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Tackling pollution in Kimberley

Pollution is at the top of the agenda at the Lekgotla being held in Kimberley. The Environment Forestry and Fisheries Department has convened a meeting that will come up with ways to enforce environmental by-laws. It’s a three day meeting...

Poor infrastructure in Africa will affect AfCFTA

According to Alain Ebobisse, Chief Executive Officer of Africa50 – Africa’s infrastructure investment forum , poor infrastructure in Africa will affect the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He says...

Transforming waste into beautiful fashion pieces

A Port Elizabeth artist has created beautiful fashion pieces out of waste that he has collected from the ocean and land in the city. Luke Rudman created more than 190 high-end fashion plastic pieces and has caught the attention of Greenpeace...

Planning for more people

South African cities are swelling, as people move to look for better opportunities. The pressure now is to prepare for the future by improving infrastructure but what are SA’s major cities doing to accommodate the increased pressure in urban...

Gauteng could face day zero

Gauteng could be the next potential Day Zero region in South Africa, if it’s hit by another drought. A report on what to do to avoid this was already brought to the attention of Gauteng authorities a year ago. Source:...

Environmental Affairs talks Mpumalanga air pollution

New data from NASA satellites shows the small town of Kriel in Mpumalanga is now the world’s second biggest sulphur dioxide emissions site. Eskom has 12 coal power stations, all located in the Highveld Priority Area in Mpumalanga and Gauteng....

Will plastic roads work in SA?

The Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape has started construction on South Africa’s first plastic road. Local civil engineering and construction companies will team up with Scottish firm, MacRebur, to build a 1km stretch of plastic road. However,...

South Africa’s water crisis

Over three million people in South Africa don’t have access to basic water supply services. Over a hundred villages in Limpopo are currently without water. Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed Lepelle Northern Water to...

Saving the ocean from litter

Gansbaai in the Western Cape is struggling to cope with refuse spilling into the sea but marine biologists are fighting back. They have installed a litter catching storm water net, the first of what they hope will be many. Source:...