Monthly Archives: November 2011

SA launched its Green Economy Accord

[Translate] As critical climate change negotiations kicked off in Durban, South Africa launched its Green Economy Accord, promising to create 300 000 new jobs and double the country’s energy generation capacity over the next 20 years. Minister of Economic Development … Continue reading

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Environmentally friendly gadgets for COP17

[Translate] Several companies have cashed in on the climate change conference in Durban to promote power-generating gadgets friendly to the environment. They had their hands full on Monday as people attending the two-week long 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) … Continue reading

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KZN water supply

[Translate] MEDIA RELEASE – 14 November 2011 Interventions to address concerns over KZN Coastal Metropolitan Area water supply. The Department of Water Affairs is pleased with the Water Conservation and Water Demand Management initiatives of the eThekwini, Ilembe, Ugu and … Continue reading

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Humble contribution hosting COP 17

[Translate] The hosting of the climate change conference in Durban was South Africa’s humble contribution to the world, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthesaid. Motlanthe was speaking after he completed a 3km walk with scores of people at the Durban beach front … Continue reading

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La Nina settles in for the rest of the season

[Translate] The summer rainfall regions of South Africa are in for wet weather, as an episode of the weather phenomenon La Nina settles in for the rest of the season, the SA Weather Service said on Wednesday. “La Nina will … Continue reading

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Courage for COP 17

[Translate] Durban should not be the place where the Kyoto Protocol dies and is buried, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said on Monday. A deal to save the planet should be worked out at the UN climate change conference, the 17th … Continue reading

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How Green is Johannesburg?

[Translate] Johannesburg has a reputation for being the world’s biggest manmade forest, boasting more than 10 million trees. But with mine-dump dust whirling around on a windy day, the constant threat of acid mine drainage and the bleak landscapes for … Continue reading

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More Green energy funds

[Translate] Power utility Eskom signed a loan for about R1.9bn on Monday that will finance the building of South Africa’s largest solar energy and wind power generation projects. Signing the guarantee, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said South Africa had “a … Continue reading

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Carbon pollution tax

[Translate] Sydney – Australia’s upper house passed a controversial pollution tax on Tuesday in what the government called a “history-making vote”, after years of bitter debate which felled a sitting prime minister. Cheers and applause broke out as the Senate … Continue reading

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Bryanston and surrounding areas to have no water

[Translate] The water interruption list for the following areas on the 8 November 2001:   Description Date Scheduled Date Published Buccleuch John, Helen, View & Nola 08 November 2011 09h00 to 17h00 08 – November -2011 14 – October -2011 Ennerdale Ennerdale and Lawley Extensions 08 … Continue reading

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