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#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

SOUTH AFRICA

#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?
#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?

Yes, they do - cats and windows do kill more birds than wind turbines, but that's no reason to disregard the fact that wind turbines also kill birds...

By Sindy Peters 23 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Coetzee 28 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Eliot Chisango
#YouthMonth: Africa's uniqueness lies within her natural resources - Eliot Chisango

It was during his internship with the P.E.A.C.E Foundation that Eliot Chisango's interest in recycling was piqued...

By Sindy Peters 22 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: Water is everyone's business - Dean Muruven
#YouthMonth: Water is everyone's business - Dean Muruven

Dean Muruven does important work in the environmental sector striving to ensure a water secure future for all South Africans...

By Sindy Peters 20 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Simple tips to start a tree care company

Starting a tree care company is challenging and risky but it is a highly rewarding endeavour. It requires proper planning, a really strong work ethic, proper research and so much more...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#CommerceMonth: Empowering consumers to make green choices
#CommerceMonth: Empowering consumers to make green choices

Robyn Smith is the head and heart behind Faithful to Nature...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#DesignMonth: Student concept used in WildAid video
#DesignMonth: Student concept used in WildAid video

WildAid, impressed by the concept created by an 'agency' of students has charged ahead with it...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] Water, the stream of life
[Earth Focus] Water, the stream of life

In the vastness of our universe water is as rare as life. A miracle element without which life could not exist...

By Roger Metcalfe 11 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

DEA releases environmental compliance report
DEA releases environmental compliance report

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has released its eighth annual National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) on 2 November 2015...

By Melissa Fourie 5 Nov 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfire
[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfire

Life on our over-populated planet is undergoing such stress, that we risk increasing disconnection from the natural world on which our survival ultimately depends...

By Roger Metcalfe 5 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Ten ways to live more greenly
Ten ways to live more greenly

I recently returned from Greenpop's Festival of Action volunteer programme in Zambia, which aims to address and educate locals and volunteers on the severe deforestation issues that the country faces.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance
[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance

The recent prosecution of a director whose company contravened environmental regulations sent shockwaves through corporate boardrooms...

By Roger Metcalfe 22 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SA
How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SA

In 2008, scores of South Africans responded in angry disbelief to calls to switch off their lights for an hour in WWF's annual Earth Hour campaign...

By Tatjana von Bormann 11 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts
A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts

The independence and objectivity of EAPs are crucial factors impacting the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of environmental assessment in South Africa....

By SRK Consulting 20 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

The push for legalisation of rhino horn trade
The push for legalisation of rhino horn trade

PRETORIA: South Africa is pushing hard for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. And understandably so. With more than 20 tonnes of stockpiled horn, the country stands to make a fortune if the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ban is lifted.

By Sharon van Wyk 7 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Canned hunting cannot be acceptable
Canned hunting cannot be acceptable

Canned hunting was unknown to me up until a few months ago, and I'm guilty of being ignorant of the fact that this is happening under my very own nose, but from the moment I discovered the truth, I haven't been able to stop thinking or talking about it.

By Angie White 3 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?
Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?

The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times.

By Helen Dagut 29 Oct 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Deanne Drake
The story of your sushi

Salmon are sold to us as a delicious, healthy and natural food - the bounty of the sea. This may conjure up visions of rugged, foggy fjords and robust Norwegian fishermen hauling nets of these noble silver beasts into their boats. This is, however, not usually the case.

By Dr Deanne Drake 19 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Give a hoot, don't pollute
Give a hoot, don't pollute

The African Marine Debris Summit held at Kirstenbosch from 6 - 7 June 2013, proved both concerning and hopeful at the same time. The companies and people involved are committed to aiding seals, sharks, whales, birds and turtles.

By Beverley Klein 10 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Public eye, green laws guide growth at Saldanha
Public eye, green laws guide growth at Saldanha

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.

By Sue Reuther 11 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

SA's thirsty habits demand ongoing innovation

As citizens in a semi-arid country, South Africans are wasteful water users, using as much as five times more water per person than we should.

By Peter Shepherd 25 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Planned expenditure on AMD and derelict mines falls significantly short
Planned expenditure on AMD and derelict mines falls significantly short

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.

By Dr Deon Nel 8 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Trekking 3000km for trash
Trekking 3000km for trash

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.

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Trees for Zambia 2012: where me became we
Trees for Zambia 2012: where me became we

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 ...

By Sindy Peters 14 Aug 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

SA rep takes water challenges to the pole - Access Water 2012
SA rep takes water challenges to the pole - Access Water 2012

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.

By Sindy Peters 10 May 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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