Category Archives: Environment

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ANC moet ophou praat en daadwerklik begin optree oor besoedeling

Die ANC-regering praat baie oor klimaatsverandering en besoedeling, maar hy is self die grootste sondaar wat betref die besoedeling van die land se riviere deur swak en onbevoegde munisipale bestuurders wat toelaat dat rou riool in riviere gestort word,” sê dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor omgewingsake. Dr. Groenewald het vandag met die parlementêre debat oor klimaatsverandering gesê die ANC-regering praat baie oor die saak, en woon selfs internasionale kongresse daaroor by wat goed en wel is. Praat alleen help egter…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government regulates alien species

Pretoria – The Department of Environmental Affairs has set aside R200 million to further regulate invasive alien species. The amount budgeted over the next three years is in addition to the R4.2-billion budget to control alien species through the Working for Water Programme. Invasive alien species are species that have been introduced into an area and are able to out-compete and displace indigenous or useful alien species. They may be plants, animals or microbes, including diseases, and are widely regarded as among the biggest threats…

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AngloGold Ashanti Provides Update on South Africa Earthquake

AngloGold Ashanti Provides Update on South Africa Earthquake (JOHANNESBURG) – AngloGold Ashanti confirms that an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude occurred near its Vaal River Operations in South Africa, at a depth of roughly 8km. Power to our Vaal River mines was temporarily interrupted and has since been mostly restored. Early indications are that 17 of our employees at the Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines sustained minor injuries and are being attended to on site by emergency medical staff. We are in the process of…

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Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Ebola in SA

Pretoria – The Department of Health has allayed fears of the Ebola outbreak moving to South Africa, assuring that the country is safe. Department spokesperson Joe Maila confirmed that no case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in the country since the outbreak was first reported in West Africa, on 23 March 2014. “We have very stringent rules and regulations at our ports of entry and therefore nobody will come into the country with Ebola because our screening process will be able…

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