#ClimateStrike the South African way

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets on Friday September 20, 2019 as part of the global climate strikes, which took place across 150 countries and saw over four-million people worldwide calling for climate action. Organised by the African Climate Alliance (ACA) in Cape Town, the organisation led a march to the Parliament of South Africa, where they handed over a memorandum for the … Continue reading #ClimateStrike the South African way

Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

People’s relationship with the land is front and centre in South Africa, and when debating the issue locally, the additional stress that climate change places on land – increasing degradation, biodiversity loss, and food insecurity – cannot be ignored. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, was recently released and explores the relationship between climate, people and land … Continue reading Land reform opportunities must boost climate resilience – WWF

Ten Questions with Rotondwa Musitha

Good health is the greatest wealth, so take care of your body and environment because it is the only place you have to live. Rotondwa Musitha is the MD of Trash Converters in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo and recently won a PETCO Award in the category of Waste Reduction Youth Warrior. She was inspired by the social responsibility and environmental management module of her post-graduate degree … Continue reading Ten Questions with Rotondwa Musitha

Creecy’s budget speech: SA’s environmental status update

South Africa’s new Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barabara Creecy took over as Minister on 30 May 2019. She most recently served as Member of the Executive Council responsible for Finance in the Gauteng Provincial Government. She is a leader of the ANC and has served in government in various portfolios since 1994. According to government communications, it was under Creecy’s leadership that the Gauteng … Continue reading Creecy’s budget speech: SA’s environmental status update

Cheers! Darling Brew is first Green Star SA rated brewery

It was recognised as the first carbon neutral brewery in 2018 and now, the craft beer haven in Darling in the Western Cape has become the first brewery to get it’s Green Stars. Sustainability consultants Ecolution explain that Darling Brew has received a 4 Star Existing Building Performance Green Star SA Certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).  This rating monitors performance over … Continue reading Cheers! Darling Brew is first Green Star SA rated brewery

WATCH: Recycling superstars recognised

Fourteen plastic recycling champions across 11 competition categories were announced at the 2019 PETCO Awards, which celebrate people and organisations making strides in sustainability at grassroots level in South Africa. The national plastic industry body’s PET Recycling Company (PETCO) paid tribute to the efforts of the companies and individuals making a difference to the South African environment through their wide-ranging initiatives related to plastic recycling. … Continue reading WATCH: Recycling superstars recognised

Treasury to investigate single-use plastics tax

In the 2019 Budget, National Treasury stated that “government will investigate a tax on single-use plastics including straws, caps, beverage cups and lids, and containers to curb their use and encourage recycling.” This will come as part of the draft Environmental Fiscal Reform Policy Paper, which National Treasury says it will publish this year. This paper will outline options to reform existing environmental taxes to … Continue reading Treasury to investigate single-use plastics tax