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Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Food insecurity rising in Africa

The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events

International aid profits Senegal’s women

Programmes to promote gender equality and counter poverty gain ground

More people went hungry in Africa in 2017, but new initiatives also bore fruit

There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.

Sub-Saharan Africans worst affected by undernourishment

Africa is lagging behind in tackling hunger with reports showing that over 25% of Africa’s population suffer from acute undernourishment.

Shark fin soup disappearing from Chinese menus

Couples marrying in Hong Kong and China have been swayed by conservation groups' campaign to ban the shark fin trade.

Aid groups ready to work with rebels

Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.

Global food scare widens from Japan nuclear plant

Australia, Canada and Singapore joined a list of countries shunning Japanese food imports as radioactive steam wafted anew from a nuclear plant.

UN: Food prices triggering global unrest

United Nations food agencies on Friday warned that record high prices for basic commodities are helping generate unrest around the world.

Food costs at record highs, UN warns of volatile era

Global food prices tracked by a UN agency hit their highest level on record in January, a problem set to worsen after a massive snowstorm in the US.

Food insecurity, prices top agenda at UN talks

The United Nations food agency, the FAO, opened high-level talks in Rome on Monday aimed at tackling food insecurity and price shocks.

Big business subverts world health

UN official spells out how lobby groups stall and water down progressive regulation.

Greener and leaner

The world food crisis is a tragedy frequently and passionately foretold. For years food experts warned that chronic under-investment in agriculture in developing countries, by governments and donors alike, would one day spell disaster.

World leaders meet to address food price crisis

World leaders gathered in Rome on Tuesday for a United Nations summit on food security as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged "hard decisions" and heavy investment in agriculture. "For years, falling food prices and rising production lulled the world into complacency," Ban said, adding: "Governments put off hard decisions."

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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