In the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo region of the Eastern Cape, a global online crowdfunded project with huge ambitions is set to transform a community where four of every 10 people don't have jobs. This is South Africa's Giant Flag, a development project so big it will be visible from space.
KwaZulu-Natal featured highly in this year's ABI Schools Recycling Programme, with Ekuthuleni Primary School grabbing the grand prize. The competition teaches children to care for the environment
Run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge with modern permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce and a sustainable source of income.
The sixth episode of Brand South Africa's Play Your Part television series, which airs on SABC 2 on Sunday 20 July at 9pm, features pioneering South Africans who are Playing their Part by pushing the boundaries of technology, the environment and space.
Here's what recycling does for the environment, the economy, and the manufacturing industries.
Recycling helps reduce energy used during manufacturing, freeing it up to be used for other purposes such as lighting and heating.
It's surprising how easy it is to live sustainably; here are tips to go green at home, work, school, on the road and in your community.
A number of companies around the country make it simple to recycle plastics, paper, glass and even building materials. Here's a guide to recycling across South Africa.
The idea is simple: save land by sending as little rubbish to solid waste landfills as possible. As more people consume more things, more waste is generated. This means more land needs to be given over to containing rubbish – land that could have been used for agriculture or housing, for example.