Afri-Plastics Challenge Reveals Wealth of African Innovation

A project in Nigeria that turns plastic pollution into designer textiles and accessories, buy-back schemes to help women and young people earn money through recycling, and a project that turns plastic waste into school benches in Rwanda are finalists in the running to win £1 million in the first strand of the Afri-Plastics Challenge. Other […]

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Sustainable Tourism Is the Only Way Forward For Tourism in Africa – Elisabeth Curiger, MD, Pure Africa.

Beyond sustainable tourism being a buzzword of the travel and tourism industry, it is a noble practice defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host […]

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SA Department of Tourism Invites Applications for Green Tourism Incentive Programme

The Department of Tourism invites eligible star graded tourism enterprises to apply for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP). The GTIP is a resource efficiency grant funding mechanism that encourages privately owned tourism enterprises to adopt responsible tourism practices. The programme assists enterprises to reduce the cost of investing in energy and water efficient operations, […]

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