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When AI meets workplace and the environment
When AI meets workplace and the environmentArticle

Currently, several developments are dramatically reshaping our everyday lives. In 2020, three themes will heavily influence our private and professional lives: employee experience, artificial intelligence (AI), and sustainability. Business success will depend on how well enterprises manage the associated challenges and opportunities...

Brendan McAravey 1 day ago

New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child healthArticle

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

3 days ago

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A look at sustainable farming trends in South AfricaArticle

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

Management of intact forestlands by indigenous peoples key to protecting climate
Management of intact forestlands by indigenous peoples key to protecting climateArticle

Rights recognition crucial to fend off global warming and catastrophic climate change...

Julie Mollins 23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020Article

If you are a director of a company engaged publicly you need to examine your role, responsibilities and potential liability as you go into 2020 because director's liability is expected to increase. This expectation is confirmed by the fact that claims against directors and officers liability insurers increased in 2019 and the trend is expected to continue markedly.

Patrick Bracher 22 Jan 2020

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile BasinArticle

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act nowArticle

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 Jan 2020

YBOD the year in reflection for Erin Hildebrand
YBOD the year in reflection for Erin HildebrandArticle

Erin Hildebrand is 14-years-old and is in Grade 8 at Christ Church College in Midrand, Johannesburg. She reflects back on the year that she served on Africa's youngest board, Bata's Youth Board of Directors (YBOD)...

Issued by Bata 19 Dec 2019

COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa
COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in AfricaArticle

In the opening statement for Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting on Tuesday, 10 December, Yasmin Fouad, Egypt's minister of environmental affairs, on behalf of the African Union, said: "We have, and will continue to engage and to seek landing grounds on the outstanding issues. But we must flag our concern...

13 Dec 2019

Waterkloof's Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares 5 food trends to look out for in 2020
Waterkloof's Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares 5 food trends to look out for in 2020Article

Winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa & Middle East 2019 and Chef de Partie at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, Paul Thinus Prinsloo shares his top five food trends to look out for in 2020...

12 Dec 2019

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovationArticle

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

9 Dec 2019

Remove car lanes, restrict vehicles and improve transit to reduce traffic congestion
Remove car lanes, restrict vehicles and improve transit to reduce traffic congestionArticle

Traffic congestion causes more problems than just being stuck in traffic. There are real effects on the health, quality of life and wallets of taxpayers...

Fanny Tremblay-Racicot 5 Dec 2019

Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinking
Global study reveals CEO confidence is sinkingArticle

Through an analysis of online content from more than 58,000 chief executive and chief marketing officers, the second annual Worldcom Confidence Index (CI) shows that global business leaders' confidence has plummeted in 2019...

7 Nov 2019

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#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gasArticle

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

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3 ways sustainability and reputation are closely linkedArticle

Where does the corporate world stand in the fight against global warming?

Chris Bischoff 8 Oct 2019

Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a story
Coffee co-operatives - every cup tells a storyArticle

When you visit co-operatives and see what goes into producing your coffee, you gain a new appreciation for your morning cup...

23 Sep 2019

The Department of Mineral Resources has given the go-ahead for Italian group Eni to conduct drilling off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Eni (fair use)
Controversial KZN drilling project gets go-aheadArticle

Marches, protests and objections to plans to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught...

13 Sep 2019

The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clear
The Carbon Tax Act makes SA's position clearArticle

The Carbon Tax Act, which came into effect on 1 June 2019, aims to impose a carbon tax on emitters of greenhouse gases, and is illustrative of South Africa's view on global issues such as climate change and global warming...

Athi Jara 6 Sep 2019

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Global investment in renewables to hit $2.6trnArticle

Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade - 2010 to 2019 inclusive - is on course to hit $2.6trn, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology...

6 Sep 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town
Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape TownArticle

Sea level rise caused by global warming is already causing damage to public and private coastal property in Cape Town. In some areas retreat to higher ground may be necessary...

Steve Kretzmann 2 Sep 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pactArticle

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

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Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from withinArticle

Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinct
Bees: How important are they and what would happen if they went extinctArticle

It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon - but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems...

Philip Donkersley 21 Aug 2019

#MusicExchange: Micaela Kleinsmith
#MusicExchange: Micaela KleinsmithArticle

Micaela Kleinsmith is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who KFM named as one of the top 10 singer-songwriters in Cape Town...

Martin Myers 20 Aug 2019

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

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

Mark O. Cuthbert and Richard Taylor 8 Aug 2019

Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of solutions, Lombard Odier
Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate changeArticle

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worse
Arctic ice loss is worrying, but the giant stirring in the South could be even worseArticle

A record start to summer ice melt in Greenland this year has drawn attention to the northern ice sheet. We will have to wait to see if 2019 continues to break ice-melt records...

Nerilie Abram, Matthew England, and Matt King 15 Jul 2019

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Natural gas - an oscillation between boom and gloomArticle

The natural gas market is booming and will increase in the medium term, but many factors point to a less promising future...

20 Jun 2019

'Steve Jobs of Green' to address Green Building Convention
'Steve Jobs of Green' to address Green Building ConventionArticle

Jason McLennan, known as the 'Steve Jobs of Green' in the built environment sector, will be the keynote international speaker at the 12th annual Green Building Convention, set for 2-4 October in Cape Town...

6 Jun 2019

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third
Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a thirdArticle

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change.

6 Jun 2019

Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behind
Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behindArticle

Similar to other nations in the world, South Africa is dealing with a number of environmental concerns, including global warming, air pollution, urbanisation, water pollution, climate change and many others...

Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 5 Jun 2019

Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon tax
Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon taxArticle

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) welcomes the implementation of a carbon tax in South Africa as of 1 June 2019...

Noelle Garcin 3 Jun 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warmingArticle

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 May 2019

Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industry
Big Pharma emits more greenhouse gases than the automotive industryArticle

Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental damage...

Lotfi Belkhir 28 May 2019

Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 22 May 2019

Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate changeArticle

Discussions on how to address climate change have focused, very appropriately, on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly those of carbon dioxide...

Pep Canadell and Rob Jackson 21 May 2019

The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies
The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economiesArticle

So much of the world's growth over the past 200 years has been due to the discovery and ever-increasing use of affordable energy derived from fossil fuels led by coal, followed by oil, and natural gas...

Alan M Clegg 5 Apr 2019

Drones in business - proactive, productive, powerful
Drones in business - proactive, productive, powerfulArticle

Incorporating drones into day-to-day operations can help businesses mitigate against external factors...

4 Apr 2019

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

The educational power of being wrong
The educational power of being wrongArticle

Did you know that all colours of Smarties taste the same? Standard food colourant is flavourless so different colours are indistinguishable. I discovered this quite recently but have been hesitant to share it, because I suspect it's common knowledge...

Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 Apr 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: An orchid for Kia, an onion for BMW and misguided millennialismArticle

It's a mystery why big brands continue to throw huge amounts of marketing money at a group that can't buy what they're selling...

Brendan Seery 1 Apr 2019

New paper provides framework for country-led climate action
New paper provides framework for country-led climate actionArticle

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) network has published a paper providing strategies for countries to decarbonise based on their national development objectives...

29 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - Guterres
Cyclone Idai 'yet another alarm bell' signalling impacts of climate change - GuterresArticle

UN secretary-general António Guterres has warned that vulnerable countries like Mozambique would be hit the hardest by climate change unless urgent action is taken...

27 Mar 2019

Climate change: Africa confronts global warming
Climate change: Africa confronts global warmingArticle

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa...

Dan Shepard 22 Mar 2019

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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment tooArticle

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

Martin Tvede Larsen 20 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainabilityArticle

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa
Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in AfricaArticle

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

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