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Global campaign launched to reduce food waste

Consumers, food retailers and governments can take simple actions to dramatically reduce some 1.3 million tons of food waste every year, according to a new campaign launched today by the United Nations and its partners. Launched by the UN...

Local waste crisis looms

by Yanna Erasmus The United Nations Environmental Programme, is calling for urgent and sustainable waste management practices across the world. As the standard of living rises, and development and urbanisation take hold, waste may well become one...

Trekking for Trash reaches halfway point

The CAN DO! Trekking for Trash duo, Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta, have reached the halfway point of the their seven month, 3000km trek across South Africa’s shoreline picking up litter and educating local communities about the importance of...

Rooftop solar PV nears grid parity in SA

By Jack Ward, MD of power provisioning specialist, Powermode Renewable energy will undoubtedly play a key role in South Africa’s eventual transition to a sustainable energy economy, with all its citizens having access to a reliable source of...

Basil Reads wins National Route 5 rehab contract

Basil Read, the JSE-listed construction and engineering Group, has been awarded the rehabilitation of the National Route 5, Section 4 between Vaalpensspruit and Winburg by SANRAL. The contract value is R279 million and the duration of the project...

Dust control regulations: submissions now open

Interested parties who would like to comment on the draft national dust control regulations notice as gazetted in December 2012 have until 5 February 2013 to present their written submissions to the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs....

Viable water technologies for sub-Saharan Africa

The semi-arid and barren climate across Southern Africa has created a unique demand for a new and innovative approach to water supply that’s capable of indefinitely sustaining remote populations living near mines or away from municipal water...

Industrial reservoirs up to 25-million litres

Rainbow Reservoirs, the Polokwane-based distributor of steel panel water storage vessels, has extended its product offering to include very high volume tanks. Designs for dry bulk storage are included in the extended product offering, made possible...

Are you the Water Academy’s next GM?

A vacancy exists for a general manager at the Water Academy. The appointed general manager will need to start work in Knysna at the first quarter 2013, and must be based in the Knysna Head Office for at least the first 6 months from appointment....