EU teams up with smaller countries at COP17

By Kemantha Govender Durban – The to try to push key players for an ambitious outcome at COP17. One of the main messages to come from the EU’s press conference on Friday was that all three groups were ready to undertake concrete obligations to manage climate change. “For many countries, this is a matter of … Continue reading “EU teams up with smaller countries at COP17”

Pres. Zuma responds to unpaid flat bills reports

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma in a statement on Thursday said he regretted the situation around the flat he owns in Berea, Johannesburg, relating to unpaid bills and utility bills. On Thursday, his office said the President had bought the flat on his return from exile and had not used it for many years. It … Continue reading “Pres. Zuma responds to unpaid flat bills reports”

“8500 solar geysers installed since COP17”- Patel

Durban – The number of solar water geysers installed throughout the country since the start of COP17 reached more than 8 500 on Friday, surpassing the initial target of 8 000, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Another major success of the campaign was recorded in KwaZulu-Natal where more than 500 systems were installed in … Continue reading ““8500 solar geysers installed since COP17”- Patel”

Climate-smart agriculture is the way: Zuma, Anna

By Kemantha Govender Durban – Climate-smart agriculture offers a “triple win” for food security, adaptation, and mitigation, President Jacob Zuma and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Wednesday. Both Zuma and Annan addressed a side event at COP17 for early action on climate-smart agriculture, an initiative driven by the African Union and New … Continue reading “Climate-smart agriculture is the way: Zuma, Anna”

COP17: Trees planted to save planet

By Zisanda Nkonkobe Peddie – A group of RDP house recipients in the Eastern Cape have joined the fight to save the environment in the run-up to the COP17 climate change conference later this month. Each recipient of one of 710 new houses built in Peddie, outside King Williamstown, today received a tree as part … Continue reading “COP17: Trees planted to save planet”