Entries by Jaisheila Rajput

Industrial parks as a vital engine to development

The Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa (DTI) recently held their 2nd Industrial Parks Symposium. The theme, as laid out by DTI Director General Lionel October was focused on industrial parks as the vital engine towards industrialization and transformation. This is seen as a much-needed strategic approach to economic development in South Africa. There […]

Recognition for TOMA-Now!

BWA Regional Business Achiever Awards finalist 2017 The Business Women’s Association Regional Business Achievers Awards (RBAA) are a set of annual events aimed at celebrating the success of women. The awards actively seek to identify, acknowledge and cultivate entrepreneurs, corporate and professional women leaders. Our CEO, Dr. Jaisheila Rajput was honoured to be a finalist for […]

African Marine Waste Conference | Interview Dr. Jaisheila Rajput

TOMA-Now attended the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference with a special focus on reduction of plastic based marine pollutants. See the interview with our CEO Dr. Jaisheila Rajput on her expectations from the event. The conference organizers used the platform to identify opportunities and solutions for Africa. The emphasis was on, Accumulating waste in Africa: Influence […]

No time to waste | African Marine Waste

No time to waste in addressing Africa’s marine waste. It’s definitely green economy conference season and last week’s (9-13 July 2017) inaugural African Marine Waste Conference hosted by Sustainable Seas Trust in Port Elizabeth did not disappoint. The conference featured keynote presenters such as renowned oceanographer, Sylvia Earle from Mission Blue / National Geographic, with a planned outcome of strategic […]

Sustainability Week 2017 | Spotlight: Green Energy

Sustainability Week is regarded as the premier greening event in South Africa with a call to learn sell and network while putting ideas into motion. This year the event was hosted at the CSIR Convention Centre 13-15 June 2017 with a strong call to advance the Green Economy. The event creates platforms for African stakeholders from different sectors to […]

African Utility Week – The Energy Revolution

Earlier this month, Cape Town hosted the 17th annual African Utility Week, the largest power and energy conference in Africa. Built into this year’s African Utility Week programme was a specific focus on Energy Revolution Africa – a framework within which to explore the transitioning energy landscape in Africa, with a focus on community-scale projects, […]

Food security and the restaurant industry

Ask a chef what he or she understands “food security” to be in the context of the daily operations of a restaurant, and you would most likely get a response along the lines of “receiving all produce deliveries in good order and in time to complete the ‘prep’ (the processing of the ingredients for each […]

Biomass beneficiation – What does it take to build a viable industry

We hosted a workshop on Monday, 30 January 2017 to focus on potential biomass beneficiation applications for alien vegetation. The workshop represented the culmination of a year’s work, funded by WWF Nedbank Green Trust, exploring and identifying the most high impact biomass benefication applications that would support the development of local industries, increase positive community […]

Can Industrial eco-systems reinforce resilience?

Political interventions, economic turbulence and climate change can all place companies under severe pressure. Could a focus on developing industrial eco-systems help to relieve some of this pressure, making organizations more resilient and even thrive under these conditions? Industrial eco-systems operate in a similar way to nature and can be a way to address and build […]