Sustainability and Conservation

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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
5 Feb 2021

Africa’s wildlife should drive the economy.

05 February 2021 – Covid-19 has negatively affected the tourism industry, which will take months, if not years, to recover. The continents biggest asset is its pristine natural areas. Africa’s […]
4 Feb 2021

Shift towards sustainable mining accelerates.

By Nigel Beck, Head of Sustainable Finance, and Mark Buncombe, Head of Mining and Metals at Standard Bank Group. 3 February 2021 – The mining industry’s shift towards a greener, […]
3 Feb 2021

Help on the way for global cocoa supply chain.

03 February 2021 – Cocoa plantations, which are the backbone of the world’s chocolate supply, are highly vulnerable to climate hazards. However, help is on the way for the global […]
31 Jan 2021

Investment to power and transform.

31 January 2021 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced EUR38.5-million in financial and technical support to power and transform the energy landscape in Burkina Faso. The European Investment […]
28 Jan 2021

Solar market’s rapid African growth

28 January 2021 – The solar market has seen rapid African growth over the years. According to the industry experts, Africa has shown great progress in the development of its solar energy markets. […]
26 Jan 2021

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire.

26 January 2021 – A study and review by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford tried to determine why projects to adapt to climate […]
26 Jan 2021

Fencing-in could have killed 350 elephants in Botswana.

26 January 2021 – A UPled study by the University of Pretoria in South Africa has revealed that the fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in […]
24 Jan 2021

Covid-19 could reverse African conservation gains.

By Edwin Tambara at the African Wildlife Foundation (www.AWF.org) 24 January 2021 – Covid-19 is a specter that has disrupted the balancing act of survival for humans and endangered species. […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
15 Jan 2021

B2Gold’s Rhino bars sold out.

15 January 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s entire inventory of limited-edition Rhino Gold Bars have been sold. The proceeds are used for community development in Namibia. B2Gold announced […]
6 Jan 2021

Transforming the South Africa environmental sector

06 January 2020 – South Africa’s National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, in a bid to transform the South African environmental sector. “The […]
1 Jan 2021

IRENA and AfDB scale up renewable energy in Africa

01 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has scaled up investment in renewable energy in Africa. IRENA) and the AfDB have […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
29 Dec 2020

Mining companies empower local entrepreneurs

28 December 2020 – In what can serve as a case study for mining companies in Africa, South African mining giant Exxaro Resources has built strategic partnerships and shown that […]
27 Dec 2020

Kenya and the road towards Vision 2030

27 December 2020 – Despite challenges the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development. Kenya is well on the road towards Vision 2030. The planned expansion […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]