Sustainability

Is that carbon tax on your plate?

The proverbial axe is falling on ‘business as usual` as every industry in South Africa, from mining to manufacturing to retail, is cringing at the thought of rising energy tariffs and the impending implementation of a carbon tax. Stemming the tide...

Tukkies water conservation case study

The objective The University of Pretoria (Tukkies) needed to embark on a water conservation drive. The challenge Current consumption breakdown per area was not quantified, infrastructure was ageing, and internal capacity was not available. The...

UN talks lead to extension of Kyoto Protocol

Countries meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) that ended in Doha, Qatar on the weekend agreed on a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol. They...

AfriSam leads in energy efficiency

Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, has become the first construction materials company to sign the 49M pledge. This step signifies the company’s commitment to the global agenda for energy efficiency and to play a proactive role in...

Adopt-a-River project gains momentum

The deputy minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, embarks on Sandspruit River clean up in Senekal, Free State. “One of our biggest challenges in the water sector is high levels of pollution in our rivers nationally, which...

Investors back South Africa’s green plans

The idea that renewable energy could ultimately be more cost-efficient than conventional energy is gaining momentum. South Africa’s call to global investors to assist its renewable energy programme – which is trailing the rest of the...

GIBB appoints Environmental Legal Practitioner

Consulting engineering company, GIBB has appointed Tanya Faber, an Environmental Assessment Practitioner with 13 years of experience to the position of Environmental Legal Practitioner. Faber has over six years of experience with Environmental...