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GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The GSMA has released its Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy report which encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies

12 hours ago

First group graduates from GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme

The GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme recently saw the graduation of its first 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.

13 hours ago

Gauteng lifts water restrictions

Water restrictions will be lifted in Gauteng on Monday, 27 February, as the Vaal Dam fills up

By Katharine Child 11 hours ago

FCFA report provides climate information for Africa

Future Climate for Africa released a report late last year that provides scientific information about the continent's changing climate, equipping decision-makers to plan better

12 hours ago

Public invited to comment on draft regulations

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has invited any interested parties to submit written comments on the draft regulations on the reclamation of land from coastal waters

39 minutes ago

Woolworths exceeds R100m fundraising target for education

Woolworths has announced it has raised R104.9 million for its MySchool ‘Raise R100 million for Education' campaign, exceeding the original target

3 days ago

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

This week, I attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation has designed and donated to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

SA's paper recycling recovery rate on par with developed countries

In the 2000, the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) reported a 38% paper recovery rate, rising to 59% in 2011. The association had projected paper recycling rates to increase to 63% by the end of 2017 but by December 2015 the paper and paper packaging industry exceeded this with 66% of the nation's recoverable paper and cardboard being recovered for recycling during 2015

3 days ago

Sustainable African businesses can help unlock $1tn in new market value

A recently released report, African Better Business, Better World puts African CEOs and entrepreneurs in the spotlight as drivers of a sustainable future

3 days ago

Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms

By Jared Ferrie 3 days ago

Students harness the sun to purify water

This device could aid households that only have access to contaminated water

By Emile Uys 3 days ago

R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17m skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle

3 days ago

#Budget2017: SAREC welcomes finance minister's support

The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has welcomed confirmation from Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during the 2017 Budget Speech that the continuation of South Africa's independent power producer programme is an imperative, given the need to boost investment in the short term

23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Feb 2017

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 23 Feb 2017

Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls

23 Feb 2017

Global GreenTag certifies Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Local manufacturer Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently announced that its products have been certified by ecolabel Global GreenTag

23 Feb 2017

Landfill 2017 to cover leachate, gas management

According to the 2012 National Waste Information Baseline Report*, South Africa generated approximately 108-million tonnes of waste in 2011; of which 98-million tonnes were disposed of at landfills

23 Feb 2017

How to collect better data to design better development: new training course in Joburg and Cape Town

Creative Consulting & Development Works has launched a training series to impart skills, kickstart rich conversations about creative evaluation practices, and use these to design more purposeful development programmes

Issued by Creative Consulting & Development Works 23 Feb 2017

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