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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

Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons

Technology has advanced and by recycling these, you can help to create jobs and reduce landfills

Don’t refuse, recycle

Household waste is a major problem but if properly handled, it can be a valuable resource

Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now

A across the world, only 9 percent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic produced to date has been recycled, a recent UN report said

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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