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Monthly Archives: March 2017

World Meteorological Day

This year’s theme for World Meteorological Day, as set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), is ‘understanding clouds’. According to the WMO, clouds play a pivotal role in weather forecasts and warnings, and have also inspired many an artist and poet throughout history. Take, for

A look inside the Litterati

Inspired by an earnest reaction from his daughter on a family outing, Jeff Kirschner used his Instagram account to document his journey of picking up litter for several weeks. After speaking openly about his endeavour, he gained popularity among the Instagram community – not only

Rusti shares skills with those in need

Steve Bush began a crowd-funding campaign with one true ambition: to assist homeless and indigent people learn crucial skills which would help them transform their own lives. Empowerment is everything at the local community organisation better known as ‘Rusti’. In its cosy little workshop, many

World Water Day with Water.org

The most precious and most powerful resource in the world, water is fast becoming a scarce commodity for millions of people around the world. In light of major droughts, flash floods, pollution and wastage, organisations like Water.org have begun to make a genuine impact among

‘Meerkat System’ outs rhino poachers in SA

A new kind of surveillance technology has been dubbed ‘The Meerkat System’. It comprises of specialised long-range optic fibre elements which enhance night-vision and enable rangers to identify poachers from longer distances. South African National Parks (SANParks) Special Rangers response team recently tested the system