Barbary macaque to be uplisted to Appendix 1 by CITES

They’ve backed the macaque! Endangered primates granted highest level of protection

Animal Defenders International (ADI) applaud the announcement from CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg, that the committee has unanimously voted for the endangered Barbary macaque to be uplisted to Appendix I, ensuring the highest level of wildlife protection. The process still requires final plenary review, however, given the outpouring of support a positive outcome is highly likely. (more…)

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Marine Goodchild, Marketing Manager at DPI Plastics

DPI Plastics to sponsor inaugural AMWN Conference in 2017

DPI Plastics will sponsor the inaugural African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) Conference in 2017 as its lead Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. (more…)

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Central Square achieves Green Star SA Custom Mixed Use rating

Central Square introduces top shopping that puts the environment first

Central Square at Menlyn Maine recently opened in Tshwane, introducing some of SA’s most environmentally-friendly, customer-friendly and innovative shopping experiences. (more…)

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A 1.8kW thinfilm solar PV system on the roof takes the office to net zero energy on an annual basis

Solid Green offices awarded prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Solid Green announced that its own office in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors. The project received the first 6-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification earlier this year, and won the Highest Rated Building category at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards in July. (more…)

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Both Nestlé Waters and Sidel are fully committed to achieving outstanding energy savings

Sidel helps Nestlé Waters achieve worldwide energy savings equivalent to shutting down 20 ovens

As the result of a worldwide energy-saving programme, Sidel has supported Nestlé Waters in achieving reductions in its energy consumption at production sites in countries around the globe. Consequently, the world’s leading producer of bottled water has achieved energy savings equivalent to the consumption of more than 20 ovens, representing savings of more than 1 […]

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The Tokai University Solar Team is powered by the Panasonic-trademarked HIT™ solar battery system, which minimises power loss.

Panasonic powers solar race team to minimise power loss

The Sasol Solar Challenge – one of the world’s longest courses in solar car racing – has been in existence since 2008 and takes place every two years. The aim of the challenge is to promote sustainable transportation, while leading the way in the development of eco-conscious technology. Panasonic has been supporting the Tokai University […]

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African lions need highest level of wildlife protection

Botswana Minister supports highest level of protection for African lions

Animal Defenders International (ADI) gave a roar of approval today as Botswana’s Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Tsekedi Khama appealed for countries to support CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Proposal 4 to uplist the endangered African lion to Appendix I, ensuring the highest level of wildlife protection. Introduced by nine African nations (Niger, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria and […]

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East African Power Industry Awards

ROSATOM participates in the East African Power Industry Convention in Nairobi (Kenya)

On September 21-22 Nairobi was host of the most established power event in East Africa. The event was attended by the members of the Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Sudan Governments as well as by the representatives of major companies of energy business segment such as Kenya Power, Eskom Uganda, Nile Basin Initiative, Songas and Ethiopian Electric Power. […]

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Volunteers on Strandfontein Beach PHOTOGRAPHER: RYCHERDE WALTERS

International Coastal Clean-Up 2016

More than 100 countries participate annually on the third Saturday of September in the world’s biggest volunteer effort for ocean health.  Thousands of volunteers flock to beaches around the world to pick up and remove litter from beaches and coastal areas. (more…)

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SADC-GMI to substantially elevate cooperation on shared aquifers in the region

New SADC body to positively impact 70% of 250m residents of region

SADC-Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), a new organisation that will positively impact the lives of 70% of the 250-million residents of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), was officially launched in Johannesburg on September 20, 2016. SADC-GMI will work within the 15 SADC member states to collaboratively strengthen the management and development of groundwater for social […]

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