Earth Hour 2019

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As South Africans, going without power is not an unusual occurrence. We are all familiar with the silence that follows a power cut. In true South African style, we’ve even adopted a certain humorous outlook on the matter.  Normally however,…

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Water Month 2019

March is Water Month in South Africa. With the “Woolies water challenge” videos such as the one above trending on social media, quite the buzz has been created around the theme of water. Water certainly has the power to transform…

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Mine Closures: The Elephant in the Room

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Annually in February for the past 25 years the global mining community convenes in Cape Town, South Africa for the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba. For four days the Cape Town Convention Centre is buzzing with different mining discussions ranging…

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The Carbon Tax is here

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IS YOUR BUSINESS CARBON TAX READY? Following over 8 years of planning and stakeholder engagement, South Africa is just about ready for the implementation of the Carbon Tax. The first phase will run from the 1st of June 2019 till…

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United Nations Theme for 2019: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

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THE UNITED NATIONS THEME FOR 2019:International Year of Indigenous LanguagesWHY CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL YEARS?According to the United Nations, “An International Year is an important cooperation mechanism dedicated to raising awareness of a particular topic or theme of global interest or concern, and mobilizing…

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Conference of the Parties (COP) 2018 – Climate Change Action

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Each year world leaders (under the leadership of the United Nations) come together to discuss the climate change crisis. The main objective is to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris climate change agreement.  In October 2018 the UN panel…

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World Science Day for Peace and Development

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ON THE 10TH OF OCTOBER 2018 WE CELEBRATE WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE & DEVELOPMENT. In this clip, South African Minister for Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi, talks about the role of SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY in the SADC region. According to the minister, SCIENCE…

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World Cities Day – Sustainable Cities and the Sustainable Development Goals

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THE 31ST OF OCTOBER IS WORLD CITIES DAY AND LINKS TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL #11  Did you know that more than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas?By 2050, that figure will have risen to…

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October is Our Birthday Month

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In October 2015 Luhlaza ISS was first established.Our goal is to provide a  roadmap to sustainable development through our scientific research and consultancy services.Since establishment, we have engaged with business, government and civil society through various projects and platforms. Excluding our research…

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National Marine Week South Africa 2018 : From Source to Sea

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It’s National Marine Week in South Africa and the Department of Environmental Affairs have identified the theme for 2018: “Nature Knows No Waste” This theme was selected to highlight the global problem of ocean pollution, particularly plastics. The aim of…

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