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$2.2bn pledged to support clean-cooking access in Africa
14th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Pledges worth $2.2-billion to support clean-cooking access in Africa were made at a summit in France on Tuesday, convened by the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is estimated that more than... 


Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


Water a hurdle in Africa’s development - expert
10th May 2024

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges, says advisory and analytics firm... 


Organisers expect record attendance at event
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Cooling company to highlight new concepts
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn
8th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A panel experts recently underscored the critical importance of climate change governance for businesses and governments worldwide in a webinar hosted on April 17, 2024, by Creamer Media Webinars... 


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Climate Change

Organisers expect record attendance at event

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance

A panel experts recently underscored the critical importance of climate change governance for businesses and governments worldwide in a webinar hosted on April 17, 2024, by Creamer Media Webinars... 


World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 


Climate commission model points to the growth potential of green industrialisation

The initial direct cost of placing South Africa on an energy transition pathway over the coming five years in line with its decarbonisation targets is calculated at a hefty R1.5-trillion in the... 


South African tech startups have three more days to enter Irish Tech Challenge

High-impact South African startups have until May 5 to submit their applications for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa, which promises to provide winners global market access. The challenge is... 


CER lauds enactment of Climate Change Bill, says related policies should also be collaborative

With the National Council of Provinces having passed the Climate Change Bill and it nearing official promulgation, nonprofit organisation the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has stressed the... 


Environmental Studies

Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


CSIR joins international science community to improve understanding of ocean metabolism

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently joined a new global research programme focused on improving understanding of the future state of the oceans under various... 


IWMSA stresses importance of combatting plastic pollution

Amid an increasing need to combat plastic pollution, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) highlights the need for concerted efforts to combat plastic pollution in South... 


South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Wind energy poses increased fall risks

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 


Woolworths pilots the removal of plastic barrier bags at 12 stores

Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has launched a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores. Starting on April 8 in four Western Cape-based stores, namely Table Bay Mall,... 


Policy Enforcement

Woolworths pilots the removal of plastic barrier bags at 12 stores

Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has launched a 12-store trial to remove plastic barrier bags from its stores. Starting on April 8 in four Western Cape-based stores, namely Table Bay Mall,... 


Sasol granted permission to use load-based limit to regulate SO2 emissions from Secunda boilers

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has granted Sasol South Africa permission to employ a load-based limit to regulate the sulphur dioxide (SO2) of its Secunda boilers... 


Eskom defends pollution record, saying it’s spending billions

South Africa’s State power utility, stung by reports about the health impacts of emissions from burning coal, said it’s spending billions of dollars to reduce them and has an ambitious target to... 


Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


Indaba produces biodiversity economy action plan to address sector challenges

The Biodiversity Economy and Investment Indaba, held this week, resulted in the development of a programme of action to address the challenges in the biodiversity sector as part of the National... 


Indigenous resources must benefit South African communities, says Ramaphosa

With a global emphasis on sustainability and the effects of climate change becoming more apparent, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the sustainable use of biodiversity as the “pillar of rural... 


Creecy stresses importance of protecting the environment while growing the biodiversity economy

Amid increasing emphasis on sustainability, this year’s inaugural Biodiversity Economy and Investment Indaba emphasises the importance of growing the South African biodiversity economy under the... 


Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


Recycling & Waste Management

Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


Pioneer solution converts paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. The solution was announced... 


Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant

Local waste management company Interwaste – a Séché Environnement Group company – has launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company describes... 


Coca Cola’s Namibia recycling partnership turns bottles into brighter futures

An investment of more than $1.2-million through a partnership between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) and plastic packaging company Plastic Packaging has culminated in the opening of a new... 


South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


Interwaste launches R100m leachate, effluent treatment plant in Delmas

Waste management company Interwaste on April 10 launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company says the plant is the first of its kind in South... 


Shoprite, four global retailers form $125m venture fund aimed at innovation

Five grocery retailers, including South Africa’s Shoprite group, have established a venture fund called W23 Global. W23 Global brings together Ahold Delhaize (US, Europe, Indonesia), Tesco (UK,... 


DFFE commits to supporting SMMEs in waste tyre management endeavour

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has unpacked the Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IWTMP), which was recently approved by Cabinet and which is aimed at addressing... 


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