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
Local companies eager to show off wares at Fruit Fair
Two local companies are eager to show off their wares at the Fruit Logista Berlin Trade Fair that gets underway in Germany today. Stems Fruit and Unlimited Group based in the Western Cape, both received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), and are part of... Read more
Parliamentarians urged to push natural resource management
Members of Parliament have an important role to play in advancing the governance of natural resources that South Africa is endowed with, says Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. Speaking at a colloquium on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba currently underway in Cape Town, Minister Kubayi-Ngubane said it is common... 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
Cape Town launches map to track water usage
The City of Cape Town has launched a water map to assist residents to track their water usage. “Our water map marks residential properties using less than 10 500 litres per month with green dots. The map is a transparent tool and will assist in actively managing and reducing... Read more
Cape Town on high alert as temperatures soar
The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate says it will maintain high levels of visibility at beaches and other public areas until the school holidays wind down. Staff will be on high alert over the next two days in particular as the South African Weather Service has... 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
SA participates in high level climate talks
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is in Canada, where she will participate in the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action. The meeting is a platform for participating countries to give their input on the political direction that should be taken on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)... Read more