Monthly Archives: March 2017

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23 03, 2017

Learn about environmental management to help your business thrive

Awareness of how businesses impact the environment is becoming an increasingly important aspect of running a successful organisation. Apart from the need for businesses to comply with environmental regulations, companies are looking to the future and sustainable environmental management is becoming the norm, both from a compliance and an ethical point of view. There are [...]

20 03, 2017

Robben Island

Figure 1: Robben Island maximum security prison (Photo credit: Meraj Chhaya via Visualhunt.com)   Martin van Nierop – 20 March 2017 Environmental consulting can be a real drudgery. Many of us become environmental consultants because we care about the environment. We want to make a difference in protecting the environment. We want to [...]

14 03, 2017

Walking Together

Figure 1: Picture taken from diocesemontreal.org Martin van Nierop – 14March 2017 Does Pope Francis’s vision of the Church have anything to say to how South Africa manages environmental issues? I attended a talk, hosted by the Jesuit Institute of SA, given by Mr Robert Mickens who was visiting South Africa last week. [...]

7 03, 2017

Hunting like Lions – Budget 2017

Now, I am not an avid follower of economics and finance. And listening to a national budget speech is not my idea of fun. However, I thought I would see if South Africa’s Minister of Finance said anything relevant to the environmental field.  On the afternoon of 22 February 2017, Minister Pravin Gordhan, delivered the [...]