Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching
Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching

The call follows the recent arrest of six suspected rhino poachers at a guesthouse in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal...

21 hours ago

Prince William shows conservation still has a problem with 'white saviours'
Prince William shows conservation still has a problem with 'white saviours'

Prince William recently spoke at one of the largest illegal wildlife summits ever held in London. He said, "Poaching is an economic crime against ordinary people and their futures."

By Hannah Mumby 3 days ago

Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition
Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced that Siya Kolisi will become an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100...

Issued by OnPoint PR 3 days ago

Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released
Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released

While there has not been any major regression in the past two years, according to the scorecard, there are still many areas of concern...

18 Oct 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan
Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

In a last-minute move, the government is attempting a new strategy to push through a coal mine in a formally protected Mpumalanga wetland area...

By John Yeld 17 Oct 2018

Enda Molewa, who died in September, granted permission for coal to be mined in a protected area, when she was minister of environmental affairs. Photo from
Court challenge to Mpumalanga coal mine

While much of her work was widely admired and supported, the legacy of the late Edna Molewa, who was environmental affairs minister, is not uncontested...

By John Yeld 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Land Rover raises millions in aid of endangered rhinos
Land Rover raises millions in aid of endangered rhinos

A rhinoceros sculpture designed by Land Rover chief design officer, Gerry McGovern, has helped Tusk raise over R11.5m in aid of endangered rhinos...

15 Oct 2018

Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world
Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world

Demand for dissolving wood pulp continues to grow as consumer preference increases for products made from renewable, sustainably sourced and processed woodfibre...

Issued by Sappi 9 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

UCT Graduate School of Business brings African context to global sustainability conversation
UCT Graduate School of Business brings African context to global sustainability conversation

An international sustainability project that is co-hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Canada has won a significant global award - recognising its impact in the world of business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Oct 2018

IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement
IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement

Hafnia Group plans for shipping emissions challenge in 2020 by mandating Inatech to digitise fuel procurement...

3 Oct 2018

Born Free announces aviation plans to reduce poaching
Born Free announces aviation plans to reduce poaching

Born Free is calling on the public to help them provide rangers with the ultimate tool to fight back against wildlife crime - an autogyro light-aircraft...

2 Oct 2018

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect
#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect

Ever wondered how nudges turn into true behavioural change that benefits society? With the Western Cape's recent #DayZero success as a prime example, all was revealed at SA's first-ever two-day #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference, held at the CTICC over 27 and 28 September 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2018

Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to "acceptable" levels
Damage to West Coast beaches from mining can be kept to "acceptable" levels

Australian company tries again to get approval for huge expansion project...

By John Yeld 27 Sep 2018

Cleaning up the environment gains momentum
Cleaning up the environment gains momentum

Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups on World Cleanup Day, 15 September 2018...

19 Sep 2018

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'

The City of Cape Town's Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has been awarded South Africa's first Green Coast Status...

18 Sep 2018

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM...

17 Sep 2018

Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa

People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...

By Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018

4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation
4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned...

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADC

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

Zanzibar Red Colobus, endemic to Tanzania. Image by by Hasin Shakur, GFDL 1.2,
The fate of unique species in Tanzania's coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Neil Burgess 12 Sep 2018

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephants

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

By Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants
#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants

Around 96 African elephants are poached for their ivory every day, that's one elephant every 15 minutes...

By Sindy Peters 30 Aug 2018

Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy
Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy

Waste management should be a part of your sustainability strategy as it is the key in helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources...

28 Aug 2018

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