Eco News

Green Accord to create 300 000 jobs

Cape Town – Government and its key partners, such as labour and business, have signed an all-comprehensive Accord geared to create 300 000 jobs in the next 10 years. The Accord, signed by various ministers on Thursday in both Cape Town and Pretoria, is said to be one of the “most comprehensive social partnerships on … [Read more...]

Renault Wins Best Green Development

Renault UK’s green credentials have been recognised once again, this time in the 2011 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards, known as The Techies, in the Best Green Development – Manufacturers’ category. Renault was awarded the title in recognition of its investment and commitment to electric vehicles … [Read more...]

Labour inspectors need retraining on green jobs

Pretoria - Labour inspectors would have to be retrained not only on how to identify hazards associated with some of the technologies that are going to be used with the proliferation of green jobs, but also to enable them to educate workers about the risks associated with the greening process. Thi GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Volkswagen Presents Greenest Golf

Volkswagen Presents Greenest Golf Of All Time - Group rejects Greenpeace accusations - Golf is genuine three-liter car - Climate-friendly fuel-saving technology is standard - 31 Group model variants emit less than 100 g CO2 … [Read more...]

R8 billion ‘green building’ in Tshwane

Pretoria - Construction of a multi-billion Rand 'green building' to house the Department of Water Affairs began in Pretoria on Thursday, signalling a new era in the country's response to climate change. With R8 billion worth of investment in the construction and maintenance of the building, Envir GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

R800 million allocated to Green Fund

Pretoria – An amount of R800 million has been made available by the National Treasury for the Green Fund over the next two financial years. Making the announcement on Wednesday ahead of her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament, Minister for Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, said GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

African Green Campus Initiative launched

Cape Town - University and college campuses that address climate challenge will better serve students and help create a thriving and ethical society, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said at the launch of the African Green Campus Initiative on Saturday. Launching the initiati GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Up to The Private Sector to Invest in New Technology

In free-market economies, decisions about whether to invest in a technology or an industry are made by market actors with private capital. The promise of profit induces investment in promising ventures and the sting of loss penalizes those investments that turn out to be misguided. Of course, we live in a mixed economy … [Read more...]

Exciting green invention

An ingenious new device called BatRecycle® - an environmentally friendly way of testing and disposing of consumer batteries – has just hit the market. … [Read more...]

PetroSA gets green light for Project Ikhwezi

Pretoria - National oil company PetroSA has received environmental authorisation for Project Ikhwezi, which is aimed at sustaining the life of the Mossel Bay gas-to-liquid refinery. In a statement on Tuesday, PetroSA said it received the news of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) from the GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]