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Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on
New 'generation star' Matona to keeps lights on

The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Tshediso Matona is Eskom's new Chief Executive Officer and his appointment has been confirmed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

21 Aug 2014 06:48

Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape
Redisa recycling plants operating in Eastern Cape

Two of the four tyre recycling depots planned for the Eastern Cape this year are already operating under the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of SA (Redisa).

20 Aug 2014 10:27

Ban Ki-moon appoints co-chairs of Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport
Ban Ki-moon appoints co-chairs of Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

Olof Persson, CEO of the Volvo Group, and Carolina Tohá, mayor of Santiago in Chile, have been appointed as co-chairs of an Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport to provide recommendations on sustainable transport at global, national, local and sector levels.

20 Aug 2014 09:56

Second Bearded Vulture hide opened in Drakensberg
Second Bearded Vulture hide opened in Drakensberg

Only about 400 individual Bearded Vultures and 100 breeding pairs remain in the wild in South Africa and Lesotho.

20 Aug 2014 11:29

Green economy offers a double dividend
Green economy offers a double dividend

PRETORIA: Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government will make the best of opportunities in the green economy to create jobs and cut carbon emissions.

19 Aug 2014 10:21

[Voices of Conservation] Winners to take part in conservation project
[Voices of Conservation] Winners to take part in conservation project

The winning team of the Voices of Conservation competition that was rolled out in schools across the UK last year will be spending a week with Dr William Fowlds in South Africa to gain first-hand knowledge of the issues affecting the rhino.

19 Aug 2014 08:00

Tyre-recycling businesses protect environment
Tyre-recycling businesses protect environment

A five-year initiative to create a sustainable industry to recycle millions of scrapped tyres every year, is making progress and attracting international interest.

By David Furlonger 18 Aug 2014 11:22

SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning
SA needs its Integrated Energy Planning

The imminent revival of the Integrated Energy Planning (IEP) process, which allows the public to give its views on what SA's future energy mix should be, provides an opportunity to move well beyond conservative and fatalistic thinking.

By Charlotte Mathews 18 Aug 2014 12:22

Cavendish campaign focuses on green initiatives
Cavendish campaign focuses on green initiatives

The Cavendish Square in Cape Town has recently been awarded the 2013 City of Cape Town, SAPOA & ESKOM Energy Efficiency Forum Award in the single building category, for its progressive initiatives in creating an energy efficient, sustainable shopping centre.

18 Aug 2014 09:17

Renewable energy to aid education
Renewable energy to aid education

In partnership with Energizer, One Million Lights visited South Africa for the first time to distribute 7,000 safe rechargeable solar lights, marking the largest single distribution in the organisation's history.

18 Aug 2014 11:00

First solar-powered internet school in Ghana launched
First solar-powered internet school in Ghana launched

In a move that aims to bridge the digital divide and enhance educational capability of teachers and students in rural areas of Ghana that have little or no electricity, Samsung Electronics West Africa and the Korean Education and Research Information Service have launched the first solar powered internet school (SPIS) in the country.

14 Aug 2014 11:13

Green Drop status awarded to Sun City
Green Drop status awarded to Sun City

The Department of Water Affairs has awarded Green Drop status to the Sun City resort near Rustenburg in the North West Province.

13 Aug 2014 09:43

New centre the cornerstone of solar energy in Northern Cape
New centre the cornerstone of solar energy in Northern Cape

The launch of the Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence (RECE) at the Northern Cape Rural FET College in Upington on 5 August 2014 will be the cornerstone of the solar power energy in the province and play a leading regional role, constituting an important entry point for the broad-base economic empowerment of the solar industry.

13 Aug 2014 09:18

SA to increase measures against rhino poaching
SA to increase measures against rhino poaching

PRETORIA: Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa will build on its robust measures to curb the incidence of rhino poaching within its borders.

By More Matshediso 13 Aug 2014 08:26

Capetonian completes first leg of Seven Seas campaign
Capetonian completes first leg of Seven Seas campaign

Cape Town resident, Lewis Pugh, has completed the first leg of his Seven Swims in the Seven Seas for 1 Reason campaign to highlight the need for, and importance of Marine Protected Areas.

13 Aug 2014 09:56

Experts in waste management to attend WasteCon2014
Experts in waste management to attend WasteCon2014

Municipalities and businesses are urged to attend the biennial waste management conference, WasteCon2014, taking place from 6-10 October 2014 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West in the Western Cape.

11 Aug 2014 09:17

Abalone worth R3m recovered in Free State
Abalone worth R3m recovered in Free State

PRETORIA: Abalone estimated at over R3m was discovered in the Free State after a more than 100-km high speed chase on the N1, north of Kroonstad.

10 Aug 2014 15:32

WESSA urges South Africans to support World Elephant Day
WESSA urges South Africans to support World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day on 12 August presents an opportunity to take a sobering view of the current situation of elephants on the continent and in South Africa. So far this year, the number of elephants being killed in Africa remains unacceptably high.

10 Aug 2014 15:03

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