Sustainable Environment
GETTING BACK TO NATURE The circular economy is rapidly developing traction around the world
According to the recently released 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), around 2.4 billion people lack access to sanitation around the world, with Sub-Saharan African
29 Jun 2017
JOB CREATION Creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities through tyre waste
Tyre waste is a growing problem in South Africa; particularly as approximately 11 million used tyres are dumped illegally each year.  Through the Integrated Industry Waste
23 Apr 2014
SA mines to invest more heavily in renewable energy as power costs rise SA forecast to follow international financial assistance mechanism trend
Renewable energy technologies will supply between 5% and 8% of the world’s mining industry power consumption by 2022, according to research released last week by Navigant Research.
14 Mar 2014
Government and UN discuss South African social economic empowerment Impressive growth of renewables in Africa
African renewables have recently seen unprecedented growth but it is clear there are still challenges ahead, such as social economic empowerment.
27 Feb 2014
Sustainability is a priority Looking after our planet needs to be taken seriously by everyone
Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of La Motte Wine Estate in Franschoek showcases how the wine industry has embraced sustainable practices and how the method of sustainable economic development supports living sustainably
16 Apr 2013 - H. K.
Building business ethics Improve your bottom line through ethical means
Society’s distrust for business to do what 'is right' has created a host of demands on companies to prioritise their business ethics, says Ethics Institute of South Africa CEO, Professor Deon Rossouw
27 Mar 2013 - N. F.
Sugar cane energy New scientific method helps to identify most cost-effective sugar cane varieties
Fibres of some varieties of sugar cane can be used to increase the production of ethanol in the next few decades, but the biggest challenge in processing it is to reduce costs
14 Mar 2013 - Y. B.
Human civilisation: the next 40 years Extraordinary action is needed to avert the coming climate crisis
One-child policies in rich countries and the introduction of a supra-national body to implement sweeping reforms could shift the inevitable, says leading economist and sustainability pioneer, Jorgen Randers
13 Mar 2013 - J. R.
Food security SA What is the government doing?
The South African government is aware of the food security issue in the country and what the future holds if we don't find solutions to the problem. Harvest SA asked the government what its plans were.
28 Dec 2012 - G. S.
Two birds, one stone Finding sustainable solutions to our landfills
When you think of building a house, recycled polystyrene may not seem like the most suitable material for the job, but now a new project is using this unlikely product to build low cost houses
16 Oct 2012 - W. D. H.
Smart Living A new kind of "city living" Part 1
The Back to the Future movie trilogy comes to mind when thinking about smart cities, indicating that the future is now, and the future is in jeopardy if we don't embrace smart city living going forward.
06 Jul 2012
Living Sustainably Living Smart Saves Finite Natural Resources
A lack of natural resources such as energy and water has spurred on the desire for society to live in smarter, cleaner cities.
05 Jul 2012 - T. H.
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