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 […]
18 Feb 2021

The fisherwomen of Uganda

18 February 2021 – There is a fish farmer in Wakawaka in Uganda. Her name is Everline Auma.  Every day at 7:30am she signs in at work before launching a […]
13 Feb 2021

Balance needed between hydrocarbon exploration and environmental protection.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber 13 February 2021 – With renewed exploration for oil and gas resources in biodiversity hotspots like Botswana, Namibia and Angola, […]
9 Feb 2021

Gorongosa National Park joins Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity

09 February 2021 – The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique represents exceptional biological richness that must be protected at all costs. Gorongosa has joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, thereby becoming […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
7 Feb 2021

Is it not time that the mining industry shares its good news story with Africans?

By L.M. Louw 08 February 2021 – Mining companies are often regarded as the eternal enemy in African communities. This is mostly the results of poor communication. Is it not […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye firmly on the African tourism sector.

By L.M. Louw 11 February 2021 – Although there is the proverbial mountain to climb, WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye will be firmly on the African tourism sector. In the thaw of […]
6 Feb 2021

Mozambique can become a regional tourism leader.

By Charné Hundermark 06 February 2021 – In the aftermath of Covid-19 the tourism industry will once again become the backbone of African countries looking to diversify their economies. In […]