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Amendments to Environmental Act to take effect
Amendments to Environmental Act to take effect

South African businesses should take note that the amendments introduced by the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act (NEMLAA), are due to come into effect on 2 September 2014.

1 Sep 2014 11:44

Kumba invests R10.5m in solar-powered internet school initiative
Kumba invests R10.5m in solar-powered internet school initiative

The first of four solar-powered internet schools has been opened at Jiyana Secondary School in Tembisa.

1 Sep 2014 13:20

Environmental and infrastructural projects handed over
Environmental and infrastructural projects handed over

The Department of Environmental Affairs has recently completed environmental and infrastructural projects in six nature reserves to the value of over R125m in the Free State.

1 Sep 2014 13:48

Africa Engineering Week aims to change lives
Africa Engineering Week aims to change lives

Africa Engineering Week is currently underway at the University of Johannesburg's Doornfontein Campus from 1-4 September.

1 Sep 2014 10:48

Cathay Pacific and Trees for All plant trees to uplift SA communities
Cathay Pacific and Trees for All plant trees to uplift SA communities

In partnership with Cathay Pacific, Food & Trees for Africa's (FTFA) Trees for All programme will be planting 174 trees at two schools in Katlehong this Arbor Month.

1 Sep 2014 10:00

Nedbank unveils fourth Green Building
Nedbank unveils fourth Green Building

Nedbank Lakeview in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, is the fourth occupied Nedbank building to achieve the 4-Star Green Star Rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

29 Aug 2014 08:20

VW wins SJM Flex Environmental Award
VW wins SJM Flex Environmental Award

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been awarded the coveted SJM Flex Environmental Award as well as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Year award at the annual banquet of the Exporters Club of South Africa: Eastern Cape, held in Port Elizabeth recently.

29 Aug 2014 08:00

Browns to donate 500 trees this Arbor Month
Browns to donate 500 trees this Arbor Month

In celebration of Arbor Month, this September Browns is donating 500 trees to disadvantaged residents in Khutsong, a township on the West Rand.

29 Aug 2014 08:00

Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration
Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration

CAPE TOWN: Government says it is ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country.

28 Aug 2014 07:02

Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu
Water leaks cannot be left unresolved says Mchunu

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leaks and the poor quality of water provided to municipal residents

By More Matshediso 28 Aug 2014 09:43

New recycling depot opened at Cato Ridge
New recycling depot opened at Cato Ridge

A new recycling facility near Cato Manor in KwaZulu-Natal was officially opened on 22 August 2014.

28 Aug 2014 07:31

Amarula Trust funds five-year elephant protection project
Amarula Trust funds five-year elephant protection project

The Amarula Trust is funding a new project to protect elephants, focusing on ways to manage the competition for scarce resources between the species and the residents of Botswana.

27 Aug 2014 11:50

Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs
Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs

NEW YORK: Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Jaspreet Kindra 27 Aug 2014 07:24

PnP achieves reduction in carbon emissions target
PnP achieves reduction in carbon emissions target

Having achieved its target on reducing carbon emissions a year ahead of schedule, Pick n Pay is now focusing on reducing emissions further, through greater in-store energy efficiency and other means.

26 Aug 2014 10:10

R2bn aqua-farming facility to create jobs
R2bn aqua-farming facility to create jobs

Plans are in the pipeline for a R2-billion aqua farm to be developed on 300 hectares of land in Zone 10 of Coega's Industrial Development Zone in PE.

26 Aug 2014 16:05

E-waste the fasted growing waste stream
E-waste the fasted growing waste stream

E-waste is considered the fastest growing waste stream worldwide as electronics are constantly being upgraded.

26 Aug 2014 07:36

Cape Town's Bioregional Plan welcomed
Cape Town's Bioregional Plan welcomed

The City of Cape Town's request to the provincial government to declare Cape Town as a bioregion has been widely welcomed by conservation organisations.

26 Aug 2014 09:59

Local municipalities to compete for green award
Local municipalities to compete for green award

PRETORIA: Local municipalities will be awarded for their development of provincial and local greening plans during the National Arbor City Award competition, in September.

26 Aug 2014 08:07

Unique project focuses on plant-pollinator interactions
Unique project focuses on plant-pollinator interactions

The global decline in pollinators has left researchers with the question of how plant communities and their interacting animals will respond when an important pollinator is taken out of the system.

26 Aug 2014 07:53

Govt honours women in water
Govt honours women in water

RUSTENBURG: Fifty women, who risk life and limb to pick up litter on the banks of the Swartkops River in the Eastern Cape, have been recognised for their efforts to improve their community.

By Gabi Khumalo 26 Aug 2014 07:28

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