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10 07, 2018

What role does Industry play in Prevention of air pollution

The question many people are asking, is air pollution a problem in South Africa?  In short, it is, and it will get worse if the industry does not follow the legislative requirements as set out in the Air Quality Act, 39 of 2004 (AQA). The burning of Fossil Fuels emitted from the combustion of fossil [...]

22 05, 2018

Why E-Waste Is Becoming One of the World’s Biggest Pollution Problems

What do you do with old MP3 players, a Fitbit that can’t be repaired, a faulty USB stick or a computer mouse that has long passed it's sell-by date? E-waste, also known as electronic waste, contains a number of harmful components such as mercury, lead, lithium, and cadmium, which end up in landfills. Not only [...]

2 04, 2018

Which Businesses Can Benefit From Industrial Waste Management?

Industrial waste management has become an essential part of industry operations since the ghastly effects of industrial pollution have come to light. More and more businesses are realising the contribution their operations could be having on global warming, air, water and soil pollution, the extinction of wildlife and the negative impact on human health. What [...]

5 02, 2018

Inside the Cape water crisis – An environmental impact perspective

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 [...]

6 11, 2017

Holy smoke! – does your business need stack monitoring?

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 [...]

29 08, 2017

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

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

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 [...]

1 08, 2017

Boreholes

As part of the water cycle, groundwater soaks into the ground from rainfall and through surface water. Gravity draws the water down until it reaches a depth where the ground is saturated. A geological formation which can hold water or permit substantial water movement through it is known as an aquifer. In nature, water from [...]

19 06, 2017

Drowning in Waste: Waste Management Plan

Waste management in South Africa is a serious concern. Approximately 108 million tonnes of waste was generated in 2011, with 91% of the waste ending up in landfills. Waste generation can cut into your bottom line and ultimately has a large negative impact on the environment. For a win-win solution, you need to have a [...]

29 05, 2017

Boost your career with the Gondwana Associates Program

Are you a qualified environmental scientist, but finding it difficult to find work due to lack of experience in the field? Then the Gondwana Associates Program may be just the thing for you. Our Associates Program provides additional training and opportunities for environmental consultants who are looking to grow their career and receive a consistent [...]