Nature

Do It Yourself

May 29 at 09:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 21:03, 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 11:04, 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 08:36, 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 10:07, 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 21:06, 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 12:01, 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 07:35, SAST

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


Wits to Honour Environmentalist, Bird Specialist, Artist

Mar 28 at 18:42, 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.


South African wins Stockholm Water Prize

Mar 25 at 15:09, SAST

South African-born and trained engineer, researcher and policy maker John Briscoe was named on Monday as the winner of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize for 2014.


Source: The Good News
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Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill

Today at 13:36, SAST

Constitutional Hill will host an emotional reunion between former prisoners at the Old Fort Women's Gaol and their wardens.


Tutu criticises slow transformation in the Springboks

Today at 12:32, SAST

After 20 years of democracy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has decried the "tortoise pace" at which transformation is taking place in SA rugby.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

Today at 15:25, SAST

Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.


IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Today at 15:59, SAST

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

South Sudan: South Sudanese Demand Government Return to Peace Talks

Today at 15:31, SAST

[VOA]South Sudanese civil society groups called on the government and opposition Wednesday to engage in meaningful talks to bring peace to South Sudan after the government failed to show up for the negotiations for a sixth day.


Uganda: Oil Sector Faces Criticism Over Transparency

Today at 15:29, SAST

[VOA]Kampala -Uganda's oil sector is ramping up and many have high hopes for its economic impact on the country. But some in Uganda are noting concerns over the lack of governmental transparency and help for people affected by oil development ...


Source: All Africa
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