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5 02, 2018

Inside the Cape water crisis – An environmental impact perspective

By |February 5th, 2018|Environmental|0 Comments

Cape Town, the second most populous city in South Africa, is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. 3 years of prolonged drought have put Cape Town in a dire situation, where the taps are expected to run dry in May 2018. With Cape Town now entering the dry season with their dams less than [...]

29 01, 2018

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

By |January 29th, 2018|Climate Change|0 Comments

Is the world's climate changing? Of course it is.  ‘Why? is not the issue, but what world leaders are doing to adapt to it’, is. Without an international body like the United Nations conducting their seemingly merry-go-round of conferences, there would not be a concerted effort to harness the knowledge of climate experts, institutions and, [...]

22 01, 2018

Climate Change – Is Your Company Doing Its Bit to Reduce GHG Emissions?

By |January 22nd, 2018|Climate Change|0 Comments

It has been over 2 years since world leaders met and formulated The Paris Agreement: discussing climate change, greenhouse gasses (GHG) and what we as a global community can do about it. South African regulations in line with The Paris Agreement have been in the pipeline ever since. In April last year (2017), the Minister [...]

11 12, 2017

Boilers – Do You Need An AEL?

By |December 11th, 2017|Climate Change|0 Comments

You may believe that your company’s manufacturing processes do not result in any harmful emissions. However, if you are running an industrial boiler on your premises, you may well need to apply for an Atmospheric Emission License (AEL). In 2013, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) declared that a small boiler is a controlled emitter [...]

13 11, 2017

‘Choking’ on clean air goals a reality check

By |November 13th, 2017|Climate Change|0 Comments

Press Release: November 2017 South Africa is in danger of ‘choking’ in its bid to meet specific clean air goals, but failure to hit early targets may result in greater pragmatism and yet lead to air quality gains, according to Gondwana Environmental Solutions. The environmental management services company has cautioned against “excessive pessimism” as the [...]

6 11, 2017

Holy smoke! – does your business need stack monitoring?

By |November 6th, 2017|Environmental|0 Comments

Ever wondered what’s in the air that you breathe at your business premises? If you are running a company, and manufacturing or doing anything that produces smoke or other emissions, air quality should be one of your primary concerns. Not only is air pollution dangerous to the health of those living and working near your [...]

30 10, 2017

Inventory Management Systems

By |October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Africa, as part of its mandatory reporting requirements to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is required to produce National greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories biennially. These inventories account for the nations emissions in five main sectors: Energy, Industry, Waste, Transport and Agriculture Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU). The inventory [...]

22 09, 2017

Would the real climate change please stand up

By |September 22nd, 2017|Climate Change|0 Comments

There is little doubt that, around the world, the man in the street is as confused by climate change science as well as its rebuttal from the sceptics. The amount of information on the Internet on the topic is overwhelming.  The more you and I read, probably the more confused we become.  Scientists oppose their [...]

29 08, 2017

Gondwana rolls out plan to make ‘green graduates’ job-ready

By |August 29th, 2017|Environmental|0 Comments

Gondwana Environmental Solutions, the Roodepoort-based provider of environmental monitoring, mitigation and management services, announced the rollout of a unique associate programme designed to address the growing challenge of graduate unemployment. The programme was successfully piloted last year and enters phase two this coming October. Gondwana associateships give young professionals the opportunity to obtain practical work [...]

7 08, 2017

Dispersion Modelling

By |August 7th, 2017|Environmental|0 Comments

Cities such as Athens, Los Angeles and Mexico are notorious for being highly polluted. So much so, that from time to time, vehicle restrictions and even compulsory shutdown of industries are initiated. With the economy around the world as it is, hampering productivity would need to be scientifically founded. Regional scale air quality models are [...]