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Biojet feasibility project under way

By: Paige Müller     17th August 2018 The Waste to Wing feasibility project, aimed at ascertaining the viability of waste-based sustainable aviation biofuel production and consumption in South Africa, is under way, says nature conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA). WWF-SA bioenergy programme... 

Good corporate citizenship in a post-State-capture South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     8th June 2018 A string of corporate governance failures and climate change challenges have cranked up the pressure on companies to become better corporate citizens and take care of the environment they are operating in. The renewed emphasis on governance and sustainability is not limited to the private sector,... 

Good corporate citizenship in a post-State-capture South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     8th June 2018 A string of corporate governance failures and climate change challenges have cranked up the pressure on companies to become better corporate citizens and take care of the environment they are operating in. The renewed emphasis on governance and sustainability is not limited to the private sector,... 

Consortium to study feasibility of turning waste biomass into aviation fuel

By: Anine Kilian     24th May 2018 A consortium comprising enterprise development specialist Fetola, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) and SkyNRG is launching the Waste to Wing project to determine the feasibility of using waste biomass to produce sustainable aviation fuel in South Africa.  The consortium will... 

Investment needed in strategic water source areas – WWF-SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2018 As South Africa struggles with the most devastating drought experienced in decades, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) is calling for more investment into the country’s strategic water source areas to ensure the best yields are achieved from living landscapes. Spending more... 

Mondi joins WWF’s climate saving business leadership programme

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th March 2018 Global packaging and paper group Mondi has adopted 2050 science-based targets to help limit the rise in global temperature to under 2 ˚C above pre-industrial levels by joining nature conservation organisation, the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) climate leadership programme for businesses –... 

WWF, AfDB partner on Africa Nationally Determined Contributions Hub

By: Mia Breytenbach     13th October 2017 Conservation organisation the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have collaborated to advance the work of the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Hub in addressing the impacts of climate change on the continent. The AfDB Climate Change and Green... 

South Africa needs a water-conscious, water-smart approach to mitigating looming water deficit 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th March 2017 A new report ‘Scenarios for the future of water South Africa’ has revealed how the drought-stricken, water-scarce country needs to transition towards a water-conscious, water smart economy with stronger water governance. In the report unpacking various scenarios, the World Wide Fund for Nature... 

WWF-SA concerned about proposed coal mine development in protected area

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th February 2017 Conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) on Tuesday expressed concern about a letter sent by Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa to Indian company Atha-Africa Ventures, approving the development of an underground coal mine, in the Mabola Protected... 

WWF-SA welcomes South Africa’s ratification of Paris agreement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd November 2016 Environmental preservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature – South Africa (WWF-SA) has welcomed South Africa’s ratification of the milestone Paris agreement reached at the twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).... 

Manuel says South Africa lagging behind in its commitment to protect the environment

By: Kim Cloete     13th October 2016 The South African government needs to step up to the plate on some key environmental concerns, says former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. Speaking at the launch of the World Wide Fund for Nature–South Africa’s (WWF-SA’s) Oceans Facts and Futures report, in Cape Town, on Wednesday evening, he... 

WWF-SA gets boost for environmental interns

By: Anine Kilian     12th August 2016 World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa’s (WWF-SA’s) graduate interns programme has received a substantial boost with an award of R7.9-million from the Department of Higher Education and Training’s National Skills Fund – which will allow it to quadruple its intake of graduates for 2017. The... 

Joemat-Pettersson backs renewables; promises coal, expedited renewable-energy IPP decision soon

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th July 2016 With government preparing to announce its long-awaited decision on the expedited round of  the Renewable-Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and the Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement  Programme (CBIPPPP), Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has... 

Mining materials haulage system among receivers of enviro recognition

By: Ilan Solomons     1st July 2016 Conservation organisation World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) South Africa has announced the three winners of the 2016 South African Climate Solver Awards in recognition of innovations that reduce carbon emissions or boost access to clean energy. They are Heliolab, a “revolutionary” heliostat... 

Road-to-rail freight shift needs economic, environmental drivers – WWF-SA 

By: Natalie Greve     6th July 2015 While acknowledging that its inherent proclivity for the shift of freight from road to rail is owing largely to environmental considerations, World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) believes this trend is only likely to strengthen if supported by a strong economic case, delegates at the... 

WWF-SA moves into new Joburg home  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2015 WWF-SA will officially launch its new green premises, on the corner of Melle and De Korte streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, next month, following the refurbishment of an existing building in January.  

New green building completed in heart of Joburg

By: David Oliveira     3rd April 2015 The World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) will next month officially launch its new green premises, on the corner of Melle and De Korte streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, following the conclusion of the 14-month-long refurbishment of an existing building in January. WWF-SA business... 

Shale gas an ‘unlikely’ prospect, not necessarily cheap – WWF-SA 

By: Natalie Greve     17th February 2015 A preliminary report by the World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) has described shale gas as a marginal resource that remains reliant on a high gas or oil price and reasonable tax incentives, and may not provide as “cheap” a source of domestic energy as contended by private firms and... 

WWF calls for entries for innovative energy awards

By: Natalie Greve     11th November 2014 World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) on Tuesday launched the 2014-15 round of the organisation’s international Climate Solver Awards platform, providing an opportunity for small businesses to showcase innovative technologies that reduce carbon emissions and boost energy access. Now in... 

Big decline in vertebrate species over last 40 years, WWF warns  

By: Schalk Burger     24th October 2014 The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) 2014 Living Planet Index (LPI) indicates that there has been a 52% decline in vertebrate species since 1970. The Index tracked the trends of 10 000 discrete populations of over 3000 vertebrate species between 1970 and 2010. 

WWF reports investigate SA’s renewable-energy programmes 

By: Natalie Greve     29th August 2014 To bolster its argument that renewable energy is critical to combating climate change, the World Wide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) has commissioned a series of reports that investigates the state of renewable energy in the country, focusing on how it can be scaled up and financed beyond... 

SA solar industry a global example in sustainable government policy

18th April 2014 South Africa is currently one of the world's leading examples of sustainable government policy on solar power, says global solar energy conference organiser Solarplaza CEO Edwin Koot. “The global photovoltaic (PV) industry has been turned upside down in the last 24 months, with former industry... 

Strategy required to develop SA wind turbine manufacturing capabilities

By: David Oliveira     29th November 2013 The development of wind turbine manufacturing capabilities in South Africa needs to be strategically motivated for it to become a globally competitive industry, global environmental conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Living Planet unit head Saliem Fakir... 

WWF Climate Solvers initiative to promote businesses addressing climate change 

By: Leandi Kolver     12th November 2013 The call for nominations in the World Wide Fund’s (WWF’s) South African leg of the Climate Solvers initiative was open, with the application deadline extended to November 21, the organisation said on Tuesday. Climate Solvers was a global WWF initiative through which the organisation aimed to... 

Exploratory fracking needed to determine commercial prospects of shale gas 

By: Samantha Herbst     30th August 2013 Government’s inter-Ministerial hydraulic fracturing (fracking) monitoring committee is still working on fine-tuning regulations for a draft report on the governing of fracking in the Karoo basin, which potentially holds 390-trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically recoverable shale gas resources,... 

SA moving to secure its share of world aquaculture growth  

By: Samantha Herbst     26th July 2013 South Africa’s aquaculture industry, though still in its infancy, has been identified by government as a key priority sector because of its potential to supplement dwindling wild-caught fish stocks with cultured fish products. Aquaculture – often referred to as the Blue Revolution – is the... 

Retailer emphasises water conservation during 2013 National Water Week

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th March 2013 South African retailer Woolworths will celebrate this year’s National Water Week, from March 18 to 24, by highlighting the country’s water challenges through in-store communication, social media messaging and awareness programmes for its employees. 

Research hopes to develop future water security in SA

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th March 2013 Research undertaken by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA), reveals that only 8% of South Africa’s land surface provides 50% of the country’s water and that some of these areas are under threat from mining operations and climate change.  

SA strengthens rhino conservation efforts

By: Anine Kilian     2nd November 2012 With about 455 rhinos already killed illegally in South Africa this year, several initiatives are under way to prevent further rhino poaching. South African wildlife conservation organisation Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) reports that the illegal trade in wildlife is estimated to be the... 

WWF-SA launches new plan to counter rhino poaching

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     19th September 2012 The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) has launched a five-point strategic framework ahead of World Rhino Day on September 22, to curb the drastically increasing number of illegal rhino killings in the country. WWF-SA rhino coordinator Jo Shaw said the plan, which was running since... 

Company targets renewable-energy sector

By: Chantelle Kotze     13th July 2012 Cable specialist Lapp Southern Africa plans to promote its Ölflex solar cables and accessories range in the South African market to cater for the growth in the country’s renewable energy power generation capacity. 

WWF-SA welcomes prohibition of mining in ecologically sensitive areas

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     21st June 2012 World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) on Thursday said it welcomed Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu’s commitment to adopt an integrated licensing system and to prohibit mining in ecologically sensitive areas. The Minster indicated these intentions in her budget speech for... 

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