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Where has the ‘public’ gone in Public Service?

It wasn’t that long ago, just after the 1994 elections to be precise, when it seemed almost every other South African wanted to became a public servant. For the vast majority, this was not simply because there was a job on offer but because...

Warning on small town tap water

Water affairs has red-flagged 14 municipalities in seven provinces, warning residents of numerous small rural towns in these areas not to drink untreated tap water. According to the 2012 Blue Drop report, released by Water Affairs Minister Edna...

SANRAL CEO resigns

South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) CEO Nazir Alli resigned today, the SANRAL board announced. The board has accepted Alli’s resignation and he will continue until 3 June. After being with SANRAL since 1998, Alli’s decision came...

Making a water footprint

The prestigious WISA 2012 conference is about to get underway, taking place in Cape Town from 6 to 10 May. Debbie Besseling speaks to the conference’s chairperson Dana Grobler about what delegates can expect from this year’s event. The idea behind...

Looking at the bigger picture

It’s been almost a week since the landmark court ruling postponing the implementation of e-tolling in Gauteng. Joe Public has won a battle but perhaps not the war. The South African government and its agency, the South African National Roads Agency...
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Breakthrough for SA’s medical waste industry

Shocking illegal disposal statistics calls for urgent paradigm shift Waste management in developing countries performs poorly and the disposal issues surrounding South Africa’s medical waste industry is no exception. The one reason why waste...

Finding rewards in waste

Environmental solutions company, Interwaste Holdings, is not just focused on environmental protection but is a firm believer in giving back to the less fortunate – creating a sustainable future for all South Africans. Listed South African company,...

Sharps disposal practices

Wentworth Hospital is a district-level hospital in Durban that sees almost 12 000 outpatients per month. The hospital pharmacy dispenses about 5 000 insulin pen sets monthly, each with a needle, to patients. There is no record of any sharps being...