SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge

SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge: RIIS and their Batswana partners, BITRI and Brynston Creations, have launched the SAIS open innovation agriculture challenge, aiming to enhance future food security for people in the SADC region. The challenge focusses on building an effective supply chain while mitigating the risk of climate change; Human- Animal conflict poses a challenge for farmers, particularly in Botswana; Enabling agri-tech adoption to ensure future successes. Johannesburg, 8 August 2019 – Currently, sixty percent of the … [Read more...]

SAIS Open Innovation Tourism Challenge

SAIS Open Innovation Tourism Challenge: With Women’s Month in full swing, RIIS and their Batswana partners, BITRI and Brynston Creations, have launched the SAIS open innovation tourism challenge, which aims to empower women in the SADC region. Currently, tourism in Southern Africa is dominated by giant monopolies that do not capture the essence of Africa; nor do they work with locals to ensure sustainability of the industry; The SAIS challenge focusses on boosting entrepreneurship and sustainable income opportunities in the tourism industry in … [Read more...]

Facing the Challenge – Featured Durban Blog

Facing the Challenge: The Cell C Shark are back in action this week after a bye when the team travels to Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit to take on the Phakisa Pumas at the halfway point of the pool stages of this year’s Currie Cup competition. Cell C Sharks assistant coach Nick Easter believes the team is in a better position to play the Pumas than they were Griquas a few weeks ago, but acknowledges the work that still lies ahead. “Every team is in a good position now. We had a good week last week, a bit of fun, but we also used that for some … [Read more...]

Getting Up for the Challenge – Featured Durban Blog

Getting Up for the Challenge: The Cell C Sharks team named to take on the Jaguares in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby return leg match will have studied their opponent’s recent form with great care, acknowledging just how big a challenge lies in wait. Daniel du Preez who achieved the milestone of 50 caps against the Hurricanes last week admits that, “It’s been a huge honour playing for this team, I’ve made some great friends over the past few years.” He acknowledges that there are areas of the game that cost his team last weekend and which they … [Read more...]