Recycling

Carrots work better than sticks

Can the right incentives close the gap between idea and execution in sustainability policy?

Profit and the planet

Change needs to happen at an organisational level – but that starts with pressure from consumers

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

On July 1, Shanghai launched China's most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever

Alternative straws: the long and the short of it

Plastic straws and their role in environmental sustainability remain an issue of global concern

Letters to the editor: April 26 to May 2

Our readers write in about plastic waste and an article on President Jair Bolsonaro

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

In mainland China, imports of plastic waste have dropped from 600 000 tonnes per month in 2016 to about 30 000 a month in 2018

Death or taxes for polluting plastic

South Africa's apathetic attitude to plastic use requires an intervention — but what would work here?

Letters to the editor: April 18 to 25

Our readers write in about the University of Cape Town, recycling and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies

Your recycling isn’t being recycled

Despite national plans to reuse waste and reduce SA’s carbon emissions, too much rubbish is still going into landfills and money is being lost

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Water Efficiency and Management

Winner: Absa towers north greywater plant

Waste and Chemical Management

Winner: Bokashi Bran

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs