7 May 2021

The time for ESG regulation is now – says deVere CEO.

07 May 2021 – A global regulatory framework for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is urgently required. Nigel Green, CEO, and founder of the de Vere Group, says that […]
6 May 2021

The magic of mushrooms

06 May 2021 – An upliftment project in Namibia uses mushrooms to develop housing and food projects. If you are a plant biologist, mushrooms are surely one of the most […]
2 May 2021

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

By Joe Keenan 02 May 2021 – Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
27 Apr 2021

New technologies provide solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.

Abidjan, 26 April 2021 – Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges, according […]
26 Apr 2021

Five Trawlers Arrested as New Partnership with Sierra Leone Begins

26 April 2021 – In less than two days, armed Sierra Leone Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker carried out a series of covert at-sea […]
20 Apr 2021

New regulations for LandCare projects in South Africa

By Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel 20 April 2021 – A recently published Generic Environmental Management Programme in South Africa seeks to regulate LandCare projects and exclude identified activities related […]
16 Apr 2021

Business leaders have mandate to accelerate Africa’s development.

By Jordan Rittenberry, CEO of Edelman Africa 16 April 2021 – Africa’s business leaders now have a clear mandate from consumers and society to work with governments and civil society […]
14 Apr 2021

Exxaro’s ESD programme creates opportunities for South African communities.

14 April 2021 – South African mining company Exxaro’s Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) Programme creates a range of opportunities for South African communities. In December 2020, 11 candidates completed the […]
10 Apr 2021

Water stress can put business models in jeopardy.

10 April 2021 – Water stress is a risk factor that businesses, in the past, did not always think of when doing scenario planning. However, South Africa’s recent droughts are […]
9 Apr 2021

Initiative to support artisanal small-scale cobalt mining launched in DRC.

09 April 2021 – Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC), an initiative to support artisanal small-scale cobalt mining was recently officially launched in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) towards […]
8 Apr 2021

World Bank provides USD375 to boost pastoral production systems in the Sahel.

08 April 2021 – Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel. The World Bank recently provided USD375 to […]
31 Mar 2021

Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

31 March 2021 – A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable […]
28 Mar 2021

Scope for improvement in meeting water needs.

28 March 2021 – With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in its degree of integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for the region to […]
27 Mar 2021

Ugandan elephants migrate to DRC.

By Ronald Musoke – this article was published by the Independent and somervillesustainableconservation   23 March 2021 – Ugandan elephants are migrating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]
24 Mar 2021

Overcoming the obstacles in the way of Africa’s female farmers

Bonolo Sophie Maqeba, CEO of Black Women Empowered  24 March 2021 – Female farmers in Africa face unimaginable challenges and have to overcome adversity at every level. In this great […]
23 Mar 2021

Can ESG drive commercial competitiveness in mining?

By Acrux Resources Executive Director’s Sean Browne and Geoff Linnell  23 March 2021 – The mining industry is facing increased pressure to be more mindful about environment, social and governance […]
21 Mar 2021

DRC’s first ‘Cahier de Charge’ approved.

21 March 2021 – In a pioneering step, a large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance from SRK Consulting Congo – become the […]
21 Mar 2021

Sustainable forestry and the fight against climate change

21 March 2021 – Sustainable forestry is non-negotiable in the international fight against climate change. Today is International Day of Forests. In a changing world, standards to ensure that forestry […]
20 Mar 2021

Exxaro’s climate change efforts receive a 4/4 TPI ranking.

19 March 2021 – Global resource company Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4. This high score reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse gas […]
20 Mar 2021

Hunger could be a bigger threat than Covid-19.

19 March 2021 – Strengthening food systems must be an integral part of efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to build resilience in Africa, says African Development Bank […]
19 Mar 2021

What does water mean to you?

What does water mean to you? By Gerard Busse, marketing manager at the Forest Stewardship Council of South Africa 19 March 2021 – On the 22 March we celebrate World […]
18 Mar 2021

What water stewardship can do for corporates.

18 March 2021 – It appears that more has been said than done about meeting South Africa’s water challenges; with the 2030 timeframe for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]
16 Mar 2021

Plastic regulations in Mauritius could have unintended consequences.

By Karen Van Der Wath 16 March 2021 – The government of Mauritius have proposed bold new measures to curb plastic waste. However, the new plastic regulations in Mauritius could […]
11 Mar 2021

Glencore’s SA hub to kickstart small business

11 March 2021 – Mining company Glencore Ferroalloys has established an Enterprise and Development (ESD) Hub in Rustenburg in the North West province of  South Africa, that will kickstart small […]
10 Mar 2021

SA energy: one step closer, or two steps back?

By Kirsty Kilner and Gillian Niven from Webber Wentzel 10 March 2021 – Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas in South Africa are welcome, but a […]
27 Feb 2021

African Parks and Zambian government vow to protect Kafue.

27 February 2021 – Non-Profit Organisation African Parks and the Zambian government has vowed to protect Kafue, one of Zambia’s prime national parks. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will […]
25 Feb 2021

Sustainable agriculture arrives through water.

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager for Xylem Africa  25 February 2021 – The recent drought in the Western Cape province was a reminder that South Africa is a […]
25 Feb 2021

Pretoria’s pungent sulphur smell explained.

By Dr Nicolaas C Steenkamp 25 February 2021 – Residents in parts of Gauteng, South Africa, recently complained about the smell of sulphur hanging in the air for more a […]
24 Feb 2021

Ebola vaccinations underway in Guinea.

24 February 2021 – To add to the global Covid-19 woes, a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is a cause of concern in the West African region. However, to […]