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See Great Labyrinth launch by members of Entrepreneurs' Organisation
Members of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) and their friends and families took part in a special spekboom tree planting ceremony at the site of the Great Labyrinth near Klapmuts on 7 March. Proceedings began with a word from premier Alan Winde. President of EO Cape Town, Waheed Adam, says: "It is our responsibility as business leaders and good citizens to be mindful of our carbon footprint. As an organisation, we've embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about climate change and inspire local entrepreneurs, business leaders and citizens to help reduce our nation's carbon emissions."...
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11 Mar 2020 11:26
#BeautifulNews: Man versus mountain. Here’s where 365 days of ubuntu leads
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...
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10 Jun 2019 13:21
#BeautifulNews: This ocean warrior is turning the tide for South Africa
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...
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3 Jun 2019 13:13
#BeautifulNews: These tortoises owe their lives to a quick-thinking teen
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...
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28 Mar 2019 12:58
#BeautifulNews: When poachers attack, this nurse is a lifeline for orphaned rhinos
Rhinos may look tough with their double horns and thick skin. But the iconic creatures have sensitive souls. Jade Aldridge didn’t expect to fall in love with the gentle beasts. When the veterinary nurse came to South Africa to volunteer in wildlife rehabilitation, she was confronted with the realities of rhino poaching. She began to take care of calves whose mothers had been killed after seeing the life-threatening position the orphaned animals were in. “I wanted to make a difference,” she says. Aldridge made a decision to put down roots here and fight for their lives. Read Jade Aldridge's full story...
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22 Jan 2019 09:42
Increasing KwaZulu-Natal tree count with local NPO initiative
Local NPO Blue Sky Society Trust (BSST) along with IT Trailblazers, Network Configurations, and WESSA uMngeni Valley recently teamed up with 120 children from three different schools to plant 250 trees as part of the Trees4KZN initiative.
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28 Jun 2018 11:44
Studio H pop-up waterless dinner
Cape Town-based food design agency Studio H will be hosting a series of pop-up waterless dinners prepared with salt tolerant crops. The first event took place in Cape Town on Tuesday 23 January.
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24 Jan 2018 11:34
Prince William addresses Africa's wildlife warriors
Tusk's royal patron Prince William made an appearance via video at the 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards last night Wednesday, 4 October 2017. During his appearance, he addressed attendees on the issue of not having a sustainable environment for future generations.
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5 Oct 2017 10:24
2017 Annual WESSA Awards
The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) recently celebrated ‘People Caring for the Earth' with the 2017 Annual WESSA Awards.
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19 Sep 2017 10:20
Rhino poaching warriors awarded at Rhino Conservation Awards
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa recognised the efforts of those trying to curb rhino poaching at the Rhino Conservation Awards, which was held at Montecasino on 21 August 2017.
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22 Aug 2017 11:14
Second phase of Better Living Challenge launched in Nyanga
The Cape Craft and Design Institute, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (DoHS), and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) unveiled the second phase of the Better Living Challenge at the Nyanga Arts Development Centre in Nyanga on 30 June 2017.
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6 Jul 2017 14:11
Project 90 by 2030 installs solar units at CT child care centre
Project 90 by 2030 recently donated and installed five solar power charging units at the Abaphumeleli Home of Safety in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The solar power charging units were built by the high school learners who are involved in Project 90 by 2030's ‘Playing With Solar' project; the youngsters are taught the importance of being environmentally conscious and looking after the planet in addition to being trained on how to build the solar units....
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30 May 2017 11:21
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