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Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level

By Arend de Haas 3 hours ago

Africa Rice Center via  - Irrigation infrastructure to the Tutu inland valley for rice prodution
New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech

5 hours ago

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life
Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home

By Hugh Tyrrell 7 hours ago

Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries
Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries

The latest results of the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) highlight that sub-Saharan African countries are the poorest performers

7 hours ago

Concern rises over tougher waste control
Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans

By Mark Allix 7 hours ago

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

3 days ago

Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

3 days ago

Vergelegen celebrates research this Earth Day
Vergelegen celebrates research this Earth Day

On Saturday, 22 April, Earth Day, 317-year-old Vergelegen will celebrate over a decade of hosting field researchers undertaking ground-breaking work on the estate

3 days ago

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Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. .

3 days ago

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Water scarcity and smart technology solutions

There is a sense of relief following the recent downpour in Cape Town and many hope it marks the beginning of the much needed wet winter the city is known for

By Laura Caetano 3 days ago

Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces
Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces

Resilience is a word that's thrown around a lot these days. It means different things to different people

By Gina Ziervogel and Lorena Pasquini 3 days ago

Study reveals loss of fynbos diversity due to extreme summer weather
Study reveals loss of fynbos diversity due to extreme summer weather

Increasingly prolonged periods of severe hot and dry weather during the first summer after wild fires is inhibiting vegetation recovery and causing loss of plant diversity in fynbos

3 days ago

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA
Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa

3 days ago

Experts at Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues
Experts at Trialogue conference to tackle socio-economic issues

The tenth annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference will take place at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, 16-17 May

3 days ago

Communities urged to explore opportunities in biodiversity economy
Communities urged to explore opportunities in biodiversity economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has challenged communities to awaken to the possibilities available in the biodiversity economy

3 days ago

Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap
Blok to launch development in Bo-Kaap

Urban property developer Blok will be launching a new development concept in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap with the aim of providing urban homes to a more diverse range of incomes

20 Apr 2017

Polyflor SA diverts more than four tonnes of vinyl floor from landfill
Polyflor SA diverts more than four tonnes of vinyl floor from landfill

Since its launch at the end of 2016, Polyflor SA has recycled more than four tonnes of vinyl floor off-cuts

20 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week
Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017

20 Apr 2017

Ideas World Cup Cape Town aims to find societal, environmental solutions
Ideas World Cup Cape Town aims to find societal, environmental solutions

The Ideas World Cup Cape Town takes place Friday, 21 April, from 1pm to 6pm at the V&A Waterfront's Amphitheatre

20 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa currently underway in Cape Town

20 Apr 2017

Support the love of reading this World Book Day
Support the love of reading this World Book Day

The national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal'ibali is giving away books to the value of R250,000 to its literacy development partners in honour of World Book Day on 23 April 2017, and is calling on the public to help increase that

19 Apr 2017

Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity
Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity

19 Apr 2017

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Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Mondelez extends global commitment to cage-free eggs
Mondelez extends global commitment to cage-free eggs

Mondelez International, one of the world's largest snacks companies, is extending its cage-free egg commitment globally

19 Apr 2017

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Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets

Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food

By Tim Lang 19 Apr 2017

Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air
Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air

This device also works in arid regions

19 Apr 2017

KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts
KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts

The operational budgets of state-run game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal are facing a 40% cut, which conservationists say will affect anti-poaching efforts, biodiversity, tourism and the running of game parks

By Katharine Child 19 Apr 2017

R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni
R2.4bn programme to light up Ekurhuleni

Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina has announced a R2.4bn programme for the electrification of informal settlements across Ekurhuleni, with over 16,000 households to be completed by the end of this financial year

19 Apr 2017

Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River
Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River

By Estelle Ellis 19 Apr 2017

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