National Recycling Day is on the 17th of September 2021. South Africans are familiar with the need to recycle their waste.  The benefits of recycling do not just focus on the fact that waste does not go to a landfill, it also creates jobs which...

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Although South Africa is still enduring the challenges associated with the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic and the unpredictability of the various imposed lockdowns, more employees are reporting back to their workplaces as opposed to working from their homes.   This brings with it the reminder that when...

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In South Africa, we generally deal with three main types of environmental audits in the industry. These are compliance, functional and management audits.   Environmental Compliance Audits   Environmental compliance audits, focus on determining compliance to a specific and defined checklist.   Compliance audits assess and verify aspects related to or...

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South Africa as a developing country relies on evolving mining, industrial and fossil fuel power generation activities where ever-increasing expansions produce strain and air pollution impacts on general and high-priority areas. The National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (Act 39 of 2004) (NEM: AQA) forms...

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Environmental noise is subjective as it is based on people’s perceptions of specific sounds. Environmental noise is defined as any unwanted sound created by human interaction with the natural environment. Environmental noise typically refers to noise associated with an outdoor sound produced by industry, various...

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