Sustainability

Tackling carbon and environmental tax

Caption: Jayne Mammatt, the associate director of sustainability and integrated reporting at PricewaterhouseCoopers RĕSource hosted a one-day seminar yesterday, November 15, on Preparing for Carbon and Environmental Taxes. The day was a roaring...

Zimbabwe capital’s residents drink own waste

Studies have revealed that residents of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare literally drink their waste. A government owned newspaper at the weekend described pollution levels at Harare’s water source – Lake Chivero – as comparable to a...

Sound water policy: Govt can’t do it alone

South Africa’s ecosystems are in a poor state and the challenges of a developing society are huge, writes Edna Molewa. The challenge of managing our water resources requires proactive solutions, especially with the reality of climate change...

Aveng chairman tells of tough times

Aveng Group chairman Angus Band has told shareholders the Johannesburg-listed infrastructure firm continues to experience “adverse” market conditions, notably in the construction and steel sectors. He says the group’s potential order...

SA may run short of water, indaba hears

South Africa is way ahead of the US when it comes to water policies and preserving water but lacks the skills to implement these policies. This was the view of some of the foremost local and international experts on water sustainability at a water...

SA not as bad as The Economist thinks

While the financial crisis deepens in other parts of the world, the African growth story has just begun, but it’s not clear what role SA will play. The narrative on South Africa has been souring rapidly and when The Economist displayed the...

The municipal engineer of the future

Byline: Jannie Pietersen: Excerpt from IMESA’s 2012 presidential address Caption: While traditional technical skills are vital for the municipal engineer they key issue going forward is the development of non-technical and interpersonal skills....

Urbanisation changing the face of town planning

Caption: GIBB’s technical executive for urban and rural planning, Nico Kriek In the 1900’s only 10% of the world’s population resided in cities, this figure escalated to more than 50% in 2010 and in 2050, 75% of the world’s population will reside...