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A system using anaerobic digestion to turn plastic into energy is being developed. Picture: Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust.

Getting ‘Tuff’ on waste in South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries have identified the country’s ‘green economy’ as a sector that could contribute to economic recovery from the devastating impact of COVID-19. As integral as plastic is to...

SANEDI encourages road-cooling technology

Cool road surfacing can combat rising temperatures due to “urban heat islands” and spur the economy. That’s the view of South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) as the country marked Transport month in October. In urban areas...

South African dam levels on a downward slide

Large parts of the country’s dams continued their downward slide this week despite heavy showers falling in Gauteng over a period of three days at the beginning of the week. A weekly dam level report by the Department of Water and Sanitation shows...