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South African Ecopreneur talks to World Leaders

Werner Neuhoff, Ecopreneur from Water Rhapsody- South Africa, has been invited to join leaders from 70 nations in Montréal, Québec  during 13-15 October for a World Leadership Conference that will draw women heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as well as members of the diplomatic community, women policy-makers, decision-takers and opinion-leaders on five continents. An […]

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Abundant rainfall, intellectual drought

On a visit to South Africa, I walked into some Nigerian street hawkers in Johannesburg. One of them, noticing I was just visiting, commented, “Do you see how clean and nice this place is?” It reminded me of the conversation between two South Africans on my flight. They were returning home after a business trip […]

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CO2 tax to curb SA’s carbon footprint

The newly introduced carbon tax policy is one of the urgent public policy responses that will assist the country in its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by 34 percent by 2020 and 42 percent by 2025 experts say. The introduction of the tax, which came into effect on 1 September, also aims to ensure […]

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Women More Likely Than Men to Accept Scientific Consensus on Global Warming, Study Finds

Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the journal Population and Environment, challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright.

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New Slimline™ Rainwater Tank from JoJo Tanks

Brand new from JoJo Tanks is a JoJo Slimline™ Tank. Perfect for rainwater harvesting and water security, this streamlined compact design is ideally suited for urban areas where space is a consideration. SIZE MATTERS The most common question faced when purchasing a water tank is by far, what size of water tank is needed? The […]

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Wetlands: their Importance and Function

Wetlands range from springs, seeps, mires and bogs in the mountains, to midland marches and flood plains, to coastal lakes, mangrove swamps and estuaries. All wetlands are linked by rivers. Water purification • Plants and soils in wetlands play a significant role in purifying water. • Many nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, which are […]

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Micro-Hydro Turbine Station – Harnessing Water Power

A Lowveld Guide to Green Electricity (updated October 2012) We read a small article in the Farmer’s Weekly a few years ago that mentioned that the amount of coal burnt to create the electricity to heat water for the average bath (we are not talking about those huge Jacuzzi things) is about 50kg of coal […]

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SA Water Safe for 2010 World Cup?

Cape Town – Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica has given tap water in all 2010 FIFA World Cup host cities a clean bill of health. Releasing the 2010 Host Cities Drinking Water Quality Management Audit Report, Sonjica said the world can rest assured that tap water in all host cities is

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What are Sustainable Restaurants?

Sustainability is about a business managing not only the financial but also the social and environmental impact of its operations. By taking sustainable action, restaurants can make a huge difference on issues such as climate change, animal welfare and food waste… There are many ways of categorising sustainable issues for a restaurant. SRA (Sustainable Restaurant […]

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