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Durban's Umhlanga beach closed in wake of sewage spill

A sewage spill in the plush Durban suburb of Umhlanga has forced the closure of all its beaches...

By Suthentira Govender 3 days ago

CTICC working toward water neutral events with water-wise initiatives, reduced consumption

As the City of Cape Town has instituted Level 6B water restrictions, The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been working with clients and event organisers to ensure that major upcoming events don't place further pressure on water resources...

16 Feb 2018

Cape Town to host major water conferences

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has won the bid for Cape Town to host its third major water conference, the International Conference on Sanitation, Waste and Water...

15 Feb 2018

A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original owner

These guidelines will help countries to develop effective systems for marking fishing gear so that it can be traced back to its original owner. Doing so will support efforts to reduce marine debris and IUU fishing...

12 Feb 2018

Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained

What is the right balance between economic development and environmental protection? This is the issue raised in a court battle over a new industrial development in south Durban...

By Mluleki Marongo 8 Feb 2018

Could Cape Town see its green waste drop-off sites closed?

NEWSWATCH: According to a tweet from organic compost producer Reliance Compost, Cape Town could see its green waste drop-off sites closed...

1 Feb 2018

IWMSA calls for papers for WasteCon 2018

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) has invited all waste management industry bodies to submit their abstracts for WasteCon 2018...

1 Feb 2018

Carlson Rezidor hotels step up water-saving campaigns to avert Day Zero

Hospitality players, now more than ever, need to contribute every effort in implementing effective water-saving initiatives, as well as dedicatedly continue educating both local and foreign guests...

31 Jan 2018

How shortcuts in waste disposal add to SA's environmental challenges

While many developed countries operate within a regenerative system called a 'circular economy', South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste...

31 Jan 2018

Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme recognised at The Circulars 2018 in Davos

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018...

23 Jan 2018

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers...

22 Jan 2018

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

22 Jan 2018

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways...

19 Jan 2018

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International

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

Oxfam scandal: development work is built on inequality but that's no reason to cut foreign aid

Revelations that Oxfam workers paid for prostitutes in Haiti as the organisation was supporting survivors of the earthquake in 2011, have reopened a longstanding debate about foreign aid in the UK.

By Luisa Enria 13 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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