Food security – an essential and pervasive theme across the SDGs

Written by Professor Sheryl Hendriks (Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa) for the SDG Bulletin South African (May 2018)  

While SDG2 focuses on ending hunger, reducing food insecurity and improving nutrition, elements related to food security can be found in all 17 SDGs. Twelve SDGs contain indica…

SOUTH AFRICAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT KNOWLEDGE HUB LAUNCHED

This article was originally published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.

The South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub (SA SD KH), which serves to connect African policy makers and development partners with research related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, was launched at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of B…

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the National Development Plan

This news item was originally published in the SDG Bulletin South Africa's April 2018 edition by Msingathi Sipuka

SDG Domestication refers to the localisation of the sustainable development goals to ensure integration into existing National, Provincial and local plans, strategies and budget allocations. This process typically takes the form of a mapping exercise to: The outcome of this mappi…

South African SDG Hub launched at the University of Pretoria

This news item was originally published in the SDG Bulletin South Africa's April 2018 edition by Willem Fourie

The University of Pretoria’s Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership has launched the South African SDG Hub – a resource aimed at linking South African policy makers with SDG-relevant research and innovation. The Hub, initially only an online platform, focusses on collecting…

REPORT ON SDG PARTNERSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA RELEASED

Lorren Haywood and Nikki Funke from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently released a report on key actors, roles, relationships and gaps related to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa. In the report, they use SDG 17 and its emphasis on the need for partnerships and collaborative relationships to enable the realisation of the SDGs as point of…

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INNOVATIONS ADDED TO AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE HUB

This story originally appeared on the IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub. June 2017: The South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub (SA SD KH) has recently unveiled an expanded and improved website. In collaboration with the South African Government’s Department of Science and Technology, the SA SD KH has added its first cohort of African sustainable development innovations. The additions pro…

PRESS RELEASE: LAUNCH OF UPDATED SA SD KH

An intuitive and innovative online resource

The South African Sustainable Development Knowledge Hub (SA SD KH) has unveiled an intuitive and user-friendly sustainable development search platform – an African first. The SA SD KH connects development actors with research and innovation relevant for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other development goals and vision…