Green Building Activity and Trends in South Africa

South Africa is emerging as a leader in green building, but one of its main challenges is finding enough skilled green professionals. Reducing water consumption is a priority, and the importance of achieving healthy communities is also a key driver distinguishing this market. This is an excerpt from a recent global study on Green Building […]

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When good intentions go awry – timber transit through Zambia

Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on Zambia’s recent efforts to curb illicit timber trade and deforestation: At a time when the world looks at multilateral and regional initiatives to facilitate transit trade, intra-SADC transit traffic along the Walvis Bay – Ndola – Lumbumbashi Development Corridor (WBNL) has been dealt a blow by Zambia. Zambia is […]

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A new era for the ICFR & Upcoming ICFR Events

The ICFR is about to embrace a new era with a change in leadership for the first time in 19 years. Our current Director, Prof. Colin Dyer retires formally from the ICFR at the end of June 2017. Colin joined the ICFR as its Director in 1998, and over the last two decades, has successfully […]

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150 TREES PLANTED AT WILD COAST MUSIC FEST

The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities, the festival not only draws much needed tourists to […]

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