Sustainable Development

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.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs