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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) notes that the crisis for rhinos is far from over and it is important to consider the number of live rhinos remaining as well as the number of poaching losses CAPE TOWN, South Africa, February 14, 2019/ -- South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs…
#RunningDry community joins with Mina Guli on marathon 100 International water activist, Mina Guli’s #RunningDry movement came full circle on Monday 11 February, 100 days after Mina kicked off by running the New York Marathon. Having initially started as a solo campaign for Mina to run 100 marathons in 100…
Monday, 11 February 2019 10:26

Trouble brewing off South Africa’s coast

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This country is blessed with some of the best renewable energy resources in the world; it’s time to back renewable energy JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 8, 2019/ -- In response to the announcement that French oil giant Total has just made a significant oil and gas discovery 175 km off…
Mother City to welcome back 10 000+ energy and water professionalsThe power and water industries on the continent have responded with enthusiasm to the latest call for nominations for the sixth edition of the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards that returns to Cape Town on 15 May…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:29

Eskom cannot be given a new licence to kill

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Between April 2016 and December 2017, Eskom’s seventeen coal-fired power stations reported nearly 3,200 exceedances of their daily Atmospheric Emissions Licenses limits for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 5, 2019/ -- Yesterday, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) submitted comments to Naledzi Environmental Consultants [1] opposing…
Mother City to welcome back 10 000+ energy and water professionals“The African Utility Week conference has a longstanding reputation of producing innovative, topical and high-level content, discussion and engagement” says event director Evan Schiff, adding: “the 19th edition of the event from 14-16 May in Cape Town this year will,…
Global insured losses led by major tropical cyclone and wildfire events  Aon, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, released its Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2018 Annual Report. This evaluates the impact of global natural disaster events to identify trends, manage volatility…
The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up, which took place on Saturday, 15 September 2018, have just been released. “For more than two decades, thousands of South African volunteers have been joining the rest of the world on the third Saturday of September to remove, collect and document the…
Severe injury turns #RunningDry from a campaign into a movement as community rallies to run marathons and raise awareness about global water crisis with 100 marathons in 1 day CAPE TOWN, January 22, 2019. Mina Guli’s vision for her 100 marathons in 100 days #RunningDry campaign was simple: to make…
This follows the drowning of Nsuku Mhlongo of Homu Village in Giyani who drowned in a trench left open following the cessation of work at Giyani Bulk Water Project CAPE TOWN, South Africa, January 16, 2019/ -- The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson,…
South Africa is experiencing almost 200 instances of cable theft per day. Although many cable thieves are apprehended, only 7% of offenders are prosecuted because of the difficulty of proving cable ownership. CableDNA - a South African company - has now unveiled a revolutionary cable identification method to overcome the cable…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:55

Planning for power outages and load shedding

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Take some savvy steps to minimise the impact on your lifestyle, safety and assets and if you’re heading off for the holidays, make sure that an extended power outage or surge at home does not compromise your security in any way.  Consider these savvy tips to keep you safe and sound,…

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