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The Times & The Sunday Times
Baby whale gets trapped in fisherman's rope off Cape coastTown's sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski II were also involved in the operatio
Baby whale gets trapped in fisherman's rope off Cape coast
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
Town's sea rescue craft Spirit of Surfski II were also involved in the operation. Mike Meyer‚ head of SAWDN‚ and from the Department of Environmental Affairs - Oceans and Coasts‚ said that it appears that the whale is healthy. Meyer added: "It... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Stoney Drift dumpsite has residents fuming as rubbish keeps piling upDispatchLIVEwas permitted to temporally store only garden refuse. “The site was closed due
Stoney Drift dumpsite has residents fuming as rubbish keeps piling upDispatchLIVE
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
was permitted to temporally store only garden refuse. “The site was closed due to compliance notices issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs. “Also, because the permit of the site expired and was not renewed by the city and the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Stoney Drift dumpsite has residents fuming as rubbish keeps piling upwas permitted to temporally store only garden refuse. “The site was closed due
Stoney Drift dumpsite has residents fuming as rubbish keeps piling up
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
was permitted to temporally store only garden refuse. “The site was closed due to compliance notices issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs. “Also, because the permit of the site expired and was not renewed by the city and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Seaparo Sekoati Officiates Graduation Ceremony At Capricorn Tvet College, 24 JunTVET College in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. The Environmental Practice Learne
MEC Seaparo Sekoati Officiates Graduation Ceremony At Capricorn Tvet College, 24 Jun
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
TVET College in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. The Environmental Practice Learnership Programme is championed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with the Local Government Sector Education Training Authority... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Edna Molewa Launches Working On Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth, 23 Junof waste management capacity as well as infrastructure & equipment in underserv
Minister Edna Molewa Launches Working On Waste Programme in Port Elizabeth, 23 Jun
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
of waste management capacity as well as infrastructure & equipment in underserviced areas. Wow forms part of the Department of Environmental Affairs Expanded Public Works Programme. Labour intensive methods are used thus contributing to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Edna Molewa Gazettes Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for Pickersgill's Reed Frogand standards for the management and conservation of South Africa's biodiversit
Minister Edna Molewa Gazettes Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for Pickersgill's Reed Frog
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
and standards for the management and conservation of South Africa's biodiversity and its components. To this effect, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) developed the Norms and Standards for the Development of BMP for Species (BMP-S),... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Africans Urged to Be Conscious of the Environmentachieved by our enterprising conservation efforts during the past 20th century.
South Africans Urged to Be Conscious of the Environment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
achieved by our enterprising conservation efforts during the past 20th century. Consequently our government - through the Department of Environmental Affairs and other partner departments as well as agencies, communities, and other relevant... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government Registers Progress in Implementing the Nine Point PlanThe beneficiation scheme is done in partnership between the Department of Rural
Government Registers Progress in Implementing the Nine Point Plan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The beneficiation scheme is done in partnership between the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Environmental Affairs and SANParks as the management authority for national parks. A total of 813 claimant... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Treasury Publishes Draft Regulations On Carbon Offset for Public Comment2015. The Carbon Offset Regulations was developed jointly by the National Trea
Treasury Publishes Draft Regulations On Carbon Offset for Public Comment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
2015. The Carbon Offset Regulations was developed jointly by the National Treasury, the Department of Enegry and the Department of Environmental Affairs in terms of Sections 13 and 20 (b) of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill and sets out the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Inputs Sought On Draft Carbon Offset Regulationsconsultation. The Carbon Offset Regulations were developed jointly by National
Inputs Sought On Draft Carbon Offset Regulations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
consultation. The Carbon Offset Regulations were developed jointly by National Treasury, the Department of Energy and the Department of Environmental Affairs in terms of Sections 13 and 20 (b) of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill and sets out the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Claim that SA firefighters ‘exploited’ in Canada is slammed“Whilst the Department of Environmental Affairs affirms the right and duty of t
Claim that SA firefighters ‘exploited’ in Canada is slammed
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
“Whilst the Department of Environmental Affairs affirms the right and duty of the trade union federation to raise concerns around the perceived ill treatment of workers in line with its mandate, the statements attributed to Numsa are economic with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environmental Affairs Rejects Numsa Claims of 'Exploitation' of Firefighterson Fire, which is part of the Government's Expanded Public Works' Programmes an
Environmental Affairs Rejects Numsa Claims of 'Exploitation' of Firefighters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
on Fire, which is part of the Government's Expanded Public Works' Programmes and has been in existence since 2003. The Department of Environmental Affairs runs twelve Environmental Public Works Employment Programmes as part of the over-arching... Read more
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iafrica.com
Numsa slated over WoF exploitation claimsThe department of environmental affairs has hit back at claims by the National
Numsa slated over WoF exploitation claims
iafrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
The department of environmental affairs has hit back at claims by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa that firefighters sent to Canada were "ruthlessly exploited". The trade union on Thursday said through its spokesperson Patrick... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament On South African Fire Fightersafter negotiations failed to resolve a pay dispute between them and the Working
Parliament On South African Fire Fighters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
after negotiations failed to resolve a pay dispute between them and the Working on Fire Programme, which is housed in the Department of Environmental Affairs. As the Portfolio Committee that plays a critical role in overseeing the work of Working... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rhino Conservation Talksincluded the Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) and the Wildlife Ranching
Rhino Conservation Talks
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
included the Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) and the Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA). According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, both parties agreed on the need for greater cooperation in battling the challenge faced... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environmental Affairs Committee Concerned About South African Fire Fightersafter negotiations failed to resolve a pay dispute between them and the Working
Environmental Affairs Committee Concerned About South African Fire Fighters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
after negotiations failed to resolve a pay dispute between them and the Working on Fire Programme, which is housed in the Department of Environmental Affairs. As the Portfolio Committee that plays a critical role in overseeing the work of Working... Read more
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14d
Mail & Guardian
Parliamentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacleThe parliamentary portfolio committee on environmental affairs on Tuesday said
Parliamentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacle
Mail & Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
The parliamentary portfolio committee on environmental affairs on Tuesday said it would engage with the department of environmental affairs to “fully understand” the salary dispute involving South African firefighters who had gone to Canada to help... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
These People Actually Made R382 872 Per Day Off the SA Firefighters in Canadafirefighter earns an estimated $350 (R4,186) per day, while some private Albert
These People Actually Made R382 872 Per Day Off the SA Firefighters in Canada
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
firefighter earns an estimated $350 (R4,186) per day, while some private Alberta agencies are charging the Alberta government $575 for each of their firefighters (R6,877) per day. Featured image: Department of Environmental Affairs o... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Firefighters Return From Canadaour firefighters and to ensure the longevity of the Working on Fire programme,"
Firefighters Return From Canada
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
our firefighters and to ensure the longevity of the Working on Fire programme," said Minister Molewa. Government, through Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, will continue to engage... Read more
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14d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Company in fire fighter pay row boasts of being ‘most successful job creation programme SA’s history’and arrived home in the early hours of Tuesday morning. There was no singing o
Company in fire fighter pay row boasts of being ‘most successful job creation programme SA’s history’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
and arrived home in the early hours of Tuesday morning. There was no singing or dancing reported on their arrival. The Department of Environmental Affairs will also be called to account‚ said the parliamentary committee’s Mapulane‚... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Paliarmentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacleCape Town – The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs on T
Paliarmentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacle
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
Cape Town – The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs on Tuesday said it would engage with the Department of Environmental Affairs to "fully understand" the salary dispute involving South African firefighters who had gone to... Read more
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14d
CTV News
South African firefighters land in Johannesburg after Fort Mac pay disputeSouth African organization, Working on Fire, which is part of the country’s ext
South African firefighters land in Johannesburg after Fort Mac pay dispute
CTV News / Posted 14 days ago
South African organization, Working on Fire, which is part of the country’s extended public works program run through the Department of Environmental Affairs. The firefighters arrived in Alberta to a warm welcome as they danced and sang through... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Leads World Oceans Day Celebrations and Beach Clean-Up, 17 JunThe Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will host the annual World Oceans
Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Leads World Oceans Day Celebrations and Beach Clean-Up, 17 Jun
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will host the annual World Oceans Day (WOD) celebrations on Friday, 17 June 2016, at the Umgeni River Mouth (Blue Lagoon estuary and beach), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. This year's WOD, aims to highlight... Read more
15d
AllAfrica.com
Environmental Affairs Postpones Allocation Process for Boat-Based Whale Watching and White Shark Cage Diving Operating PermitsThe Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has postponed the allocation proc
Environmental Affairs Postpones Allocation Process for Boat-Based Whale Watching and White Shark Cage Diving Operating Permits
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has postponed the allocation process for the Boat-Based Whale Watching (BBWW) and White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operating permits. Accordingly, permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a further... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Africa Welcomes Its Firefighters Back Homeother countries had to return home. The team has therefore been demobilised. T
South Africa Welcomes Its Firefighters Back Home
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
other countries had to return home. The team has therefore been demobilised. The 301 fire fighters and management from the Department of Environmental Affairs' Working on Fire are expected back in South Africa tomorrow. "We remain immensely proud... Read more
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iafrica.com
Don't condemn firefighters - ministermechanisms through which they could raise any legitimate concerns in future, sh
Don't condemn firefighters - minister
iafrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
mechanisms through which they could raise any legitimate concerns in future, should they have any," the ministerial statement added. The department of environmental affairs said that an inquiry would be done to find the cause of... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Monday's biggest stories - all herehere The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfir
Monday's biggest stories - all here
News 24 South Africa / Posted 15 days ago
here The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there are coming back home, says the department of environmental affairs, adding that South Africans should not condemn them. Click here for more The shooting at... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Don't condemn firefighters returning from Canada - ministerTown - The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfi
Don't condemn firefighters returning from Canada - minister
News 24 South Africa / Posted 15 days ago
Town - The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there are to return home on Tuesday, the department of environmental affairs said on Monday. It also urged South Africans not to condemn the firefighters who,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Beach Clean-Up to Mark World Oceans DayPretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will host the annual W
Beach Clean-Up to Mark World Oceans Day
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Pretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will host the annual World Oceans Day (WOD) celebrations on Friday at the Umgeni River Mouth (Blue Lagoon estuary and beach) in KwaZulu-Natal. "The event will serve as a platform to educate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Presidency On Protesting South African Firefighters in Canadaon Fire which is one of the projects of government's flagship Expanded Public w
Presidency On Protesting South African Firefighters in Canada
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
on Fire which is one of the projects of government's flagship Expanded Public works programme. The programme is run by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The DEA will be assisted by the Department of International Relations and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Another Evraz director decides to jump shipfailing to get the required approval from the Competition Commission. It also
Another Evraz director decides to jump ship
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
failing to get the required approval from the Competition Commission. It also could not reach an agreement with the Department of Environmental Affairs by the deadline, resulting in the retrenchment of its 2 000 workforce in February after... Read more
16d
AllAfrica.com
Mediator Sent to Canada to Resolve Firefighters' Disputehas dispatched a mediator from Working on Fire (WoF) to Canada to assist in res
Mediator Sent to Canada to Resolve Firefighters' Dispute
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
has dispatched a mediator from Working on Fire (WoF) to Canada to assist in resolving the firefighters' dispute. The Department of Environmental Affairs said mediator from WoF, Trevor Abrahams, has been sent to resolve the dispute between the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Process for Whale Watching, Shark Cage Diving Permits PostponedPretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs has postponed the allocation
Process for Whale Watching, Shark Cage Diving Permits Postponed
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Pretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs has postponed the allocation process for the Boat-Based Whale Watching (BBWW) and White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operating permits. Accordingly, permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
‘Shoot us rather than evict us’going anywhere,” she said. Public works provincial spokesman Mphumzi Zuzile in
‘Shoot us rather than evict us’
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
going anywhere,” she said. Public works provincial spokesman Mphumzi Zuzile insisted that the state, and in particular the department of environmental affairs, had done everything and followed the law to the letter. “People are free to seek legal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government Attending to Issue of Firefighters in Canadaon Fire which is one of the projects of government's flagship Expanded Public w
Government Attending to Issue of Firefighters in Canada
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
on Fire which is one of the projects of government's flagship Expanded Public works programme. The programme is run by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The DEA will be assisted by the Department of International Relations and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
SA government intervenes in firefighter debacle in CanadaFire which is one of the projects of the government's flagship Expanded Public
SA government intervenes in firefighter debacle in Canada
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 18 days ago
Fire which is one of the projects of the government's flagship Expanded Public works programme. The programme is run by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The Presidency said the DEA would be assisted by the Department of International... Read more
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Daily Maverick
ISS Today: Blue economies – turning sunken costs into sunken treasureof their own blue economies, but plans must take the health of the oceans into
ISS Today: Blue economies – turning sunken costs into sunken treasure
Daily Maverick / Posted 19 days ago
of their own blue economies, but plans must take the health of the oceans into better account. It’s worth noting that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) leads Operation Phakisa’s ocean economy initiative. This is a positive indication... Read more
20d
AllAfrica.com
MEC Alan Winde - Red Meat Abattoir Association Annual Conference and Congressof abattoir waste, which include composting and anaerobic digestion and biogas
MEC Alan Winde - Red Meat Abattoir Association Annual Conference and Congress
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
of abattoir waste, which include composting and anaerobic digestion and biogas production as value-adding alternatives. Our Department of Environmental Affairs would be happy to discuss more of these strategies with you. It's not only in the area of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Edna Molewa - Opening of Environmental Summitthat the NMT in this metro will reduce congestion, cut down carbon emissions, a
Minister Edna Molewa - Opening of Environmental Summit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
that the NMT in this metro will reduce congestion, cut down carbon emissions, and encourage sustainable development. The Department of Environmental Affairs hosted the fifth annual Waste Khoro here in KwaZulu-Natal last week, where delegates... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Files Application in Domestic Rhino Horn Trade Matter2016 dismissed the Minister's application for leave to appeal with costs. No re
Minister Files Application in Domestic Rhino Horn Trade Matter
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
2016 dismissed the Minister's application for leave to appeal with costs. No reasons were given for the order," said the Department of Environmental Affairs. The respondents in this matter are Johan Kruger (first respondent), John Hume (second... Read more
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iafrica.com
SA firefighters in Canada strike over payand not with the Alberta government. The firefighters have reportedly appealed
SA firefighters in Canada strike over pay
iafrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
and not with the Alberta government. The firefighters have reportedly appealed to the South African commissioner in Canada to help resolve the issue. The Working on Fire programme is run by South Africa's Department of Environment... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Dept of Environmental Affairs: Domestic rhino horn trade on icerhino playing in the mud at the Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo. Picture: Christa Ey
Dept of Environmental Affairs: Domestic rhino horn trade on ice
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
rhino playing in the mud at the Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN. JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs said on Wednesday an on-again-off-again moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn had... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
#WorldOceansDay - Turning Sunken Costs Into Sunken Treasureof their own blue economies, but plans must take the health of the oceans into
#WorldOceansDay - Turning Sunken Costs Into Sunken Treasure
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
of their own blue economies, but plans must take the health of the oceans into better account. It's worth noting that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) leads Operation Phakisa's ocean economy initiative. This is a positive indication... Read more
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Boston Globe
Lead testing procedures ‘have failed our children,’ Newton parents sayfound in 2005 and 2010 when water from a faucet at the school tested above the
Lead testing procedures ‘have failed our children,’ Newton parents say
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
found in 2005 and 2010 when water from a faucet at the school tested above the safe threshold established by the state Department of Environmental Affairs. “While we are glad the city says it has tested water in the schools for the past 14... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tshekedi KSC Book LaunchCurriculum Development and Evaluation, Department of Wildlife and National Park
Tshekedi KSC Book Launch
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Okavango research Institute, University of Botswana, Department of Environmental affairs, Botswana Wildlife Training Institute, and other institutions. Source... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
SA’s firefighters in Canada get pay raise after ‘slave labour’ concernsEarlier this week‚ The Times reported that the firefighters‚ including about 60
SA’s firefighters in Canada get pay raise after ‘slave labour’ concerns
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
Earlier this week‚ The Times reported that the firefighters‚ including about 60 women‚ from the Department of Environmental Affairs' Working on Fire programme‚ flew out from ORT International Airport to fight a blaze that now covers more than 560 000... Read more
27d
AllAfrica.com
Minister Edna Molewa - Fifth Waste Khoroon our mandate. We all know the effects on human health and well-being of unsus
Minister Edna Molewa - Fifth Waste Khoro
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
on our mandate. We all know the effects on human health and well-being of unsustainable waste management practices. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) continues through its work to deal with 'getting the basics right' on waste... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Innovation Needed to Coordinate Wastein the green sector, with an estimated value of R25 billion to the South Africa
Innovation Needed to Coordinate Waste
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
in the green sector, with an estimated value of R25 billion to the South African economy. According to Minster Molewa, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) continues through its work to deal with 'getting the basics right' on waste... Read more
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28d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Lifeline for popular Berg hiking trailcommittee was set up after a meeting yesterday that was attended by more than 6
Lifeline for popular Berg hiking trail
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 28 days ago
committee was set up after a meeting yesterday that was attended by more than 60 people, including officials from the Department of Environmental Affairs. "The meeting went very well and it resolved that a steering committee be set up that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environmental Affairs Holds Whale Mass-Stranding Training Session in False Bayof the South African Stranding Network (SASN) attended a three hour training se
Environmental Affairs Holds Whale Mass-Stranding Training Session in False Bay
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
of the South African Stranding Network (SASN) attended a three hour training session that was jointly presented by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Branch Oceans and Coasts and the City of Cape Town (COCT) at the NSRI Strandfontein... Read more
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