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by Gillian Niven, Paula-Ann Novotny & Jeanique Pretorius The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) is the latest addition to the array of legal instruments South Africa (SA) has adopted to transition to a low-carbon economy and as part of its commitment to adapt to and mitigate against climate change…
by Jason van der Poel, Alexandra Felekis, Mzukisi Kota & Mongezi Dladla at Webber Wentzel ​On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, released, and held a media briefing on, a special paper entitled "Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry, 2019" (the Roadmap). The Roadmap highlights the…
Polyflor SA and Innovative Pvc Compounds (IPC), both members of the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), joined hands recently to ensure that 7.5 tons of vinyl floor off-cuts are collected, of which 6 tons were recycled, following an installation at the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital – a…
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Carbon Tax Training 07 November 2019

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Join us as we unpack the provisions of the new Carbon Tax Bill. The Carbon Tax Bill which has been debated for the past 8 years has finally been signed into law and has been effective since 01 June 2019.   The Bill imposes a liability on the greenhouse gases…
Polyflor SA and Innovative Pvc Compounds (IPC), both members of the Southern African Vinyls Association(SAVA), joined hands recently to ensure that 7.5 tons of vinyl floor off-cuts are collected, of which 6 tons were recycled, following an installation at the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital – a new R3bn hospital in KwaMashu that…
Cape Town, 24 October 2019.  The Polystyrene Association of SA has launched a Food Compliance Responsibility Initiative (FCRI) that is aimed at addressing health and safety concerns surrounding the use of polystyrene. Members of the Association who manufacture packaging used in food contact applications have been encouraged to sign a…
When a Mpumalanga Platimum mine required a clean and reliable gland water supply solution for their slurry pumps, they chose Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) as best equipped to offer them the most suitable option available.Mechanical Rotating Solutions supplied and installed two Vertical Multistage centrifugal pumps supporting the unit in supplying…
Sitting at its first session of the Sixth Parliamentary term, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) revived 15 Bills which were not finalised when the 5th term ended and had accordingly lapsed. The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B14D-17] (NEMLAA4 Bill) is one of the bills. The proceedings on the…
Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact on the Bahamas in August 2019 was yet another reminder of the massive threat tropical storms pose to life and property. Warming oceans and a changing climate raise the possibility of dangerous tropical storms becoming more powerful and more frequent, making coastal areas much more vulnerable…
Ain’t no mountain high enough, right? Well that’s certainly the sentiment echoed by outdoor adventure enthusiast Andre Gie and top trail runner Kaine Reilly in Andrew King’s Kloof Corner Ridge. The short film, one of two winning entries in the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge 2019, is just one…
VIDEO OF RELOCATION AND RELEASE: https://vimeo.com/bornfreefoundation/review/366218770/4320975f44 International wildlife charity, Born Free, is delighted to announce that the Lions of Lyon – four lion cubs rescued from horrendous captive conditions in France – have been released at Born Free’s Big Cat Sanctuary and are now starting their new lives in their ancestral home of Africa. Horus, Dadou, Thea and Cersei, believed to have been taken from their mothers before they were…
Africa needs user-friendly and affordable innovations, says leading economic adviser Africa needs more innovation in the agricultural sector that is both affordable and sustainable if it is to improve its levels of food security, says Dr Max Wengawenga, Assistant Chief Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Malawi.…

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