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South Africa's First National Biodiversity and Business Indaba set for February

South Africa's first National Biodiversity and Business Indaba is scheduled to take place from 25-26 February 2015 at GIBS in Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Major environmental projects launched

Pretoria - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has launched the People & Parks and Wildlife Economy projects worth...
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New invasive species regulations to have far-reaching consequences

Terry Winstanley, director and national Environmental Practice head at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, says the new Alien and Invasive Species Regulations, which came into force on 1 October 2014, are...
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Minister Edna Molewa to open National Climate Change Response Dialogue 2014

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will on 10 November 2014, open the 2014 National Climate Change Dialogue, and present key milestones of South Africa’s journey and responses...
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Nobel Prize award will increase sales of LED lamps

Three professors awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, enabling bright and energy-saving white light sources.
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Workshops offer support to implement energy efficiency measures

The Private Sector Energy Efficiency programme (PSEE) is running a series of workshops to assist small businesses to be more energy efficient and enjoy the benefits of reducing costs while building...
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Blendwell scoops Eco-Logic Transport Award 2014

Blendwell Chemicals impress with innovative approach that reduces environmental impact on transport
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Hotel Verde wins Energy Saving Award

Africa's Greenest Hotel wins another Eco-Logic Award
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Pick n Pay champions Climate Change at Eco-Logic Awards 2014

Retail giant recognised for setting - and meeting - energy-efficiency targets
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Paarl Media Group receives PEFC accreditation

The Paarl Media Group is the first African printing organisation who received the Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. The printing group has also received the Programme for...
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Working-for-Water creates 181,000 jobs says Molewa

At least 181,000 full time jobs have been created through the Working-for-Water Programme claims Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
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Green Building Council honours SA's brightest green stars

South Africa's top rated Green Star buildings and top green building professionals were announced at the Green Star Leadership Awards 2014, held at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)...
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Winners for the 2014 Eco-Logic Awards announced

Thirteen awards presented at Glamorously Green Awards Ceremony
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Education & Awareness

WANTED: School Group Facilitator/Aquarium Guide

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is looking for a School Group Facilitator/Aquarium Guide.
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Wanted: SMART LIVING OUTREACH TEACHER for Two Oceans Aquarium

Are you a vibrant person with loads of initiative? Our Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has developed exciting programs for children and teachers and is in need of an appropriately...
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Renewable Energy Festival 2015

Cape Town's second Renewable Energy Festival is back on the 28 March 2015. Get involved and get in touch with us!
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South African Eco Film Festival

The 2015 South African Eco Film Festival brings the best local and international eco documentaries to South African audiences. Our world-class programme of beautifully shot and engaging short and...
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Demystifying the GHS - RPMASA presents GHS Training in partnership with UNITAR

RPMASA, in partnership with UNITAR, invites you to participate in a 1 day Introduction to the GHS Course & 2 day Advanced GHS Course
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Science Fridays at Stellenbosch University

Please join us for the launch of a new series of public science engagement events at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Friday 20 February 2015. Prof Peter Weingart, Research Chair in Science...
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Call for IAP to submit comments on Bundu's Environmental Management Plan for shale gas exploration

Bundu has released their Environmental Management Plan for shale gas exploration. Interested and affected parties can submit comments before the deadline, 16 February 2015.
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New online course in science communication at Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch offers Africa's first university-accredited (and 100% online) course in science communication, with a focus on science communication challenges in the developing world.
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Environmental Goods & Services (EGS) News

Energy-efficient glass furnace opens

The R1,2 billion furnace, which is the third at Nampak Glass, will increase the plant’s capacity to 295 000 tons per annum and create about 140 direct jobs.
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