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Bold steps are needed toward a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly in South Africa
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).
Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges
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
How Cape Town’s water crisis could make people sick
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
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
Summer rain can’t wash away business’s water crisis
Summer rains are not going to wash away South Africa’s water crisis and organisational planning to manage enduring water shortages and rising water costs has now become urgent. The water alert to business has been sounded by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global lead
South Africa needs good water management - not new water laws
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
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
What is SASSI and why should you care?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, in South Africa, many linefish species are overexploited or have collapsed. Often significant amounts of bycatch are caught and thrown back. Some survive, but many don’t. SASSI exists to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trad
When Disasters Strike: Planning and Preparing for Emergencies
Recent events worldwide – hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires – have everyone thinking about emergency response. Is your business prepared if disaster strikes?
People, planet, profit, plate – your restaurant sustainability checklist
Almost everywhere we go, we hear the same message: small changes and efforts can make a big difference! Here are 15 to inspire you in your restaurant!
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