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South Africa’s great thirst has begun

Eskom’s electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country. For many South Africans, the water crisis is already here. For others, research and projections show, it is only a matter of time – and perhaps ...

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Green Building With Renewable Rice Straw

For every ton of rice that is grown, 500 lbs of rice husks and straw are created. Typically, those husks and straw are burned as waste. But two innovations on opposite sides of the world are changing that. In India, 16-year-old Bisman Deu saw all ...

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Why social entrepreneurship in SA?

As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa. Social entrepreneurship is hard to define, with different interpretations in ...

Renewable energy has benefited South Africa, a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found.
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Renewable energy projects benefit South Africa

Renewable energy has benefited South Africa, a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found. The independent study by the CSIR found that renewable energy from the country’s first wind and solar (photovoltaic) ...

This season around 37,000 tourists are expected to visit Antarctica – home to about 20 million pairs of breeding penguins. But is it ethically acceptable to go on holiday to such a pristine environment?
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Should tourists be banned from Antarctica?

This season around 37,000 tourists are expected to visit Antarctica – home to about 20 million pairs of breeding penguins. But is it ethically acceptable to go on holiday to such a pristine environment? Enfolded in two glacial arms the bay before ...

Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design & building workshop.
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Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture

Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop. They were assisted by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and several others. The international ...

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Cape transport study ‘flawed’

The City of Cape Town’s transport and development plans for the South Peninsula, which is expected to get at least 2 000 new residential units in the next few years, is based on a “flawed” road impact study, the planning portfolio committee ...

The Department of Labour was looking into the introduction of a national retirement mechanism for low-income earners in South Africa
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SA looks at pension for low-income earners

The Department of Labour was looking into the introduction of a national retirement mechanism for low-income earners in South Africa, Compensation Fund Commissioner Shadrack Mkhonto told a departmental workshop in Irene, in Tshwane on 16 January. A ...

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