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SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA
SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA

SIZA was thoroughly reviewed against SAI Platform's Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0. The result was a maximum Gold level of equivalence (100% essential, 100% basic and 100% advanced)...

6 hours ago

Managing shrinking cities in an expanding world
Managing shrinking cities in an expanding world

Urbanisation has been a well-established trend in the 20th and 21st centuries. However, depopulation and deurbanisation in some countries and numerous cities are becoming serious problems for which no good solutions exist at present...

By Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Martin Stavenha 10 hours ago

2018 Northern Cape DEA YES Programme participants from Keimoes at their induction in February.
WESSA inducts 133 NC youth into DEA YES programme

WESSA recently welcomed 133 Northern Cape youth into the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Northern Cape Programme...

1 day ago

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Halting deforestation: Striking the right balance between human and planetary needs

Rapid population growth accelerates global demand for forest products and services. On the other hand, the population growth also increases demand for agricultural production and converting forests to arable land...

1 day ago

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Conservationists hope World Bank funds will help save Selous

Conservationists believe that part of $150m offered by the World Bank for boosting tourism in the southern circuit can be used to mitigate effects of economic projects planned within the Selous Game Reserve...

2 days ago

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

This month, we're highlighting businesses showing their love for planet Earth through strategically implemented shared value. It's time for businesses to take responsibility and make climate action a priority...

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 19 Feb 2018

IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art
IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

Dubbed "We need nature", this year's IPAF focused on creating awareness around climate change, which affects everyone in the world. Through this message, IPAF hopes to alter behaviours toward nature...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA
WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

16 Feb 2018

Why CSI should be an extension of company culture
Why CSI should be an extension of company culture

Companies are realising that corporate social investment (CSI) should no longer be viewed in isolation as a stand-alone portfolio, but rather an integral part of a sustainable business plan...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2018

WESSA launches LEAF programme for schools
WESSA launches LEAF programme for schools

WESSA has launched a new environmental education programme for schools called LEAF (Learning About Forests)...

12 Feb 2018

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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

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress
Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress

The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2017 was lower than 2016's, according to South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa...

By Keith Somerville 12 Feb 2018

Scenes from the #2minuteshowersongs and #weewiser campaigns.
Campaigning to #DefeatDayZero with King James Group and M&C Saatchi Abel

The phrases 'water crisis', 'drought' and 'day zero' have been taking up headline space consistently for the past few months. While this has set most of the country into a frenzy, two Cape Town-based creative agencies put their (shower) thinking caps on with ways to better educate the public and hopefully #DefeatDayZero...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2018

Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained
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

Ozone layer declining over populated zones: study
Ozone layer declining over populated zones: study

The ozone layer that protects life on Earth from deadly ultraviolet radiation is unexpectedly declining above the planet's most populated regions, according to a study released on Tuesday, 6 February...

8 Feb 2018

New accelerator programme for environmental warriors
New accelerator programme for environmental warriors

Environmental entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to apply for Groundswell - Fetola's new initiative to accelerate the success of products and services in the water, sustainability and resource efficiency sectors...

7 Feb 2018

Western Cape's film and media industry takes steps to become water resilient
Western Cape's film and media industry takes steps to become water resilient

The Western Cape's film and media industry is taking steps to become water resilient and to cut the industry's water footprint...

7 Feb 2018

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Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said on Monday, 5 February...

6 Feb 2018

#WorldWetlandsDay: Cities cannot be resilient without integrating healthy wetlands in infrastructure asset management, planning
#WorldWetlandsDay: Cities cannot be resilient without integrating healthy wetlands in infrastructure asset management, planning

Annually, on 2 February, the world over remembers the establishment of the Ramsar Convention which happened in 1971 - the same year that the Water Research Commission was established...

By Bonani Madikizela 2 Feb 2018

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#WorldWetlandsDay: Protecting the world's water factories crucial to the forestry industry

Dubbed 'water factories', wetlands are the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. The forestry industry regards looking after the land on which trees are farmed as a business, social and environmental imperative...

2 Feb 2018

#WorldWetlandsDay: Protect, conserve SA's wetlands
#WorldWetlandsDay: Protect, conserve SA's wetlands

Deputy minister of environmental affairs Barbara Thomson has encouraged South Africans to get involved in protection and conservation of wetlands in the country...

2 Feb 2018

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First Malabo Biennial Report: More needs to be done to address threats of climate change to farmers and food security

"The future of agriculture depends on the management of climate change. There is a need for national investments that are targeted at efforts that address the threats to food and nutrition security within the context of the changing climate."

1 Feb 2018

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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

Baz-Art, IPAF encourages eco-friendly, sustainable awareness with 2018 event
Baz-Art, IPAF encourages eco-friendly, sustainable awareness with 2018 event

From 10-19 February 2018, Cape Town, South Africa will be hosting the second annual Public Art Festival (IPAF) in Salt River.

26 Jan 2018

Draft regulations for domestic rhino horn trade finalised
Draft regulations for domestic rhino horn trade finalised

Draft regulatory measures relating to a proposed domestic trade in rhino horn have been finalised, environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa announced on Thursday, 25 January...

26 Jan 2018

A plastic bottle trapped on a coral reef. Tane Sinclair-Taylor, Author provided
11 billion pieces of plastic bring disease threat to coral reefs

There are more than 11 billion pieces of plastic debris on coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific...

By Joleah Lamb 26 Jan 2018

1,028 rhino killed in 2017, WWF SA concerned about impact on rural communities
1,028 rhino killed in 2017, WWF SA concerned about impact on rural communities

During 2017, 1,028 rhino were illegally killed in South Africa, announced minister of environmental affairs Dr Edna Molewa this week. The number reveals a slight decline from the 1,054 recorded as poached during 2016...

25 Jan 2018

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests
Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

24 Jan 2018

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International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industry

"With improved and climate-smart practices, we can quickly put in place more sustainable and 'greener' livestock supply chains."

22 Jan 2018

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