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The Woolworths Good Business Journey

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Sustainability is a fundamental part of a company's governance practices, but also an opportunity to position the company in a positive light to its customers and other stakeholders.

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Waste Management

( Article Type: Overview )

Waste management in South Africa is based on the principles of the White Paper on Integrated Pollution and Waste Management (IP&WM) and the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) published by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in

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Water

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Overview of the Water Situation in South Africa Introduction South Africa has a water-constrained mining-based economy.

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Water and Climate Change

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Water is the primary medium through which climate change will impact people, ecosystems and economies. Even though there is still much that is not understood about the way climate will respond in the future, globally the overall impacts of climat

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Water and Water Pollution

( Article Type: Overview )

Water is a fugitive natural resource, changing between solid, liquid and gaseous forms that are linked via the hydrological cycle (see Figure 1) that move freely in time and space. Planet Earth is the only known place where water occurs in liquid for

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Water Conflict

( Article Type: Explanation )

Fresh water is an important natural resource for the survival and economic development of humankind. It is also a scarce resource.

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Water ~ Urban Run-off

( Article Type: Explanation )

By losing its capacity to retain soil moisture, a city – in a sense – loses its capacity to ‘sweat’ and cool itself. Such urban heat islands could be from 0.5°C to 1°C warmer than surrounding rural areas.

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Wave Energy

( Article Type: Explanation )

The marine environment is the next major frontier for the harnessing of energy, with vast amounts of energy potentially available in the waves (driven by the wind) and tides (driven by the moon) of the seas worldwide.

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Wetlands

( Article Type: Explanation )

Wetlands (vleis, bogs, swamps, sponges or marshes) are vital ecosystems, which have been described as some of the most productive in the world.

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Wilderness Area

( Article Type: Explanation )

Under the IUCN’s Framework for Protected Areas the highest form of protection an area can achieve is a Wilderness Area.

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