A formula developed by a South African scientist, billed as an eco solution to plastic waste, pests and livestock nutrition, has been challenged by former business partners to be 'fraudulent' after forensic tests. The solution has been trialed in three countries in the region.
Experts under the new Water, Peace and Security partnership have come up with a conflict prediction tool that uses both climate and traditional socio-economic data to spur political action on water-related conflict.
The current food system, with its reliance on a handful of crops, is inadequate and unsustainable in the face of climate change and population growth. 'Future-fit' crops are key to solving malnutrition and feeding a larger population.
Schuyler Null and Hillary Smith –
The Covid-19 pandemic lays bare two facets of our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalised crisis in the future. Cities are already in adaptation mode.
Tlaleng Mofokeng –
Modern development strategies often recognise the pivotal importance of enabling women to fulfill their potential and contribute effectively to their economies. Yet they fail to recognise the need for concerted action to protect women from violence, and uphold the rights of victims. They are thus grossly inadequate.
The power of frontline health workers to improve global health has been proven time and again. Yet the world continues to underestimate their capabilities and contributions, with severe consequences for them and the communities they serve.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Dr Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering study of chimpanzees nearly 60 years ago in Tanzania, continues her work to conserve nature in Africa by joining an expedition to protect the continent’s highest peak.
Gan Su Xuan –
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa project report investigates the relationship between South Africa's mining value ...