Hermann Erdman is CEO at REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa). An entrepreneur and businessman, Erdmann has extensive experience in the manufacturing and retail sectors having served on a number of industry-related boards. His interest in environmental sustainability, transformation and empowerment of the previously disadvantaged resulted in the establishment of REDISA, and the development of the first approved Industry Waste Management Plan.
Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it...

By Hermann Erdman 24 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Circular economies key to commodity growth

Today, the world has 1.8-billion middle-class consumers; within the next 20 years it will be home to 5-billion consumers...

By Hermann Erdman 9 Jan 2017

To ring fence or not to ring fence?

During his mid-term budget speech, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan reiterated that several measures were being explored to raise additional tax revenue for the fiscus...

By Hermann Erdman 25 Nov 2016

A solution to economic growth? Try circular economies

SA has been rated as one of the worst-performing African countries in terms of entrepreneurship...

By Hermann Erdman 10 Oct 2016

Making extended producer responsibility sustainable

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing - particularly the costs associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products...

By Hermann Erdman 16 Aug 2016

Lack of water a cause for concern

Water is the most important shared resource across all supply chains, yet wastewater is the largest untapped waste category we have globally...

By Hermann Erdman 7 Jul 2016

Entrepreneurs will be key custodians in transition to a circular economy

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world's business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme for this year was Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

By Hermann Erdman 8 Feb 2016

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