[Sue Reuther] A promising economic future lies ahead for the Saldanha Bay area, but pressure from local communities and increasingly stringent regulations will compel any developer to tread carefully through this environmentally sensitive zone.
[Dr Deon Nel] WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) welcomes the 2013 Budget's clear indication of the government's commitment towards addressing the increasing problem of acid-mine drainage (AMD) and derelict mines. However, the organisation is disappointed at the level of expenditure allocated to addressing this key threat to the country's water security.
[Sindy Peters] Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta will be spending seven months from October 2012 to April 2013 traversing 3300km of South African coastline on foot. With bins on their backs, these social-change adventurers plan to clean up the beaches and put a spotlight on the hazards of litter.
[Sindy Peters] Volunteers from all walks of life gathered in Livingstone, Zambia during July 2012 and found common ground in a passion for the environment. Initiated by Cape Town-based Greenpop, we spent three weeks planting 4135 trees; in joining the "treevolution", everyone arrived with something to give, and took away with them a little more ...
[Sindy Peters] How far are you willing to go to bring awareness to a cause that you champion? Cape Town's Kim Smith is willing to go literally to the ends of the Earth. Led by Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft of Bancroft Arnesen Explore, Smith will join five women from around the world this November in an expedition to Antarctica in order to spur awareness on the key water challenges that are faced globally.
[Sindy Peters] 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?