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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 1 day ago

Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results
Emira's Centurion rainwater harvesting pilot programme generating notable results

According to the Emira Property Fund, its rainwater harvesting at One Highveld, a retail warehouse property just off the N1 highway and John Vorster Drive in Centurion, is delivering a 73% reduction/saving in municipal water use...

1 day ago

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Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

Intec staff filling the food gap in the community
Intec staff filling the food gap in the community

Intec College staff dedicated their time to serve food to the homeless through their food drive initiative titled ‘Fill the Gap' at the Milnerton Lighthouse and the Grand Parade in Cape Town City respectively...

By Nana Zuke, Issued by INTEC College 15 Sep 2017

How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?
How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?

Hotels and accommodation facilities have already put water saving measures in place, but it's still a challenge for popular tourist attractions like Cape Point...

15 Sep 2017

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FEDHASA calls on members to become innovative in saving water

With level five water restrictions officially in effect in the city of Cape Town, the Federal Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region has joined calls to become innovative when considering water usage cutbacks...

14 Sep 2017

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Water wise tourism: How to save water and maintain a luxury offering

Since opening in 2013, Hotel Verde has focused on sustainable tourism. The hotel hosted a Twitter chat to engage industry players on the topic of water wise tourism in Cape Town...

12 Sep 2017

Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R629,700 to feed hungry school children
Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R629,700 to feed hungry school children

Although the day started with howling winds, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star, which took place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 27 August, turned out to be a fantastic success!..

Issued by PENINSULA SCHOOL FEEDING Association 11 Sep 2017

Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance
Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance

Wautilli Arkaim's students will learn how to bio-design and build debt-free, fully off-grid natural dome homes made from earth and waste. These homes will discharge their waste water into regenerative wetland ecologies feeding food forest biospheres...

Issued by Bio Veda 11 Sep 2017

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Growthpoint prioritises water saving at its Cape Town buildings

Over 20% of Growthpoint Properties' R76.9bn South African property portfolio, not counting its 50% stake in the V&A Waterfront, is located in the Western Cape...

11 Sep 2017

Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa
Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa

Africa contributes only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Baher Kamal 8 Sep 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future
Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

By Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

Students plant seedlings in their new aquaponics garden at Laerskool Kempton Park, which was installed by INMED South Africa and Air Products South Africa in Johannesburg.
School-based aquaponics provide healthy future for students

Kempton Park Primary School students have planted seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, an innovative food production technique that will supply the school with vegetables, herbs, fish and teachable moments...

7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming
#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood...

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources
How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town
How smart meters can save water in drought-ridden Cape Town

The water crisis in South Africa's Western Cape is cause for grave concern...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen 4 Sep 2017

Wastewater: The untapped resource
Wastewater: The untapped resource

Wastewater can and must be used to augment water sources, says Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...

4 Sep 2017

New WWF report highlights better water management in Africa as key to sustainable development
New WWF report highlights better water management in Africa as key to sustainable development

Africa's Watershed Moment: How better water management can underpin Africa's development - a recently released report commissioned by WWF and AB InBev - highlights how the management of water is fundamental to sustainable development across the continent.

1 Sep 2017

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better
Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain...

By Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017

The River Nile at Cairo, Egypt. Flickr/Emad Faied
Why the 11 countries that rely on the Nile need to reach a river deal soon

More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile...

By Richard Kyle Paisley 31 Aug 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering
Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

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KZN mayor welcomes probe into missing R200m drought aid

Nongoma local municipal Mayor Albert Mncwango welcomed the investigation by the KwaZulu-Natal agriculture department into an alleged R200m in drought aid that never materialised...

30 Aug 2017

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R74m allocated to Western Cape drought relief

Minister Des Van Rooyen says the government will allocate R74m in relief funding to respond to the persistent drought in the Western Cape...

29 Aug 2017

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality
How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030...

By Tolullah Oni 29 Aug 2017

Willem Liebenberg and Andre Kowalenski of Drakenstein Municipality
Drakenstein achieves significant water loss reduction after installing HDPE pipes

Under a 20-year master plan to replace old or aging asbestos pipes with HDPE pipes, the Drakenstein Local Municipality in Paarl, Western Cape has achieved significant successes in reducing water loss...

25 Aug 2017

Sasko Siyasizana Daycare Project awards 180 daycares in Mdantsane
Sasko Siyasizana Daycare Project awards 180 daycares in Mdantsane

In only six months, 180 participating daycares collected 145,000 Sasko bread bags. To acknowledge their hard work and perseverance, Sasko awarded 1,170 prizes...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 23 Aug 2017

Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability
Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability

Bio Veda Academy shares the art of practical and integrated self-sustainability inspiring local communities to live with an abundant and profitable livelihood. Help the school by purchasing one of the online/live courses or donate...

Issued by Bio Veda 23 Aug 2017

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel group (Courtesy of the City of Cape Town)
The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel doing its part in water conservation

To do its part in lowering water consumption in Cape Town, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel's rooftop pumping system which was installed in August 2016, makes it possible to capture water to use for...

22 Aug 2017

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Heavy rain brings some hope for dam levels

Nelson Mandela Bay supply dam levels could see a slight increase as heavy rain brought relief to some of the worst-affected catchment areas in the drought-stricken Eastern Cape and Garden Route...

By Riaan Marais 21 Aug 2017

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