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May 28, 2019

The long-awaited carbon tax has finally arrived.  With the signing of the legislation last week by President Ramaphosa, consumers will feel the pinch from 1 June as prices of a number of goods will increase to accommodate the tax.  What many have perhaps overlooked is...

September 21, 2018

Imagine my surprise recently when I went to my local Wimpy for a milkshake and instead of the usual plastic straw, I was given a paper straw...  Yes. a paper straw!  With international awareness of the harm that plastic straws - and other single-use items in the hospit...

January 22, 2018

As Day Zero looms large in the lives of Capetonians and the drought in the greater Cape Town and Western Cape intensifies, one of the unforeseen impacts of the water shortage in this area appears to be what some refer to as a 'mountain' of plastic water bottles as cons...

October 31, 2017

By now, we all know that the City of Cape Town - perhaps the most iconic destination on the African continent, is facing an unprecedented water shortage.  After a few years of below-par rainfall - and a rapidly increasing population, the City is unable to provide water...

September 7, 2017

After months of hoping and praying for good winter rainfall over the Western Cape - and warnings to residents of Cape Town that the water situation was not improving, the City has finally introduced Level 5 restrictions and finally acted against the commercial sector i...

May 16, 2017

Globally, the practice by companies to publicise their sustainability performance has become a norm, and here in South Africa, almost all companies trading in the international 'space' make reference to their Sustainability Reports on their website's and promotional ma...