ENERGY & MINING

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions
Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%
A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in media
Why it's important to celebrate the power of African women in media

I am the CEO of an influencer marketing agency. Sure, we have offices in Cape Town and London. Why would I be invited to judge the APO Group African Women in Media Awards 2020...

Issued by R-Squared SA 12 Nov 2020

HEALTHCARE

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

By Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report
Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report

Pan-African network for social investors African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) recently launched its inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa...

11 Nov 2020

RETAIL

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Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

AGRICULTURE

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable
We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

By Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans
How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans

Using aviation as a tool to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged, non-profit organisation, The Plane Project is ensuring continued access to essential healthcare services and basic needs items, against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo named African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards
Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo named African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards

Kenyan comedian and internet star Elsa Majimbo has been named the African Social Star of 2020 at the E! People's Choice Awards. Nigeria's Dimma Umeh and South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi placed second and third, respectively...

9 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems
Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems

The third instalment of the Africa Rising International Film Festival (ARIFF) is scheduled to take place virtually from 27-29 November 2020...

9 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual
Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect with vital business partners this week at WTM Virtual...

9 Nov 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

By John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

HEALTHCARE

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, regional head, Africa, World Health Organisation
Africa's fragile health system hit hard by Covid-19

A sharp decline in five key essential services in 14 African countries between January and September 2020 is indicative of how the Covid-19 pandemic could deepen the continent's health services crisis...

9 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening
Mara Phones begins SA retail rollout with Soweto store opening

The store launch comes a year after Mara Phones opened South Africa's first smartphone manufacturing facility at the Dube TradePort in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Egypt to invest E£136.4bn in urban development
Egypt to invest E£136.4bn in urban development

According to a recent statement from the Egyptian minister of planning and economic development, Hala El-Said, the government plans to inject about E£136.4bn during 2020/21 towards the urban development sector...

6 Nov 2020

HEALTHCARE

Spatial applications show where the Covid-19 vulnerable populations and active cases are, where to find care, and where there are resource gaps. Bushko Oleksandr/Shutterstock
The 'science of where', or GIS, fortified Kenya's response to Covid-19. Here's how

The value and potential of geographic information system - or GIS, "the science of where" - has become even more obvious this year as the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Peter Macharia 6 Nov 2020

HEALTHCARE

Mosquitoes and parasites do not respect country borders. CDC/James Gathan
As the malaria season begins in southern Africa, Covid-19 complicates the picture

Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day on 20 August...

By Jaishree Raman & Shüné Oliver 6 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Gen Z: The generation that is crafting a better Africa
Gen Z: The generation that is crafting a better Africa

Are you ready for African Gen Z...

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 5 Nov 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

David Adjaye, Aston Martin collaborate on architect's first NY skyscraper
David Adjaye, Aston Martin collaborate on architect's first NY skyscraper

David Adjaye, Aston Martin and Lightstone have collaborated to create five luxury residences for Adjaye's first skyscraper 130 William in New York...

4 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years...

By Roman Hoffmann 4 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform
#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health
Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health

For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

3 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to change
Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to change

Housing is one of the most basic human needs and can have a profound impact on the happiness, lifestyle, self-esteem, and productivity of an individual...

By Lewis Abedi Asante and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 3 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Housing deficit, pandemic, recession, inflation - the way forward for Nigeria's real estate industry
Housing deficit, pandemic, recession, inflation - the way forward for Nigeria's real estate industry

Real estate has become a global asset class and, as a developing nation, the Nigerian real estate market continues to evolve at an impressive pace...

By Noah Ibrahim 2 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Study sheds light on what it takes for women to succeed - or not - in science in Africa
Study sheds light on what it takes for women to succeed - or not - in science in Africa

Women are 49.6% of the world's population. An estimated 70% of the health and social care workforce are women; they deliver care to around 5 billion people...

By Allen Muyaama Mukhwana and Judy Omumbo 2 Nov 2020

RETAIL

#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing
#ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing

Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

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