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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 15 hours ago

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

The drivers of sustainable waste management include the combatting of financial, environmental, reputational and operational risks, however, significant opportunities exist for companies to unlock the financial and reputational benefits associated with sustainable waste treatment and processing methods.

By Jennifer Couperthwaite 1 day ago

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

Dell recently released its annual 2020 Legacy of Good update corporate social responsibility report. This year, the company updated the plan based on the newly combined organisation, recognising key CSR achievements for Dell, Dell EMC, RSA, and Virtustream.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

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

According to the ANC policy document on activating small businesses and co-operatives, many black entrepreneurs would be more successful if they had some form of targeted financial support, such as tax breaks and improved market access. Supply chains in the public and private sectors can be opened up to small- and medium-sized black businesses to reach this target.

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, the black-owned energy investment company, has made its third acquisition in three months by injecting R82.5m into wind tower manufacturer GRI Wind Steel SA.

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, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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

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

The Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards, otherwise known as The SERAS CSR Awards Africa, is an annual event that recognises the contributions of corporate Africa in transforming our collective society for the better. The theme for 2017, Transformational Sustainability: From Social Responsibility to Social Impact, aims to challenge corporates to ensure their social responsibility investments yield real-world results. Along with the awards, The SERAS publishes an annual CSR report which entails a comprehensive survey of all the projects entered.

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. Launched earlier this year, HeePD seeks to benefit people with disabilities by creating a hub ecosystem that provides employment, enterprise and innovation, including job prospects and placements for corporate partners.

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. The whole idea of the Cannonball Run is that the competitors don't know where they will be heading. The event is run on the lines of a regularity rally, but with cryptic clues pointing cars in the right direction, rather than a conventional route schedule.

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

“The World Bank's latest report on African Cities states that improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa's cities is key to growth. The report further highlights that the continent needs more affordable, connected and liveable cities. This is certainly true to meet the immediate demand felt due to rapid populous migration to city centres or urban nodes. But governments and city planners across the continent cannot afford to focus on this narrow narrative alone,” says William Johnston, regional director, WSP, Structures, Africa.

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