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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Madonsela to review SABC court judgment on her powers

Yesterday at 18:46, SAST

The office of the public protector said it will review the court's judgment that decisions taken by her office are not binding.


Cosas allegedly dumps pig's head in Woolworths store

Yesterday at 18:16, SAST

Cosas members allegedly placed a pig's head in the meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town, in protest of their trade relations with Israel.


Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

Yesterday at 22:41, SAST

Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.


State of emergency imposed in Sinai

Today at 01:58, SAST

Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Central African Republic: Fear and Loathing in Bangui

Yesterday at 18:35, SAST

[AI London]In Bangui's Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared.


Congo-Kinshasa: Military Reshuffle Signals a Political Landscape in Motion

Yesterday at 21:12, SAST

[African Arguments]In September 2014, the Congolese government carried out a reorganization of its armed forces (FARDC). Congo is a huge country covering many local realities, each of which has its own threats, balance of power, conflict potential ...


Source: All Africa
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