Four suspected poachers, staff arrested
Four suspected poachers, staff arrested

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 15 February, announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation...

1 day ago

Africa Protected Areas Congress launched in Kenya
Africa Protected Areas Congress launched in Kenya

This Thursday, 14 February, saw the launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park's historic Ivory Burning Site in Kenya...

15 Feb 2019

Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources
Heineken opens an investment tap to improve the management of water resources

The Heineken South Africa Foundation is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF-SA) South Africa to help informal and underserved communities better manage their freshwater resources...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 20 hours ago

Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poaching
Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poaching

Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane has shared the department's results following the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros Approach...

14 Feb 2019

Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags
Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags

Pick n Pay is trialling an environmentally-friendly R5 bag as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. The new budget bag is made from green recycled plastic bottles and will initially be introduced in 22 stores...

13 Feb 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making...

By Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019

Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation

On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance...

By Sylvie Albert 11 Feb 2019

Female elephant spotted roaming Knysna forest
Female elephant spotted roaming Knysna forest

SANPark scientists have confirmed that a female elephant, the same subspecies as all the other elephant populations in South Africa, is roaming the Knysna forest...

7 Feb 2019

West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"
West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"

Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville...

By John Yeld 6 Feb 2019

These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural
These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural

FireFly Biofuel is a non-toxic, eco-friendly firelighter that's made from recycled coffee, biodegradable vegetable wax, recycled wood and unrefined sugar...

6 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN
Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn pieces
Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn pieces

Two suspects were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2m...

31 Jan 2019

Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched
Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched

Speaking at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome this week, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said a major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed...

29 Jan 2019

Sheila McGillivray, tribe leader at One Lady & A Tribe.
#BizTrends2019: The four Ps of cause marketing in 2019

More than ever we're seeing brands align with causes and let's face it, there so many current causes to be concerned about. This means cause marketing will be bigger than ever in 2019...

By Sheila McGillivray 25 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain future
Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain future

Pacific salmon are one of Canada's iconic creatures. Each summer, they complete their, on average, four- to five-year-long life cycle by returning from their rich ocean feeding grounds to the creeks and streams where they were born...

By Andrea Jane Reid and Steven J Cooke 23 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

3 KNP field rangers arrested
3 KNP field rangers arrested

Three field rangers have been arrested on suspicion of poaching in the Kruger National Park...

17 Jan 2019

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)
#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 15 Jan 2019

Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials
Local entrepreneur 3D prints cups from biodegradable materials

A biodegradable cup made from sugarcane and corn-starch is set to launch locally in May this year...

9 Jan 2019

Karen King, senior associate, WSP, Environment & Energy, Africa
AMD still poses a threat

The discovery of minerals in South Africa in the late 19th century - including the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886 - played a fundamentally influential role in the first wave of industrial revolution of the country.

By Karen King 4 Jan 2019

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

National Assembly adopts report on captive lion breeding
National Assembly adopts report on captive lion breeding

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs has welcomed the National Assembly's adoption of the report on captive lion breeding for hunting and the lion bone trade...

10 Dec 2018

Environmental internships up for grabs
Environmental internships up for grabs

The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting young South African graduates aged between 18 and 35 years, who have a keen interest in environmental careers, to apply for a two-year internship programme that will run between 2019 and 2021...

6 Dec 2018

Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practices
Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practices

Environmental Affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon appoint a high-level panel to review policies, legislation and practices on matters of lion, elephants, leopard and rhinoceros...

6 Dec 2018

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