News and updates from the continent

Dow field test to check non-genuine Glutaraldehyde

Dow field test to check non-genuine Glutaraldehyde

Oct 15, 2015

Non-genuine products, mixed with less-effective aldehydes but labeled deceptively asglutaraldehyde, are available on the market all over the world, including South Africa.

R5m for green entrepreneurs’ startups from CoJ

R5m for green entrepreneurs’ startups from CoJ

Oct 1, 2015

“The development of a green economy is one of the City of Johannesburg’s core strategic objectives. This is aligned with the National Development Plan,” says Cllr Mathang.

Quantum Global joins FSC International

Quantum Global joins FSC International

Sep 7, 2015

The recently closed US$250 million timber fund is the largest dedicated to timber investments in Sub‐Saharan Africa; which remains an under-invested market.

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

SA’s blue chips hiding an inconvenient truth?

Sep 7, 2015

The Centre for Environmental Rights names several blue chip companies that it says are “in violation of their permits and licences, or have regularly violated environmental laws”.

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.

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa

Aug 24, 2015

“Sustainable agriculture in South Africa is going to require significant collaboration between various stakeholders, including government, industry players, the farming community and environmentalists.” ~ Mark Beaumont, GFIA