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Imbizo to promote green chemistry in South Africa

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th October 2018 The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is working steadily behind the scenes to promote and develop the concept of green chemistry, as part of a global initiative driven by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Yale University’s Center for... 

IMF supports South African land reform provided it's 'rules based'

By: Reuters     30th August 2018 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave its full backing to South Africa's land reform plan on Thursday, as long as the highly contentious process is transparent and based on the constitution. The Fund's senior resident representative in South Africa Montfort Mlachila told Reuters that the... 

Gauteng rapid land release programme to be launched next week

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd August 2018 Gauteng Premier David Makhura will, on August 31, launch the province’s rapid land release programme, in which he plans to make provincial land and buildings available for the development of human settlements and for urban agriculture projects. Speaking at the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and... 

End of small-scale mining ban in Ghana to hamper efforts to combat illegal mining

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2018 The upcoming end of a ban on small-scale mining in Ghana will increase the difficulties in countering illegal mining in the country, with the practice likely to remain widespread, says research firm BMI. In turn, this will create potential risks to cocoa production and threaten social stability... 

First Green Chemistry awareness raising workshop on African soil

17th April 2018 As part of a global initiative, the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Center for Green Chemistryand Green Engineering at Yale University, hosted a workshop on Green Chemistry in... 

Awarded Projects in the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation Announced

28th October 2016 Seven Awards and four Commended projects were announced in the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation at the gala event in Cape Town tonight. The eleven projects chosen by the award adjudicators were among a total of 22 final qualifying entries that had been... 

SAA, Mango fly first biofueled plane on the continent 

4th August 2016 Aircraft manufacturer Boeing, along with South African Airways and its low-cost carrier Mango, celebrated Africa’s first commercial passenger flights using sustainable aviation biofuel in July.  

Boeing, Mango in Africa's first jet biofuel flight 

By: Anine Kilian     15th July 2016 Aircraft manufacturer Boeing, along with South African Airways (SAA) and its low-cost carrier Mango on Friday celebrated Africa’s first commercial passenger flights using sustainable aviation biofuel. The flights used sustainable jet biofuel produced from research and development company... 

Drought costs agriculture sector R16bn 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2016 The worst drought in decades has cost South Africa’s agricultural industry some R16-billion to date; however, despite many provinces being hard-hit by the prolonged drought conditions, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana did not believe the crisis was deep enough to... 

Wind farm begins delivering on community upliftment commitments 

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th April 2015 The Kouga Wind Farm at Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape has spent about R1-million on corporate social investment (CSI) during its construction phase, with local communities benefiting from investments in health, child care, food security, education, sport, transport and infrastructure development. 

Company Announcement: Chevrolet UTE-Force Contributes to St Reginald’s Primary School

24th August 2012 With the help of a fleet of the all-new Chevrolet Utility, the Chevrolet UTE-Force and the Chevrolet Warriors Cricket Team recently took a trip to the St Reginald’s Primary School in Kirkwood to deliver food supplies and cricket equipment 

Index reveals the world’s most food secure and insecure States 

By: Natalie Greve     27th July 2012 The US, Denmark, France and the Netherlands are the most food-secure countries in the world, according to research institute the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Food Security Index (GFSI) released earlier this month. 


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