environmental management

20 Oct 2021

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth

Strategic approaches can guide sustainable growth The second in a two-part series, this article considers ways that East African countries can strategically plan to avoid potential environmental and social harm […]
25 Sep 2021

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment

Safe asbestos disposal critical to protect people and the environment South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most […]
19 Jul 2021

South Africa to publish a climate change guideline for environmental applications

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Lerato Molefi from Webber Wentzel  19 July 2021 – ​​​A Climate Change guideline will shortly be published to assist with incorporating climate change considerations in various applications […]
17 Jun 2021

Kenya needs more technicians in water and wastewater management

By Simon Thomas 17 June 2021 – According to UNESCO, the demand for water will increase by more than 55% until the year 2050, due to the exponential growth of […]
20 Apr 2021

New regulations for LandCare projects in South Africa

By Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel 20 April 2021 – A recently published Generic Environmental Management Programme in South Africa seeks to regulate LandCare projects and exclude identified activities related […]
31 Mar 2021

Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

31 March 2021 – A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable […]
16 Mar 2021

Plastic regulations in Mauritius could have unintended consequences.

By Karen Van Der Wath 16 March 2021 – The government of Mauritius have proposed bold new measures to curb plastic waste. However, the new plastic regulations in Mauritius could […]
6 Jan 2021

Transforming the South Africa environmental sector

06 January 2020 – South Africa’s National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, in a bid to transform the South African environmental sector. “The […]
29 Dec 2020

Mining companies empower local entrepreneurs

28 December 2020 – In what can serve as a case study for mining companies in Africa, South African mining giant Exxaro Resources has built strategic partnerships and shown that […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]
16 Dec 2020

Tips for sustainable water management in construction

16 December 2020 – Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. Here are some tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water can cause […]
16 Dec 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa

16 December 2020 – One of the more interesting fallouts of the global pandemic has been the impact of Covid-19 on waste management in South Africa.    Due to the […]
1 Dec 2020

No more “fowl” play

01 December 2020 – Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment. Ensuring the bacterial safety of […]
30 Nov 2020

Time to rethink how we manage the environment

30 November 2020 – The time during Covid-19 should have been used wisely to rethink how companies manage the environment. In this article Burt Rodrigues, CEO of Biodx, gives his thoughts […]
21 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe pins hope on oil and gas

21 November 2020 – Australian based Invictus Energy has commenced field operations at the Muzarabani oil and gas project (part of the Cabora Bassa project) in Zimbabwe.  Despite significant economic […]
10 Nov 2020

UCT to become a net zero water university

10 November 2020 – Engineering consultants Zutari will assist the University of Cape Town in South Africa to become a net zero water university by 2050. Implementation of a sustainable […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
28 Oct 2020

Degraded forests benefit farmers

28 October 2020 – An innovative project that repurposes and rehabilitates old forest land results in degraded forests that benefit farmers in countries like Ghana. For years, Christiana Akwabea admired […]
26 Oct 2020

Mining industry adopts sustainable approaches

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association- Africa desk 26 October 2020 – The mining industry is adopting sustainable approaches as it comes to terms with mining’s impact on people and […]
20 Oct 2020

Bioremediation: ethical and cost-effective

20 October 2020 – The laws regulating waste management are designed to protect both human health and that of the environment and require companies to take reasonable measures to ensure […]