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From the 17th to the 19th of June 2020, Cape Town will play host to the Agritech Africa exhibition and conference, aimed at accelerating agricultural advancements on the African continent.  Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the event is expected to draw thousands of professionals in the field of agriculture…
Engen KlevaKidz is an annual campaign that engages and educates young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. In 2019, it reached 78 schools and shared crucial safety messages with 48 812 young learners in five provinces. Engen is South Africa’s leading marketer of illuminating paraffin. Branded Laurel…
Schneider Electric South Africa (SESA) encourages anyone in the field of energy to register for upcoming in-class trainings or on-demand online courses at its Training Services Portal www.se.com/za/en/work/services/training/ “Schneider Electric Academy offers a comprehensive range of training courses in the field of energy management and automation,” explains Dilaine Subban –…
Waste removal and recycling company WRAPP is sponsoring the Kiickbutt initiative to demonstrate the magnitude of  the damage caused by the irresponsible discarding of cigarette butts. “As you walk along the beach or take a hike anywhere in the country this festive season you will find cigarette butts scattered all…
Monday, 09 December 2019 15:51

Turn Your Garden into a Carbon Sink

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More carbon is sequestered in the planet’s soils than in living plants and the atmosphere combined. Over the past century, however, soil carbon has been widely depleted, mostly due to unsustainable land management practices that disrupt natural processes that create carbon-rich organic matter.  Change is needed and it is appearing in the…
Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry (including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers) has congratulated the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries (DEAFF) on the hosting of a very successful Plastics Colloquium in Boksburg recently. According to…
The Trans Africa Water Alliance (TAWA) consortium has announced a far reaching plan - three years in the making - to solve the looming water crisis in parts of South Africa, starting in the Western Cape.  Under the leadership of Dr. Konstant Bruinette, former Chairman of the consulting team behind the…
Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challengesBy Dr Shadrack Moephuli President and CEO, Agricultural Research Council The drought which brought the Western Cape to its knees and hammered agriculture in various parts of the country – resulting in job losses and lost production - brought home the pressing need for…
What can Hansgrohe do to curb your water usage?  On September 2nd 2019, eNCA reported that the province of Gauteng could soon be facing a water crisis along the same lines as the Western Cape last year. Experts have said that water sharing may just become a reality, as the…
Friday, 15 November 2019 10:59

Easy Ways To Reduce your Personal Carbon Footprint

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There is a lot of conversation taking place now about companies needing to reduce their carbon emissions or pay Carbon Tax, while not very much is being said about the need for individuals to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions. Human activity produces over 40 billion tonnes  of carbon dioxide…
WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is an innovative tech start-up that uses a simple mobile application to connect independent truck owners to businesses needing waste affordably and responsibly removed and disposed of. A member of the Institute of Waste Management South Africa and a City of Cape Town-accredited waste services provider, it moves…
By Garyn Rapson, Partner & Paula-Ann Novotny, Associate at Webber Wentzel Companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time. Minimising waste is already a legal requirement in South Africa (SA).  The National Waste Management Strategy advocates…

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