Eastern Cape warns of severe weather conditions
Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, has called on communities to remain on high alert after the South African Weather Services (SAWS) at the weekend issued a level 6 warning for disruptive storms in the province. The Office of the Premier in a statement said municipalities that are to be... Read more
Africa loses up to 15% of GDP to climate change
Africa has been losing from 5 to 15% of its GDP per capita growth because of climate change and its related impacts, but needs about $1.6 trillion between 2022 and 2030 to meet its national determination contributions , says the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) Acting Chief Economist and... Read more
More cities may follow Gqeberha in running out of water
With Gqeberha facing Day Zero – the moment when the taps in this drought-stricken coastal city will run dry – more cities may follow as Durban is already making use of water shedding and Port Shepstone is teetering on the brink of social unrest over service disruption. Should Gqeberha’s... Read more
Celebrating our heritage by supporting local business
Celebrating Heritage Month reminds us of the importance of supporting local businesses and the positive impact this has on our economy. Buying local keeps our South African Rands in the country, as not only are these businesses supported, but they often buy from other local businesses, suppliers and farms.... Read more
Nelson Mandela Bay residents urged to save water
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is currently experiencing low storage levels in various reservoirs due to lower production at the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment works. The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation explains that supply to the city has been reduced by 20 to 30% due to... Read more
DEDEAT acts against unemployment
As part of its contribution to the Eastern Cape Province’s Mandela Day celebrations today, the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), the Department helped clear five major illegal dumping sites in James Calata (Jamestown).  This clearing is led by one of DEDEAT funded Expanded... Read more
Urgent call to save oiled birds
Following reports of heavily oiled African penguins and other seabirds rescued in Algoa Bay after an oil spill at the weekend, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Mlungisi Mvoko has urged all the incident response teams to intensify their search and rescue for other birds and other marine... Read more
Climate change is everyone’s business
Environmental Affairs Minister, Dr Edna Molewa, has invited South Africans from all walks of life to join global efforts to combat climate change. Molewa made the call at the opening of the South African National Talanoa Dialogue in Midrand on Thursday. The Talanoa Dialogue is a process designed to... Read more
Use water sparingly
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has released its weekly report on dam levels which has shown a decrease in the national water storage from 80.9% last week to 80.2% this week. This decrease demonstrates that the winter season is fast approaching and normal rainfalls will also subside.... Read more
Successful green energy project paves the way for more
The first of its kind green energy initiative in the Port of PE has proven successful. This pilot project has opened the door for larger projects in future, which is in line with the technological advancement of the Transnet Strategy 4.0 and the Smart People’s Port concept.  “This sustainable... Read more
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