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SA can tackle increasing ecological footprint holistically – WWF

On 22 May 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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“South Africa can tackle its ever-increasing ecological footprint by looking at it holistically” say WWF SA South Africa can tackle its ever-increasing ecological footprint by looking at it holistically. According to Independent Online, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF SA) biodiversity head Deon Nel said at the release of the Living Planet Report in Cape […]

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Water shortages could cause wars……

On 26 March 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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With the UN’s World Water Day just being honored, Matthew Lee, in an IOL article, reports that drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change….. An […]

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Films & Talks – COOL IT (22 March)

On 13 March 2012, in Events, Films & Talks, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Showing 22 March 2012, 18h00 for 18h30 @ Hubspace Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? COOL IT is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the real facts […]

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Water is life: Respect it, Conserve it Enjoy it- National Water Week 5-11 March 2012

On 6 March 2012, in Environmental Diary, News, by Andrew Bennett
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Did you know……… ……that more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets? ……one in eight people (884 million)  people lack access to safe water supplies ……that water and sanitation borne diseases claim more lives than any war claims through guns ……that 12-14 million South Africans do not have access to safe drinking water […]

World Water Day 2011

On 16 February 2011, in Events, News, by Andrew Bennett
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  UN World Water Day 2011 is celebrated from 20th – 22nd March 2011 and will be hosted in Cape Town, Sourth Africa This event is being organised by the African Ministers’ Conference on Water (AMCOW), UN-Habitat and UN-Water and the programme will focus on Water and Urbanization with key participants including policy and decision […]

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Water as a Connecting Force

On 12 December 2010, in Lance Greyling, by Andrew Bennett
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Speech by Lance Greyling at Accelerate Cape Town Breakfast held on 17 November 2010 Firstly let me state that it is a great honour to be here today and I really support this initiative organized by Accelerate Cape Town, KPMG and Icologie. I believe that it will have achieved its aim if it can make […]

Cape Town residents’ help needed to save water

On 5 October 2010, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Climate change is already a reality, and the lower rainfall patterns this winter are threatening crops and other livelihoods in the Western and Southern Cape and Cape Town. This is exacerbated by the increase in economic activity in the Western Cape – a positive trend in many ways – which has placed a greater demand […]

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SA facing water pollution crisis

On 2 October 2010, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Johannesburg – By 2015, 80% of South Africa’s fresh water resources will be so badly polluted that no process of purification available in the country will be able to make it fit for consumption. The Environment and Conservation Association said in a statement on Tuesday that it was estimated that in five years, almost 80% […]