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Earth Day triggers call for better waste management

On 22 April people around the globe celebrated Earth Day, calling for better global ecological awareness. Ahead of this year’s event, Western Cape MEC for environmental affairs and development planning Anton Bredell called on South Africans to do...

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this...

Renewables key for a climate-safe future

Scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three quarters of the energy-related emission reductions needed to meet global climate goals. According to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy...

Government adopts SKA environmental management plan

The Minister of Environmental Affairs Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, has gazetted the Integrated Environmental Management Plan (IEMP) for Phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa. Commenting on the IEMP Takalani Nemaungani, the...

Millions of students march against climate change

Millions of students from across the world marched through the streets calling for world leaders to act against climate change. The mostly teenaged protesters marched with banners reading “save our future”. For more on the story we are...