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Packaging solutions in a throwaway society
Packaging solutions in a throwaway societyArticle

Even though packaging is necessary, a lot of products have excess packaging where the information that is needed could be applied directly to the product rather than adding packaging to display necessary information...

Issued by Pyrotec 25 May 2020

Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mine
Technology is Africa's biggest undiscovered gold mineArticle

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world...

Donald Waigumbulizi 22 May 2020

Sustainable Development Goals still critically important
Sustainable Development Goals still critically importantArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to sideline the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are in fact more vulnerable now than ever...

Dr Cobus Oosthuizen 29 Apr 2020

Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic world
Africa Shared Value Leadership eSummit - Economic survival in a post-pandemic worldArticle

Companies across Africa have taken rapid and significant steps to initiate community emergency relief efforts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 28 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown
10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdownArticle

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs
Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEsArticle

The Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) is a first of its kind structure, which incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMMEs...

6 Apr 2020

Covid-19 disrupts traditional learning, but offers STEAM opportunities
Covid-19 disrupts traditional learning, but offers STEAM opportunitiesArticle

As Covid-19 and the consequent school closures interrupt traditional teaching, the pandemic also offers South Africa a crucial opportunity to reflect on what we are doing...

2 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu planArticle

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity...

Dr Victor Oladokun 30 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing unitsArticle

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poaching
How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poachingArticle

How exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer, a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch and a SANParks Honorary Ranger, explains...

Issued by SAICA 17 Mar 2020

South Africa still depends on coal for most of its electricity. Shutterstock
Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happenArticle

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor Harald Winkler, as part of an international team, delivers the bad news that the emissions gap...

16 Mar 2020

Google to train 20,000 women across Africa in 2020
Google to train 20,000 women across Africa in 2020Article

Google announced it is doubling down on its commitment to women in Africa and aims to train 20,000 women this year...

11 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunities
#StartupStory: Mixing colour with business opportunitiesArticle

Lien Potgieter, a colour intuitive, inspirational coach, and founder of Lien Potgieter Creative Consultancy, believes that colour allows people to explore new personal options and business opportunities.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Mar 2020

Profession urges South Africans to join the challenge and reduce their carbon footprint
Profession urges South Africans to join the challenge and reduce their carbon footprintArticle

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) Central Region Office has challenged Saica members and associates across the country to join the call to reduce climate action by taking part in the #spekboomchallenge...

Issued by SAICA 3 Mar 2020

AI Media Group to present 'African AI Opportunity" at global conference
AI Media Group to present 'African AI Opportunity" at global conferenceArticle

The South African-based AI Media Group, organisers of AI Expo Africa, will present 'The African AI Opportunity' at this year's AI Everything Global Conference in Dubai from 10-11 March...

2 Mar 2020

Manu Prakash. Image source: Design Indaba newsletter.
#DI2020: Empathy and empowerment hand-in-hand at Design Indaba 25Article

Terry Levin shares an overview and top highlights from this year's Design Indaba Festival...

Terry Levin 2 Mar 2020

Kenya National Agriculture Summit under way
Kenya National Agriculture Summit under wayArticle

Kenya is hosting a two-day National Agriculture Summit as industry players look at innovative ways of invigorating agricultural growth and bolstering commitments across the value chain...

26 Feb 2020

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Mines still prone to SDG-washing in sustainability reportsArticle

Many of the world's mining companies often highlight the positive contributions they make to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their sustainability reports, while generally omitting any mention of negative impacts that would impede achievement of these goals...

24 Feb 2020

Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmers
Entrepreneurship initiative empowering SA's vital emerging farmersArticle

While pervasive drought and hardship have driven a sharp decline in the number of emerging farmers across South Africa, a hands-on agricultural entrepreneurship programme has provided an important lifeline to thousands...

Issued by Coronation 21 Feb 2020

Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn
Revolutionise food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warnArticle

Indigenous and local communities face threats from biodiversity loss...

Julie Mollins 20 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020Article

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

From Cape Flats childhood to a well-chartered life of uplifting youth through sports
From Cape Flats childhood to a well-chartered life of uplifting youth through sportsArticle

Here's what inspired Nathaniel Japhta - who grew up in the Cape Flats - to push through and help the next generation get on the safe track to a brighter future...

Leigh Andrews, Issued by SAICA 18 Feb 2020

Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030Article

SAICA, in collaboration with One Young World (OYW) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), launched Finance and Business (FinBiz) 2030 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 February 2020 at Investec...

Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 13 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South AfricaArticle

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approach
Africa is way behind the curve in managing heart disease: here's a new approachArticle

The burden of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan African is growing because of factors such as demographic changes and increases in life expectancy...

Martin Heine 13 Feb 2020

Renewable energy the way to go
Renewable energy the way to goArticle

Nedbank recently financed South Africa's first commercial floating solar farm. This innovative development was installed at Marlenique farm near Simondium, Paarl...

Issued by Nedbank Business Banking 12 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovation
#WomenInScience: Future of women in science depends on investment in tech, innovationArticle

When the South Africa Water Research Commission (WRC) opened its doors nearly fifty years ago in 1971, it was because of a serious water shortage...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 11 Feb 2020

China: Rise of a new philanthropic power
China: Rise of a new philanthropic powerArticle

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEMArticle

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Powerful international speaker line-up at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

This year's Brand Summit Africa speaker and panellist line-up include respected international influencers in their fields. The Head of the United National in South Africa will also speak at the summit...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 6 Feb 2020

How to effect real social impact in 2020
How to effect real social impact in 2020Article

The business of strategic giving and philanthropy is in a dynamic space, and it is changing for the better, says Keri-Leigh Paschal, executive director at Nation Builder...

4 Feb 2020

Overcoming the leadership deficit in Africa
Overcoming the leadership deficit in AfricaArticle

As stressed by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the cultivation of leaders with exceptional character and skills is critical to Africa's development...

Hatim Eltayeb 29 Jan 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban ForumArticle

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

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SDGs create investment opportunities in AfricaArticle

There is a $197bn opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals...

24 Jan 2020

Jayne Mammatt, South Africa lead on Sustainable Development Goals, PwC
Businesses still in the SDG starting blocksArticle

With only 10 years to go to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a great deal of work to be done if business is to contribute meaningfully to national efforts...

22 Jan 2020

Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factors
Putting trade to work to balance agriculture and environmental factorsArticle

Trade is a way that countries can tap into their own local advantages and close food security gaps, says FAO Director-General QU Dongyu...

19 Jan 2020

Civil society groups are flagging the risk of ‘greenwashing’ by companies. Shutterstock
The devil is in the detail when it comes to responsible investingArticle

With the recent flood of pledges by investors to "turn up the heat" on climate action, one might think that the investment industry was in the midst of a profound shift. If only that were the case...

Cecile Feront & Stephanie Bertels 17 Jan 2020

Power cuts continued to plague some African countries. Shutterstock
Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across AfricaArticle

The African Development Bank launched an initiative to speed up the supply of electricity in Africa in 2016...

Carolyn Logan 10 Jan 2020

Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemployment
Three ways to create an enabling state that will minimise unemploymentArticle

Recently, Stephen Koseff, former CEO of Investec Group, tackled the tricky conversation around the national unemployment problem, currently sitting at a staggering 29%...

Issued by SAICA 8 Jan 2020

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6 ways to speed up the UN's health SDGs in AfricaArticle

In the last 20 years, there have been several extraordinary gains in addressing critical health challenges, from reducing maternal and child mortality by 45% and 58% respectively to decreasing new HIV infections by 40%...

Mathieu Lamiaux 7 Jan 2020

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gasArticle

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019
Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019Article

The rise of social entrepreneurship is a topic that either excites you - or one you glance over because of a failure to understand its role and socioeconomic impact. Either way, we're here to provide some insights based on our experience at the Social Enterprise World Forum.

Jennifer Beason, Delia Sieff, Ansophie Strydom 2 Jan 2020

Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pest
Coordinated global action is the best way to control the Fall Armyworm pestArticle

A new $500m initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is leading the way...

Rémi Nono Womdim 19 Dec 2019

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Teaching trade: the importance of empowering the female entrepreneurArticle

Maersk has developed a partnership with She-Trade, an initiative from the International Trade Centre, which aims to connect three million women entrepreneurs to the global markets by 2021...

Louise Burgers 17 Dec 2019

Global Citizen honours exceptional leaders with Global Citizen Prize for sustained impact
Global Citizen honours exceptional leaders with Global Citizen Prize for sustained impactArticle

Richard Curtis, Sting, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, are to be honoured at the 2019 Global Citizen Prize on 13 December at Royal Albert Hall...

Issued by OnPoint PR 12 Dec 2019

2020: SA's youth policy needs a reality test
2020: SA's youth policy needs a reality testArticle

South Africa's economic success is intricately tied to whether it can effectively implement youth policy and get young people educated, skilled and employed over the next decade...

Siphelele Chirwa 12 Dec 2019

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