Sustainability Guide

What is sustainability?

Sustainability means the integration of socio, economic and environmental factors in planning, implementation and decision making to ensure that development serves present and future generations or simply put, living within one's ecological budget, by not over exploiting or straining natural resources. A picture is worth a thousand words though:

The sustainability guide has been divided into the following sections:


City of Cape Town Smart Living Guide
Terry Green SAICA publication 2009
IEMS/DHEC Joint Venture proposal: Sustainable Management of Scarce Water Resources in South Africa: Limnology and Management of Dams.26 July 2005.
Kidd Environmental Law Juta 2008
Readers Digest Oxford Wordfinder Oxford University Press 1993
Strydom and King (eds) Environmental Management in SA Juta 2009
Kotze and Paterson Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in SA Juta 2009

Prepared by:

MBond-Smith and Elke Watson environmental advisors and researchers.
September 2012