sustainability

15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
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 […]
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 […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
22 Jan 2022

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space

Barrick’s Kibali leads mining into a new space Mining has moved to a place where it has not been before. It has entered the world of conservation, sustainability, and development, […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
7 Jan 2022

Prudence needed in SA’s green future

Prudence needed in SA’s green future The development of renewable energy in South Africa is urgent. However, it would not be prudent to abandon the country’s coal-fired power stations at […]
22 Dec 2021

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of […]
13 Dec 2021

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation

Miners muse over road to decarbonisation    In the wake of decisions made at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November, mining companies are investing significant resources into reducing their carbon […]
8 Dec 2021

Sustainable pathways for agriculture

Sustainable pathways for agriculture In a recent project to foster sustainable practices in agriculture, SRK Consulting has been working with Bonsucro and other stakeholders to develop a practical way for […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
14 Nov 2021

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and […]
17 Oct 2021

Renewable energy is vital to meet carbon reduction goals

Renewable energy is vital to meet carbon reduction goals Historically, renewable sources of energy were criticised as being too expensive. However, there has been a significant decline in their cost […]
13 Oct 2021

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa

Energy transition a new path to power in Africa  Africa currently sits on the cusp of a transition into a new energy paradigm, one in which technological and commercial innovations […]
4 Oct 2021

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth

Raising the quality of East Africa’s economic growth While East Africa’s promising growth rates are good news, they remain based upon limited diversification in the region’s economies, writes Darryll Kilian, […]
23 Sep 2021

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions

African leaders need biodiversity data to make sustainable decisions There is a great need to equip African governments, businesses, and policymakers with biodiversity data for sustainable decision-making. African leaders need […]
16 Sep 2021

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin

IWMI examines water resources in Ethiopia’s Lake Tana sub-basin Through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Fellowship project, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is working to develop a thorough […]
13 Sep 2021

Collaboration and technology can make SA water secure

13 September 2021 – Water is one of South Africa’s scarcest and most critical resources. However, collaboration and technology can make South Africa water secure.       Water is one of […]
3 Sep 2021

Groundwater management is essential for a sustainable future

03 September 2021- Water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has been subjected to the impacts of climate change and severe weather events. Water management, and especially […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
16 Jul 2021

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like?

ESG investment policy best practice in the private equity sector: What does good look like? By Mamedupi Matsipa, Ata Capital CEO 16 July 2021 – The value of a capital […]
5 Jul 2021

Taking stock at global impact assessment summit

05 July 2021 – Impact assessors (IAs) have made progress in developing smarter impact assessments to deal with Covid-19 restrictions, but developing countries still need more home-grown solutions. This was […]
2 Jul 2021

CMGP/CAS merger creates agricultural champion in Morocco

02 July 2021 – A landmark merger between Compagnie Marocaine de Goutte à Goutte et de Pompage’s (CMGP) and Comptoir Agricole du Souss (CAS), has created a new champion in […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
3 Jun 2021

Fertiliser increase crop yields in Mozambique

By the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)   03 June 2021 – One of the causes of low maize yields is lack of access to agricultural inputs. In Chibabava, Sofala […]
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 […]
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 […]