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Ensuring South Africa’s water security

OPINION PIECE  The imperative of reliable water infrastructure By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot...

Plastics SA leads the charge in combating plastic pollution on World Environment Day and...

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the South African plastics industry, is proud to announce its commitment to combating plastic pollution on World Environment Day on 5 June and World Oceans...

Three local plastics industry heavyweights join the fight against plastic pollution

Three new companies have joined the fight against plastic pollution by signing the Operational Clean Sweep (OCS) pledge in Southern Africa. The Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa (ARMSA), the...

Pollution from Eskom’s failing coal fleet will continue to kill thousands

Research on air pollution caused by Eskom’s ailing fleet of power stations is unequivocal: if allowed to continue, emissions from the company’s fleet of ailing power plants will cost thousands more...

Leveraging better wastewater treatment to save planet

Reinhard Seidel, Sales Engineer for Verder South Africa FOR water to truly be utilised without harm it needs to be clean and the fact is that fresh water is not an infinite...

Five ways to start fixing SA’s deteriorating water quality

By Andi Rweqane, Director of Water at Royal HaskoningDHV. POOR water quality in South Africa is becoming a major crisis across many municipalities in our country, putting at risk our health and...

W Cape Government signs MoU with Denmark to improve wastewater treatment

A new research paper recently published by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, which looked at the impact of the 2015 to 2017 drought on the Berg River Estuary,...

SA welcomes resolution to end plastic pollution

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has welcomed the adoption of the resolution to end plastic pollution with an international legally binding instrument. “This represents an important landmark and...

Microplastic pollution linger in rivers for years

MICROPLASTICS can deposit and linger within riverbeds for as long as seven years before washing into the ocean, a new study has found. Because rivers are in near-constant motion, researchers previously assumed...

Demand for rare-earth metals is skyrocketing, so we’re creating a safer, cleaner way to...

RARE-EARTH metals are critical to the high-tech society we live in as an essential component of mobile phones, computers and many other everyday devices. But increasing demand and limited global supply...

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