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Tackling air pollution with innovation

Rising air pollution across the world has resulted in an increase in adverse respiratory health conditions, particularly in areas where pollution is high. In an effort to tackle these issues technology and innovation are taking centre stage. One...

Criticism over inclusion of new coal in IRP

The Life After Coal Campaign and Greenpeace Africa have slammed the inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP). The organisation argue that aside from the negative consequences for the environment, the...
Air pollution

CT increases investment in air quality monitoring

The City of Cape Town has committed R1.2 million to procuring additional air quality monitoring equipment in the current financial year. This planned expenditure comes on the back of nearly R1.5 million spent in the last financial year to advance...
Air pollution

Does SA have a R30 billion air pollution problem?

Air pollution from coal-fired power stations kills more than 2 200 South Africans every year and costs the country more than R30 billion annually, through hospital admissions and lost working days. These are some of the shocking findings to emerge...

Coming clean about keeping buildings green

According to a scientific paper entitled “Building and Environment”, the practice of sustainable facilities management (FM) is rapidly evolving with the increasing interest in the discourse of sustainable development. “Survey results show that time...

Hazardous asbestos cleared from Mpumalanga school

An asbestos removal project has been completed at Laerskool Hoëveld in Evander Mpumalanga through collaboration between waste management company Averda South Africa and local businesses. These businesses include Total Blasting surface preparation...