News and updates from the continent


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.

Global initiative to address global water scarcity

Global initiative to address global water scarcity

Oct 20, 2015

Partners with Circle of Blue, Columbia Water Center, University of California Irvine, and Pacific Institute, with data support from Twitter, to uncover groundwater data insights to drive action toward long-term sustainability.

Cleaning up the automotive industry – sustainably

Cleaning up the automotive industry – sustainably

Sep 30, 2015

Whichever way environmentally friendly cleaning is implemented, something must be done to ensure that the earth’s limited supply of resources is protected.

Arjen van Schaijk now Practice Lead of CSM at ERM

Arjen van Schaijk now Practice Lead of CSM at ERM

Sep 9, 2015

Arjen Van Schaijk: Appointed Lead of ERM Southern Africa’s Contaminated Site Management Practice. Having worked across three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – he achieved ERM Partnership in 2011.

Impact of climate change, fishing on ecosystems

Impact of climate change, fishing on ecosystems

Aug 27, 2015

Fishing and other pressures not only impact a specific population but also the upward food chain, as many bigger fish and mammals depend on the affected fish species for food and survival.

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.