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A Sense of Wander at Grootvadersbosch

14 February at 12:13 PM, via CapeNature

Experience what we call a sense of wander and be captivated by the escape when you visit Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.  Nestled in the Langeberg mountains between Swellendam and Heidelberg, Grootvadersbosch is a small, quiet hideaway that will inspire you to get lost in timelessness. The land, originally owned by Roelof Oelofse, has a long and storied history, […]

Wildfires in the Western Cape of South Africa – Prevention is Crucial

14 February at 09:15 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Wildfires in the Western Cape of South Africa – Prevention is Crucial appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Every 2nd year the Western Cape battles with wildfires across the province especially in the urban areas. This has had devastating impacts on property, human lives as well as the vegetation. This situation is now exacerbated by the fact that various landowners are...

The largest Solar Farm in the Southern hemisphere is located in Central South Africa

13 February at 17:48 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post The largest Solar Farm in the Southern hemisphere is located in Central South Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The largest solar farm located in the very sunny town of De Aar (Central South Africa) is actually the largest solar power plant located in the Southern hemisphere and the Middle East. The solar farm was inaugurated a year ago (early 2016), and has an …

A new form of conservation protects critically endangered Renosterveld

10 February at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The first conservation easement has been signed in South Africa that is focused specifically on protecting Renosterveld. WWF-South Africa has signed with a Caledon landowner, MG Lötter. The Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) will manage the easement and provide the management support to Lötter and landowners who sign up in future. Through this innovative form of conservation on...

Restaurants heed the call to #SkiptheKreef

10 February at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Seafood restaurants have responded positively to the #SkiptheKreef campaign by taking the endangered crustacean off the menu.The message has received wide coverage and WWF Southern Africa Sustainable Seafood (SASSI) programme manager Pavitray Pillay has done scores of interviews with newspapers, television and radio to explain the rationale behind the campaign.In December, SASSI announced that...

Getting ahead: An EPWP success story

09 February at 14:52 PM, via CapeNature

Meet Smith Oerson, a contractor at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve near Robertson. Smith has gone from being a salaried supervisor at a local primary school, to being the owner of his own business, contracting to CapeNature. The video embedded below is his testimony of his time as a CapeNature project participant in the Expanded Public Works […]

Decision to allow coal mining in Mabola Protected Environment of “deep concern”

07 February at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa has learnt with deep concern that the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has signed off an application for coal-mining to go ahead in the Mabola Protected Environment (MPE) in Mpumalanga.This news comes despite several years of effort during which WWF collaborated extensively with provincial authorities and other stakeholders towards achieving the common goal of...

Celebrate the value of our wetlands on World Wetlands Day

02 February at 06:00 AM, via CapeNature

With pressure on South Africa’s water sources continually increasing, it is vital we acknowledge World Wetlands Day and take note of the importance of this valuable water system. Says CapeNature CEO, Dr Razeena Omar: “In light of the current severe drought, there’s no better time to ensure we have healthy and functioning ecological infrastructure. This […]

Conserving Water & Reducing Water Pollution Starting From Your Home

31 January at 12:09 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Conserving Water & Reducing Water Pollution Starting From Your Home appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Conserving water is one of biggest issues modern society is facing. Unfortunately, most of us still haven’t adapted to the notion that we need to change our ways. As you can expect, it is something that takes time and time is something we do not have.

In case you decided...

Get moving in the right direction

31 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Two months into 2017, and it seems the price of petrol in South Africa is rapidly accelerating in a northerly direction.In January you started paying around 50c extra per litre of fuel, and next month the cost is set to increase between 20c and 30c.It's the perfect time to rethink your energy mix and how you travel from A to B. Are you ready hit the road in a new way and make 2017 green and...

Urban Planning and Social Change: Involve the Right Leaders to Make an Impact

26 January at 13:56 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Urban Planning and Social Change: Involve the Right Leaders to Make an Impact appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Urban planning as a concept has been around for millennia. The ancient Egyptians were some of the best urban planners ever, using their considerable talents and resources to create magnificent cities and monuments that exist even today. Much of today’s urban...

Eskom Fudging CSIR Data to Promote their Nuclear Power Agenda

26 January at 13:38 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Eskom Fudging CSIR Data to Promote their Nuclear Power Agenda appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) responded to a public statement from Eskom in which the parastatal power utility appeared to cherry pick figures from a CSIR report to calculate the net cost benefits of renewable energy to ‘prove’ that renewable...

Illegal Dog Hunter Found Guilty & Sentenced

26 January at 10:46 AM, via CapeNature

An illegal dog hunter, who threatened the unique biodiversity of the West Coast, which is home to many rare and endangered animals, was recently found guilty in the Atlantis Magistrates Court for hunting protected and unprotected wild animals with dogs. Mr Wolutu Koti from the Nomzamo Township in the Strand was arrested in Melkbosstrand in […]

Air pollution in the UK, speed limits seems to be the new way of reducing it

24 January at 16:08 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Air pollution in the UK, speed limits seems to be the new way of reducing it appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Highways England proposes a 60 mph speed limit at rush-hour on the M1 highway in Sheffield, in order to reduce the high level of air pollution in the city produced by the large number of vehicles that are using the highway.

If the proposal will receive approval,...

Twitter chat: How to green your 2017

24 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

At the start of 2017, WWF South Africa challenged supporters on social media to commit to a #green2017 – New Year's resolutions that benefit people and the environment.This is how they responded…The message was clear: People are in the mood to make a change, both personally and for the planet.  But now that resolutions have been made, how do we sustain these commitments throughout the year to...

Solar Panels – An Option Turning into a Necessity for A Greener Planet

23 January at 12:34 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Solar Panels – An Option Turning into a Necessity for A Greener Planet appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

As most of the natural sources are drying up, it is imperative that solar panel installation should be one of the prime concern for residential and commercial customers. A good solar panel power system can help you save 50-60% (or more) of your total electricity bills.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day

23 January at 11:56 AM, via CapeNature

“Share the Love” and WIN a two-night stay for two at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve this Valentine’s Day. Win a host of prizes with CapeNature and Van Loveren wines this Valentine’s Day and you could be gazing into your loved one’s eyes, feeling warm and fuzzy as the sun sets behind you, all while relaxing in the pool. […]

Tips for tucking into SA's enormous food waste problem

20 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Food, glorious food. We can't live without it. It gives us the energy to get through the day. It can delight the taste buds and open our senses to new flavours. We bond and form new relationships around meals. We get cranky when we don't have enough of it. But did you know it's also an enormous source of waste.Out of the 31 million tons of food available in South Africa every year, one third...

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