R500 million Estimated for KZN Storm Damage

The KwaZulu-Natal government says it will take a while to finish the assessment of the damage that the devastating storms have caused as some insurance companies put it at R500 million.

The death toll from Tuesday's storm stands at 14.

More than 40 schools were also damaged as well as several health care institutions in and around Durban.

At Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi two people died when a wall collapsed.

Water Limits in Ekurhuleni

Residents in Alberton‚ Benoni‚ Wattville‚ Brakpan‚ Gemiston‚ Boksburg‚ Tsakane and Duduza will be the first to be affected by the City of Ekurhuleni’s night-time water rationing.

The metro on Monday morning tweeted a link to a schedule‚ which shows that water will be cut to areas on every second night from 9pm to 5am.

The city said on Friday that it “has no choice but to take this drastic step as voluntary water saving measures by residents have averaged a savings rate of about 3.5% a week‚ a far cry from the required 15%”.

Pollution Kills More Than Aids and TB

More than 14,000 annual deaths in Kenya can be averted if the country embraces clean environment and inclusive green growth, a conference has been told.

Household pollution caused by smoke emitted from energy sources used mostly in rural and informal settlements in Kenya contributes to more deaths than AIDS and Tuberculosis combined. This is according to Green Assessment Report, 2014.

Farmers Back to Work After Little Showers

Residents in the city of Bulawayo returned to the fields on Monday after some little showers pounded the country’s second largest city on Sunday, hoping to take advantage of the rain season to produce food which has turned inaccessible to many.
Inadequate wages and massive company closures in the City of Kings - once the country’s industrial hub - have forced residents to resort to urban farming to supplement their food stocks.

IPPs Have Benefits for SA: NGO

Environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa, says renewable Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have benefits for the country.

The organisation’s project coordinator, Dominique Doyle, says it is a poor decision for the country as a whole, as rollout of renewable energy projects were successful in bringing electricity to the grid speedily and faster than coal.

Over 2 000 Maputo Vehicles Run On Natural Gas

According to Autogas, a company that converts vehicles to run on gas rather than liquid fuels, more than 2 000 vehicles powered by natural gas are now on the roads in Maputo city and province.

Speaking to AIM, Autogas, general manager, Joao das Neves, believes that, if the trend to replace petrol and diesel by gas continues, then Mozambique could save perhaps US$500 million on its bill for imported fuels over the next 10 years.

The number of vehicles powered by gas rose from 700 in 2013 to over 2 000 in 2015.

Environmental Crime Out of Control

A report compiled by United Nations (UN) Environment Programme and Interpol says environmental crime is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups.

Termed the ‘Environmental Crime Crisis’, the report, which was released at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Kenya, highlights how the illegal trade in charcoal, wildlife, timber products, elephant ivory, rhino horn, illegal fisheries, illegal mining and the dumping of toxic waste play a leading role in fuelling the work of terrorist groups.   

Endangered Wildlife Trust: Grant Administrator

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is one of the largest biodiversity conservation non-governmentall organisations in southern Africa.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust seeks to appoint a Grant Administrator, based in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

The Administrator will manage the governance and administrative aspects of the new European Union funded project, entitled,'Natural resource conservation and management for the generation of a water-linked green-economy in the Eastern Cape and Southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa'.

CROW: Environmental Education Officer

Founded over 30 years ago, Centre for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is currently KwaZulu-Natal’s only registered wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of all indigenous wildlife. From mongoose, genets and monkeys to birds and antelope, CROW represents a second chance at a free, safe and sustainable life for thousands of animals every year.

GenderCC Southern Africa: Executive Director

GenderCC Southern Africa is a nonprofit organisation with the vision of becoming a platform of powerful women and men who effectively represent the needs and rights of grass roots communities in national, regional and international climate policy arenas.  GenderCC’s main mission is to build a platform for an informed and resilient movement of Southern African women, which empowers them to understand, make decisions and influence policy and practice regarding climate change, for the benefit of the broader society.


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