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Almost there: hope for Cape Town residents

Pushing forward, as always, the Mother City is expected to handle its business by August 2017, as far as water shortages are concerned. With restrictions placing more and more pressure on businesses and homesteads, the announcement of the city’s first desalination plant’s completion comes as

SA enters @PlasticFreeJuly

3 July marks International Plastic Bag Free Day, and South Africans have come together to show their support. Rethink The Bag tweeted their sale of non-plastic bags in partnership with the 2 Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, and other activists, community members and organisations seem

Mumbai beach restored by 2000 volunteers

On the eve of World Environment Day 2017, 2000 volunteers grouped together to rid Versova Beach of more than 160t of trash. This astounding cleanup happened over a small stretch of shoreline, just 2km long. Led by Lawyer, Afroz Shah, the mass effort was a

Dutch Inventor tackles oceanic pollution

Boyan Slat, at just 19yrs of age, felt compelled to take action against the dire effects of oceanic pollution. His persistence and passion led him to create a series of ‘floating booms’ and processing platforms which would help achieve his objectives. At the time of

Jeffreys Bay, have you noticed the difference?

Since the second week of June 2017, approximately 600 tonnes of refuse were cleared off the streets, empty plots and parks of the Kouga Municipality in Jeffreys Bay. Mayor, Elza van Lingen, welcomed the results as part of her launch of a large-scale intervention in

What makes the Paris Agreement so special?

In recent weeks, Internet users have taken to lambasting US President, Donald Trump, about his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. We decided it would, then, only be fitting to investigate the magnitude of such an announcement, and the world’s reaction to it. We

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WWF leads SA on a #JourneyOfWater

There’s no doubt that water scarcity has been the number one concern for millions of South Africans in recent months. Some communities continue to pray for rain where the drought has struck unrelenting damage. Amid all this horror, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

SANDF help clean Bloemfontein Zoo

On every social media channel, the spirit of South Africa has been praised, and for good reason! Just weeks ago, members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) took it upon themselves to attend to the neglected Bloemfontein Zoo. Swiftly and thoroughly, every pen

PE beaches get a make-over

Humewood Beach: South Africa’s oldest Blue Flag Beach and the pride and joy of the Nelson Mandela Bay communities. On 29 May 2017, this pristine stretch of the shoreline got a makeover of note. Shamwari Game Reserve put together a team specifically to conduct one

Cape Town to host Green Building Convention

Building upon its elite status as Africa’s best city for business tourism, Cape Town is set to welcome delegates to the 2017 Green Building Convention. Between 9-11 October, the 10th annual conference will see some of South Africa’s foremost experts on sustainability come together in