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SEZs remain attractive, but embracing broader scope as energy, technology change economy 

By: Schalk Burger     15th September 2021 The 12 special economic zones (SEZs) in South Africa remain relatively attractive destinations owing to the financial and non-financial incentives and support services they offer to specific industrial segments. However, they are also developing additional services and offerings to meet demand... 

BHP releases climate action plan

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th September 2021 Diversified miner BHP on Tuesday released its Climate Transition Action Plan, outlining the company’s updated approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and managing climate risks across its global value chain. “The Climate Transition Action Plan outlines BHP’s role and actions in... 

Green Connection calls for scrapping of the RMIPPPP

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th September 2021 Nonprofit organisation Green Connection believes the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) has failed in its objective to get power onto the grid. Green Connection strategic lead Liziwe McDaid says the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ought to scrap... 

Conservation body calls for global moratorium on deep-sea mining

By: Reuters     9th September 2021 Environment officials and campaigners have called for a global moratorium on deep-sea mining and on issuing new exploration contracts unless marine ecosystems can be effectively protected. Thousands of conservationists, scientists, and diplomats voted in favour of the moratorium late Wednesday at... 

Societal cost of plastic produced in 2019 amounts to £3.7tr – WWF

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th September 2021 The lifetime cost to society, the environment and the economy of plastic produced in 2019 alone has been determined at $3.7-trillion, more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of India, a new report by global consulting firm Dalberg, commissioned by non-governmental organisation the World Wide... 

Plastic SA to participate in World Cleanup Day, the world’s biggest clean-up day to take place on 18 September 2021

6th September 2021 Plastics SA will once again be participating in this year’s World Cleanup Day on Saturday, 18th September 2021.  Douw Steyn,  Plastics SA’s Sustainability Director, explains that the goal of World Cleanup Day is to remove as much litter from the environment as possible on a single day. “Enormous... 

15 September declared River Clean-Up Day, let’s keep our rivers and streams clean

6th September 2021 As part of Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week (13-18 September), Wednesday the 15th of September 2021 has now been declared national River-Clean-Up Day. Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director of Plastics|SA, explains that rivers and streams are an important part of South Africa’s water network.... 

Four branches added to 2Africa subsea cable system

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd September 2021 The 2Africa consortium has added four new branches to the 2Africa cable, extending its connectivity to the Seychelles, the Comoros Islands and Angola, as well as bringing a new landing into south-east Nigeria. The new branches will join the extension to the Canary Islands. 

Italy-Tunisia electricity interconnection project, Italy and Tunisia

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd September 2021 Elmed Études is building an interconnection between Italy and Tunisia, which will be an important project for two-way electricity transfer between the countries.  

Litter spills onto Cape Town beach as heavy rain causes breach at old landfill site

By: News24Wire      31st August 2021 Heavy rain over the weekend has caused dunes at a decommissioned landfill site to shift, spilling litter onto the beach at Witsand in Cape Town. City of Cape Town Mayco Member for Water and Waste Xanthea Limberg said the recent heavy rainfall caused the mobile dunes, which covered the waste, to... 

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