Establishing the best methods to tackle climate change is one of the key challenges facing South Africa today. To inform these decisions, a suite of tools have been developed known as ‘Integrated assessment models’ (IAMs). These models are used to answer central questions about climate change, from how the world could avoid 1.5C of global warming at the lowest cost, through to the implications of countries’ current pledges to cut emissions. Read more about this initiative here.
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|The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB), through its involvement in the Embedding Project, has been recognised in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s (AACSB) annual 2019 Innovations That Inspire challenge. UCT News, 4 July 2019.|
|Water availability is one of the biggest threats facing South Africa’s people and businesses. 46% of municipalities cannot fulfill their water and waste mandate. To fix SA’s water crisis – this is where we need to start. Listen to NBI’s Alex McNamara discussing strategies on how to fix SA’s water crisis. Daily Maverick, 13 June 2019.|
Speaking at a breakfast meeting at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Nkululeko Buthelezi, the interim chairperson of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said that South Africa’s economy is energy intensive and since the mining sector is a member of the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG), it is important that clean energy sources and energy efficiency be discussed. EE Publishers: 5 February 2019
CPolicy debates in SA’s energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy sector and solve SA’s energy crisis, argued experts at a recent discussion hosted by the UCT GSB in conjunction with Power Futures South Africa. BizCommunity, 28 January 2019.
Two years ago, when social cohesion emerged as the focal point for Indlulamithi, even those who helped make this choice were surprised. Social cohesion was not exactly the strongest signal on the socio-political radar at the time – and it is still unusual to find an organisation that prioritises the issue.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) is among this unusual minority. Read further.
The latest Breaking Barriers, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Quarterly Employment Report produced in partnership The NBI and others, was released earlier this month, highlighting the current financial barriers facing the youth today. BizCommunity, 22 November 2018.