The same land produces both the tomatoes and the resources for their packaging

Solid board made of tomato plants wins Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2016

The winner of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2016 is the unique solid board enriched with tomato plant fibres, produced by SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS. This competition was organised for the second time by Packaging Europe, the renowned, international trade magazine about packaging. In each of the eight categories a winner was elected and the solid board […]

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Rescued circus lions arriving in Emoya

Multi-award winning action-documentary ‘Lion Ark’ comes to South Africa

The award-winning film Lion Ark – the story of the dramatic rescue and relocation of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia – makes its South African premiere in Cape Town on Thursday 29th September at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town and in Johannesburg on Saturday 1st October at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau Theatre in Rosebank. Cinemagoers can see the critically-acclaimed documentary and Lion Ark Director […]

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Six Amaroks for proactive rhino protection in hot spot areas

Volkswagen renews its support of Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative

Six Amaroks to be deployed for proactive rhino protection hot spot areas across the country. Volkswagen’s partnership with Wilderness Foundation celebrates 31 years. (more…)

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To celebrate World Oceans Day 2016 the stretch of beach from the Mangroves to Blue Lagoon was cleaned up

Plastics to the rescue at Beachwood Mangroves in KZN

World Oceans Day is a global day of celebrating the ocean.  This year, people all over the world are celebrating “Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet’ and promoting the prevention of marine litter. (more…)

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Dr Werner van Antwerpen receives GBCSA Chairman’s Award

Growthpoint’s Dr Werner van Antwerpen receives GBCSA Chairman’s Award

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) recently recognised Dr Werner van Antwerpen, Head of Sustainability at Growthpoint Properties, as a true planet shaper, a great friend to green building in South Africa, and this year’s recipient of the GBCSA Chairman’s Award. (more…)

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Geoscientists gather for the International Geological Congress

CTICC welcomes largest group of geoscientists for international geological congress

One of the largest gatherings of leaders in the world of Geoscience has converged on the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC). (more…)

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Black & Veatch takes on innovative South African waste-to-energy project

Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. (more…)

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Greening NGO Food and Trees for Africa reaffirms partnership with kulula.com

In celebration of the ongoing support Food & Trees for Africa received from privately-owned low-cost airline kulula.com, the greening and food Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) planted 20 trees at Emmangweni Primary in Tembisa, Gauteng. (more…)

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Gibb Environmental showcases project excellence in sustainability

Sustainability impacts the bottom-line, and all industries should be acutely mindful of how they do business on a planet with fewer natural resources. The importance of internal capacity building, the need for climate and weather information management, the role of integrated planning and the inclusion of stakeholders outside government, should all be key themes of […]

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Farming for a more fruitful economy

South Africa’s smallholders could produce enough strawberries, berries and tomatoes to capture three million tons of additional demand by 2030. This would be enough to capture 12 percent of predicted global demand growth (excluding North America) for these products by 2030. Another way to understand the impact of this phenomenal opportunity is that it would […]

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