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Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint
Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprintArticle

Building on its legacy of dedication to preserving the area's natural beauty and biodiversity, the move to solar is the farm's most measurable initiative to reduce its carbon footprint to date...

2 days ago

Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importance
Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importanceArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the Ingula Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance...

5 May 2021

Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, Sanbi
Call for board nominations for SA Weather Service, SANParks, SanbiArticle

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy is calling for board nominations for the South African Weather Service (SAWS)...

3 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister saysArticle

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures
Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable FuturesArticle

Wunderman Thompson's new original futures report delves into regeneration and more, featuring interviews with key opinion and thought leaders in the sustainability space...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 30 Apr 2021

My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best Documentary
My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar for Best DocumentaryArticle

South African film My Octopus Teacher has won Best Documentary Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, hosted in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

26 Apr 2021

Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO
Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEOArticle

The board of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has appointed Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO of the organisation...

23 Apr 2021

AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutions
AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutionsArticle

AfriGIS was appointed by GIZ to deliver a solution in South Africa that is accessible to all levels of participation in the value chain of natural resource management; in this instance harvesting of marula fruit...

Issued by AfriGIS 23 Apr 2021

6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in Gauteng
6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in GautengArticle

Contrary to non-Gautengers' belief, the province has lots more to offer than skyscrapers and traffic. If you're staying home (in Gauteng) this holiday season, you'd be delighted to find that there are lots of fun staycation ideas, especially outdoor activities, available.

23 Apr 2021

Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthyArticle

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban
Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and DurbanArticle

South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to local travel; our cities have so much to offer and explore. With the lockdown moving to Level 1 and a long weekend approaching, now is the perfect time to be a tourist in your city.

25 Mar 2021

Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should change
Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should changeArticle

Being in nature has benefits for people as studies have shown. There's ample evidence that experiences of nature have positive physical and psychological outcomes...

Michelle Cocks and Charlie Shackleton 25 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic Awards
Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic AwardsArticle

The 10th annual Eco-Logic Awards is now open for entries, recognising South Africa's eco-champions. Free to enter, the closing date is 31 May...

23 Mar 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevines
Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevinesArticle

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Carin Venter 12 Mar 2021

TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaign
TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaignArticle

In support of World Wildlife Day, TikTok is offering its global communities a fresh, immersive and edu-taining 24-hour wildlife safari sightings experience via TikTok Live, allowing users to express their creativity while increasing knowledge on wildlife protection...

4 Mar 2021

Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes
Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomesArticle

A new annual event examines root and soil health's importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action...

3 Mar 2021

FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systems
FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systemsArticle

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy's Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world's agri-food systems...

1 Mar 2021

Visit South Africa virtually with Google and SA Tourism's Explorer's Paradise
Visit South Africa virtually with Google and SA Tourism's Explorer's ParadiseArticle

Google Arts & Culture, in partnership with SA Tourism, has launched an online exhibition called "South Africa: An Explorer's Paradise"...

26 Feb 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recoveryArticle

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

Dual pricing implemented for non-South African, South African residents at Kirstenbosch Garden
Dual pricing implemented for non-South African, South African residents at Kirstenbosch GardenArticle

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has decided to implement dual pricing at the National Botanical Gardens from 1 April 2021. Sanbi considered the increased costs to the organisation and financial setbacks of 2020 due to Covid-19 during its annual entry ticket pricing review.

19 Feb 2021

8 reasons wine-lovers should visit Stellenbosch
8 reasons wine-lovers should visit StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch in the Western Cape is the most famous wine region in South Africa, which gives wine-lovers the perfect reason to visit the town. If you're still not convinced, here are eight reasons why you should add the city of oaks to your travel bucket list.

17 Feb 2021

The judgement this week by Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is a reminder to corporations that they cannot use the law to silence activists, says the writer. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullyingArticle

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?
Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?Article

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

Mdluli Safari Lodge achieves AA+ investment grade rating
Mdluli Safari Lodge achieves AA+ investment grade ratingArticle

Mdluli Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park has earned the highest-achievable ICA +Impact Sustainable Development Goal Investment Grade core rating of AA+...

5 Feb 2021

Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisisArticle

2019 was the hottest year on record, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. Impacts of this are severe...

Liteboho Makhele 5 Feb 2021

New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agriculture
New targets to protect biodiversity must include farmers and agricultureArticle

Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided...

Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie and Terry Sunderland 4 Feb 2021

Introducing Babanango Game Reserve - an exciting new reserve in the heart of Zululand
Introducing Babanango Game Reserve - an exciting new reserve in the heart of ZululandArticle

Babanango Game Reserve promises a captivating bush experience, and they definitely deliver on their promise. Situated in the heart of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, this new kid on the block is something special...

Di Brown 3 Feb 2021

Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praise
Cape-based non-alcoholic spirits maker garners global praiseArticle

Abstinence, a local non-alcoholic spirits brand inspired by the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, attracted global recognition at the international Low- and No-Alcohol Masters Competition...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Feb 2021

SA's first organic pollinator programme launched
SA's first organic pollinator programme launchedArticle

Twenty trainees have been chosen to help scale organic production in South Africa...

25 Jan 2021

How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decade
How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decadeArticle

The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain) funds five major projects in South Africa - each received $1.25m in grants in 2019...

18 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040Article

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa
WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East AfricaArticle

The new agreement marks a step towards competitive, gender-equitable, and sustainable commercial aquaculture and fisheries management in the Lake Victoria Basin, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...

13 Jan 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it
Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop itArticle

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries
Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countriesArticle

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent...

Thomas Daum 29 Dec 2020

Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternative
Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternativeArticle

"Nature is healing" read social media posts at the outset of the pandemic, as birdsong replaced the drone of traffic during lockdown. But for wildlife conservation in Africa, the reality was very different...

Joseph Hamm 24 Dec 2020

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050
Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050Article

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over Nairobi
The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over NairobiArticle

Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the "Green City in the Sun" for its lush environment. There have, however, recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi's land cover...

17 Dec 2020

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town
Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape TownArticle

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate change
New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate changeArticle

A new paper, "Post-2020 biodiversity targets need to embrace climate change" published in PNAS, ecologists and climate change specialists argue that current nature conservation practices are not sufficiently flexible and dynamic to weather the impacts of climate change...

14 Dec 2020

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent
Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgentArticle

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

Textile Exchange's Benchmark programme to cover nature impacts for the first time
Textile Exchange's Benchmark programme to cover nature impacts for the first timeArticle

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi, the Biodiversity Benchmark provides a roadmap for companies to understand their impacts on nature and to deliver positive outcomes...

Issued by Sappi 4 Dec 2020

R1.3m ploughed into environmentally friendly youth projects
R1.3m ploughed into environmentally friendly youth projectsArticle

Thirteen youth-led projects are set to benefit from the Driving Force for Change initiative, intended for projects that tackle issues of climate change, waste management and biodiversity loss...

27 Nov 2020

Cabinet approves measures to address threatened biodiversity
Cabinet approves measures to address threatened biodiversityArticle

Cabinet has approved the updated National Protected Areas Expansion Strategy and the revised National Biodiversity Framework in an effort to assist in addressing threats to biodiversity...

25 Nov 2020

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