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International Green School opens its doors in SA

There's a new school on the block - or more specifically, on eight hectares near Paarl in the Cape Winelands. Constructed from naturally and locally sourced materials, the Green School South Africa is modelled on the first Green School established in Bali in 2008...

By Shan Radcliffe 4 hours ago

Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 10 hours ago

Finalists in Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards announced

17 finalists will walk away with awards and grants up to the value of R1.3m. A total of R12.6m will be awarded...

3 days ago

Groundwater increasingly important, needs to be used wisely

In a water-stressed country like South Africa, groundwater is becoming an increasingly important water source in order to meet domestic needs...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: 5 sustainability trends that will shape business in 2021

While 2020 was dominated by the impact of the global pandemic, it intensified the ambition of organisations to become more sustainable...

By Christelle Marais 21 Jan 2021

Zeerust Solar commences commercial operations

Zeerust Solar, situated in the North West Province, has commenced its commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on 1 January 2021....

21 Jan 2021

Shoprite competition to pay school fees for 500 students

Five hundred learners stand the chance of having their 2021 school fees paid for in Shoprite's annual 'Class Of' competition - now open for entry...

20 Jan 2021

How blockchain could help the world meet the UN's global goals in higher education

Improving quality of life for people globally means investing in education...

By Rory McGreal 20 Jan 2021

Cricket SA launches Black Day ODI in support of fight against GBV

Cricket South Africa will on Saturday, 23 January, launch the Black Day One-Day International in Durban at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Cricket Stadium...

19 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

By Theo Boshoff 18 Jan 2021

How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decade

The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain) funds five major projects in South Africa - each received $1.25m in grants in 2019...

18 Jan 2021

Why technology is the immediate solution to shack fires

Many people living in informal settlements have limited or no access to electricity and the use of paraffin stoves and heaters is common...

By Kealeboga Magalefa 18 Jan 2021

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

South African policies go some way to tackling poverty and inequality. But more is needed

South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. More than 50% of the population live in poverty...

By Sophie Plagerson 15 Jan 2021

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

By Nicky Brand 14 Jan 2021

Trialogue survey reveals most-liked employee volunteering initiatives

According to a Trialogue survey, carried out for its 23rd annual Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, three-quarters of participating large companies had an employee volunteering programme...

14 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has forced businesses to re-evaluate cleaning regimes, waste management

One of the biggest changes last year, brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach at facilitating their cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management activities and protocols...

14 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021



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