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These researchers are turning plastic bottles into prosthetic limbs
The artificial limbs were made by grinding down plastic bottles and spinning the grains into polyester yarns which were heated to produce a light, sturdy substance that could be easily moulded.
'This is Africa's century' - what we learned at WEF Africa 2019
The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) looks good on paper, but how will it be implemented? South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, gave the rosiest assessment of the situation.
93 million children with disabilities deserve a chance at education
Very few young people with disabilities get the chance to proceed to higher education and training. The WHO found that only 5-15% of children who need assistive devices have access to them.
Here’s how to make Africa’s aviation industry soar
While it is evident that aviation in Africa has the potential to fuel economic growth, several barriers exist.
What to expect from WEF Africa 2019
More than 1,000 regional and global leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia will meet to discuss how Africa build on its potential.
Factories are no longer the sure route to prosperity. Here's why
For pineapple producers in Benin, better branding, marketing, and packaging opens the doors to regional and international sales far more lucrative than selling unprocessed fruit in local markets.
Things are bad and getting worse for SA. Or are they?
South Africa has a relatively stable economy, as seen by its GDP growth, which has been the lowest in volatility when compared against BRIC peers over 1994-2017.
Cape Town almost ran out of water. Here's how it averted the crisis
The city also significantly hiked tariffs as well as rolling out management devices, which set a daily limit on the water supply to properties.
Why society is paying the price of inequality
Mike Brewer says it’s increasingly clear that high levels of inequality damage our health and well-being, harm social cohesion and levels of trust, and act as a brake on economic performance.
EXPLAINER: How the world can gear up for the fight against cancer
Cancer is on the rise – but so is our knowledge of how to prevent and treat it.
Hackers are causing blackouts. It's time to boost our cyber resilience
Over the past 10 years, the electricity sector has experienced significant cyber attacks – the map below provides a non-exhaustive snapshot.
What is hydroponics - and is it the future of farming?
Forecasts from Research & Markets claim the vertical farming industry could be worth as much as $3 billion by 2024.
[WATCH] SA photographer (17) talks to Jane Goodall at WEF 2019
Young South African photographer Skye Meaker speaks to renowned conservationist Jane Goodall at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos.
[OPINION] Here’s how Globalization 4.0 will help us tackle climate change
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of World Economic Forum, says climate change requires urgent global action.
Why we need to save our wild places
The oxygen we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat - they all depend on other forms of life. Without the rest of species on the planet, there would be no prosperity, no economy, no us.
10 predictions for the global economy in 2019
One major risk in the coming year is the sharp drop-off in world trade growth, which fell from over 5% at the beginning of 2018 to nearly zero at the end.
Three alternative visions for the future of work
Workforce transformation, not workforce displacement, is key to understanding how robots and artificial intelligence will affect tomorrow’s jobs, writes Renee McGowan.
How Australia cut plastic bag circulation by 80%
Plastic bag bans have been at the forefront of a movement against single-use plastic because they are - more often than not - not easily recycled.