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#Loeries2019: Africans aren't just swimming with the creative sharks, we are the sharks

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativity - a highlight of Loeries Creative Week as the industry gets ready for the annual award nights - with a reminder that Africans hold all the storytelling magic they need...

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

By Chris Free 1 day ago

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country...

By Alfred Oteng-Yeboah 1 day ago

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn't revolutionary - smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing...

By Alison Stowell 2 days ago

Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023

Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, has stated its ambition to eliminate all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs...

2 days ago

SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

19 Aug 2019

18th CITES Conference votes to end export of wild-caught elephants into captivity

The 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties has voted to end practice of removing live African elephants from the wild for export to captive facilities...

19 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

Knowledge hub launched to help save African Lion

In the last 25 years alone, Africa has lost half its wild lion population, pushing the species closer to extinction...

16 Aug 2019

How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship

In partnership with household appliance companies and retailers, The Appliance Bank (TAB) is helping provide income-generating opportunities for SA's unemployed men...

15 Aug 2019

Restoring soil can help address climate change

It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces...

By David R. Montgomery 14 Aug 2019

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Groundwater reserves in Africa are estimated to be 20 times larger than the water stored in lakes and reservoirs above ground...

By Mark O. Cuthbert and Richard Taylor 8 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project completes 12th black rhino move

Now in its 16th year, the WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has just completed its 12th successful black rhino move, including translocating its 200th rhino...

6 Aug 2019

How gender balance boosts business, raises global GDP

It's no coincidence that #BalanceforBetter was the theme for International Women's Day 2019. The call highlighted the need for stronger gender balance in the world...

By Tiffany Kelly 5 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

2 Aug 2019

CSI not just a nice-to-have, but a business imperative

According to Regan Adams, CEO of RCS - a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, organisations can no longer afford to view corporate social investment (CSI) as a nice-to-have, but rather a business imperative...

2 Aug 2019

Ambitious plans under way for homegrown South African climate change model

Developing South Africa's capacity to predict and adapt to the global climate crisis is critical, and local scientists have an ambitious plan to develop the country's first "homegrown" weather and climate change modelling system...

By Tony Carnie 2 Aug 2019

Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move

Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region...

By Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey 2 Aug 2019

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