News and updates from the continent

Kenya & Tanzania Forest Services sign MOU

Kenya & Tanzania Forest Services sign MOU

Mar 31, 2015

Over the next five-years, the MOU will focus on trans-boundary collaboration around law enforcement to reduce illegal trade in forest resources such as timber and charcoal.

Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi steps down

Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi steps down

Mar 31, 2015

At a media briefing, Tsotsi said that four executives at Eskom had been asked to step aside for the duration of the inquiry. Chief Executive Officer Tshediso Matona was among those asked to step aside.

49M launches first Business Energy Rating Index

49M launches first Business Energy Rating Index

Mar 31, 2015

By calculating the energy rating of companies and listing them on an energy rating index, it becomes possible to establish trends of efficiency measures within various sectors.

Director liability: Court sends strong message via sentence

Director liability: Court sends strong message via sentence

Mar 31, 2015

This case shows that the National Prosecuting Authority intends enforcing South Africa’s environmental laws not only against the companies responsible for damage to the environment, but their office bearers and directors as well.

Behaviour change needed to tackle waste management

Behaviour change needed to tackle waste management

Mar 31, 2015

By changing the country’s mind set, REDISA believes that waste will be recognised as a sustainable resource for economic development and sustainability.