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Enviro dept provides vehicles to 20 municipalities for integrated waste management

By: Schalk Burger     23rd May 2022 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has provided 24 vehicles to 20 municipalities across the country, at a cost of R44.5-million, to highlight and raise awareness on the amendments to the Municipal Infrastructure Grant policy and to improve waste management in... 

SA Weather Service allocated R100m to ensure 'state of the art' forecasts

By: News24Wire      19th May 2022 The South African Weather Service will be allocated R100-million over three years to upgrade its infrastructure with modern radar technology used in detecting severe storms, says Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy. The minister tabled her department's budget vote for... 

Conference to deliberate on ways to tackle Africa’s plastic pollution challenge

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th May 2022 If countries are to avoid drowning in a sea of plastic waste, and unlock benefits of proper waste management, there needs to be an urgent and comprehensive systems response by governments, business, sustainability exports and civil society, says Sustainable Seas Trust’s African Marine Waste... 

SAVA registers as packaging PRO to deal with post-consumer waste

16th May 2022 The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has registered as a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in order to represent the interests of the PVC packaging producers operating in South Africa. According to SAVA Chief... 

Journey towards greening SANBS

16th May 2022 By Siemi Prithvi Raj: SANBS Executive of Transfusion Donor Services and Marketing Protecting the environment and saving our planet is a shared responsibility. It requires everyone from households to business and the government to do their bit in their orbits. 

Study shows potential of off-grid anaerobic biogas energy in South Africa – SANEDI

By: Schalk Burger     12th May 2022 A study, commissioned by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), has uncovered the untapped potential for a micro-digester sector to aid in climate mitigation and the green circular economy, and showed that the sector has significant opportunity to grow if it can... 

Woodside to collaborate on CCU facility in Perth

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th May 2022 Oil and gas major Woodside on Thursday announced it would collaborate with Perth’s Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) on a carbon-to-products pilot project that will recycle greenhouse gases (GHGs) into useful products. The two parties have agreed a term sheet setting out the terms of a... 

City of Joburg progressing mayoral priorities

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st April 2022 The Johannesburg multi-party government is aiming to mitigate problems and issues in the city such as unemployment, economic challenges, water and electricity issues, and to provide economic and social opportunities and service delivery for citizens, through its ‘The Golden Start’ programme of... 

Bootlegger Coffee turning its food waste to compost that customers can buy

By: Schalk Burger     21st April 2022 South African coffeehouse Bootlegger Coffee has partnered with food waste management specialist company Ywaste to turn its waste into compost, using an eco-friendly method for the management of food waste through off-site composting. “Now our customers can up their eco-friendly street credibility... 

Pesticides, batteries and lubricants producer responsibility consultation process starts

By: Schalk Burger     20th April 2022 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has started a consultation process with regard to the requirement of the pesticides, batteries and lubricant oils sectors to implement extended producer responsibility (EPR) measures. “All producers of the identified products must... 

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