News and updates from the continent

Africa Day: A chance to view achievements, challenges

Africa Day: A chance to view achievements, challenges

May 27, 2015

“While we work to break down the social, economic, environmental and cultural obstacles that women and girls face, let us also recognize the gains that have been made.” ~ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

GBCSA celebrates 100 Green Star SA certifications

GBCSA celebrates 100 Green Star SA certifications

May 27, 2015

There are over 1.8 million square metres of green certified space covered by the 100 Green Star SA certification – or the equivalent of 263 rugby fields.

Tanzania’s cholera epidemic reduced, ‘far from over’

Tanzania’s cholera epidemic reduced, ‘far from over’

May 27, 2015

The WHO confirmed that the cholera outbreak was, in fact, improving but nonetheless warned that the risk of transmission remained “high due to limited access to shelter, toilets, water and essential medical care.”

Some Sandton streets to close for greener travelling

Some Sandton streets to close for greener travelling

May 27, 2015

For the entire month of October, certain streets of Sandton will be closed to make way for “greener ways of travelling”, including walking, cycling and public transport, as part of this year’s Transport Month celebrations.

Skills development key for African growth

Skills development key for African growth

May 27, 2015

The report calls for strengthening skills and education, addressing exclusion through the development of targeted social protection measures, and promoting universal access to sustainable energy and technology.