Award winning entrepreneur helps youth repurpose old tyres

Award winning entrepreneur helps youth repurpose old tyres

Roche van den Berg is the entrepreneur who started Roche Recycle Re-love – a recycling business that makes beautiful creations from the rubber found in waste tyres and is spreading the knowledge through community upliftment and development projects Roche Recycle Re-love is a registered recycler with REDISA who provides Van den Berg’s business with waste … Continued

What not to do when disposing waste tyres

What not to do when disposing waste tyres

As we reach the height of fire season on the highveld– exacerbated by high winds and no rain, be sure to take precaution against veld fires. According to the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, one of the…

Interesting facts on ocean pollution

Interesting facts on ocean pollution

The ocean remains one of the most expansive, mysterious and diverse places on earth. Unfortunately, it is being threatened by pollution from people on land and from natural causes. Marine life is dying, and as a result the whole oceanic…

Moving towards a resource revolution-to save the environment

Moving towards a resource revolution-to save the environment

The world faces many major challenges including climate change, slow economic growth and a disproportionate reliance on mineral resources, but recent research shows that adopting circular economies could provide answers for many of these global problems. The Obama administration revealed…

Recognising the value of women in waste

Recognising the value of women in waste

A woman can inspire sustainable transformation and create a new story for herself, her children and her entire community. A woman is powerful and full of often-untapped potential. A woman can change the world. Every year on August 9th in…

Banker turned entrepreneur is realizing value in the waste sector

Banker turned entrepreneur is realizing value in the waste sector

“I left my day job to find contentment and chase my ambitions as a social entrepreneur after working for an investment bank in group credit risk for two years,”  says Entrepreneur, Sifiso Ngobese. Can you please tell us about your company? Unconventional Media Solutions is an innovative outdoor media company that offers alternative outdoor media … Continued

Innovation trend: Renewable Energy battery packs

Innovation trend: Renewable Energy battery packs

Fossil fuels are the most used energy sources across the world, but at an environmental cost. Over the last 150 years, burning fossil fuels has resulted in more than a 25% increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In response to the environmental challenges caused by fossil fuel, two companies have stepped … Continued

Minimising of health risks related to waste tyres

Minimising of health risks related to waste tyres

In recent years rodents have become a challenge in certain areas of Johannesburg – particularly in informal settlements and overcrowded buildings in the inner city. The City of Johannesburg has in the last few months introduced some measures to beat…

The entrepreneur’s guide to dressing for success

The entrepreneur’s guide to dressing for success

Often when starting a business, your least worry is about your appearance. However, first impressions last a lot longer than your pitch, in fact the way you appear to a potential client could very well be the beginning or end…

Entrepreneurship and SMMEs as the aid to SA’s economic growth

Entrepreneurship and SMMEs as the aid to SA’s economic growth

South Africa’s alarmingly high unemployment rate has encouraged the government to promote youth entrepreneurs. Research by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows, that small businesses are significant contributors to job creation. SMMEs have the potential to create and expand employment opportunities, develop…

Introducing a circular economy

Introducing a circular economy

A study done by Eco-business shows that the global middle-class is projected to grow to nearly 5 billion people by 2030 and 75% of this new middle-class will be in Asia. Over the next 20 years, these new consumers will…

The people making the REDISA plan happen As of December 2014, REDISA has created 1604 jobs and collected 72 642 tonnes of waste tyres. Beyond the statistics and numbers, REDISA is making a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens. Meet Stanley Mangoegape – manager at the Midrand REDISA depot When Stanley met the REDISA team … Continued

How to get your business started

How to get your business started

Turn your business idea into reality with these 3 tips from entrepreneurs and business journalists. Business plan Writing a business plan can be an arduous task but it plays a crucial role in mapping out your business idea.  “The simple act of writing down your idea and outlining how the business will operate can be … Continued

3 Inspiring South African innovators

3 Inspiring South African innovators

South Africa is filled with dreamers and innovators who are working to make the world a better place to live in. We profile 3 South Africans whose work is making a difference. Elon Musk The South African born inventor became…

The challenges of waste management

The challenges of waste management

Putting the REDISA Plan to work

Putting the REDISA Plan to work

Puku story writing competition

Puku story writing competition

The Puku Children’s Literature Foundation have launched a story writing competition for young writers to express themselves creatively in isiXhosa.

Climate change will change more than the weather

Climate change will change more than the weather

Here is what we can expect in the coming decades once climate change is in full effect