Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Molewa acknowledges need for greater environmental leadership

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has acknowledged a call by nongovernmental organisations and the private sector for the department to “take the lead” on pertinent issues in the environmental sector. “What I am hearing from you, is that you want the department of water and environmental affairs to lead on certain aspects, and I consider this constructive criticism. We owe this to you,” she said at a stakeholder engagement forum on Thursday.

Cabinet approves DEA proposal of introducing regulated rhino horn trade

Cabinet has approved the development and submission of a proposal by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and F…

Ekurhuleni named the country’s ‘greenest’ metro

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has been announced the winner in the Metropolitan Municipality category of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) by Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi, at an awards cere…

Coega IDZ embarks on natural rehabilitation experiment

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), Uhambiso Consult and WBHO Construction have partnered to undertake an “environmental experiment” at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) over the next 12 months. The baseline study, funded by the Uhambiso/WBHO joint venture, entailed a natural restoration process and allowed for ecosynthesis, wherein naturally introduced species filled the niches in a disrupted environment.

Vodacom unviels R4.2m rainwater harvesting project

Telecommunications group Vodacom on Thursday unveiled its latest initiative to minimise the environmental impact of its head office, in Midrand. The R4.2-million rainwater harvesting project, which Vodacom said was the largest in South Africa, harvests…

Vodacom unveils R4.2m rainwater harvesting project

Telecommunications group Vodacom on Thursday unveiled its latest initiative to minimise the environmental impact of its head office, in Midrand. The R4.2-million rainwater harvesting project, which Vodacom said was the largest in South Africa, harvests…

Green Fund opens research project funding bids

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on Wednesday called for research and policy-development project proposals within its R34-million ‘green’ research and development initiative.

The part…

Dulux South Africa implementing ‘green’ initiatives

Paint manufacturer Dulux South Africa reported it has appointed sustainability ‘champions’ to oversee energy intensive areas in the company as part of its Step Towards Greener-campaign.

The company stated that the campaign underlined its commitmen…

V&A Waterfront’s green credentials awarded

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, which attracts more than 23-million visitors each year, was awarded the Heritage Environmental Management Company’s Sliver classification after a recent audit.

The waterfront is the first of its kind in Africa to b…

WWF warns of over-consumption, calls for sustainable policies

The ever-growing demand for resources, driven by a growing global population, which could hit 10.9-billion by 2050, is putting “tremendous” pressure on the planet’s biodiversity and is threatening South Africa’s future security, health and well…