Sustainability

Vaal river

No end in sight to Vaal River sewage problem

Millions of liters in raw sewage continue to flow daily into the Vaal River and there’s little hope the pollution crisis will end any time soon according to activist group, Save the Vaal Environment. The group says it’s been pressing...

Making roads climate-resilient and sustainable

In the wake of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), attention has once again focused on how best to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is...

OPINION | Waste Not, Want Not

According to the CSIR and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment’s “Food waste prevention and management – A Guideline for South Africa”, Johannesburg residents on average, throw away 12kgs of food per person per year. By...

Radical innovation needed to transform the water sector

The urgent need for innovation to address multifaceted and intertwined water-related challenges is becoming increasingly clear, as the public, media, and governments place pressure on the water sector across the world to drive down emissions and...

First carbon registry to reward SMMEs for going green

For the first time, Southern Africa will have a green toolbox to offer small firms extra rewards for cutting pollution. The initiative which forms part of a move to establish the region’s first Carbon Register is being showcased to delegates at the...