http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 15.91 Change: 0.14
R/$ = 13.97 Change: 0.13
Au 1222.80 $/oz Change: -1.97
Pt 846.00 $/oz Change: -5.86
 

Topic

KFC South Africa Donates Over 300 000 Kg’s Of Surplus Food A Ground-Breaking First For Surplus Food In The Quick Service Industry Launching KFC’s Harvest

12th September 2018 KFC South Africa has embarked on an initiative to change the quick service restaurant industry and the way brands deal with their surplus food in restaurants. This programme aims to reduce the volume of food dumped in landfills while combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse... 

App monitors spread of FAW in Africa

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     10th August 2018 The Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) application (app) can save 300-million people in Africa from food insecurity and prevent significant economic losses in maize of up to $4.8-billion, caused by the infestation of the fall armyworm (FAW), says Food and Agriculture... 

CoM shows off potential of rooftop agriculture in Johannesburg inner city

By: Ilan Solomons     11th October 2017 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Wednesday hosted the launch of the Urban Agriculture Initiative, which is aimed at creating a vibrant urban agricultural ecosystem by “innovatively” repurposing disused rooftops and making use of hydroponics and aquaponics to produce agricultural produce for... 

Transparency, human survival highlighted in panel discussion on business and SDGs at Responsible Business Forum

By: Sane Dhlamini     1st September 2017 The second day of the Responsible Business Forum kicked off in Johannesburg on Friday with a focus on business’s role in the realisation of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by world leaders in September 2015. The event... 

Joburg rooftop gardens bringing agriculture to heart of city living

By: Schalk Burger     17th March 2017 Food shapes the daily patterns of city life, and food production in urban and peri-urban areas is increasingly regarded as integral to resilient and sustainable city region food systems, says United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) director-general José Graziano da Silva. “In... 

Joburg rooftop gardens bringing agriculture to heart of city living

By: Schalk Burger     17th March 2017 Food shapes the daily patterns of city life, and food production in urban and peri-urban areas is increasingly regarded as integral to resilient and sustainable city region food systems, says United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) director general José Graziano da Silva. “In... 

Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades

By: African News Agency      8th December 2016 Nearly 14-million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as the region faces the worst El Nino induced drought in decades. United Nations (UN humanitarian agencies and partners launched a revised action plan to outlining their response to the needs of an... 

Kumba ranked carbon disclosure leader

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th December 2016 Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, has been named one of the carbon disclosure leaders for 2016 by Engaged Tracking (ET) Index Research – the only company from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping on the list. In its yearly ‘ET Carbon Rankings’, released on... 

Southern Africa in urgent need of food production assistance

By: African News Agency      29th July 2016 Some 23-million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation... 

UK-SA bilateral research chair to boost food security research in SA

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Amid rising food prices, coupled with one of the worst droughts the country has experienced, food security research in South Africa has received a much-needed boost from the Newton Fund, and National Research Foundation (NRF) UK–South Africa Bilateral Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) launched... 

Demand for Land Bank drought-relief loans surging

By: Anine Kilian     18th May 2016 Demand for State-owned land and agricultural financial services provider Land Bank’s recently announced drought relief concessional loans is surging as South Africa’s record-breaking drought conditions continue to cause widespread devastation to agricultural crops and livestock. The bank stated... 

Innovation and research needed to bolster farming productivity

By: Mia Breytenbach     13th May 2016 As South Africa struggles with rising food prices, the effects of the worst drought in 20 years and water shortage, the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) highlighted how the country’s agricultural industry could address some of the challenges from an agricultural... 

World Bank suggests new measure to address effects of drought in African dry-lands

By: African News Agency      11th May 2016 The World Bank says irrigation, improved crop production technologies, soil fertility management and adding trees to current farming systems could help reduce the impact of drought in Africa’s dry-lands by half and help save an estimated 5.5-million people annually from food insecurity. In a new... 

Formalising artisanal mining can spark great benefits, say NGOs

By: Kim Cloete     12th February 2016 Some of the millions of artisanal mineworkers in the world are starting to get recognition, with more of these miners working in partnership with larger mining companies. This was paying off, said Karen Hayes, senior director of ‘Mines to Markets’ at Washington-based nongovernmental organization... 

Bigen Africa “walks the talk” and assists with the South African water crisis

21st January 2016 “South Africa is in the grip of a severe drought which is seriously impacting 2,7 million households desperate for drinking water, and threatening the existence of farmers, the lives of their livestock and the stability of the country’s economy,” warns Dr Snowy Khoza, Chief Executive Officer of... 

Technology, education, incentives key to solving water challenge – Grant Thornton

By: Natalie Greve     13th January 2016 As South Africa battles its most serious water crisis in recent history, professional services firm Grant Thornton has urged government and industry to adopt a comprehensive long-term water strategy to stave off a potential “catastrophe”. Grant Thornton director Michiel Jonker said in a statement... 

Food security alert for millions in Southern Africa

By: News24Wire      23rd December 2015 The strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in 18 years is set to cause food shortages for about 6.3-million people in drought-stricken Southern Africa in 2016, a special alert warned this week. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issued a special alert on Tuesday, warning that a... 

Land Bank to help drought-hit farmers

By: News24Wire      8th December 2015 The Land Bank has stepped in to provide financial relief to drought-hit farmers who are facing a bleak Christmas. "Farmers genuinely need more state support right now," the Land Bank said in reply to a question in Parliament on what it would do to help farmers facing financial ruin because of the... 

South African region faces rising food insecurity concerns, millions at risk

By: African News Agency      19th October 2015 Rising food insecurity in Southern Africa is a concern said the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday. The organisation said the Southern Africa region is increasingly experiencing food insecurity “as a result of poor harvests” across the region. 

Zim VP says food imports draining govt funds – reports 

By: News24Wire      28th August 2015 Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed concern over food imports, saying they are draining the country's already strained resources, according to reports. Mnangagwa said aggressive measures were needed to improve the country's agricultural production, The Source reported. 

More local agroprocessing needed to reduce cost of food for consumers

By: Tracy Hancock     4th August 2015 To decrease South Africa’s R21-billion trade deficit in agroprocessed goods, production in this area needs to grow in the country, which traditionally uses foreign suppliers to process its produce, adding to the cost of final product for local consumers. Western Cape Economic Opportunities... 

Subsistence farmers not the answer to Africa’s food security – agri economist 

By: Tracy Hancock     21st April 2015 The production of food by small subsistence farmers would never be the solution to food insecurity and poverty eradication in Africa, independent agricultural economist Fanie Brink stressed. Speaking at the Fertiliser Association of Southern Africa (Fertasa) annual congress in Cape Town, he noted... 

Balancing achievement and aid

14th January 2015 It is easy to forget about those in need at a time of year where the focus on personal achievement is top of mind. Irrespective of the season embraced by the majority, there are still those whose biggest achievement centers on satisfying the most basic of needs. Poor food distribution is one of... 

Action plan offers practical remedies for unblocking agriculture’s growth, jobs potential

By: Tracy Hancock     28th November 2014 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) has unveiled a draft version of the Agricultural Policy Action Plan (Apap), which is aligned with the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) target of creating one-million agricultural-sector jobs by 2030. The aspiration is outlined in... 

Action plan seen as offering practical remedies for unblocking agriculture’s growth, jobs potential

By: Tracy Hancock     28th November 2014 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) has unveiled a draft version of the Agriculture Policy Action Plan (Apap), which is aligned with the National Development Plan's (NDP's) target of creating one-million agricultural-sector jobs by 2030. The aspiration is outlined in... 

“What if we can feed everybody and care for the earth too?”

13th October 2014 DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, a virtual centre co-hosted by University of Pretoria and the University of the Western Cape to host a state-of-the-art experience on World Food Day 16 October 2014. Food insecurity needs to be approached in several ways, one of which is being... 

Integrated approach needed to manage water, energy, food dynamics

By: Zandile Mavuso     16th May 2014 With a growing recognition of the link between the provision and consumption of adequate food, water and energy, industry bodies are now arguing that national and local government need to manage natural resources in a far more integrated manner. The 2013 Human Sciences Research Council study... 

Food security research centre launched at University of the Western Cape 

By: Natalie Greve     16th April 2014 South Africa's drive to create a competitive and food-secure State was boosted on Tuesday with the launch of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security, at the University of the Western Cape, which would bring together a cohort of experts and researchers from 19 South African and... 

By declaring 2014 the 'year of agriculture', the AU hopes to spur a green revolution

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th September 2013 Despite some strides having been made over the past decade to enhance agricultural development across Africa, there is no escaping the reality that the continent continues to face serious challenges of hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty. This has prompted the African Union (AU) Assembly of... 

Chad vows to eradicate hunger, boost community resilience

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2013 Head of UN Development Programme launches vast food security plan with government Ndjamena, Chad will embark on an ambitious plan to eliminate food insecurity and boost progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in this Sahelian country where up to 25 percent of the population face the... 

Food waste costs SA R61.5-billion a year

By: David Oliveira     23rd August 2013 Food waste is a global and a local challenge, which is costing South Africa R61.5-billion a year. Subsequently, South Africa-based scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisation the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is undertaking research on... 

Food Security Advocate

By: Tracy Hancock     28th June 2013 Carl Moyo, sub-Saharan Africa regional director of DuPont, speaks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about his journey from a milking stool, in Zimbabwe, to climbing the corporate ladder in South Africa Being a teacher would have sufficed for science-based products and services company DuPont... 

Food insecurity slows Africa’s progress on development goals

By: Natalie Greve     27th May 2013 While Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing region, its rate of poverty reduction is insufficient to reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, asserts a progress report released by development organisations on Monday. The ‘MDG Report 2013:... 

SA households' food insecure – Minister 

By: Sapa     23rd October 2012 South Africa is over-dependent on markets and retailers for its food needs, Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Tuesday. Addressing the National Assembly during a debate on the effectiveness of food production schemes, the minister said that when this system failed it resulted in... 

Company Announcement: Transnet uplifts Youth through pioneering volunteer programme

18th June 2012 In South Africa, the month of June is known as “Youth Month”. 

First
Prev
1
Next
Last

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close