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Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it...

By Hermann Erdman 11 hours ago

GBCSA shares water-saving tips

South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, and water is becoming one of our most scarce resources...

11 hours ago

Medical disaster relief unit assists Hout Bay fire victims

With a recent fire destroying 2,200 homes and leaving about 10,000 people displaced in Mandela Park Hout Bay, the community was left traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation installed a disaster relief medical unit, which is now fully operational...

Issued by Cipla 6 hours ago

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast...

10 hours ago

Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

1 day ago

SA on course to achieving 50% women representation

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, says South Africa is on course to achieve 50% women representation before 2030...

1 day ago

Plan to stave off water war in SA

Former World Bank vice-president Ismail Serageldin famously predicted that "the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water"...

By Dave Chambers 1 day ago

Temporary road restrictions for the 2017 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

There will be several road closures in the vicinity of Melrose and Birdhaven on Thursday, 30 March, due to the 14th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at the Wanderers Club...

Issued by Openfield 1 day ago

Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us...

2 days ago

Water stewardship and responsible water usage

Should directors of companies have a fiduciary responsibility to address water risks?

By Bernard Jacobs 2 days ago

Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released...

2 days ago

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades...

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 2 days ago

Forestry SA launches online guide to industry

The new portal offers itself as a beginner's guide to forestry in SA and covers the basics of forestry and forest products, and everything from water-use to recreation, pest control, ownership, and end-uses...

2 days ago

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

By Tamara Avellán 2 days ago

WESSA applications for 2017/18 Blue Flag Season open

Applications from beaches, sustainable tourism boating operators and marinas for Blue Flag accreditation in the 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season are open...

2 days ago

Illegal dumping sites turned into children's playgrounds

Durban and Port Elizabeth have found the answer to their illegal dumping woes - they are turning the dumps into playgrounds...

2 days ago

CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago

CTICC, in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water...

2 days ago

CRET students continue to achieve excellent results

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Mar 2017

Medical disaster relief unit deployed to Hout Bay to assist fire victims

An estimated 15,000 people were left homeless after the fire that ravaged Mandela Park Hout Bay left the community traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation will be deploying a disaster relief medical unit to provide assistance to the affected community...

Issued by Cipla 20 Mar 2017

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