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SA park flooded with toxic water

Rachel Adatia and Pieter van Eeden couldn’t believe their eyes: the public park they had encountered was flooded with toxic acid mine drainage (AMD) and there wasn’t a warning sign in sight. “That a public park that is supposed to be there for the...

SA’s drinking water among best

The management of water quality in Kwa-Zulu-Natal had improved by as much as 10 percent since last year, according to the national Blue Drop report released yesterday. SA’s drinking water is among the best in the world – and one of just a handful...

Delivering on essential services

Rapid global urbanisation means governments are reassessing how to meet increased urban densities while creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable environments. The provision of basic services to South Africa’s citizens is a key focus of our...

Pollution is killing Durban’s marine life

Pollution in Durban’s marine environment: A short documentary created by three students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal focusing on public opinion of anthropogenic pollution on beaches in Durban. Marine pollution is becoming a huge cause for...

2010: A look back at the building of Soccer City

The Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg is the largest and most spectacular stadium construction site in the world. The icon of the FIFA World Cup 2010 will host the opening and the final matches. The innovative Austrian company Rieder Smart...

Looking at the bigger picture

It’s been almost a week since the landmark court ruling postponing the implementation of e-tolling in Gauteng. Joe Public has won a battle but perhaps not the war. The South African government and its agency, the South African National Roads Agency...
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Sustainable waste mining in South Africa

The City of Cape Town currently disposes of approximately 2.5 million tons of general municipal waste per annum, and is looking ahead at integrating its waste management strategies. This includes the sustainability of mining of landfill waste....

Green-minded design and construction

“It’s good to see how the SA property industry can move to a more sustainable way of operating. The green features will improve the energy and environmental performance of the building, and will also ‘lock in’ superior long-term performance for...