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Environmental Conservation

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Capricorn foundation commits to rhino conservation efforts with purchase of rhino guardianship certificate

    The Capricorn Foundation has affirmed its dedication to environmental conservation by becoming one of the first organisations to invest in the innovative Rhino Guardianship Certificate program. By purchasing a certificate from the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT), the Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to preserving critically endangered rhinoceros populations. The Rhino Guardianship Certificate is a recent effort by Save the Rhino Trust Namibia, in partnership with Wadappt, […]

todayMay 2, 2024 6

Africa

South Africa’s crucial water supplies from Lesotho: what the six-month shutdown means for industry, farming and residents

    By Ifedotun Aina, University of Cape Town   The main water supply to South Africa’s economic hub, greater Johannesburg in the Gauteng province, and to the country’s breadbasket in the Free State, is scheduled to be cut off for six months. Maintenance work on the 37 kilometre Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel is due to begin in October 2024. Ifedotun Victor Aina, a senior researcher at the Water […]

todayApril 8, 2024 11

Environment

Microplastics found in Nile River’s tilapia fish: new study

A fisherman on the River Nile. Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images Dalia Saad, University of the Witwatersrand The Nile is one of the world’s most famous rivers. It’s also Africa’s most important freshwater system. About 300 million people live in the 11 countries it flows through. Many rely on its waters for agriculture and fishing to make a living. The Nile’s two main tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White […]

todayFebruary 7, 2024 9

Business / Economics

Innovating for Impact: driving positive change through financial solutions

  By Mignon du Preez, Group Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability Executive, Old Mutual Namibia   In Namibia, making a real impact with financial solutions is a shared endeavour that requires collective action, innovative thinking, and a deep understanding of our people's needs. As a united force within the financial services industry, we bear a collective responsibility to lead the way toward a better future for everyone. At the forefront […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024

Africa

Lagos bans single-use plastics

Nigeria's Lagos state will start implementing a ban on Styrofoam and other single-use plastics. The State's environment commissioner told the BBC that non-biodegradable plastics were a major pollution problem, and were clogging drains. State officials say they'll use a dormant 2009 law to fine or jail culprits. Lagos is one of Africa's most populous cities. International experts estimate Nigeria generates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually.

todayJanuary 22, 2024 8

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