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Land reform remains a divisive subject 23 years after democracy in South Africa. Filckr
A 10-point plan to accelerate orderly land reform in South Africa

A more than 365-year history of colonialism and apartheid have indelibly affected land, heritage and human rights in South Africa

By Professor Quinton Johnson 7 hours ago

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Recent rainfall has had little impact as CT continues to face drought crisis

The drought conditions experienced in Cape Town has become the new normal for the city as a water-scarce region

8 hours ago

Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management
Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management

A growing global trend has been observed of businesses beginning to incorporate the handling and disposal of waste into their core sustainability values

By Jennifer Couperthwaite 1 day ago

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats
Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year

1 day ago

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel
How big business can help small entrepreneurs excel

A targeted programme to assist black entrepreneurs set up small businesses and co-operatives will fill a gap in the assistance currently offered to black industrialists

By Tommy Strydom 2 days ago

Landowners called to report invasive plants
Landowners called to report invasive plants

Landowners who have listed invasive species must notify any relevant competent authority, in writing, of the listed invasive species occurring on that land

2 days ago

Hulisani bets on wind tower firm
Hulisani bets on wind tower firm

Hulisani has made its third acquisition in three months by injecting R82.5m into wind tower manufacturer GRI Wind Steel SA

2 days ago

Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric
Drought and business: more action, less rhetoric

As a result of the drought, businesses in towns or cities do not have secure access to water to carry out their operations

By Dr Jo Burgess 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?
Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming

By Susanne Becken 2 days ago

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'

2 days ago

Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work
Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work

There's been a great deal of contention and debate in Kenya over what should be used to replace plastic bags following the country's announcement that it's banning them

By Leah Oyake-Ombis 2 days ago

Wild dogs dying from climate change
Wild dogs dying from climate change

Climate change is threatening the survival of African wild dogs. Rising temperatures have cut the endangered animals' hunting time and their pups' survival rate is plunging as a result

By Dave Chambers 2 days ago

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1m
SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1m

The SAB Foundation has contributed R2,100,000 to Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities (HeePD) as part of its partnership

20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA
#CSIMonth: 15 years of Cannonball Run for QuadPara Association of SA

The Round Table Cannonball Run has raised over R3m for charity over the past 15 years. Ross Crichton from Super Car Lifestyle and founder of the event tells us more about the rally and the cause

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Jul 2017

African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future
African urbanisation must be smart and sustainable for cities to be habitable far into the future

African city planners need a split strategy and focus in their planning and development efforts

20 Jul 2017

Go and rot, you old bag
Go and rot, you old bag

South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without worrying about negative effects on the environment

By Farren Collins 20 Jul 2017

The rising cost of food for families in South Africa
The rising cost of food for families in South Africa

The price of food is rising continually. What does it cost to feed a working class family and how does it impact nutrition?

19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence
#CSIMonth: Mimi Women seeks to close the gap between women and economic independence

Ramona Kasavan is the founder of social enterprise Mimi Women - an organisation that aims to help keep South African girls in school by providing sanitary pads in rural parts of South Africa. It also empowers unemployed women by equipping them with entrepreneurial skills via its Empower Me programme.

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530tn in debt
Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530tn in debt

By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to $535tn

By James Dyke 19 Jul 2017

City announces u-turn on social housing
City announces u-turn on social housing

Reclaim the City welcomes plans for ten new sites for affordable housing but says it remains cautious

By Barbara Maregele 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa
Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa

Wastewater is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or fresh water) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger scale than we ever realised

By Christopher A. Scott 18 Jul 2017

New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV
New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

This mosaic-like structure combines urban farming, housing and more in the Eindhoven city centre

18 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa's
The best way South Africans can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

Nelson Mandela showed the world what it meant to live a life in the service of others

By Chris Jones 18 Jul 2017

Nelson Mandela Foundation urges SA to make every day Mandela Day
Nelson Mandela Foundation urges SA to make every day Mandela Day

This year marks the eighth anniversary of Nelson Mandela International Day

18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive
#CSIMonth: How a little can go a long way in helping SA's vulnerable children thrive

Over the six years since its inception, KFC's Add Hope initiative has managed to raise R387m, partnering with 137 beneficiary organisations to feed over 120,000 children across South Africa

By Sindy Peters 18 Jul 2017

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