Economic case for a circular plastics economy in Africa

2022-08-03T13:51:22+00:00

Economic case for a circular plastics economy in Africa Photo Credit: WWF Sam Hodson Economic case for circular plastics economy in Africa A shift to a circular plastics economy holds significant economic benefits, including job creation and added value to the economy, while also minimising the

Economic case for a circular plastics economy in Africa2022-08-03T13:51:22+00:00

Two rural women doing good for rural communities

2022-07-07T08:05:13+00:00

TWO RURAL WOMEN DOING GOOD FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES Credit  Angus Burns ‘We are rural people who want to do good for other rural people.’ This line bears such consequential sentiment. It was said by soil scientist Sissie Matela of Environmental and Rural Solutions (ERS), a non-profit

Two rural women doing good for rural communities2022-07-07T08:05:13+00:00

Protected areas management will help SA to survive

2022-06-28T09:32:06+00:00

PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT WILL HELP SA TO SURVIVE Significant resources are required to conserve South Africa’s landscapes and their associated biodiversity and ecosystem services. These include freshwater, fresh air, carbon sequestration, healthy soil, healthy insect populations for pollination, and healthy grasslands for freshwater conservation and abundant

Protected areas management will help SA to survive2022-06-28T09:32:06+00:00

Rethinking food systems for South Africa

2022-05-04T15:57:43+00:00

RETHINKING FOOD SYSTEMS FOR SOUTH AFRICA Rethinking food systems for South Africa needs to start with individual food producers on the ground and expand from there. This is the approach of a project called, ‘Towards recalibrating food systems during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic’, which started

Rethinking food systems for South Africa2022-05-04T15:57:43+00:00

Thirty farmers in Inchanga aim to supply vegetables locally

2022-03-29T15:18:36+00:00

THIRTY FARMERS IN INCHANGA AIM TO SUPPLY VEGETABLES LOCALLY Photo credit Southern Africa Food Lab The average household food basket in South Africa increases by R354.22 or 8.9% (February 2022 statistic) and food prices continue to rise. The food poverty line is now R624.00 per month

Thirty farmers in Inchanga aim to supply vegetables locally2022-03-29T15:18:36+00:00

Success starts with strengthening good governance

2022-02-15T09:17:59+00:00

SUCCESS STARTS WITH STRENGTHENING GOOD GOVERNANCE Credit WWF ‘You have to start with strengthening good governance. In the absence of addressing this, you can clear a thousand hectares of invasive alien vegetation to free up more water, but if there isn’t a well-managed governance system and

Success starts with strengthening good governance2022-02-15T09:17:59+00:00

Goal for a global treaty on plastic pollution

2022-02-07T08:52:15+00:00

GOAL FOR A GLOBAL TREATY ON PLASTIC POLLUTION Credit Dyer Island Conservation Trust ‘We need interventions from industry and government at every stage of the plastic lifecycle, starting from its production to end of life, in order to accelerate the transition to a circular plastics economy

Goal for a global treaty on plastic pollution2022-02-07T08:52:15+00:00

How business can deal with water risk in South Africa

2021-12-13T07:23:20+00:00

HOW BUSINESS CAN DEAL WITH WATER RISK IN SOUTH AFRICA Credit WWF By 2030 South Africa will have a 17% greater demand for freshwater than we have available in the country, according to projections from the Department of Water and Sanitation. Our water catchments are stressed, many

How business can deal with water risk in South Africa2021-12-13T07:23:20+00:00

The Coalition pilots solutions to finance the environment

2021-10-22T16:38:29+00:00

THE COALITION PILOTS SOLUTIONS TO FINANCE THE ENVIRONMENT Credit Greg Martindalea Healthy, functioning natural environments are the critical foundations for water and food security, human health and economic resilience and biodiversity conservation. They also contribute significantly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including increasing employment, safeguarding

The Coalition pilots solutions to finance the environment2021-10-22T16:38:29+00:00

Actively addressing the hunger problem

2021-10-12T06:46:14+00:00

ACTIVELY ADDRESSING THE HUNGER PROBLEM Eight rural schools in the Hoedspruit region in Limpopo now have thriving vegetable gardens to sustain their learners, 40% of whom are orphans and many from child-headed homes. ‘This is a story about a community finding solutions to a serious food security

Actively addressing the hunger problem2021-10-12T06:46:14+00:00
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