1. Partnership to mainstream biodiversity into business in South Africa

    The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Fauna and Flora International (FFI) are proud to announce their joining forces to support businesses in South Africa to address biodiversity issues in their operations.


    Following on from Fruit from the Poison Tree – part 1, and granting the last two points in the concluding remarks regarding economics and climate change being grounded in science, it is necessary to examine the term ‘science’ holistically, and with specific reference to shale gas in South Africa.


    A dilemma of extraordinary proportions confronts world leaders as they wrestle with ‘the fraternal twins' [1] of peril and opportunity – typically the choice between economic growth and sustainable progress.

  4. Is Africa being sold for a handful of glass beads?

    An unplanned involvement in the South African anti-fracking lobby catapulted me into a widening study of the increasing exploitation of African resources by foreign nations from other continents.

  5. Paper and printing: a vested interest in sustainability

    My recent article about sustainability was framed by President Obama’s second inaugural address in Washington last month.

  6. Don’t wait too long to begin your Green Journey

    A Green Journey is the process whereby an organisation evolves towards environmental sustainability.

  7. A sustainable future: politics papering over the issues?

    About 10 years ago I attended a meeting of the major papermaking groups of the United States and Canada in New York City.

  8. Eyona indala

    Rhodes Business School supports ‘For Rhino in a Shrinking World: an international anthology’ (2012) edited by Harry Owen. This poem by Harry was first published in New Contrast, 2012.

  9. Chickens and horses

    Dating back to the 1970’s and the emergence of the environmental movement in the US, multi-national corporations were schooled to trivialize environmental viewpoints.

  10. Are Renewables Sustainable?

    Most of us, myself included are committed to generating energy by sustainable and ‘clean’ means. However, I believe that there is a risk in blindly relying on green energies to bail us out.

  11. Where angels fear to tread

    The reliance by oil and gas companies on stated economic benefits of shale gas may just prove to be their undoing in South Africa.

  12. Oh ignore him – he’s an environmentalist

    In this first article on the state of the planet and where our leaders are taking us, I discuss why mankind in general, and especially today’s leaders in government, the private sector and learning institutions will need to make smart choices in an exponentially decreasing window of opportunity.