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Cape Town, 23 April  2020. Social distancing and good hygiene are two practices that are at the centre of the fight against COVID-19. Thousands of people living in Cape Town’s poorer communities and townships, however, do not have access to clean, running water in their homes in order to regularly…
Johannesburg, April 20, 2020.  South Africa has close to 60 000 waste pickers who play a substantial role in the country’s waste management industry. As part of the country’s informal waste sector, they help recover recyclables from household waste streams, as well as waste materials sent to landfill sites. With…
PHASED END OF LOCKDOWN – WILL OUR STAFF BE SAFE?  Burt Rodrigues, CEO of  Biodx shares his insights into going back to work post lockdown“As we collectively held our breath awaiting President Ramaphosa’s mammoth decision as to whether to release South Africa from its extended lockdown on April 30th, there are…
We are pleased to announce that CleanCitySA, a registered non-profit company, has launched a civil society campaign to unite the citizens of Johannesburg in working towards a common goal of restoring the City to its former glory. The campaign has been launched through all CleanCitySA electronic platforms today.  We believe…
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:11

EARTH DAY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

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Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx comments “If we look at the majority of articles written around Earth Day 2019 we see headlines with the words, ‘earth’s destruction, monumental pollution, global warming destroys natural habitats, animals disappearing from their natural habitats, fish stocks diminishing from oceans…’ and more of the same.…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 16:46

Poverty, Food Insecurity and Covid-19

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Food security has long been a severe global problem. Covid-19 has dramatically exacerbated the challenge. Currently,  one in every nine people does not have enough to eat, and 113 million are coping with hunger so severe that it poses an immediate threat to life and livelihoods. The coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact…
Bringing some much needed good news to these uncertain times, international wildlife charity Born Free is delighted to announce its most recent successful rescues and rehoming projects - two cheetah cubs from the illegal wildlife trade in Ethiopia, and two leopards from the failed Bloemfontein Zoo in South Africa. The male and female cheetah cubs, which are yet to…
Free online event will feature world-class speakers, insightful programme, matchmaking The organisers of African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa have announced that a free, virtual conference will take place in May. “Although the event was recently postponed to November,” says event director Evan Schiff, “we recognise that the need for…
Bringing some much needed good news to these uncertain times, international wildlife charity Born Free is delighted to announce its most recent successful rescues and rehoming projects - two cheetah cubs from the illegal wildlife trade in Ethiopia, and two leopards from the failed Bloemfontein Zoo in South Africa. The male and female cheetah cubs, which are yet…
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:17

Covid-19 and the Environment

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Coronavirus has had catastrophic impacts on mankind but is also having some positive effects on the environment, including: A significant drop in air pollution as a result of the shut-down of cloth, coal, and oil producing industries (amongst others) in developed, or developing, industrial nations, Polluting gases like nitrogen dioxide…
Following the announcement from the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, that in an effort to #FlattenTheCurve and to #StopTheSpread, we are in lockdown for a period of 21 days. Both Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa, and Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve - both just outside of Cape Town - temporarily…
Power management company Eaton is proud to announce that it has achieved the top rating as a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) contributor in South Africa for the third consecutive year. Providing a framework for economic transformation, South Africa’s BBBEE program seeks to address the social harm caused by apartheid. The…

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