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Saica signs climate-related risk agreement
Saica signs climate-related risk agreement

Saica has affirmed its commitment to sustainability reporting by signing a statement of support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

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Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland

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Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour

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SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award
SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday, 15 November, presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

By Wilson Johwa 13 hours ago

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Council commits to hydrogen future

Eighteen key industry leaders that form the Hydrogen Council coalition launched the first globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen

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Greening the livestock sector: Low carbon livestock is possible
Greening the livestock sector: Low carbon livestock is possible

Readily available practices in livestock feeding and manure management, along with better use of technologies such as biogas generators, could help the livestock sector cut its GHG output by up to 30%

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The good news about plastic waste
The good news about plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans

By Deirdre McKay 1 day ago

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Net#work BBDO opens two more school libraries

Net#work BBDO's non-profit foundation, Mal has opened its 11th and 12th Seed libraries at the Tlamatlama Primary School in Tembisa and Mafumbuka Primary School at Soshanguve on Monday, 13 November 2017

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Cape Town delays Day Zero

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further

By Neels Blom 1 day ago

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November

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Agriculture and food systems will play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change

Unless sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food are adopted globally, emissions from agriculture sectors are set to increase, further contributing to climate change

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Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism
Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa

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Stellenbosch University student Alistair Galloway on one of his field trips during the course of his research work. (Image Supplied)
Fynbos restoration: The sooner you fell pines, the better for fynbos

Landowners who want to remove pine trees from their property with the hope of seeing fynbos grow again should do so before the trees are more than 30 years old. If you wait any longer, it's less likely that any fynbos seeds will be left in the soil

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Seitebatso Pearl Block scoops UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has congratulated Seitebatso Pearl Block on scooping the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

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Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects

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New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn

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#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

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We don't have money or staff, says fisheries department

DAFF has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the cooperatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy

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Koeberg nuclear power station. Photo: Sunday Times
Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged

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Thousands of children benefit from GSK, Just Footprints Foundation partnership
Thousands of children benefit from GSK, Just Footprints Foundation partnership

Global healthcare company GSK's longstanding commitment to its partnership with local non-profit organisation The Just Footprints Foundation has resulted in 3662 children having benefited so far by attending camps hosted in different venues in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

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Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change
Green finance? Why global banks are pledging billions to fight climate change

Banking giant HSBC has pledged $100bn (£76bn) to "fight climate change", to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years

By Simon Wilde 3 days ago

L-R: Professor William Gumede of the Democracy Works Foundation, Inyathelo programme director Nazli Abrahams and Noel Daniels, CEO of the Cornerstone Institute and Inyathelo board member.
Building resilient democracies, societies through philanthropy

Speaking at the Inyathelo Philanthropy Forum in Cape Town on Thursday, 9 November, Professor William Gumede, noted that we need to focus on resilience in order to survive and prosper in the current context of state failure and lack of trust in democratic institutions

13 Nov 2017

Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed
Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism

By Andrea Freidus 13 Nov 2017

EthioChicken produces highly fertile, disease-resistant chickens and sells them to farmers at affordable prices. (Image: WikiCommons)
#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy

13 Nov 2017

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Modernised community clinic provides improved eye health services

A renovated clinic will assist in the reduction of the cataract backlog at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

13 Nov 2017

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New online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook to help steer food systems in sustainable direction

Climate-smart agriculture is one of the approaches to steer the needed transformation in the world's agriculture and food systems in ways that are both productive and sustainable

13 Nov 2017

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African women recognised for role in science

14 young female scientists were recognised at the 2017 edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa ceremony

13 Nov 2017

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Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth

By Calestous Juma 13 Nov 2017

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Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty

13 Nov 2017

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