7 December: While today’s judgement of Exxaro v Minister of Water Affairs and the JSC by the North Gauteng High Court makes important points about the Water Tribunal and the Minister’s failure to comply with her duties under the National Water Act, the court also inexplicably gave assistance to a mining company that has both ample resources and other legal remedies, at the expense of the environment.
Plans are underway to give the Lowveld's Panorama a facelift.
Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza announced that R44 million has been set aside to upgrade a number of nature reserves across the province as of next year.
"The emergency fund will be used to upgrade the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Manyeleti Reserve, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve and Songimvelo Reserve. However, the Blyde River Canyon will enjoy preference and renovations will start as soon as possible," said Mabuza.
The Department of Environmental Affairs says a new REDISA Integrated Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) has been published for immediate implementation.
The new REDISA Plan was published on 30 November after the approval of the first REDISA IIWTMP, which was published on the 23 July 2012, was withdrawn.
The outbreak of anthrax in the north of the Kruger National Park (KNP) has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotamus in the Letaba and Olifants River in the past two weeks.
This was confirmed by post mortem results from some of the carcasses that suggest they were infected by the bacteria.
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has opened the province's first school built entirely from alternative construction technologies.
The state-of-the-art Orefile Primary School, which was officially opened on Tuesday, is set to dramatically improve learning conditions in Olievenhoutbosch, especially for learners enrolled at Philane Primary School, currently housed in a set of prefabricated structures.
A mining lekgotla will be held in Mpumalanga on Thursday and Friday to find ways to get mining companies to help develop the communities within which they operate.
Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and Premier David Mabuza will lead the lekgotla, which will be held in Middelburg.
Recently unveiled at the ongoing 2013 Seoul Motor Show, the E4U is a one-seater that can move easily in any direction. It travels on a rotating front sphere and two rear training-wheel-like supports. Propulsion is
In spite of technology and all the gadgets we now have available to be paperless, paper is still a part of every office. In the future we may be able to re-use the printed page by un-printing it.
The technology relies on nano-second bursts of laser energy to remove the toner from the page. And that can be done up to five times.