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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 Africaís 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

Young Science Communicators' Competition

The Young Science Communicatorís Competition (YSCC) specifically challenges young scientists and researchers between the ages of 18 and 35 to communicate their world to a larger audience beyond...
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DEA Internship Opportunities 2015/2016

The Department of Environmental Affairs offers Internship opportunities to unemployed South African under graduate and post graduate students.
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Climate Change & Development Student Conference: Expressions of Interest

The African Climate & Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town is welcoming expressions of interest for participation in a one-day student conference on climate change and development...
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Public Meetings - Mitigation Measures for Shark Attacks in Port St Johns

The Department of Environmental Affairs is holding meetings in Port St Johns, Durban and East London on 12, 13 and 14 November.
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World Aquaculture 2017 Student Logo Contest

World Aquaculture Society's annual meeting in 2017 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference logo for this event should take into account the location and theme: "Sustainable...
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2nd African Discovery Camp for Research-based Training on the Sustainable Use and Management of Marine Ecosystems

For dedicated early career researchers, PhD candidates and honors MSc students majoring in one of the ocean science fields, and active young scientists holding an equivalent advanced degree...
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Have your say: Coastal Management Programme

The City of Cape Town, as per the requirement of the Integrated Coastal Management Act, has recently completed its draft Coastal Management Programme. We are inviting comments from interested and...
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MSc/PhD research on the impacts of climate change on coastal and estuarine fishes (RU)

Several postgraduate opportunities have become available to carry out MSc/PhD research on the impacts of climate change on coastal and estuarine fishes at Rhodes University (RU).
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GreenMatter Fellowship: Mapula Awards Call for Applications Open Support for PhD Study in South Africa in 2015

Applicants are invited for the GreenMatter Fellowship - Mapula Awards for Doctoral study in South Africa for the 2015 academic year.
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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 plantís capacity to 295 000 tons per annum and create about 140 direct jobs.
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