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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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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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