Nature

$20 billion and 700,000 jobs from Proposed Shale Gas Projects in the Karoo

South Africa will gazette final regulations for shale gas exploration by June, two years after releasing draft rules and as companies reconsider investments due to volatile oil prices and delays in awarding licenses.


#ThrowBackThursday: SA ‘Lion King’ Is Like One of the Pride

Back in 2009, Sky News interviewed animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, about his remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.


New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray of light that GRI - Renewable Industries officially announced the opening of their new R 300 Million wind turbine tower production facility in Atlantis, Cape Town.
SA City to Win ‘Global Earth Hour Capital’ Again this Year?

Earth Hour, which was launched by WWF in 2007, is observed annually on the last Saturday of March each year between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time in over 160 countries and over 7,000 cities by hundreds of millions of people. Typically, people and city managers switch off their lights for the hour in a symbolic call to global leaders to make smart decisions about dealing with climate change.
Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach to aviation, recently fitted a new set of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSW), on one of its aircraft, making it the first African carrier to install this new technology.

Source: The Good News
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SA steel industry on the brink of collapse

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The first wave of job losses for metalworkers has begun and the upshot will be apocalyptic.


South Africans rise to the call of #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

Yesterday at 08:50, SAST

The SA Twittersphere did not take kindly to Zim minister Jonathan Moyo having a go at the plummeting rand.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Paris talks focus on train security

Today at 04:26, SAST

European ministers and officials are set to hold emergency talks in Paris following last week's foiled gun attack on a French train.


UN warning over EU migrant deaths

Today at 03:23, SAST

The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

North Africa: Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya

Yesterday at 16:25, SAST

[UNHCR] Palermo -Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air.


Central African Republic: Clashes Force Thousands to Seek Refuge in CAR

Yesterday at 16:02, SAST

[UN News] Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United ...


Source: All Africa
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