sustainable development

 
How development banks can 'shift the trillions'
How development banks can 'shift the trillions'
The number of people living in cities will double, but urbanisation can have a positive impact on development, contributing to innovation and job...
Celebrating excellence in science, engineering, technology, innovation
Celebrating excellence in science, engineering, technology, innovation
The 20th annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards were held on June 28 2018. These are the “Science Oscars”,...
Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
The world's population is growing so fast that even draconian restrictions on childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave too many...
South Africa comes last in sustainable development index
South Africa comes last in sustainable development index
South Africa has been given last place in a study measuring the long-term ­sustainable development of 31 countries, despite three African...
Green growth could give SA competitive advantage
Green growth could give SA competitive advantage
The external costs of dirty growth and energy are ignored in current gross domestic product (GDP) calculations. A greener path would take away this...
Investors gamble by ignoring climate constraints
Investors gamble by ignoring climate constraints
This is the conclusion of a report by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. A comprehensive look at what global investors are thinking, it found...
Global change: Delivering on Earth's promise
Global change: Delivering on Earth's promise
'Life has been around for 3.5-billion years and we have been around for 200 000. As we have become a force of nature, so has the extinction...
Economists welcome SA's IMF donation
Economists welcome SA's IMF donation
On Tuesday the treasury announced that South Africa had committed $2-billion (about R16.58 billion) to an International Monetary Fund "firewall",...
Rio+20: More fizzle than bang
Rio+20: More fizzle than bang
More than 150 world leaders and ministers kick off the Rio+20 Earth Summit on Wednesday amid widespread disappointment about the strategy they will...
Sustainable fishing is a matter of choice
Sustainable fishing is a matter of choice
That gives you, the shopper, a great deal of power and the ability to bring about change. By choosing the right food to serve, you can change the...
Sustainable development hopes pinned on Rio+20 conference
Sustainable development hopes pinned on Rio+20 conference
A spirit of determination prevailed at Tuesday's UN press briefing in Johannesburg about the Rio+20 conference, an international event aimed at...
Punishing those who plan well and deliver
Punishing those who plan well and deliver
There are an estimated 130 000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in South Africa and more coming to the fore almost daily. A large...

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