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#InnovationMonth: Global Fishing Watch launched

Global Fishing Watch allows anyone with an internet connection to monitor fishing activity anywhere in the world's oceans...

By Sindy Peters 16 Sep 2016

Carbon tax: priority air pollutants declared
Carbon tax: priority air pollutants declared

The Department of Environmental Affairs published two draft notices, most recently in January 2016, in which priority air pollutants have been declared, in terms of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill, 2015...

By Helen Dagut 12 Feb 2016

Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment
Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment

The Treasury has published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment by 15 December 2015...

By Graeme Palmer 9 Dec 2015

DEA releases environmental compliance report
DEA releases environmental compliance report

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has released its eighth annual National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) on 2 November 2015...

By Melissa Fourie 5 Nov 2015

Who should run the courts?
Who should run the courts?

Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

By Nicci Botha 2 Nov 2015

Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?
Will carbon tax legislation become effective in 2016?

It is going to be a challenge for organisations to put in place the required systems and processes if the current deadline is adhered to...

By Kirsten Hunt 22 Oct 2015

[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance
[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance

The recent prosecution of a director whose company contravened environmental regulations sent shockwaves through corporate boardrooms...

By Roger Metcalfe 22 Jun 2015

[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?
[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?

The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2015

Green skeletons: corporate social responsibility advances
Green skeletons: corporate social responsibility advances

The term 'corporate governance', and possibly the term 'corporate social responsibility', is bandied about in commercial circles with an air of confidence that is most beguiling...

By Neil Kirby 12 Dec 2014

A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts
A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts

The independence and objectivity of EAPs are crucial factors impacting the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of environmental assessment in South Africa....

By SRK Consulting 20 Nov 2014

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014

Françoise Henderson
A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014

Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?
Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?

The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times.

By Helen Dagut 29 Oct 2013

Patrick Forbes
Carbon tax, a select few or a social cost

What do all these papers and policies on carbon tax actually mean for small to medium enterprises and the person in the street?

By Patrick Forbes 5 Jul 2013

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