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How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8-billion people...

By Tamara Avellán 15 hours ago

Illegal dumping sites turned into children's playgrounds

Durban and Port Elizabeth have found the answer to their illegal dumping woes - they are turning the dumps into playgrounds...

15 hours ago

Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us...

12 hours ago

Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released...

13 hours ago

Stormwater harvesting could help South Africa manage its water shortages

In 2016, South Africa experienced one of the worst droughts in decades...

By Kirsty Carden and Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes 15 hours ago

CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago

CTICC, in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water...

12 hours ago

Forestry SA launches online guide to industry

The new portal offers itself as a beginner's guide to forestry in SA and covers the basics of forestry and forest products, and everything from water-use to recreation, pest control, ownership, and end-uses...

15 hours ago

WESSA applications for 2017/18 Blue Flag Season open

Applications from beaches, sustainable tourism boating operators and marinas for Blue Flag accreditation in the 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season are open...

14 hours ago

Groundwater can help alleviate CT's water shortage

The aquifers in the greater Cape Town area could offer some relief if the current drought conditions endure...

2 days ago

Does staff volunteerism really have an impact?

If we truly want to create value from our corporate social investment (CSI) efforts - the question we should be asking is...

By Charlene Lackay 2 days ago

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 2 days ago

Urban farming project to deliver Harvest of Hope

UCook will contribute a portion of its gross profits to Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic produce, to support the organisations upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope...

2 days ago

Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine...

2 days ago

Premier Hotels & Resorts to educate guests during Earth Hour

With 75% of hotels' environmental impact being directly related to excessive consumption, we have committed to transforming ourselves and, in turn, the environment, by adopting a more eco-friendly approach...

2 days ago

Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop...

2 days ago

CRET students continue to achieve excellent results

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 2 days ago

Iota Project: blending bespoke furniture creation with social upliftment

These beautiful handmade objects are creating jobs for unemployed women...

By Lindsay Samson 2 days ago

Medical disaster relief unit deployed to Hout Bay to assist fire victims

An estimated 15,000 people were left homeless after the fire that ravaged Mandela Park Hout Bay left the community traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation will be deploying a disaster relief medical unit to provide assistance to the affected community...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser

UCT GSB alumnus Mervyn Christoffels will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 Mar 2017

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