BizTrends 2018


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Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

1 day ago

SA policeman, former army general among those arrested for alleged rhino poaching

Four fresh rhino horn and five heavy calibre weapons were seized...

2 days ago

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

By Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

Wild Coast toll road: new court battle looms

The SA National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has promised to respond by the end of the month to a legal challenge to the controversial R9bn N2 Wild Coast Toll Road from East London to Durban...

By Thembela Ntongana 10 Apr 2018

Volkswagen in UK court over 'dieselgate'

Thousands of British Volkswagen car owners took their compensation battle to London's High Court on Tuesday over the emissions-cheating "dieselgate" scandal that has plagued the German carmaker...

28 Mar 2018

Paradigm shift as African countries throw their weight behind ivory ban

Calls from conservation groups for a strong line and a near total ban on the sale of ivory were strengthened last week when 32 African nations...

By Caroline Cox 26 Mar 2018

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers

The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise...

22 Mar 2018

Civil society group to challenge coal power plant bids

When the public hearings for the generation licence applications by the two preferred bidders under the first bid window of the coal baseload IPP take place, various civil society organisations will be there...

20 Mar 2018

Centre to fight illegal fishing to be set up

As a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Fisheries, South Africa will play a significant role in the establishment of the SADC regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) which will soon be established in Mozambique...

19 Mar 2018

Red tape not insurmountable for those looking to help boost water supply

According to SRK Consulting senior environmental consultant Scott Masson, there are an encouraging number of businesses and individuals who are pursuing initiatives to boost water supply in the Western Cape...

19 Mar 2018

Business opposes carbon tax plan

Carbon- and energy-intensive companies in the mining, steel, chemical, cement and paper industries have come out against the carbon tax proposed by the Treasury...

By Linda Ensor 16 Mar 2018

Points of entry targeted to prevent wildlife crime

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has bulked up security at the country's points of entry to ensure the protection of big cats and other wildlife...

5 Mar 2018

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday, 1 March 2018, after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project...

5 Mar 2018

W Cape gets tough on enforcing water restriction laws

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape is rolling out phase two of the enforcement and monitoring blitz as part of drought interventions...

21 Feb 2018

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