News and updates from the continent

Billboards to give live reports on ‘worst air in South Africa’

Billboards to give live reports on ‘worst air in South Africa’

Sep 30, 2014

Air quality in the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality has been dubbed the worst in South Africa, National Air Quality Officer Dr Thuli Mdluli reported.

US consumers’ behaviour ‘least sustainable’ globally

US consumers’ behaviour ‘least sustainable’ globally

Sep 30, 2014

Environmentally friendly behaviour has increased in nine of the 17 countries that were surveyed in 2012: Argentina, Australia, Hungary, India, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, South Korea and Great Britain.

Community artists join SKA delegation in Australia

Community artists join SKA delegation in Australia

Sep 30, 2014

SKA South Africa Director Bernie Fanaroff says science and art have a lot in common. “They are both about beauty and aesthetics – most science is beautiful, and so is most art.”

Leonardo DiCaprio: Renewable energy is good economics

Leonardo DiCaprio: Renewable energy is good economics

Sep 30, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio: “Renewable energy is not only achievable, but good economic policy.”

Gulf investors see huge value in Africa

Gulf investors see huge value in Africa

Sep 29, 2014

Hamad Buamim says cultural and historical ties to the continent meant GCC investors are well positioned to invest in infrastructure in Africa.