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Low hanging fruit can move SA circular economy efforts forward

25th September 2020 South Africa’s – and Africa’s – efforts to move towards a circular economy could be boosted by improved collaboration and partnerships between public sector, private sector and communities; and by decentralising programmes and infrastructure to enable broader participation and progress. This is... 

Creecy shares strides govt has made in circular economy efforts

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says government understands how green industries can open up new possibilities for development and create much-needed jobs in South Africa. Delivering a keynote address at the Waste Khoro 2020 event, which was held virtually on... 

Infrastructure maintenance should not be up for debate

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Johannesburg, 10 September: South Africa is starting to experience the real cost of decades of inadequate infrastructure maintenance as the latest round of load shedding batters an already fragile economy. 

Gibela has spent R6bn on local procurement since 2014 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th August 2020 Train manufacturer Gibela has launched its first socioeconomic impact report, sharing the progress it has made in terms of economic, social and environmental initiatives from January 2014 to March this year. Gibela was formed in 2013 as a black economic empowerment consortium through French... 

Creecy extends public comment on compulsory proposed manufacturer recycling regulations

By: Donna Slater     21st August 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy, on August 5, granted a 30-day extension for public comment on proposed regulations regarding extended producer responsibility with regard to the management of waste post the consumer stage of a product’s lifecycle. Members of the... 

Danakali appoints accommodation, support services contractor for Colluli project

By: Simone Liedtke     20th August 2020 ASX- and LSE-listed Danakali’s Colluli Mining Share Company has appointed UK company RA International Group as its preferred contractor for the supply of accommodation, support services and other infrastructure buildings in support of the Colluli sulphate of potash project's development, in... 

SANEDI, MDA work together to support South African mineworkers

By: Simone Liedtke     13th August 2020 The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) have signed a partnership agreement that will result in them collaborating to bring relief to the country’s former mineworkers and their communities in the wake of mine closures and the... 

Your PPE waste is a contamination risk to others!

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th August 2020 COVID19 arrived in a world that was already battling plastic pollution and reckless dumping of waste. The UN declared ‘plastic pollution’ a global crisis two years ago which brings an added element towards safely and responsibly when dealing with COVID19-related PPE waste.  “While it is widely... 

Western Cape forum speaks out about deeds office, enviro process concerns

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th August 2020 Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier recently called on Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza to urgently intervene in the repeated and at times unnecessary closure of the Cape Town Deeds Office. The Western Cape Property... 

PPE waste poses contamination risk to others, Averda warns

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th August 2020 Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the world was already battling plastic pollution and the reckless dumping of waste. The United Nations declared plastic pollution a global crisis two years ago and the waste burden is likely to grow amid the rapid rise in the use of Covid-19-related personal... 

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