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Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa.

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#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

Welcome to Loeries Creative Week Durban! With #WomensMonth also in full swing, regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive

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15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

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Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Inaugural African Marine Waste Conference develops strategic plan to tackle marine litter

Attended by approximately 200 delegates from nine African states and a further 10 countries from other continents, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference recently took place in PE

7 Aug 2017

Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

31 Jul 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

Lüderitz wind project nears completion

The $13.6m Ombepo Wind Farm, near Lüderitz, is expected to add 5MW of renewable power to the Namibian grid by the end of July.

13 Jul 2017

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned

12 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

28 Jun 2017

Namibia is all set to power up on wind

The Diaz Wind Farm, Namibia's first venture into this form of clean energy, aims to bring an additional 44MW to the country's national grid

31 May 2017

Why resilience matters for schools trying to thrive in tough situations

Resilience in schools involves a process where teachers, principals, families, students and district officials know and use strategies that help teachers to teach and students to learn.

By Liesel Ebersöhn 25 May 2017

Quality of life on rise for many Africans, report says

Africans are seeing a steady improvement in the quality of their lives, with some countries even nearing world averages, says a wide-ranging report out on Monday, 22 May, on the continent's future

23 May 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast

24 Mar 2017

Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings' @Parkside building

9 Mar 2017

AfDB injects US $1 billion to end youth unemployment in Africa

AfDB together with the IITA embarks on an initiative that aims to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating eight million agribusiness jobs

By Dominique Von Rohr 29 Sep 2016

The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

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