News and updates from the continent


Governments set course for climate change action

Governments set course for climate change action

Dec 15, 2015

“We are living in a historic moment. We are seeing the start of a global transition towards renewable energy. At the same time, we’re already witnessing irreversible impacts of climate change.” ~ Samantha Smith, WWF

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

DEA files to appeal rhino horn moratorium judgment

Dec 11, 2015

The DEA’s application for leave to appeal suspends the operation and execution of the judgment but the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn thus remains in place.

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

German Ministry supports startups in Southern Africa

Dec 1, 2015

The goal of the AMPION Venture Bus is the creation of ten agri-tech startups providing innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa.

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Nedbank goes green to boost renewable energy

Dec 1, 2015

Recognised as one of the first green, carbon-neutral banks, Nedbank is passing its sustainability philosophy on to its clients.

Everyone has a role to play in preserving the planet

Everyone has a role to play in preserving the planet

Dec 1, 2015

The Trust’s Programmes and projects aim to protect wild places, achieving environmental sustainability and ensuring the long-term integrity of species and people that inhabit natural systems.

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Nov 11, 2015

Investments in green technologies & growth of some sectors will benefit, especially the renewable energy sector which will be able to compete on a more level playing field in comparison to fossil fuels.