How Africa can emerge stronger after the pandemic

Dr Nkosana Moyo

While all around us, the clouds may appear dark and stormy, there is always a silver lining to be found. That is even true of the pandemic, says Dr Nkosana Moyo, Founder and Executive Director of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), who believes the COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on the risk […]

Africa has an opportunity to emerge as the world’s sustainable manufacturing hub

african dressmaker

Luxury today has as much to do with environmental and social sustainability as it does with aesthetics and quality of materials. Kutay Saritosun, Eco-innovator and Director of Fashion Brands for Swiss-based bluesign®, a system that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work and live in, has an interesting view on the potential […]

A Rising New Trend

Piles of colourful African fabric

There is a strong call to action for all industries across the globe to start prioritising sustainability, and the fashion and textiles industry is certainly no exception. Up until recently, this industry has followed a predominantly linear model whereby clothing items were simply produced, worn, and then discarded. However, there is now a demand for […]

Climate change threat requires swift, aligned action – Greener Africa panel warns

Earth with clouds above the African continent

Although great strides are being made in the area of climate change, the planet will lock in “some pretty devastating impacts” if these are not accelerated. This stark warning was shared during a panel discussion at the recent Rotary Africa Centennial event, which unpacked challenges and solutions for a Greener Africa. “Climate change is very […]

Getting to know Kutay Saritosun


An eco-innovator that brushed stardom in his early days, Kutay Saritosun has devoted his career to “making a difference in the sustainability of the textile industry”. It was early on in his career, while working as the production manager for a fashion enterprise in the USA, that Saritosun’s eco-interest was piqued, but his path very […]