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Christy van der Merwe

Christy van der Merwe

Christy van der Merwe is a former contributing editor for Engineering News Online and Mining Weekly Online. She graduated from Rhodes University.

SA’s latest climate study to reveal severe weather risks

26th September 2011 South Africa would soon submit its second National Communication to the United Nations reflecting the country’s greenhouse gas emissions profile,... 

ICT and telecoms seen as key to socioeconomic growth in Africa

26th September 2011 Internet usage in Africa grew by 2 527% between 2000 and 2011, compared with a world average of 480%, highlighted Standard Bank’s Africa Macro... 

Greenpeace calls on SA to abandon nuclear energy plans

21st September 2011 Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Greenpeace Africa on Wednesday morning held a protest outside the Department of Energy (DoE), urging the... 


SA could lose out on carbon financing if EU moves ahead with LDC plan

19th September 2011 South Africa risks losing carbon financing flowing from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as the European Union (EU) – the largest buyer of... 

African Ministers to compile list of priority energy projects

15th September 2011 African Energy Ministers are meeting in Johannesburg this week to draw up a list of priority sustainable energy projects, which would be taken to a... 

Nuclear plans to go before Cabinet soon, bidding to start in 2012

15th September 2011 South Africa will announce a decision on its nuclear energy plans before the end of the year, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday, adding... 

Businesses urged to get involved in climate negotiating process

15th September 2011 South African companies should be aware that business is being given an opportunity to engage in global climate change negotiations not only as an... 

Concerns grow over common position for Africa at climate negotiations

14th September 2011 As African environmental Ministers converged in Mali to update the Africa common position on climate change before COP 17 in Durban, certain... 

COP 17 key for decision on carbon capture’s inclusion under CDM

13th September 2011 The seventeenth conference of the parties (COP 17) negotiations on climate change in Durban were viewed as key for making decisions on whether or... 

EU wants firm decisions on legally binding climate agreement

12th September 2011 While much of the focus for the Durban climate change conference was on getting the institutions under the Cancun Agreements up and running and... 

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