BASF receives German Sustainability Award for resource efficiency

BASF was presented with the Special Award “Resource Efficiency” at the ceremony for the German Sustainability Award 2015 on 27 November. With this decision, the jury recognised BASF’s Verbund concept that has set the benchmark in the chemical industry for resource and energy efficiency for decades. (more…)

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Kariba Dam fears

What if Kariba Dam fails?

Concerns regarding a catastrophic failure of the Kariba Dam have been thrust into the spotlight again as Zambia’s energy minister announced recently the possible shutdown of its hydroelectric plants with water levels in Kariba Dam dropping to below 14 percent. Adding to concerns about Kariba Dam, the Geological Survey Department Director Chipilaika Mukofu said experts […]

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Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot

Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany region

At the end of a successful 5-year investment in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot (MPAH) by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), partners and grantees came together to celebrate this milestone. (more…)

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Terracrete interlocking grass pavers

Greening up hospital grounds

Since June this year, residents of Strand and Somerset West have had access to a wide selection of health services, following the opening of a new private hospital in the region. The R400 million, 100-bed Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital in Strand is the first of four hospitals to open in the country. (more…)

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DPI Plastics sponsors Fishing Line Recovery Programme

DPI Plastics and Plastics SA conserve marine life with plastic pipes and fittings

Excessive pollution continues to increase its stranglehold on the world’s oceans and marine life. Large amounts of discarded non-biodegradable monofilament fishing line results in severe injury and often painful death of animals that become entangled in the near-invisible lines, which are also a hazard to humans swimming and scuba diving. (more…)

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Mark van Wyk receives 1st prize for his prototype UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that will become the first hydrogen powered aircraft, fully developed in South Africa

SA drone concept scoops major award

The Awards, introduced at the Avi Afrique Innovation Summit at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, is a culmination of the partnership between the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS). (more…)

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The staff at Anti-Waste in Polokwane

Polyco awards 12 successful applicants R4.6 million in funding

Polyco, the Polyolefin Recycling Company (NPC), has announced the names of the 12 collectors of post-consumer polyolefin waste who will be receiving a total of R4.6million in grants and interest-free loans. (more…)

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Sustainable land use practices implemented Lesotho Highlands Water Project

Sustainable land-use practices

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is a binational project between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa which, through a series of dams and interconnecting tunnels, transfers water to South Africa and generates hydropower for Lesotho. (more…)

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Reversing deforestation with drones

Reversing deforestation with drones

An Oxford-based startup has an ambitious plan to combat deforestation by planting one billion trees a year by using drones. (more…)

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Everybody should take responsibility for recycling where they work, live or play

If our environment isn’t clean and healthy, neither are we…

From 14 to 19 September 2015, South Africans from all walks of life will once again be encouraged to clean-up and recycle in their environment as part of National Clean-Up and Recycle Week SA. (more…)

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