Everybody should take responsibility for recycling where they work, live or play

If our environment isn’t clean and healthy, neither are we…

From 14 to 19 September 2015, South Africans from all walks of life will once again be encouraged to clean-up and recycle in their environment as part of National Clean-Up and Recycle Week SA. (more…)

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All eight species of pangolin are threatened

Plight of the Pangolins

Great Britain’s Prince William recently noted that, “The pangolin runs the risk of becoming extinct before most people have even heard of them.” (more…)

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Andrew Zaloumis named the winner of the WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award

iSimangaliso Wetland Park CEO named WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award winner

Andrew Zaloumis has been named the winner of the WWF SA Living Planet 2015 Award for his dedicated role in conservation and sustainable development. (more…)

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Rhino Conservation Awards held on 27 July 2015

Honouring heroes in rhino conservation

The heroic actions of those who fight for the conservation of the rhino were acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded at the Rhino Conservation Awards, held on 27 July in Johannesburg. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patron of the Awards, delivered the keynote address at the event, congratulated the winners for their exemplary efforts […]

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Canned lion hunting has become a brutal, insidious commercial venture

Bred for the bullet

Today in Africa, there are approximately 32 000 lions. 11 000 of those are found in South Africa. That’s the good news. The bad news is that approximately 8 000 of those are in breeding captivity. To further the bad news, of those 3 000 that remain in the wild, approximately 2 500 are diseased: they […]

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BASF – kids week

National Science Week 2015

Kids’ Lab has evolved into an award winning global programme Participation of over 472 000 kids in 35 countries globally Helping to support the strive to improve science literacy in the country Highlighting the topic of food resources as part of BASF’s 150th anniversary (more…)

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Thorium could avert the energy crisis

Thorium could avert the energy crisis

The topic of nuclear power is a sensitive one. It generates huge amounts of electricity with zero carbon emissions, and thus is held up as a solution to global energy woes. But it also entails several risks, including weapons development, meltdown, and the hazards of disposing of its waste products. (more…)

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frican Wild Dog litter at Somkhanda Game Reserve

It’s a (wild) dog’s life

At the end of 2014, the Gumbi Community made history by being the first community owned game reserve in South Africa to introduce a pack of endangered African Wild Dog onto their land. The pack settled in well and their success was cemented, as the alpha female gave birth to the pack’s first litter earlier […]

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Discussion on proposed Chinese naval base in Walvis Bay

China’s geopolitical ambitions expand to Namibia’s South Atlantic Sea Walvis Bay port

Across continental Africa, China’s presence can’t be ignored. While China has made multibillion-dollar investments in various countries and industries throughout the continent, a shift toward a military presence – in the form of a proposed naval base along Namibia’s Atlantic coast – implies a totally different kind of investment for China. (more…)

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Wildlands aims to pack and distribute 10 000 hampers across their communities over the course of 2015

A bright future

Unilever recently launched their ‘brightFuture’ campaign, intended to engage people from all walks of life to ensure that: Everyone has enough food to eat and no child goes to bed hungry Children reach their fifth birthday and have the right to a happy childhood Every home has enough clean water to drink, cook with, clean […]

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