During the recent budget vote presentations in the North West Province, three major departments outlined their proposals for the upcoming financial year. ### Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation, and Tourism
Ms. Barbara Creecy, Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment Minister, recently delivered the Budget Vote 2023/24 for the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment. In her speech, she emphasized several key initiatives and projects aimed at preserving South Africa’s natural resources, combating climate change, and enhancing the nation’s biodiversity.
On May 18, 2023, Cape Town made history with the launch of its first Urban Waste Management (UWM) Innovation Expo. The event aimed to bring together the latest sustainable waste management solutions, addressing the increasing need for innovative methods to tackle the city’s waste challenges.
As the winter season fast approaches, South Africa braces for a surge in energy demand, which further intensifies the pressure on the stateowned power company, Eskom. Eskom has cautioned about the possible occurrence of power outages to forestall an entire collapse of the national grid.
Illegal dumping in Cape Town is causing major problems for the city’s annual Winter Preparation Programme. This initiative aims to address flood risk management and ensure that the city is clean and safe during the winter season. However, illegal dumping continues to undermine these efforts, making it difficult for the Road Infrastructure Management (RIM) Department teams to carry out essential cleanup operations in areas such as Newlands, Imizamo Yethu, and Masiphumelele.