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Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

#AfricaMonth: The Africa market deserves respect - Wood-Mizer
#AfricaMonth: The Africa market deserves respect - Wood-Mizer

A bit of patience and manners is some of what's required to be successful in the African context, says Jean-Jacques Pierre Oelofse, Wood-Mizer corporate director for emerging markets...

By Sindy Peters 4 May 2017

Rod Baker
How to win friends - burn their vehicles

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that during the Western Cape farm protests yesterday, an IOL journalist's car was set alight and destroyed.

By Rod Baker 10 Jan 2013

Landbou.com at digital cutting edge for SA magazines
Landbou.com at digital cutting edge for SA magazines

Landbouweekblad may be more than 90 years old and serves a largely conservative section of society but it is also a digital pathfinder for magazines. Bizcommunity finds out from Landbou.com's digital manager Jan Bezuidenhout and web editor Corli van der Merwe how well the site is doing, how it protects the titles's circulation and why many young farmers are at the cutting edge of tech today while they wait for the broadband ship to come into SA's rural areas.

By Gill Moodie 2 Oct 2012

Greenpop turns two, Makhulu seeks crowdfunding
Greenpop turns two, Makhulu seeks crowdfunding

Greenpop, one of the pioneers of the treevolution in South Africa and abroad, celebrated its second birthday this month at Assembly in Cape Town. There was no birthday cake and candles, but a collage of funky moves and beats to suit any party animal. Festivities also included a screening of the Trees for Zambia doccie and a slideshow of memories that had many a volunteer, who'd participated in the project, welling up with nostalgia.

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2012

Join the "treevolution", Greenpop heads for Zambia
Join the "treevolution", Greenpop heads for Zambia

Founded by Misha Teasdale, Lauren O'Donnell and Jeremy Hewitt (aka Jeremy Loops), Greenpop has launched Trees for Zambia, an initiative that aims to combat the high deforestation rate in Zambia. With its volunteers, Greenpop plans to plant more than 5000 trees in Livingstone during July 2012. Zambia has the second highest deforestation rate in the world; to curb this rate, volunteers are being called upon to get involved. Do you dig trees?

By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2012

A taxing meander - but in a really good way
A taxing meander - but in a really good way

About four years ago while visiting Karoo lodge Samara we were encouraged to plant spekboom trees to counteract the carbon emissions we produced in getting there. That was the first time I'd consciously engaged in the impact of my life as a traveller and, rather than feel guilty about it, I was offered a neatly-packaged solution to deal with it.

By Brian Berkman 20 Feb 2012

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