Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy
Kenyan students look to Uber(ise) solar energy

A team of students from Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya walked off as the inaugural winners of the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition's first Initiate! Impact Challenge. The students received R20,000 in prize money for an innovative concept to provide equitable energy access to remote villages based on, among others, "Uber(ising)" solar energy.

By Alicestine October 22 hours ago

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa. Some sections of the academy, as well as the hunting lobby, continue to argue that banning trophy hunting will have a negative effect on wildlife biodiversity.

By Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too.

By Laurie Wright 16 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future claims the latest analysis in the Africa's development dynamics - growth, jobs and inequalities report compiled by the African Union Commission in partnership with the OECD. By 2063, Africa will constitute 30% of the global population with 3 billion inhabitants, more than doubling the current population of 1.25 billion. More than that it will be that region of the world with the most youthful population. What we do now will determine whether this computes into a demographic dividend or a demographic burden.

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis explained during a recent Meltwater webinar on the role of corporate social responsibility or CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in marketing that she's a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world.

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019