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Dept reviewing lion management regulations

The Department of Environmental Affairs is reviewing regulations regarding lion management to ensure all gaps in the lion breeding and hunting industries are closed. Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said her department was reviewing the comments received on the draft Biodiversity Manag GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Sars foils ivory smuggling attempt

South Africa – South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle ivory worth R4 million. In a statement on Friday, SARS said custom officials discovered 267 kilograms of ivory while conducting inspections in the cargo area at OR Tambo International airport GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]

SA attends meeting of SADC water ministers

Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, will today attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Water Ministers Meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe. The ministers, who represent 15 member states of SADC, will be reviewing the progress on the implementation of the third phase of the GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Youth participate in Water, Sanitation Summit

Promoting water use efficiency and water quality management is taking centre stage at the annual Youth Water and Sanitation Summit currently underway in Boksburg. The four-day summit, which started on Monday, is being attended by youths who are still in school, youngsters who have completed school GlobalBuzz-SA - … [Read more...]

Police clamp down on rhino poachers

Police efforts to curb rhino poaching at the Kruger National Park continue to yield positive results. Police arrested two suspected rhino poachers at Nyongane in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, in the early hours of this morning. One suspect was found with five 458 PMP rifle rounds, four R5 rounds, two GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Government to explore economic opportunities in waste sector

Government and other relevant institutions will be exploring viable economic opportunities in the waste management sector. “We need to rise to the challenge and develop innovative ideas on how we can improve waste management systems in the country to drive the recycling economy,” Environmenta GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Cuban water experts arrive in SA

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed 34 Cuban water experts, who are in the country to share their skills to improve the quality of water. The arrival of the experts follows a bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba in 2014 on cooperation in the fields of water r GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Department’s water academy attracts young engineers

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s Learning Academy has made huge strides in attracting young engineers, who want to be part of efforts to enhance the quality of water delivered to citizens. The department reported that it has been swamped by requests from ambitious, determined and young GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Dti sets record straight on solar reports

Dti sets record straight on solar water heater reports The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it has noted allegations that rules around the designation of solar water heater components are killing the industry. “The dti has noted the recent media reports regarding the designa GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Progress made in supplying water to Mashonamini village

The Department of Water and Sanitation says steady progress is being made in providing water to the residents of Mashonamini village, in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. The department on Monday said phase one of projects to deliver water to the area has been completed. A total of R601 million h GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]