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CSIR joins international science community to improve understanding of ocean metabolism
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently joined a new global research programme focused on improving understanding of the future state of the oceans under various... 


IWMSA stresses importance of combatting plastic pollution
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid an increasing need to combat plastic pollution, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) highlights the need for concerted efforts to combat plastic pollution in South... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Two men wearing PPE and safety harnesses working on teh turbines of a wind turbine stack
Wind energy poses increased fall risks
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 


Woolworths pilots the removal of plastic barrier bags at 12 stores
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has launched a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores. Starting on April 8 in four Western Cape-based stores, namely Table Bay Mall,... 


Eskom's Duvha power station
Eskom defends pollution record, saying it’s spending billions
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility, stung by reports about the health impacts of emissions from burning coal, said it’s spending billions of dollars to reduce them and has an ambitious target to... 


fossil fuel emissions
88% of global fossil fuel, cement CO2 emissions linked to 117 producers
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new report, released on April 4 by InfluenceMap using the Carbon Majors database, shows that 88% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement from 2016 through 2022 can... 


Livestock farm
Agriculture, fossil fuel burning the main reasons why Africa is emitting more carbon
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research by University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academics finds that Africa has moved from being a net carbon sink to a net carbon source in nine years, meaning the rate at which carbon is being... 


Coal station
South Africa coal-plant closure delays risk thousands of deaths
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Delays to the planned closures of coal-fired power plants proposed by South Africa’s energy department could result in thousands of deaths from air pollution and lead to billions of dollars of... 


Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
3rd April 2024

Forklift products and services provider Masslift Africa, in partnership with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, in March launched Mitsubishi’s new-generation Grendia forklift series for the Southern... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Indigenous resources must benefit South African communities, says Ramaphosa
26th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a global emphasis on sustainability and the effects of climate change becoming more apparent, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the sustainable use of biodiversity as the “pillar of rural... 


The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 


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Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


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Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


Zambezi river flow recedes amid reduced rainfall, El Niño
20th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The river flows at Chavuma gauging station, the first gauging station located in the North-Western province of Zambia and which measures river flows as the Zambezi river enters Zambia from Angola,... 


Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
20th March 2024

Coal producer and exporter Thungela in February launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga, to mitigate some of the impacts of an uncontrolled release of... 


An image of a Talbot water treatment plant in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


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Firm offers expertise on water use applications
15th March 2024

Global mining consultancy SRK Consulting hails the introduction of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) Electronic Water Use Licence Application and Authorisation System (E-WULAAS). The... 


Promoting access through collaboration
15th March 2024

Global water solutions and technology company Xylem is undertaking a strategic collaboration partnership with the African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA) to help increase access to safe... 


Methane emissions in the oil and gas industry
Energy industry’s methane emissions near record despite pledges
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Global methane emissions from fossil fuels held near a record high last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual 'Methane Tracker' report, renewing concerns that governments... 


Energy-related emissions increased in 2023, but grew by less than 2022, IEA reports
1st March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose less strongly in 2023 than the year before, even as total energy demand growth accelerated, with continued expansion of solar photovoltaic... 


South African researchers trawl through death records to assess coal impact
29th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African scientists plan to examine about 8.5-million death certificates to ascertain how many people the country’s dependence on coal for electricity is killing. The review is the first of... 


Komati Power Station
South Africa’s inaugural Grid Emission Measure highlights coal dependence
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa produced its inaugural official gauge of the carbon intensity of its electricity production, confirming its status as one of the world’s top producers per capita of greenhouse gases.... 


Old Mutual Insure, UK specialist partner to address flood risk in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African insurance provider Old Mutual Insure has entered into a strategic partnership with UK-based flood science specialist JBA Risk Management to address flood risk in South Africa. The... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


A sunset picture of solar panels with wind turbines in the background ad reflecting off the panels
Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


A man in PPE under a Solar PV Panel installation conducting quality assurance checks
Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


EnerGeo says seismic surveying does not irreparably damage marine life
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Geoscience and energy exploration industry body EnerGeo Alliance has said there is no evidence to suggest that seismic surveys are irreparably damaging to marine life. Rather, it argued, seismic... 


Basic income grant can reduce poverty, boost economic growth – Study
12th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

A new report titled 'Macroeconomic and Developmental Impacts of Selected Basic Income Grant (BIG) Pathways for South Africa' by Applied Development Research Solution (ADRS) and the Institute for... 


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NRF launches youth-centred research programme in partnership with Swiss Fondation Botnar
8th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) CEO Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo on Friday stressed the vulnerability of African youth in terms of their well-being, as he announced the launch... 


Eskom's Duvha power station in Mpumalanga
Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy
COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


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