Sudan was the last male northern white rhino

The last male northern white rhino dies

Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo have announced that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018. Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition […]

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Water wastage

Down the drain – how water leakage affects us and what we can do about it

According to World Wildlife Fund South Africa’s (WWF-SA) 2016 report titled Water: Facts and Futures… Rethinking South Africa’s Water Future, as much as “37% of water in our urban piped water systems leaks out or is used illegally”. That’s more than a third of our country’s water, going down the drain – and I believe that this number is conservative. […]

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Saving The Survivors

World Wildlife Day: Creating Hope from Hurt

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2018 through its continued support of Saving the Survivors, a conservation project that provides specialised veterinary treatment to both endangered wildlife and non-endangered species. (more…)

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Mismanaged landfills and dumps present a number of risks to the environment

Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges

Unlike many developed countries around the globe that operate within a regenerative system called a “circular economy,” South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste. Pollution, global warming and resource scarcity have led to the rise of circular economies which focus on the repurposing and reuse of products that would typically be destined for landfills. […]

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GROUNDSWELL incubator - business support for 30 water sector SMEs

GROUNDSWELL – supporting enviropreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur committed to solving environmental challenges? Can your product or service unlock possibilities in water and resource sustainability? (more…)

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Polystyrene Association

South Africans urged to recycle their polystyrene

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. (more…)

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Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa, EAPASA, Registration Authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners, EAPs, Rejoice Mabudhafasi, Environmental Impact Assessments, EIAs, Dr Edna Molewa, National Environmental Management Act, DEA,

The Minister of Environmental Affairs appoints EAPASA as the single Registration Authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in South Africa

The Chairperson and Board of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) are pleased to announce its appointment as Registration Authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) in South Africa. (more…)

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Underprivileged children taking pictures at the Kruger National Park

Underprivileged children taking pictures at the Kruger National Park

Canon South Africa has sponsored four Canon EOS 1300D cameras to the Wild Shots Outreach Programme. This programme is dedicated to teaching the art of wildlife photography to underprivileged children living on the edge of the Kruger National Park. (more…)

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Polyoak Packaging

Plastics|SA rolls out Operation Clean Sweep: Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by plastics leaders to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics|SA’s Operation Clean Sweep. (more…)

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Garyn-Rapson

Water supply – converting a potential crisis into opportunity

South Africa’s water supply is predicted to reach a crisis point by 2030. But could better management of this critical resource actually be the economic saviour of the country? Dr Anthony Turton, professor in the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free State believes so. (more…)

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