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Invest in children to boost SA’s recovery

Providing effective, population-scale family support and 21st century transformative education is a nonnegotiable if we are to have any chance of eradicating violence, poverty, and inequality.

Weaving ethics into fashion

Fashion looks glamorous but it’s not. Behind the glitz is environmental and social damage

Sasol creates economic opportunities for its neighbours

Investing in the Future, Business Award. Winner: Sasol National Envirobox Programme, Environmental and Training for Sustainable Development

Celebrating excellence in science, engineering, technology, innovation

This is the 20th anniversary of the NSTF-South 32 Awards

Not even WWIII could stop surge in population

Rather than limiting population, reducing the consumption of natural resources would have a better chance of achieving effective sustainability gains.

South Africa comes last in sustainable development index

Three African countries make the top 10.

Green growth could give SA competitive advantage

By embracing a cleaner energy path not only will the country be able to catapult ahead of others, but it will also be able to create jobs.

Investors gamble by ignoring climate constraints

Actuarial scientists could lead the world's economies down a catastrophic path if they ignore future resource constraints, driven by climate change.

Global change: Delivering on Earth’s promise

If the world wants to survive the global crisis, it needs renewable energy and green-tech solutions, says Mark Swilling.

Economists welcome SA’s IMF donation

While the ANC's allies have criticised the government's decision to commit $2-billion to the IMF, the move has been welcomed by economists.

Rio+20: More fizzle than bang

The Rio+20 conference is billed as a "once in a generation" opportunity for global sustainability but it's expected to end with a whimper, not a bang.

Sustainable fishing is a matter of choice

Consumer choice drives production and capitalism and colour-coding is changing demand patterns and the species caught, writes Sipho Kigs.

Sustainable development hopes pinned on Rio+20 conference

A spirit of determination has prevailed at the UN press briefing about the Rio+20 conference which will take place in Brazil later this year.

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.

Westwood’s new fashion journey

Big-name fashion brands are supporting women in Nairobi by employing them to produce their goods, and teaching them business skills in the process.

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