The South African Government has under the Department of Science and Technology commissioned a Nano-Satellite under its Operation Phakisa Blue Economy programme due to be launched into space from India in July 2018. See our blog post, “The Oceans Economy” for more details on Operation Phakisa.   The News24 article, SA readies latest ocean-watching satellite for […]

In South Africa, there is a huge ‘order-in’ or ‘eating-out’ culture. This is great for aspiring restauranteurs and small businesses! However, when it comes to fast food and being healthy; sometimes the two seem to butt heads.   The first part of eating healthily is making changes habitual. One can easily have a healthy meal […]

Some promising news out of Mzansi – as per article on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/12/07/joburgs-building-rooftops-are-being-turned-into-really-cool-farms_a_23299826/?utm_hp_ref=za-homepage Sustainable Farming and Innovation “Johannesburg’s 1921 Chamber of Mines building has become more then just an iconic architectural monument – it’s roof is now the first agricultural playground for a pilot project to access the feasibility of growing herbs and vegetables […]

Tariff Increase for sugary drinks As per our blog on 8 May 2017 http://humboldt.global/the-rising-awareness-of-health-foods/ The rising global awareness and ever-increasing consumer awareness on the overall health aspects of food, has led to a welcome change in regulatory requirements on sugar in South African drinks. With the introduction and acceptance of the “sugary drinks tax” we […]

Climate Change and Its Effect On Our Oceans According to WWF article, marine problems from climate change: “The marine environment is already registering the impacts of climate change. The current increase in global temperature of 0.7°C since pre-industrial times is disrupting life in the oceans, from the tropics to the poles” (http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/problems/climate_change/). Marine species affected […]