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Blythedale Coastal Resort

The vision for the new Blythedale coastal resort, a luxury development on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, is centred on imvelo, a Zulu word for a collective responsibility for protecting the environment and living sustainably.

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Central Square at Menlyn Maine

The newly launched Central Square – a large scale mixed-use development in Pretoria’s Menlyn Maine precinct – ups the stakes for sustainable design in South Africa’s retail sector, having piloted a new custom rating tool for Green Star certifications.

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Putting Waste to Work – Biogas to Energy

The City of Johannesburg’s water management company, Johannesburg Water (JW), has proven the business case for alternative energy solutions with the commissioning of a second municipal wastewater biogas-to-energy plant in Diepsloot. At the plant, more than 405Mℓ of sewage is treated per day and it has been in full operation since August 2012.

JW since commissioned a second biogas-to-energy project at its Driefontein waste water treatment works (WWTW) with operations expected to commence in October 2016.

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Dropping the Pressure – Water Savings

By implementing a pressure management installation in a poor area, the Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng created some breathing space to fix leaks and implement other water demand management activities, such as community awareness programmes. The overall project has led to a tremendous reduction in water loss and the costs to build the initial system were recovered in just two months. The project has earned national and international awards, and similar projects are now being rolled out in other areas, including the Metsimaholo Municipality on the other side of the Vaal River, where the same funders are collaborating again.

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