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Truck driver to contractor: An EPWP success story

Yesterday at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

Meet John Mngxunyeni, a contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve in the Garden Route.  From working is a truck driver, struggling to put food on the table, and missing his family, to contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve who can now afford to send his children to university, John Mngxunyeni has come a long way thanks to […]

Stellenbosch river partnership celebrates two-year milestone

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Stellenbosch River Collaborative (SRC) recently celebrated two years of a successful partnership to improve the water quality of the rivers that run through this beautiful Winelands town.The collaborative is an example of local collective action in the face of a global water crisis and has initiated several projects to help the town deal with drought and climate change. Members of the...

Tips to a water-saving festive season

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

December is the one time of the year that the whole family can spend together as schools close and adults gear up for the summer holiday.While your eyes will be fixed on family fun, we're offering you some ways to survive a blistering summer in a time of drought.Hygiene:Ditch the bottled water – it takes 3 litres of tap water to make one litre of bottled waterTurn off the tap while brushing...

Tis the season to celebrate success

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As a non-profit working for the betterment of people and the environment, WWF's success depends on you.In light of this, we'd like to show you just what your support has allowed us to do this year. Protected landThe Free State welcomed its first protected environment – the newly declared Sneeuwberg Protected Environment that covers 17 500ha of pristine and important land.The area includes...

Festive Season Opening Hours 2016

Monday at 15:20 PM, via CapeNature

A notice about CapeNature’s Festive Season Opening Hours for December 2016 and January 2017. Call centre Please note our booking call centre’s operating hours during the Festive Season: 26 and 27 December 2016 – Closed All other days we will operate according to our regular hours, ie 07h30 to 16h30 Monday to Friday, 08h00 to […]

Grootvadersbosch: A Spectacular World Heritage Site

01 December at 11:13 AM, via CapeNature

The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is one of many under CapeNature’s care that holds World Heritage Site status. Read on to find out what that means, and why it’s so important.  What is a World Heritage Site? A World Heritage Site is a landmark which has been officially recognized by the United Nations, specifically by UNESCO. […]

Satisfying the hunger for something different this Christmas

01 December at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Ah, Christmas Day…We eat with abandon and drink with merriment – with a whole lot of regret the next day… #GreenAmbulance, anyone? Or whatever your cure of choice is.Our overindulgence can leave behind a ghastly amount of waste.On 30 November, WWF South Africa co-hosted the #GreenXmas Twitter chat to explore other, less costly alternatives to the Christmas lunch.The feedback and ideas were...

Think green this #BlackFriday

24 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

We are all feeling the strain of inflation and the increasing cost of living. Savings help at all levels. Especially when we can stock up on our regular items offered on a special discount.For this we have the likes of seasonal sales and in recent years, the American concept of Black Friday – held on the last Friday in November – has reached many supermarkets across South Africa.Many people...

Hungry for something different this #GreenXmas?

21 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The silly season is around the bend. The festive season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, sharing gifts and memories.It also brings a sense of expectation and excess.Consumerism goes into hyper-drive, with all manner of wrapping paper, trinkets and token gifts from impulse buying.We also over-indulge on food and drink – generating large quantities of food waste along the...

Hold your seafood supplier to account

21 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

On this World Fisheries Day, WWF South Africa is calling on consumers to hold retailers, suppliers and restaurant owners to account when it comes to the commitments they make around sustainable seafood. Consumers are also encouraged to continue to ask retailers that have not made time-bound commitments to sustainable seafood what their plans to address this issue are.Globally, seafood is one of...

WWF-SA challenges unsustainable quotas for West Coast rock lobster industry

18 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa is alarmed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' (DAFF) decision to set the West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) total allowable catch for the 2016/17 fishing season at levels significantly higher than have been recommended by fishery scientists as ecologically and economically sustainable.Instead of reducing the total allowable catch (TAC) by a third, as...

Paris Agreement passes first stress test at COP22

18 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In response to the close of COP22, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International's Climate & Energy Practice, issued the following statement: “The UN climate talks continue to be filled with twists and turns, but they have delivered what they needed to this week – putting substance behind the promise of the Paris Agreement so it can be fully implemented. The Marrakech work has not been the...

The Whale Trail: views for days

17 November at 06:00 AM, via CapeNature

This is a guest post from Vanessa Clark, who enjoyed the Whale Trail so much she just had to share her experience with us.  The Whale Trail and I had some unfinished business. Three years ago I set off to do the trail in the middle of the massive storm that hit the Western Cape […]

South African companies show the way for climate action

17 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Mediclinic Southern Africa, an international private hospital group with South African roots, has become the 200th company to commit to setting science-based targets for cutting carbon emissions to curb global warming.This comes just 18 months after the launch of the Science Based Targets initiative.These commitments mean that companies will set targets that are aligned with a key goal of the...

Dr Razeena Omar awarded for contribution to conservation

11 November at 10:31 AM, via CapeNature

Dr Razeena Omar, CEO of CapeNature, was one of 90 conservationists to recently receive the Lifetime Conservation Achiever Award at the 2016 Annual Awards of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). Our CEO and the other award recipients have dedicated their lives to conservation in South Africa. Dr Omar was nominated based […]

Ho, ho ho! for a green Christmas

10 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's that time of year already with Christmas around the bend and with it, the hustle and bustle of late shoppers filling shopping centres to the rafters.Of course, you don't have to be one of them…Rather than emptying your pockets for overpriced and meaningless trinkets, why not choose another way.One that's good for your pocket and good for the planet.In the spirit of Christmas cheer, here...

From kitchen to landfill: the journey of your trash

08 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Meet Ruby, the rubbish bag. You met her when the packing staff stored your groceries in her, remember? She's been keeping your food safe for you. At least until you tossed her in the bin.This is just the beginning of her journey as she navigates the waste management process in South Africa.But first she'll stew in the bin for a couple of days, hobnobbing with an array of other high profile...

Climate action begins at home

08 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The world's focus will be on Marrakesh this month when leaders from around the globe come together to hammer out the details of the landmark climate agreement that was achieved at COP21 negotiations in Paris in 2015.South Africa has ratified the Paris Agreement, which means we will join the ranks of those that have ratified the agreement and ensures that SA has a seat at the negotiation...

Post your CapeNature selfie this summer and WIN!

07 November at 11:41 AM, via CapeNature

Post your favourite CapeNature summer holiday memories and WIN a selfie stick, 2x movie tickets, a R500 voucher from Outdoor Warehouse & a R300 airtime voucher! All you need to do is visit one of our reserves before 30 November, take a photo of yourself, and upload it to our Facebook wall, or @ us […]

Kogelberg awarded for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation

07 November at 09:45 AM, via CapeNature

Kogelberg Nature Reserve’s Oudebosch camp has been awarded the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation. Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Oudebosch, which consists of five self-catering cabins, an eco-pool and function venue, has already been recognised as an international benchmark for sustainable development. The cabins received the prestigious Holcim Award for...

The AtoB of low carbon transport

07 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

For Transport Month in October, WWF South Africa collaborated with Open Streets Cape Town to bring the city its first ever low-carbon transport competition: the AtoB Challenge.It's a follow-up to WWF's other successful low-carbon challenges – the Earth Hour Capital Challenge and the EcoMobility Challenge ‑ pioneered in Tshwane and Johannesburg respectively. 

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