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  • Air France extends African footprint
    Air France has announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021.
  • Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
    Sustainability has become a crucial consideration for many industries, with businesses globally needing to be increasingly cognisant of their contribution to protecting the environment. The textile and fashion industry is no exception. In fact, for many years, this industry has had a notoriously large environmental footprint.
  • #BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
    In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus. The decoupling process culminated in its rebrand to Zutari, a proudly African player in the infrastructure space that will focus exclusively on solutions that are appropriate for the continent. By Sindy Peters
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Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

16 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Water solutions to aid the most vulnerable in Kenya

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included. The pandemic has compounded the severity of the impacts resulting from water-related climate hazards, such as floods, droughts and cyclones.

By Simon Thomas 31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

Kenya builds its way to 2030 goals

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy over the last year, the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development...

11 Dec 2020

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative

The Digital4Agriculture Initiative aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality...

8 Dec 2020

Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020



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