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Coffee is revving up London buses
Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work...

12 hours ago

From economic and water poverty to prosperity
From economic and water poverty to prosperity

We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth...

By Shafick Adams 1 day ago

Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay
Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay

"Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water," says Joanne Selby.

2 days ago

Greening the livestock sector: Low carbon livestock is possible
Greening the livestock sector: Low carbon livestock is possible

Readily available practices in livestock feeding and manure management, along with better use of technologies such as biogas generators, could help the livestock sector cut its GHG output by up to 30%...

16 Nov 2017

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Cape Town delays Day Zero

The City of Cape Town has given a new date for Day Zero - the date the city will run out of water unless its residents curb their consumption even further...

By Neels Blom 16 Nov 2017

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Agriculture and food systems will play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change

Unless sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food are adopted globally, emissions from agriculture sectors are set to increase, further contributing to climate change...

15 Nov 2017

Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects
Cape Town reprioritises budget to fund water projects

The City of Cape Town has reprioritised R2bn of its budget to fund seven additional water projects...

15 Nov 2017

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New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn...

15 Nov 2017

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We don't have money or staff, says fisheries department

DAFF has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the cooperatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy...

14 Nov 2017

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Eco warriors tackle proposed nuclear power station

The environmental authorisation to construct and operate a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein has been challenged...

14 Nov 2017

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New online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook to help steer food systems in sustainable direction

Climate-smart agriculture is one of the approaches to steer the needed transformation in the world's agriculture and food systems in ways that are both productive and sustainable...

13 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021
Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat...

10 Nov 2017

EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy
EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy

The EnergyDrive truck, a custom-built vehicle, recently took to the Eastern Cape to teach learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies...

10 Nov 2017

Business to help Cape Town pupils save water
Business to help Cape Town pupils save water

Big corporates have stepped in to help schools in the drought-stricken Western Cape save a million litres of water a day...

10 Nov 2017

Biomimic Tree: Pushing agriculture up the agenda @cop23
Biomimic Tree: Pushing agriculture up the agenda @cop23

Drawing attention to the impact that climate change is having on rural communities in developing countries, British artist Silas Birtwistle unveiled his Biomimic Tree...

8 Nov 2017

Informal settlements in Cape Town only use 4.7% of the city’s water.
Cape Town water crisis: seven myths that must be bust

One of South Africa's biggest cities, Cape Town, is gripped by a rising panic...

By David W. Olivier 8 Nov 2017

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Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

Summit to showcase investment opportunities in water
Summit to showcase investment opportunities in water

South Africa will this month host a summit to profile investment opportunities in water infrastructure...

7 Nov 2017

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Nestlé to complete transition to cage-free egg supply chain in Africa by 2025

Nestlé has announced that it will complete it's transition to a cage-free egg supply chain in Africa, Latin America, Oceania and the Middle East by 2025, an important benchmark in the global move towards...

6 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards
Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

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Tourism enterprises encouraged to support sustainability, improve energy efficiency

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the IDC has introduced the Green Tourism Incentive Programme, which supports the department's mandate of sustainable and inclusive tourism development....

2 Nov 2017

Kruger goes green
Kruger goes green

Two Kruger National Park's camps are now powered by the sun, thanks to grid-tied solar PV systems producing a total of 1,367KW of energy...

31 Oct 2017

Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for now
Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for now

Depressed uranium prices and the subsequent poor return for investors have had a hand in Peninsula Energy's decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project...

30 Oct 2017

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Game changers: Can the youth convert water pollution challenges to opportunities

Service delivery and youth unemployment are two key issues facing much of South Africa...

By Bonani Madikizela 27 Oct 2017

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From waste to healthy soils: Why composting is the green thing to do

In South Africa, organic waste - perfectly compostable material - is one of the highest waste contributors to overflowing landfills, the largest source of methane gas...

27 Oct 2017

Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis
Engineering student develops solution to CT water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo, a civil engineering student at the University of Cape Town has come up with a solution to the water crisis in Cape Town...

27 Oct 2017

Gigaba ignoring Cape Town water crisis‚ says De Lille
Gigaba ignoring Cape Town water crisis‚ says De Lille

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is giving Cape Town's water crisis the silent treatment, says mayor Patricia de Lille...

By Aphiwe Deklerk 27 Oct 2017

There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency
There is an answer to Cape Town's water emergency

Day Zero is coming. It is the day in March 2018 when greater Cape Town runs out of water, when crisis becomes disaster...

By Neels Blom 26 Oct 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises
SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses...

25 Oct 2017

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