GREEN HOME is now BBBEE Level 2

GREEN HOME MD, Catherine Morris with Yiza Ekhaya founder, Mickey Linda Just when we thought Level 3 was amazing … we beat our own goals, and reached BBBEE Level 2! We are thrilled to have achieved level 2 this year, April 2020. We’re excited because the certification is formal recognition for the work we do…

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Our Response to the Lockdown

On Monday night, Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africa that we are heading into a 21 day lockdown, starting at midnight on Thursday 26 March. He said that “immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human catastrophe of enormous proportions in our country.” This is, of course, an unprecedented response to an unprecedented…

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Visit to The Waterfront Waste Recovery & Recycling Centre

  When last did you think about waste management? It’s not a sexy topic. Which is probably why it tends to get ignored. But we all create waste, and collectively, it causes serious problems. Fortunately, there are people paying attention, and working to bring about change. The V&A Waterfront is at the cutting edge of…

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Leading the Change

Because it’s Women’s Month, we sat down with GREEN HOME’s very own leading light Catherine Morris (known to most as Cat) for a chat about SA’s biodegradable revolution, women and what keeps her inspired. It’s been 11 years since you started GREEN HOME. Looking back, do any key inspirations stand out from the journey so…

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South Africa Moves Towards Renewable Energy

Fantastic news for the South African green economy and the environment is that the South African government has recently approved  a $5.4 billion investment in renewable energy projects, which are predicted to be capable of producing 1,400MW of solar and wind generated energy and should be up and running by 2016. Get the full story…

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Food (waste) for thought

You may remember we posted an article around 6 months ago, Food Waste: Beating Bourgeois Etiquette, which raised fundamental questions about our food culture, and the values which make wasting food more socially acceptable than thrifty consumption. The Institute of Waste Management of South Africa ( IWMSA) estimates that between 12 to 14 million people…

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5 Facts about Genetically Modified (GM) Maize and South Africa

Fact 1: South Africa is the only country in the world which has allowed the main staple of its diet, maize, to be genetically modified (GM). Fact 2:  Around 77% of maize production in South Africa is GM. Fact 3: Elsewhere in the world GM maize is grown primarily to feed livestock globally. Fact 4:…

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Eskom crippling SA’s water supply

  According to recently published report by Greenpeace Africa, coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse. Fortunately there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of generating electricity that don’t risk the country’s water security,…

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