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“Walk The Talk” of investing in our youth

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | July 15, 2013

The The stats are big: South Africa has some of the best renewable energy potential in the world; 12 million South Africans do not have access to a secure supply of electricity; 3.2 million young people in our country are unemployed...

Change Your Tuna

Feature story | July 15, 2013 at 8:26

Tuna is in trouble. It's is one of the world’s favourite fish, and the staple protein of millions, but it is overfished globally.

The easy (and right) way to get rid of your e-waste

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | July 9, 2013

Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and...

The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

Building a global anti-coal movement

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 29, 2013

More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal. But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet:...

Runaway forest fires show how RSPO is not enough

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 28, 2013

The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why...

Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | June 20, 2013

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

Unplugging Coal

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | June 18, 2013

The statistics are scary. Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world. The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep. ...

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