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DFFE announces R29m waste management intervention for Mangaung

By: Schalk Burger     15th October 2021 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) on October 15 announced a R29-million waste management intervention for the Mangaung metro municipality, in the Free State.  Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu attributed the waste management... 

Tackling South Africa’s environmental challenges while still running a profitable business

14th October 2021 It is no longer a question of if, but when. The pressure on nations to cut their carbon emissions as climate change tightens its grip on the planet is no longer a topic only driven by environmental activists. 

Waste recycling, beneficiation and waste-to-energy could create 150 000 jobs by 2024

By: Schalk Burger     13th October 2021 The 2020 National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) posits that increased recycling and beneficiation of waste can act as a catalyst and contributor to the circular economy with the potential to create up to 150 000 new jobs by 2024, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)... 

Afri-Plastics second challenge calls for innovators to reduce, eliminate plastic use in sub-Saharan Africa

By: Schalk Burger     6th October 2021 The second Afri-Plastics Challenge initiative, called Creating Solutions, calls for applications from individuals and organisations with new or early-stage ideas to reduce or eliminate plastic use across sub-Saharan Africa. For the Creating Solutions challenge, 25 finalists and three winners will... 

Climate Finance Accelerator announces 13 low-carbon projects

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2021 The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa has announced 13 innovative low-carbon projects that it will support in accessing finance from investors following a call for proposals that attracted 120 applications. The CFA is part of the UK government’s efforts to help South Africa tackle... 

Skeena appoints experienced mine builder to board

By: Mariaan Webb     5th October 2021 Randy Reichert, currently VP of operations for B2Gold, has been appointed to the board of Canadian exploration and developing company Skeena Resources, which is revitalising the past-producing Eskay Creek gold/silver project in British Columbia. Reichert’s years of mine building experience will... 

Significant untapped potential in local waste economy

By: Darren Parker     24th September 2021 The current contribution of the waste economy to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) could significantly increase if the importance of implementing the waste management hierarchy is fully recognised, says waste management company Interwaste human resources and transformation director... 

Programme expands into other provinces

By: Darren Parker     24th September 2021 National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa’s (NCPC-SA’s) Industrial Symbiosis Programme (ISP) is on track to be launched in the Eastern Cape and the Free State before the end of the year, says NCPC-SA national programme manager Victor Manavhela. “We are to conclude feasibility studies in... 

Pressure on municipalities key to recycle culture

By: Darren Parker     24th September 2021 The quality of waste management in South Africa is improving, but citizens need to continue putting pressure on municipalities and their respective communities – especially in rural areas – to treat waste as a valuable resource that creates employment if collected and recycled. “That’s the only... 

Rubble recycling not seen as economically viable

By: Darren Parker     24th September 2021 The recycling of construction and demolition materials in South Africa is behind the global curve, partly because it is generally not viewed as economically viable by the vast majority of local companies operating in the sector, claims crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec... 

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