Nature

Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides drinking water, is provided for through rooftop rainwater harvesting and recycling.
Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, SAST

Creativity could turn unsightly and unhealthy litter into an opportunity for schools to win their share of R60 000 in the annual Collect-a-Can CAN Craze Competition, while also encouraging learners to be more eco-conscious.


Launch of 'My Green Home' Challenge

May 5 at 10:04, SAST

One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: We've always had good intentions, but haven't been sure about where to start. So we're taking on the My Green Home challenge, and we'll be getting help with training and a sponsored green 'makeover'. The Ngewanas are improving their habits and will install energy-efficiency and green equipment, to show others how to save money by going green.
Durban Activist Wins International Environmental Prize

May 1 at 07:36, SAST

Durban's tireless campaigner, Desmond D'Sa, is one of six grassroots environmental activists from around the world who has been chosen by the US based Goldman Environmental Foundation to be awarded the prestigious 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize.


SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Apr 15 at 09:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.


City's residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Apr 8 at 20:06, SAST

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting study with 19 households which was concluded in October 2012.
Samsung Hands Over Digital Village

Apr 2 at 11:01, SAST

The Digital Village will provide much-needed education and health services to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Cosmo City.


Earth Hour Saves SA Power

Mar 31 at 06:35, SAST

South African saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, Eskom said on Sunday.


Wits to Honour Environmentalist, Bird Specialist, Artist

Mar 28 at 16:42, SAST

The University of the Witwatersrand will be conferring an honorary doctorate on ecologist, environmentalist, bird specialist and artist, Mr Duncan Butchart (duncanbutchart.wordpress.com/about/), during its March-April Graduations Cluster on Monday, 31 March 2014.


Source: The Good News
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Cape Times editor charged with 'unacceptable behaviour'

Yesterday at 17:52, SAST

A decision to alter a news photograph to remove the logo of a Cape Times advertiser allegedly led to the blowout.


Post Office sitting on a mail 'mountain'

Yesterday at 15:06, SAST

There is a mountain of undelivered mail at Sapo, and Parliament's committee says Sapo was being "evasive" on unpaid salaries in their presentation.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

Yesterday at 21:43, SAST

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.


Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

Yesterday at 21:28, SAST

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Burkina Faso: Army Chief Takes Over

Yesterday at 18:36, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has taken power after mass demonstrations forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. There have been days of violent protests against the leader's 27-year rule.


Liberia: Malaria Must Be Treated Too - MSF

Yesterday at 18:19, SAST

[MSF]Every year, malaria claims victims in Liberia. The disease is endemic there. However, with the Ebola epidemic, it has become very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain treatment. In response, MSF has begun distributing antimalarials in ...


Source: All Africa
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