Eco News

Paris Agreement historic

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the delegation representing South Africa at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change. Late on Saturda … [Read more...]

Gauteng steps up interventions to save water

Johannesburg – While Gauteng has not declared drought as a disaster, the province is pulling all the stops to save its available water and to have an efficient provincial response to the water challenge. Currently four provinces - KwaZulu-Natal, Free GlobalBuzz-SA - Your Environment … [Read more...]

SA signs water pact with Denmark

Pretoria – Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. The MoU, signed in Johannesburg on Monday, is set to strengthen cooperation in the water sector, especially with the Danish private sector GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

SA gives Sustainable Development thumbs up

New York – South Africa has endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, President Jacob Zuma told world leaders at the 70th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, on Sunday. “South Africa endorses this transformative post 2015 Development Agenda … [Read more...]

National Parks Week kicks off

South Africans are in for a treat this week as South African National Parks (SANParks) will allow free access to the majority of its national parks as part of National Parks Week. SANParks in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa has opened the 10th official [URL="http:/ GlobalBuzz-SA … [Read more...]

Women and Environment Dialogue

The Department of Environmental Affairs will today host a Women and Environment Dialogue which will take stock of the environment sector’s gender mainstreaming progress. The dialogue will look at successes and challenges thus far and agree on the next decade's priorities and opportunities. The t GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]

Hydro fuel cell technology to power parks

The Department of Science and Technology says proposals are on the cards to consider using hydro fuel cell technology to power-up some of the agri parks that President Jacob Zuma announced during his State of the Nation Address. Dr Phil Mjwara, the Director General for the Department of Science and Technology, said … [Read more...]

Rhinos poached reaches 1000

The number of rhinos poached this year has tipped the 1000 mark, the Department of Environmental Affairs announced on Thursday. A total of 1020 rhinos have been poached for their horn since January, already more than the 1004 rhinos poached in 2013. The largest number of rhino poached has been in the Kruger National … [Read more...]

Africa’s biggest Asset is its Game

Orna Non-Conformist Conservation Activist – Big 5 You have to take action to make a difference. The key to successful campaigning, is taking action and longevity. Anybody can do an expose’ and it goes away & everyone ‘thinks’ it’s cured. The important thing is to keep it out there in … [Read more...]

Orange Farm’s new depot moves recycling up a gear

The City of Johannesburg’s drive to promote recycling moved up a gear, when a R16-million multipurpose Pikitup waste management depot was opened in Orange Farm, Region G. Member of the Mayoral Committee for Environment and Infrastructure Services Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe officially opened t GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]