13 Apr 2022

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa

ESG an imperative for long-term mining in Africa Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from […]
12 Apr 2022

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet

Mine with renewables to protect your balance sheet The energy crisis brought about by the instability in Europe and the resultant spike in fossil fuel prices have strengthened the case […]
11 Apr 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
5 Apr 2022

SA Treasury defines green activities

SA Treasury defines green activities South Africa’s National Treasury has launched the country’s first Green Finance Taxonomy, which will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions about “green” […]
3 Apr 2022

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply

CSIR calls for funding to improve South Africa’s water supply South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has called for more funding to be directed to water research […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
31 Mar 2022

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba

Innovation grants up for grabs at Mining Indaba   A new annual event calling for innovative research proposals to address the mining industry’s toughest sustainable development challenges is coming to […]
30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
24 Mar 2022

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park In line with its strategic re-positioning as a renewable and clean energy company, Kibo Energy has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire […]
23 Mar 2022

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal

Standard Bank and Woolworths in R600-million sustainability funding deal Standard Bank has partnered with Woolworths to conclude the first sustainability-linked working capital facility in South Africa to the value of […]
23 Mar 2022

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy    By Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes Africa’s iconic wildlife forms a key part of the continent’s identity and is globally significant, both ecologically and […]
22 Mar 2022

Forestry as a weapon against climate change

Forestry as a weapon against climate change By Jane Molony There is a climate case for wood – it is the only material that can naturally decarbonise our planet by […]
19 Mar 2022

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa

Senegal to host first Water Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa The ninth edition of the World Water Forum will be held from 21-26 March 2022 in the lake city of Diamniadio, […]
18 Mar 2022

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change Underfoot, unseen, useful, and often regarded as a limitless resource, groundwater provides a critical service in many parts of Africa, especially during […]
17 Mar 2022

Software developer launches new ESG application

Software developer launches new ESG application Software developer IsoMetrix has launched an all-in-one environmental, social and governance (ESG) management solution that will enable organisations to comprehensively manage and report on […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa

Jukskei river collaboration could hold lessons for Africa  A small but innovative water rehabilitation project in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently raised considerable public attention locally. Its […]
15 Mar 2022

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way, writes Kenneth Engblom, Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe, and […]