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Court ruling in water pollution case
Court ruling in water pollution caseArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think so
Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think soArticle

The Clover campaign provides the ultimate guide to what greenwashing is, but more soberly, the impacts are yet to be felt...

Melissa Baird 15 Jul 2020

[REPORT]: Tech innovation is critical for future sustainability
[REPORT]: Tech innovation is critical for future sustainabilityArticle

The latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report reveals fresh insights on consumer attitudes toward sustainability challenges - and how technology could help them to make a greater positive impact...

10 Jun 2020

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebrating biodiversity in the times of Covid-19Article

The global havoc brought by Covid-19 is not only exposing the triple challenge (inequality, poverty and unemployment) in South Africa that we have always known about, but how slow we have acted on fixing them...

Bonani Madikizela 5 Jun 2020

Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial grounds
Covid-19: More research needed on possible groundwater contamination from burial groundsArticle

Apart from ensuring there are enough facilities, an equally important consideration is to ensure that death and burial occur safely given the highly infectious nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus...

Yazeed van Wyk 18 May 2020

Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coast
Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coastArticle

Several of the beaches most loved by Capetonians for surfing, swimming and sunset picnics are polluted enough to fail the minimum water quality guidelines over the last two years...

Steve Kretzmann 30 Apr 2020

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A look at sustainable farming trends in South AfricaArticle

According to the conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), South Africa will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 in order to feed an estimated population of 73 million people. The implementation of sustainable farming practices is therefore crucial to ensure food security.

Claudi Nortjé 12 Feb 2020

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability
Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainabilityArticle

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

#WorldFoodDay: The move to veganism in South Africa
#WorldFoodDay: The move to veganism in South AfricaArticle

With World Food Day on 16 October, it's interesting to note that South Africa is one of 25 countries where veganism has seen a sharp increase, with Cape Town being most prominent...

16 Oct 2019

Unusual and efficient guerilla marketing moves and ideas
Unusual and efficient guerilla marketing moves and ideasArticle

Guerilla marketing may help you if you are courageous enough. It is the technique of deploying a non-conventional marketing strategy to promote goods or services...

Issued by Depositphotos 30 Sep 2019

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How potential of massive e-waste dump in Ghana can be harnessedArticle

Agbogbloshie in Ghana is a vast urban area that houses a massive e-waste recycling dump. Situated on the banks of the Korle Lagoon alongside the Old Fadama slum, it is home to around 80 000 people...

Alison Stowell 10 Sep 2019

Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution
Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollutionArticle

Coal mines in Mpumalanga have polluted about 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region alone..

28 Aug 2019

Restoring soil can help address climate change
Restoring soil can help address climate changeArticle

It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces...

David R. Montgomery 14 Aug 2019

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?
Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?Article

Recently Zara introduced a sustainability pledge. But how can Zara ever be sustainable? As the largest fast-fashion retailer in the world, they produce around 450 million garments a year...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Aug 2019

Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behind
Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behindArticle

Similar to other nations in the world, South Africa is dealing with a number of environmental concerns, including global warming, air pollution, urbanisation, water pollution, climate change and many others...

Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 5 Jun 2019

SA agriculture learning to dance with the wind
SA agriculture learning to dance with the windArticle

The industry remains resilient despite major challenges and limitations...

Paul Makube 6 May 2019

Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus. Supplied
#WorldMalariaDay: How higher temperatures and pollution are affecting mosquitoesArticle

In 2017, malaria killed .435,000 people around the world. The vast majority of these deaths - 403 000 - were on the African continent. Most malaria cases are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Shüné Oliver 24 Apr 2019

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something usefulArticle

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

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R341m set aside for Vaal River rehabilitationArticle

Government has set aside R341m for the rehabilitation of all wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Vaal Triangle...

8 Apr 2019

How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?
How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?Article

The groundwater we are extracting from the Cape Flats to augment drinking supply and make us more drought resilient, is too polluted to use without it being treated...

Steve Kretzmann 29 Mar 2019

Having clean water is a human right: Maintaining clean environment is a human responsibility
Having clean water is a human right: Maintaining clean environment is a human responsibilityArticle

On 22 March the global community will celebrate World Water Day. Central to the global message is that there is one Earth with limited natural resources...

Bonani Madikizela 19 Mar 2019

Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?
Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?Article

The Economist recently declared 2019 'The Year of the Vegan'. There can no longer be any doubt that veganism, and the embracing of a greater plant-based diet, is going mainstream...

Tammy Fry 21 Feb 2019

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management gameArticle

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

Africa could lose more than half its bird and mammal species by 2100
Africa could lose more than half its bird and mammal species by 2100Article

Meeting on the eve of major global biodiversity talks in Egypt, scientists warned African ministers that the threat today to the continent's plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and large mammals is unprecedented...

13 Nov 2018

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggsArticle

Multi-faith environmental NGO SAFCEI has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025...

21 Sep 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industryArticle

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

Naomi Braithwaite 8 Aug 2018

The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimated
The risk of unsustainable agricultural practices should not be underestimatedArticle

"Agriculture is the single largest producer of wastewater, by volume, and livestock generates far more excreta than do humans. As land use has intensified, countries have greatly increased the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers and other inputs. While these inputs have helped boost food production, they have also given rise to environmental threats, as well as to potential human health concerns."

20 Jun 2018

What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?
What are the new amendments to Cape Town's Water By-law?Article

The City of Cape Town has approved a number of amendments to the Water By-law, aimed mainly at improving clarity, as well as preparing the City for a more water-scarce future...

14 Jun 2018

Payatas dumpsite, Metro Manila, Philippines. Image by Kounos, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Here are the top 10 battles for environmental justice from around the worldArticle

Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers' movement was for the industrial age...

Julie Snorek 4 Jun 2018

How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby
How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearbyArticle

Mining companies are often criticised for dumping waste without taking the necessary precautions...

Vusumuzi Nkosi 3 May 2018

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Scientists warn of continued dangerous decline in biodiversity, nature's contributionsArticle

According to four landmark reports released last week, biodiversity continues to decline in every region of the world...

27 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie BurgerArticle

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Mar 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis
How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisisArticle

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the dayArticle

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

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Game changers: Can the youth convert water pollution challenges to opportunitiesArticle

Service delivery and youth unemployment are two key issues facing much of South Africa...

Bonani Madikizela 27 Oct 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report
Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: reportArticle

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

24 Oct 2017

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How businesses can make their logistics and supply lines more eco-friendlyArticle

Supply chains and logistics are crucial parts of any business but more needs to be done to ensure that they are as eco-friendly as possible...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Oct 2017

SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023
SA, Cuba extend water agreement to 2023Article

The South African Government and Cuba have extended the SA-Cuba cooperation agreement in the field of water resource management and water supply to 2023...

27 Sep 2017

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in AfricaArticle

In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors...

18 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate
#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2AccelerateArticle

Aerial data analytics specialist helping farmers optimise their crops, Aerobotics and Dutch environmental technology enterprise, RanMarine, teams up in #cocreate2Accelerate and looks at river water management...

Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industryArticle

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefs
3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefsArticle

In true Cousteau fashion, this marine conservation project uses modern technology to protect and restore underwater life...

8 Aug 2017

Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa
Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in AfricaArticle

Wastewater is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or fresh water) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger scale than we ever realised...

Christopher A. Scott 18 Jul 2017

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage
New rules sought to combat acid mine drainageArticle

The government is looking for new ways to regulate the effects of mining activity on SA's scarce water resources..

Khulekani Magubane 14 Jul 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: How eating green can help save the planetArticle

Replacing meat, eggs, and dairy with plant-based foods, even just one day a week, can make a tremendous difference, especially as we face water restrictions, shortages of arable land and the threats of climate change...

5 Jun 2017

A simpler way to purify water
A simpler way to purify waterArticle

Scientists have devised a simple way to separate microscopic pollutants from water...

Emile Uys 18 May 2017

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?Article

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the world
#GreenMondaySA: Eat less meat, save the worldArticle

Since watching Cowspiracy and after taking part in the 2015 Greenpop Festival of Action in Zambia, I have been a lot more conscious about what I consume, particularly meat and dairy, industries which are the number one culprits when it comes to environmental damage.

Ruth Cooper 5 Apr 2017

P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water
P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean waterArticle

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water...

27 Mar 2017

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