africans optimistic that a climate disaster can be averted, research shows
60% of South Africans optimistic that a climate disaster can be averted, research shows

An Epson has found that almost sixty percent (58.9%) of South Africans surveyed are optimistic that the country will avert a climate crisis...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2022: Not just a t-shirt - fashion as culture, community and protest
#BizTrends2022: Not just a t-shirt - fashion as culture, community and protest

Lifestyle groups that focus on living a simple lifestyle and place importance on sustainability and community issues are challenging the fashion industry, notes trend analyst Nicola Cooper...

Nicola CooperBy Nicola Cooper 2 days ago

Woolworths keeps 'Making the Difference' with new digital platform
Woolworths keeps 'Making the Difference' with new digital platform

Woolworths is taking the next step to develop its Making the Difference learning programme into a full-circle digital platform and expanding the offering to include new features for parents and learners...

2 days ago

The representatives from WWF, ARO, the City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste Minimisation and Cleansing unit and reclaimers stand outside the municipal offices in Pinelands, Cape Town after their first meeting. | Source: Supplied.
Cape Town-based waste reclaimers get much-needed support

WWF SA and the African Reclaimers Organisation have teamed up to work with Cape Town-based waste reclaimers to help them unite and organise...

2 days ago

Engage, advocate, inspire and empower - Using photography as a driver of sustainability
Engage, advocate, inspire and empower - Using photography as a driver of sustainability

Photography is not just a tool for artistic expression or documentation, it is a lot more than that, writes Aida Muluneh...

By Aida Muluneh 2 days ago

The global building industry's net-zero imperative - the time is now
The global building industry's net-zero imperative - the time is now

More than ever, the time to start implementing steps to ensure the global building industry reaches the Paris Agreement target is now...

By Ettienne van Niekerk 2 days ago

Emotion and the energy investment debate - finding a way forward
Emotion and the energy investment debate - finding a way forward

We are not in a position to give up fossil fuels yet, and won't be in a position to do so for some years to come, says Philipp Wörz of PSG...

By Philipp Wörz 2 days ago

Water crisis disrupts schools in Nelson Mandela Bay
Water crisis disrupts schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

Hundreds of learners at Noninzi Luzipho Primary School in KwaNobuhle were sent home by 11am on Tuesday after the school's taps ran dry...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 2 days ago

#BizTrends2022: You're fluxed!
#BizTrends2022: You're fluxed!

In a period of short three months, a one-of-a-kind pandemic forced a rethink of what most of us take for granted...

Leigh-Anne SalonikaBy Leigh-Anne Salonika 3 days ago

Taking critical business and computing skills to underprivileged communities
Taking critical business and computing skills to underprivileged communities

SkillUp Training is delivering critical Microsoft Office and business administration training to underprivileged communities in the Western Cape...

3 days ago

SA needs to work towards sustainable social protection measures - Presidency
SA needs to work towards sustainable social protection measures - Presidency

A meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and CSOs has affirmed the need to work towards affordable and sustainable social protection mechanisms...

3 days ago

Every milestone counts on Absa's sustainability journey
Every milestone counts on Absa's sustainability journey

On 6 May 2021, the International Finance Corporation issued a statement saying they were poised to award credit in the amount of US$150m to Johannesburg-based Absa Group, in what they labelled as "Africa's first certified green loan".

By Lesego Rammusi, Issued by Trialogue 1 day ago

The good side of 'ugly'
The good side of 'ugly'

With EPR now in full swing, it's time to take the plunge and make use of recycled content...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 3 days ago

Join JEFF as they go even bigger than last year's record-breaking 25-hour workout
Join JEFF as they go even bigger than last year's record-breaking 25-hour workout

Get ready for a 26-hour fitness and entertainment marathon, all in support of a great cause!...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 3 days ago




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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome pledge $300m to combat Covid-19

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome pledge $300m to accelerate epidemic preparedness...

21 Jan 2022

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New Africa cross-border payments system to boost trade

Pan-African Payment and Settlement System launched...

20 Jan 2022

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ICGN's Henry Jones resigns

Chair of the ICGN Board of Governors, Henry Jones, resigns...

20 Jan 2022

An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it
An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

Limiting climate change will require an unprecedented global movement to make low-carbon technologies the norm...

By Michael Grubb 20 Jan 2022

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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 18 Jan 2022

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