South African National Parks (SANParks) has joined the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela. The CEO Dr David Mabunda passed on his condolences on behalf of SANParks.
6 Dec 2013 13:21
Environmental scientist Julie Stacey says the reason why business struggles to implement sustainability practices is that they are generally using the wrong criteria to judge their own success.
5 Dec 2013 13:39
GABORONE: Africa could lose 20% of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned.
4 Dec 2013 10:08
Lieutenant Tumelo Ntwagae faces the daily threat of coming face to face with men armed with high calibre rifles, machine guns, axes and deadly, sharp knives.
3 Dec 2013 09:37
Canned hunting was unknown to me up until a few months ago, and I'm guilty of being ignorant of the fact that this is happening under my very own nose, but from the moment I discovered the truth, I haven't been able to stop thinking or talking about it.
By Angie White 3 Dec 2013 09:18
The Green Building Council of Southern Africa (GBCSA) has launched a new PILOT Socio-Economic Category (SEC) for Green Star SA rating tools in Gauteng, which will recognise the socio-economic achievements of green building projects.
2 Dec 2013 11:37
Six African nations made it through a global competition run by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to provide dedicated funding to engage the private sector in effective climate solutions.
2 Dec 2013 11:30
South Africa can be proud of its accomplishments in the area of plastics recycling, which is one of the key building blocks of a green economy. South Africa is clearly leading the rest of Africa in this regard, and is not lagging far behind its European counterparts with its impressive recycling figures and innovative solutions developed for recycling and waste recovery.
2 Dec 2013 11:12
Indications are that the braai might be a rarity these Christmas holidays because of a shortage of red meat.
2 Dec 2013 10:04
The Ichikowitz Family Foundation in association with Paramount, a leading African aerospace and defence group, has donated a GAZELLE helicopter to South African National Parks (SANParks) that will bolster their current fleet involved in anti-poaching. The Foundation has previously donated a Seeker MKII Surveillance aeroplane, which has been operating in the Kruger National Park (KNP) since December last year.
2 Dec 2013 06:52
LUSAKA - A Chinese tourist who fell into a gorge at Zambia's famous Victoria Falls while taking pictures has escaped with only bruises, a tourism official said.
29 Nov 2013 10:53
An agreement between the South African Government and People's Republic of China in committing to fight the illegal exploitation of wildlife crime has yielded positive results, with the return of poached rhino horn and elephant ivory back to South Africa.
28 Nov 2013 10:56
Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, has awarded the 110% Green Flagship status to organic compost provider, Reliance. The 110% Green Flagship project is an important initiative of the Western Cape Government, calling organisations to commit to the Green Economy.
28 Nov 2013 08:58
Clansthal Conservancy has opened its own office in the Crocworld Conservation Centre near Scottburgh in southern KwaZulu-Natal.
28 Nov 2013 07:32
The Carbon Disclosure Programme's (CDP) 2013 Global 500 Climate Report has revealed that 63% of the South African companies in the Global 500 achieved disclosure scores of over 90%. This ranks South Africa amongst the top five countries in the world.
28 Nov 2013 07:13
SA's main steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal SA, saved R127m last year by spending R21m on energy-saving initiatives in 2011 and last year at its Saldanha Bay plant. The plant makes ultra-thin hot-rolled steel coil, which requires significant energy, engineering and technology inputs.
By Mark Allix 26 Nov 2013 06:04
ABIDJAN: Protracted land disputes in western Côte d'Ivoire have driven some residents to occupy protected government forests, contributing to extensive deforestation and leaving just a fraction of the forest cover that existed at independence
25 Nov 2013 09:33
SANParks rangers emerged on top last week in the Kruger National Park. The year-end spike in poaching activities kept the rangers SAPS and their Mozambican counterparts busy from Sunday, 17 November 2013.
25 Nov 2013 08:49
Volkswagen Group South Africa was recently presented with the Chairman's Award of Excellence for its corporate social investment (CSI) programmes in 2013.
25 Nov 2013 08:39
Anglo American's flagship eMalahleni Water Reclamation Plant has won the category for Excellence in Environmental Practice at the World Coal Association's Leadership and Excellence Awards.
25 Nov 2013 06:57
Africa's renewable energy potential is mostly untapped and it offers a great opportunity for the continent to address its power shortage with sustainable energy sources. This is according to Ntlai Mosiah, head of Power, Infrastructure & TMT for Corporate Banking at Standard Bank.
22 Nov 2013 15:32
Richard Hardiman's pitch for his system to automate the cleaning of surface water in harbours, ports and marinas and ridding these areas of surface waste and fluids, has brought him to the global final of Entrepreneur X Factor 2013.
22 Nov 2013 08:39
Government officials who have made an outstanding contribution to the implementation of environmental legislation in South Africa have been recognised for their contributions at the Fifth National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla which was recently held in Kleinmond in the Western Cape.
20 Nov 2013 11:49
Waste management companies operating without a licence can face penalties of up to R10m or a maximum of ten years imprisonment.
20 Nov 2013 11:05
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) is in favour of reducing carbon emissions even through taxation, but warns this has to be done in a sustainable way that will not harm the economy and cause unnecessary job losses.
By Amanda Visser 18 Nov 2013 09:03
The Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative has received a promise of R8m in government funding, if the project itself raises R500,000 before the end of 2013.
18 Nov 2013 08:12
All Samsung Electronics' business sites have received ISO 50001 certification, the international energy standard. Samsung has received this accreditation due to its commitment to energy efficiency, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across the entire business by 57% since 2008.
18 Nov 2013 08:03
Logistics company DHL has entered into an agreement with Panthera, the world's leading big-cat conservation organisation, to ship faux leopard skins to Africa to help protect the endangered species. Leopard fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in South Africa.
18 Nov 2013 07:12
The government's programme to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturing had approved 436 entities with the investment value of R13bn and helped to sustain 116‚497 jobs since its inception in May last year‚ said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
18 Nov 2013 06:51
The sustainable use of indigenous biological resources is fundamental to the development of South Africa's economy. The bioprospecting and the hunting industries in particular, are also integral to our contribution to sustainable development and green jobs in South Africa.
15 Nov 2013 11:18
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