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R32m boost for dairy trust
R32m boost for dairy trust

A partnership of 15 years between black and white dairy farmers in Kouga has received a welcome R32m boost from the government in the form of a state-of-the-art dairy parlour

By Riaan Marais 2 days ago

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project
Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project

2 days ago

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

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Rhino poachers get prison time

Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested

2 days ago

Predictive analytics, cognitive computing, big data used in anti-rhino poaching solution
Predictive analytics, cognitive computing, big data used in anti-rhino poaching solution

Currently in pilot phase at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, MTN's Connected Wildlife Solution aims to tip the scales in favour of endangered species like rhinos and those working to save them

2 days ago

Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design
Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa

2 days ago

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports variety of rhino conservation, education projects in 2017
MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports variety of rhino conservation, education projects in 2017

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has become one of the biggest citizen-driven fundraising initiatives for rhino conservation raising more than R9.1m over the past six years

2 days ago

José Graziano da Silva, director-general, FAO. ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti.
FAO director-general calls for renewed commitment to zero tolerance on food loss, waste

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste

2 days ago

Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs
Broken lifts and stairs for commuters with wheelchairs

Long wait before Cape Town's train stations will provide access for people with disabilities

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 2 days ago

Typical mass housing units in South Africa. Filckr/IGN11
South Africa's housing challenge seen through the lens of its third largest city

As with all of South Africa's larger urban areas, rapid urbanisation has continued to place pressure on the eThekwini Metro

By Glen Robbins 2 days ago

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Wind farm sparks young minds

The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm's Foundation Phase Literacy Programme will launch several reading clubs across the Kouga municipality in an effort to help re-ignite a love for reading which is often lost with age

By Tremaine van Aardt 2 days ago

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste

3 days ago

iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce
iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce

Around 2.9-million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only 1% have jobs

3 days ago

Lessons from Cuba
Lessons from Cuba

Instead of chasing financial reward and success in first-world countries, Dr Desmond Kegakilwe chose to come home and build his nation

3 days ago

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts
Sets Drapes Screens has nothing to lose but waste, making furniture from offcuts

Many sets are destroyed and thrown away as soon as an event is over

3 days ago

The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communities
The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communities

Wildlife crimes - like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads - were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed

By Annette Hübschle 3 days ago

Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup
Vivian Loftness joins 2017 GBCSA Green Building Convention speaker lineup

Vivian Loftness, a key member of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University's leadership in sustainability research and education, and contributor to the ongoing development of the ‘Intelligent Workplace', will address the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Building Convention in Cape Town this year

20 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools
Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools

E-learning is one of seven key interventions identified by the Western Cape government to help prepare its learners for the future

20 Sep 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched
First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle

20 Sep 2017

NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital
NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital

Surgeons For Little Lives has launched its second big project - to build a lactation unit and breast milk bank at Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

20 Sep 2017

The new face of the Sahel
The new face of the Sahel

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods

By Ernest Harsch 20 Sep 2017

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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry

By Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results
Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results

According to the Emira Property Fund, its rainwater harvesting at One Highveld, a retail warehouse property just off the N1 highway and John Vorster Drive in Centurion, is delivering a 73% reduction/saving in municipal water use

19 Sep 2017

2017 Annual WESSA Awards winners announced
2017 Annual WESSA Awards winners announced

WESSA recently held its 2017 Annual Awards, recognising outstanding environmental achievements in the sector

19 Sep 2017

Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Photo: Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre
Philanthropists join forces to fund Africa's cash-strapped health sector

Billionaires Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote come together to fund healthcare projects

By Pavithra Rao 19 Sep 2017

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class

18 Sep 2017

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ECA calls for urgent action in tackling climate change

There's a greater urgency for climate action in light of the severity, frequency and rate of climate-related disruptions across the world, says ECA executive secretary

18 Sep 2017

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

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