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Atta launches sustainability charter at Experience Africa 2019
Atta launches sustainability charter at Experience Africa 2019Article

In their role as the voice of African tourism, the African Travel and Tourism Association is deepening its commitment to sustainable practices by publishing the Atta Sustainability Charter...

1 day ago

2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entries
2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entriesArticle

D&AD has announced that the Impact Awards is now open for entries and introduced the D&AD Future Impact Programme, which aims to support the great ideas that have the potential to change the world...

1 day ago

Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, health
Integrated approach needed to aid conservation, healthArticle

There is no doubt that Africa is grappling with numerous challenges such as climate change, low agricultural productivity, poor health standards, rapid growing population and poverty...

21 Jun 2019

Grand Prix-winning work from the final night of Cannes LIons 2019...
#CannesLions2019: Film, Good and Titanium Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with the 2019 Film Lions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions as well as the associated Young Lions winners announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

21 Jun 2019

5 reasons to visit the Magaliesberg
5 reasons to visit the MagaliesbergArticle

Whether just for a weekend break or a full week away, Magaliesberg is a treasure chest of places to explore..

20 Jun 2019

Understanding the landscape of philanthropy in Africa
Understanding the landscape of philanthropy in AfricaArticle

This century belongs to the African philanthropists whose capital, influence, local knowledge, and moral authority have the power to address pressing challenges that face the continent...

Emmanuel Akyeampong and Bhekinkosi Moyo 20 Jun 2019

The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' help
The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' helpArticle

Almost 40 plant species have gone extinct in the Western Cape since 1900, making it one of the hot spots for plant extinction on the planet...

Sarah Wild 20 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: VWSA supports Wilderness Foundation in empowering youth
#YouthMonth: VWSA supports Wilderness Foundation in empowering youthArticle

An ongoing partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and local non-profit organisation Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) has proved invaluable to the development and upliftment of youth...

13 Jun 2019

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Tourism revenue will preserve nature's magic and majestyArticle

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa's wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development, writes Joe Cloete...

Joe Cloete 12 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret
#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secretArticle

As a lover of all things travel - and the ambition to start his own business - Matt Davison, founder of Tickets and Tour, who is still young himself, has catapulted his passion, not only for the industry, but for South Africa's youth...

Robin Fredericks 12 Jun 2019

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uMngeni Valley proclaimed a nature reserveArticle

Instigated in 2012, it has taken seven years for the uMngeni Valley to be proclaimed a nature reserve. The process was officially gazetted on 16 May 2019...

10 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winnersArticle

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives
Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiativesArticle

In recent years, big business has realised its role to develop cleaner, more sustainable business practices and initiatives...

Issued by Total 7 Jun 2019

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What you should know if you're considering volunteering in AfricaArticle

From college students looking to gain experience to tourists who want to feel like they're doing something unique, volunteering abroad seems to keep getting more popular...

Tom Osaj 7 Jun 2019

Financial incentives could spur cities and landowners to protect wetlands
Financial incentives could spur cities and landowners to protect wetlandsArticle

With partnerships between landowners, the government and businesses, South Africa can invest in its wetlands and boost the country's potable water reserves...

Alanna Rebelo 6 Jun 2019

Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation
Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitationArticle

Anglo American Coal's Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a powerful case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity...

5 Jun 2019

Farmer-to-farmer programme launches in Zimbabwe
Farmer-to-farmer programme launches in ZimbabweArticle

The Farmer-to-Farmer Programme will focus on horticulture, legumes and livestock/dairy value chains due to their potential to benefit many farmers and earn high returns on investment...

31 May 2019

New population of critically endangered Riverine Rabbit discovered in Baviaanskloof
New population of critically endangered Riverine Rabbit discovered in BaviaanskloofArticle

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has confirmed the presence of a population of Riverine Rabbits in Baviaanskloof...

31 May 2019

Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management
Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries managementArticle

The foraging behaviour of African penguins could provide useful information to aid fisheries management, a study conducted in South Africa suggests.

Stephanie Achieng' 30 May 2019

CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protection
CoCT proposes Parow Station Precinct exemption from heritage protectionArticle

Residents and interested parties are invited to comment on the City of Cape Town's proposal to exempt the Parow Station Precinct from heritage protections under the National Heritage Resources Act...

29 May 2019

Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management
Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery managementArticle

According to a recently published study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, how adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance...

28 May 2019

DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areas
DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areasArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has gazetted three new marine protected areas within South African National Parks...

27 May 2019

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Drone technology helps EC farmers reduce overheads, strengthen securityArticle

More and more farmers are starting to use drones to do quick spot-checks on their farming operations without having to waste time trekking to remote areas on foot...

24 May 2019

North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in Germany
North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in GermanyArticle

North West University student Emile Coetzee was recently crowned the winner of the Future Leaders Forum at the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events (IMEX) 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany...

24 May 2019

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting
Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back huntingArticle

Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium on the practice...

Ross Harvey 24 May 2019

New stewardship project equips smallholders against climate change
New stewardship project equips smallholders against climate changeArticle

"The intention of the project is that at least 20 small-scale farmers undergo extensive training in Climate Wise Agriculture (CWA). They will test out climate wise approaches to farming in trial plots on local farms that will be set up for evaluating and monitoring alternative practices...

22 May 2019

More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants
More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephantsArticle

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling...

Dr Louise de Waal 17 May 2019

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternativesArticle

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa...

Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrand
Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrandArticle

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw), a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organisation, recently unveiled its rebrand...

15 May 2019

Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine
Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wineArticle

Sustainability and conservation, along with technology and innovation, are among the main drivers in the development of the more efficient and productive agricultural practices that South African wine producers need...

Daneel Rossouw 14 May 2019

Algoa FM animal rights campaigner to broadcast from London
Algoa FM animal rights campaigner to broadcast from LondonArticle

Algoa FM morning show anchor Daron Mann will be broadcasting from London for a week in order to share with the listeners some of the latest developments in conservation and care of the environment...

Issued by Algoa FM 13 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species DayArticle

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continues
Magazines ABC Q1 2019: No surprises as decline continuesArticle

The magazine category offered no surprises in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's (ABC) first quarter (Q1) of 2019, with declining circulations of the past few years continuing...

Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growthArticle

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya
Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in KenyaArticle

Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya...

2 May 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for NatureArticle

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

Greg Asner 2 May 2019

Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with tech
Vodacom, Celcom join fight against rhino poaching, arming rangers with techArticle

Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against rhino poaching by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park...

30 Apr 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planningArticle

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brand
HKLM rebrand will position Tswalu as a leading African conservation and eco-tourism brandArticle

HKLM has been appointed to reposition the Tswalu brand for the future, evolving its current, strong eco-tourism focus into a powerful, research-based African conservation brand and world-renowned eco-tourism operation...

Issued by HKLM 29 Apr 2019

TBWA commissions world-renowned poet to pay homage to the The Okavango Blue
TBWA commissions world-renowned poet to pay homage to the The Okavango BlueArticle

'The Light at the Start of Everything' is a visual poem written by Iain Thomas for The Okavango Blue, the remarkably rare and largest Deep Blue diamond that has ever been made available for auction...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 29 Apr 2019

Studio NAB proposes educational and socially active greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame Cathedral
Studio NAB proposes educational and socially active greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame CathedralArticle

Following the recent tragic fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, a series of images and proposals have started to circulate on social media for the redesign of its spire...

29 Apr 2019

How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social media
How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social mediaArticle

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. Demand for species and wildlife products, like rhino horn, elephant ivory and pangolin scales, have triggered...

Enrico Di Minin and Christoph Fink 25 Apr 2019

Call for nominations: African rhino conservation leaders
Call for nominations: African rhino conservation leadersArticle

A statement prepared by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), reflects that its Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros showed some success in 2018...

Issued by Perfect Word 23 Apr 2019

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Robben Island to be designated a Marine Protected AreaArticle

In an effort toward the conservation of Robben Island's marine biodiversity, and advancing the sustainable tourism agenda, the island will soon be declared a Marine Protected Area...

23 Apr 2019

SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
SA's Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film FestivalArticle

South African film, Stroop - Journey Into the Rhino Horn War, has been awarded the sought-after 'Best of Festival' award as well as 'Best Independent or Feature Film' at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF).

23 Apr 2019

The press release is dead; long live the press release
The press release is dead; long live the press releaseArticle

"Before you think the press release is dead, the truth is that because of the ever-growing information bubble and news jumping at you like 'pop-up' ads, there is a need for brands to create their own narrative like never before."...

Gerhard Hope 17 Apr 2019

Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?
Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?Article

Private prosecutions for environmental crimes has always been a thorny issue in South African environmental law. In the recent case of Uzani Environmental Advocacy CC v BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, BP was found guilty of contravening the National Environmental Management Act...

Athi Jara 17 Apr 2019

KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays
KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidaysArticle

The Kruger National Park management is urging visitors to be aware of gate quotas that will be in effect this coming Easter long weekend...

17 Apr 2019

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