News and updates from the continent


DEA celebrates 20 years of Working for Water

DEA celebrates 20 years of Working for Water

Oct 29, 2015

Since the inception of the WfW programme in 1995, the family of Natural Resource Programmes have together created more than 227 100 person-years of employment across South Africa.

Green Talents winners meet sustainability research elite

Green Talents winners meet sustainability research elite

Oct 21, 2015

Leading young scientists from 20 countries are meeting German’s sustainability research elite from 19 to 30 October 2015 and two South African winners are among the group.

MTN, Ericsson e-waste partnership in Côte D’Ivoire

MTN, Ericsson e-waste partnership in Côte D’Ivoire

Sep 30, 2015

Locals are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their homes and environs of electronic waste, especially household telecom equipment such as computers, phones, routers, printers, cables, TVs, radios etc .

Tyre tips to keep motorists safe this Heritage Day

Tyre tips to keep motorists safe this Heritage Day

Sep 16, 2015

REDISA believes that improving driving habits and tyre maintenance will go a long way towards saving lives and alleviating the environmental issue caused by the approximate 270 000 tonnes of waste tyres generated every year.

Literacy, the foundation of all learning

Literacy, the foundation of all learning

Sep 7, 2015

8 September 2015 is Literacy day: Literacy is crucial in social and economic development. It expands knowledge and a literate person is more likely to understand and adjust in society.

Drinking-water from air: SA firm’s water generator

Drinking-water from air: SA firm’s water generator

Aug 24, 2015

For every 1000 litres of bottled water consumed, over 300 kg CO2 is generated. A litre of bottled mineral water generates up to 600 times more carbon dioxide than a litre of tap water.