Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Environment & Natural Resources] Andrew Patterson wasn’t sure where the road would take him. He’d just been retrenched. Clutching the steering wheel in traffic, Patterson faced the mountain that loomed ahead. In that moment, he had an epiphany. The avid hiker realised he could use his unexpected spare time for a purpose. “I wanted to make sure I was making decisions based out of love and not fear,” Patterson says.

He resolved to climb Table Mountain every single day for a year to raise funds for three charities close to his heart.

Read Andrew Patterson's full story here.
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Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Environment & Natural Resources] Even from the middle of South Africa, a young Hanli Prinsloo could hear the seaside calling her. Raised on a horse farm, she already had an unbridled love for the environment. But it’s at sea that she discovered how deep her passion was. “Every time I’m in the ocean, it makes me feel connected to myself, to nature, and to the people I share the oceans with,” Prinsloo says. She started freediving and soon broke over 11 national records. Being underwater opened her eyes to marine conservation. Now, Prinsloo’s focus is on changing the tides for kids who live near our coastlines.

Read Hanli Prinsloo's full story here.
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Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Environment & Natural Resources] Tiny hooves pounded the earth. Terrified animals were desperately fleeing the crackling flames as raging fires devoured Hermanus. All Corné Uys could think of was whether they’d make it out alive. The teenage conservationist realised that the slowest animals had the slightest chance of survival. “When I got home from school, it hit me – this is the biggest fire Hermanus has ever seen,” he says. Distressed families bundled their belongings and sped away from the streams of smoke overshadowing their houses. Instead, Uys packed his father’s car with emergency supplies and raced out into the blaze. He had tortoises to save.

Read Corne Uys' full story here.
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Sindy Peters
#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?

#WindAc 2017: Do cats and windows kill more birds than wind turbines?[Sindy Peters] 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...

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

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption[Cari Coetzee] The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

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

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

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

#YouthMonth: Water is everyone's business - Dean Muruven[Sindy Peters] Dean Muruven does important work in the environmental sector striving to ensure a water secure future for all South Africans...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Simple tips to start a tree care company - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Sindy Peters
#CommerceMonth: Empowering consumers to make green choices

#CommerceMonth: Empowering consumers to make green choices[Sindy Peters] Robyn Smith is the head and heart behind Faithful to Nature...

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Sindy Peters
#DesignMonth: Student concept used in WildAid video

#DesignMonth: Student concept used in WildAid video[Sindy Peters] WildAid, impressed by the concept created by an 'agency' of students has charged ahead with it...

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

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

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Ruth Cooper
Ten ways to live more greenly

Ten ways to live more greenly[Ruth Cooper] 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.

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

[Earth Focus] The business case for environmental compliance[Roger Metcalfe] The recent prosecution of a director whose company contravened environmental regulations sent shockwaves through corporate boardrooms...

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Tatjana von Bormann
How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SA

How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SA[Tatjana von Bormann] 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...

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A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts

A case for independent, objective environmental assessment experts[SRK Consulting] The independence and objectivity of EAPs are crucial factors impacting the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of environmental assessment in South Africa....

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Sharon van Wyk
The push for legalisation of rhino horn trade

The push for legalisation of rhino horn trade[Sharon van Wyk] 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.

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Angie White
Canned hunting cannot be acceptable

Canned hunting cannot be acceptable[Angie White] 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.

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

Poisoning rhino horn - ethically defendable, but legally questionable?[Helen Dagut] The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times.

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Dr Deanne Drake
The story of your sushi

Dr Deanne Drake[Dr Deanne Drake] 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.

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