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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

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#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

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

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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

WRC launches mine water atlas
WRC launches mine water atlasArticle

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas...

24 Mar 2017

What is the solution to South Africa's waste management problems?
What is the solution to South Africa's waste management problems?Article

There are multiple factors plaguing South Africa's waste management system at the moment, especially with environmentalists halting the traditional waste processing measures within the country...

Issued by Monetary Library 2 Mar 2017

Biochar could help clean polluted water
Biochar could help clean polluted waterArticle

A type of charcoal made from eucalyptus trees could provide the solution to South Africa's polluted water...

8 Feb 2017

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Guess how much water your daily food consumesArticle

It takes between one and three tonnes of water to grow one kilogramme of cereal, a kilogramme of beef takes up to 15 tonnes of water to produce, and it is estimated that...

3 Feb 2017

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Agriculture and water scarcity - it's time to actArticle

Farming accounts for around 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the world today and also contributes to water pollution due to pesticides and chemicals...

23 Jan 2017

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New atlas shows extent of light pollution - what does it mean for our health?Article

The new comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has just appeared in Science Advances...

Richard G. 'Bugs' Stevens 14 Jun 2016

Microbots absorb pollutants from industrial wastewater
Microbots absorb pollutants from industrial wastewaterArticle

New nanotechnology innovation addresses heavy metal contamination of natural water sources...

Kate Walker 19 Apr 2016

National Water Week and World Water Day: Will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage?
National Water Week and World Water Day: Will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage?Article

"The next big conflicts in Africa will be on water usage" was the chilling prediction made earlier this year by the recently departed Dr Lawrence Musaba - last year's recipient of the African Utility Week Lifetime Achievement Award...

Issued by Spintelligent 18 Mar 2016

Water-saving tips from Woolworths
Water-saving tips from WoolworthsArticle

Woolworths is on a journey to reduce drastically the amount of water it uses by putting water use in focus in stores, offices, distribution centres and across the supply chain...

17 Mar 2016

Making a difference one green meal at a time
Making a difference one green meal at a timeArticle

We live in an unsustainable world and it has become a problem of such magnitude that I wonder if you would believe that simply...

Cari Van Wyk 8 Dec 2015

High pollution forces swimmers to abandon Berg River challenge
High pollution forces swimmers to abandon Berg River challengeArticle

Extreme swimmers Andrew Chin and Henko Roukema had to abandon their quest to swim the length of the Berg River due to high water pollution and the low level of the river...

3 Nov 2015

Green Monday urges South Africans to eat plant-based food
Green Monday urges South Africans to eat plant-based foodArticle

Green Monday is a global initiative to make a positive difference by eating and serving plant-based meals to help animals, improve health, and lessen impact on the environment...

20 Oct 2015

Green Monday launches in SA
Green Monday launches in SAArticle

Humane Society International has launched a global initiative called Green Monday in South Africa and aims to improve animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability...

15 Oct 2015

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Bosveld Phosphate guilty of water pollutionArticle

Bosveld Phosphate has been found guilty and sentenced in the Phalaborwa Regional Court in relation to environmental degradation and water offences...

12 Aug 2015

Konica Minolta proves its environmental commitment
Konica Minolta proves its environmental commitmentArticle

As part of this environmental commitment and investment, Konica Minolta South Africa has planted 5,271 trees in the past year alone...

29 Jul 2015

[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance
[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental complianceArticle

The recent prosecution of a director whose company contravened environmental regulations sent shockwaves through corporate boardrooms...

Roger Metcalfe 22 Jun 2015

Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the room
Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the roomArticle

The jury may still be out on the long-term health benefits of the Banting diet, but what isn't up for debate is the destructive repercussions of the mass consumption of meat, fish and dairy on the environment...

Ruth Cooper 5 Dec 2014

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