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Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges

By Environmental Management Magazine on 05 March 2020

Unlike many developed countries around the globe that operate within a regenerative system called a “circular economy,” South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste. Considering that most of our waste is destined for landfills, the promotion of responsible disposal practices remai

SPAR Eastern Cape declares war on plastic bags

By Food Focus on 06 April 2018

SPAR Eastern Cape said the company has declared war on plastic shopping bags, and launched a campaign to persuade customers to exchange them for reusable paper ones.

Poultry farmers urged to watch out for avian flu

By Food Focus on 27 March 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on poultry farmers in coastal areas to be on high alert and improve their biosecurity amid fears of a fresh outbreak of the deadly avian flu.

Avian flu found in seabirds - dept halts all research

By Food Focus on 26 March 2018

The Department of Environmental Affairs on Friday said it had decided to halt all research activities involving the handling of seabirds in an effort to manage the spread of avian influenza - the same strain reported in the poultry industry in 2017.

Bold steps are needed toward a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly in South Africa

By The Conversation on 22 March 2018

Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created a situation in which there is not enough water (supply) to meet people’s needs (demand).

Industry weighs in on Listeria monocytogenes and ag water regulations

By Food Focus on 20 February 2018

The produce industry is acutely aware of the potential adverse public health consequences that can be associated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) and fresh produce. However, fresh produce poses a unique challenge among FDA regulated foods

How Cape Town’s water crisis could make people sick

By The Conversation on 19 February 2018

Day zero, when the 4 million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility. The city has informed residents that water supplies will be turned off on the day and only retained for high risk areas and essential services. Citizens will have to queue fo

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

By The Conversation on 13 February 2018

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate and issues such as water stress. If governments are serious about overcoming these challenges, they must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals

South Africa needs good water management - not new water laws

By The Conversation on 07 February 2018

Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used. But it’s a difficult resource and when things go wrong, the temptation is to blame the unpredictable water – or the rules.

Webinar Implementing water saving measures in your food facility

By Linda Jackson on 29 January 2018

How does a company implement water saving measures, is the government involved in this, how do you get your team on board with water saving measures, what are the challenges and the risks? All of these are questions which are increasingly important for food facilities in the curr

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