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Global leaders commit to help Africa adapt to climate change impacts

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2021 African heads of State and other global leaders have made a commitment to prioritise actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme. The objective of the programme is to mobilise $25-billion to accelerate climate... 

Builders and Makers: Towards Economic Prosperity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 By McLean Sibanda Recently, I read an article written by my good friend Prof Tshilidzi Marwala together with Bhaso Ndzendze, entitled “(Un)made in South Africa: A nation’s elusive quest for industrialisation.” This article made me think more deeply about a few things that have been bothering me. 

No time to lose in considering carbon credit savings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2021 South African businesses have been warned that they are taking too long to cash-in on the savings they can achieve through carbon credits, and to appreciate the effort which will be needed to master the process. With the Carbon Tax burden in South Africa set to climb and climb, these credits... 

Consultancy says carbon offsets provide whole new market for trade  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2021 Under South African carbon tax regulations, companies are able to use carbon credits either from their own registered projects or from third parties to offset a portion of their carbon tax liability. This creates opportunities to develop carbon projects, as well as prospects on both the buying... 

ARM-Harith has been selected by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance for its 2021 Acceleration Program

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2021 ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited has been selected by the esteemed Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) to join its 2021 cycle. ‘Sustainable Urbanization for West Africa’, leveraging ARM Harith’s proprietary finance solution, is one of six innovative ideas selected via... 

Safripol officially signs operation clean sweep pledge

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2021 Safripol, one of Africa’s leading polymer producers and marketers, has officially signed the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) pledge. According to Gert Claasen, Technology and Innovation Executive at Safripol, the OCS pledge firmly aligns with their recently launched “Let’s Plastic Responsibly”... 

UL Explores Five Sustainability Trends Among Businesses in Asia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 In a new white paper, Five Sustainability Trends for Businesses in Asia, UL explores five sustainability trends that are impacting businesses across Asia as they pursue measures in accordance with the UN SDGs. UL, a global safety science company, has helped companies adopt more sustainable... 

Solar power industry has opportunity to build recycling value chain from scratch  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th November 2020 Solar photovoltaic (PV) power users, both utility-scale and rooftop users alike, will have to start thinking about, and develop, ways in which the waste of solar power generation facilities will be managed at the end of their lives. In terms of the industry’s regulatory requirements, the solar... 

Government departments implement initiatives to create more jobs

By: Donna Slater     16th November 2020 Various government departments have commenced with the rollout of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to protect and create jobs as part of his emergency relief package that has been mobilised in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to address the impacts thereof. To date, Public Works and... 

'New roadmap' needed for South Africa to deal with plastic waste pollution 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th November 2020 Although the plastics and plastic products industry contributed about R70-billion to South Africa’s economy in 2019, according to Plastics South Africa, plastic pollution has also had a significant impact on the country’s ecosystem services. Therefore, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister... 

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