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
SPAR EC declare war on plastic bags
SPAR Eastern Cape has declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle to protect the environment. In a move which has been hailed by environmental groups as a major development, the SPAR EC team are launching an initiative to urge their... Read more
Slight increase in national dams
The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measuring the 215 dams across... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
NMB water crisis – Coega puts up its hand
“The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is pro-actively implementing water conservation efforts by reducing its water consumption due to the drought experienced by the Nelson Mandela Bay area,” says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, CDC’s Head of Marketing, Brand and Communications. The CDC has a water wise garden at its head office... Read more
Desalination plans underway for SA
Plans are underway to ensure that South Africa gains the capacity to desalinate its own seawater. Speaking at the 38th Expert Group meeting of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) on Monday, acting Director General of the Department of Energy, Tseliso Maqubela, said the City of Cape Town at... Read more