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CHANGE MAKER, ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: Fracking Activist Wins International Environmental Prize SA environmental campaigner Jonathan Deal was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in the fight against hydraulic fracturing
Each year, the Goldman Environmental Foundation selects grassroots activists from around the world to honour them for their work. With an individual cash prize of $150 000 (close on R1.5m), it is the largest award for grassroots environmental activism in the world.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Image: LED floodlights are the latest trend South African energy-saving and back-up power solution specialist, Mr. Power, recently added new locally assembled LED floodlights to their range
LED lighting is rapidly growing in popularity and becoming standard in most commercial and residential buildings. The dramatic increase in LED usage is largely due to their low energy consumption, long life span and depth, width and versatility.   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER, HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: MISS EARTH SA National Finalists Week Greening Cape Town and Beyond
The newly announced National Semi-Finalists of Miss Earth SA have jetted off to Cape Town last week to celebrate and join in the green spirit with through a series of school projects, beach clean ups, recycling initiatives,as well as volunteer sessions at SANCCOB Marine Bird Rehabilitation Centre.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: Eco-Logic Awards 2013 Are you an eco-champion?

 Do you help to protect and preserve the earth? If so - then we want to recognise and support you!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
Image: Wilderness Expansion Project SA’s 1st BEE Wildlife Conservation Project
The only certified and endorsed BEE conservation project that will expand wilderness areas to protect wildlife, preserve the land and upskill local previously disadvantaged residents, has been launched by The Wildlife Trust.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Sustainability
Image: Leveraging Latent Capital to Foster Sustainability What are the options available to pursue sustainability?
Non-governmental organisations worldwide continue to struggle to sustain their key development programmes due to lack of foreign donor funding.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront: A Leading Light in Energy Conservation Announced as the winning hotel in the Think Planet campaign
230 Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront staff will be rewarded with a bicycle in recognition of the Hotel’s performance in Rezidor’s energy saving initiative, Think Planet!   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
Recent conflicts in rural areas have shown that the challenges facing the Western Cape agriculture sector

A FARE steering committee has been established, co-chaired by Andrew Boraine from the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP) and Philip Dexter from the Western Cape Economic Development Forum (EDF). This committee has in turn tasked a panel of non-political and independent experts in the sector to take the process forward. The panel includes Antonie Gildenhuys, Venete Klein, Jan Theron, Karin Kleinbooi, Thom Thamaga, Adrian Sayers, and Frans van Wyk.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
The launch of ‘Dignify’, an initiative that aims to “bring spirituality and human dignity to the core of social development in South Africa”

This month saw the launch of a new social change initiative called ‘Dignify’. There would not be much to comment – good causes pop up all the time – but this game plan is very different from others.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , HEADLINES, Arts & Culture, Sustainability
Image: 30 spaces remaining for Trees for Zambia 2013 The Conference of Action that happens in Livingstone near the mighty Victoria Falls from 7th to 28th July!
In 2012, Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change...   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
The Alternative Answer to Sanitation in Rural and Urban Communities

The ZerHO Waterless Toilet addresses the need for safe, sealed, sustainable, cost-effective sanitation; providing human dignity, while conserving and protecting water resources and the environment. It directly addresses the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: FARE (Future of Agriculture and the Rural Economy) Western Cape agriculture sector embraces FARE process
Recent wage strikes and conflicts in De Doorns and other farming areas have brought to the fore the challenges facing the agriculture sector and food production in particular. Many of the issues facing the sector are beyond the resources and scope of any one stakeholder or level of government to resolve.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
The council’s messaging has matured to require a more strategic and focused approach

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has appointed communications and behaviour change consultancy GreenEdge in collaboration with sustainability agency Ogilvyearth to handle its marketing and branding.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Sustainability
Companies that test their readiness for reputational risk can unlock hidden benefits, says Andrea Bonime-Blanc

If you’re a shirt manufacturer outsourcing much of your sewing to subcontractors (or their unknown third parties) with small factories in remote locations that are visited rarely, if ever, with poor or non-existent environmental, health and safety protections, what is your potential reputational risk? Ask Wal-Mart.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
In pushing the sustainability cause, some non-profit groups are becoming more intimately involved with the private sector

For an entire week during March, images of the Amazon rainforest beamed into the living rooms of Sky subscribers across the UK. Model Lily Cole was called in to provide some glamour, but South America’s magical biome did a good job of speaking for itself.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
2012 has been a tough year for civil society.

Those funding cuts that we’d been warned of since the crash in 2008, were keenly felt. The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) wrapped up its second five year programme, the Europeans curtailed their investments, the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DIFID) restructured.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Sustainability
Image: Building BRICS to End Poverty: ActionAid The growth of BRICS Must Contribute to Ending the Socio-Economic Challenges
Despite being a relatively new player on the international scene, the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and SouthAfrica] club represents a potentially huge shift in the way global political and economic agreements are struck.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sustainability
This Article Focuses on the SA Nonprofit Sector and Certain Challenges that Plague Civil Society as a Whole

At present, South Africa (SA) has an extensive and lively non-governmental sector which boasts roughly 100 000 registered nonprofit organisations (NPOs) and an estimated 50 000 unregistered ones.(2) SA’s large nonprofit sector is the product of a diverse society including a variety of ethnic groups and a history that has informed the way in which South African society operates as a whole, as well as the way in which the nonprofit sector conducts its operations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Government, Sustainability
The welfare sector will get a boost in this year’s budget, with an extra R600 million set aside to fund NGOs hard-hit by a drop in donor funding

The welfare sector will get a boost in this year’s budget, with an extra R600 million set aside to fund NGOs hard-hit by a drop in donor funding and an additional R938 million to create posts for social workers over the medium-term.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Sustainability
- sharing the passion by investing in the Education

A partnership initiative to support the important role of early childhood education in rural South Africa was realised recently when two Grade R classrooms, constructed from decommissioned shipping containers, were handed to the Agter-Witzenberg farm community outside Ceres in South Africa's Western Cape region.   Read More...



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