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Opinion: Funk it! I'm walking for water

01 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Nomsa Mazwai aka Nomisupasta When did we start taking life for granted? And how long will it take us to realise that without water there will be no life at all? Is it this era we live in of excessive consumption, and our desire for instant gratification, that has made us believe we are immune from needing to think long-term to protect water? I'm not sure when it happened, but this...

ProVerb: The man behind the legend

01 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

He's a public persona, hip-hop artist and famous TV presenter but did you know that Tebogo Thekisho aka ProVerb he's a self-confessed introvert?In his off time, you'll find him either at home or in nature with his kids.We thought you'd like to meet the “real” man – as he explains, “Tebogo is who I am and ProVerb is what I do.”On being a father:Selaelo Mannya (SM): How has becoming a father...

OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) Recycling: Overview and Business Benefits

31 July at 18:33 PM, via

The post OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) Recycling: Overview and Business Benefits appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Corrugated cardboard is an essential part of packaging and transportation in any industry, since it’s sturdy, cost-effective and easy to handle. It’s also one of the most valuable materials for the recycling industry, since it’s rich in wood pulp fiber and...

World Ranger Day 2017

31 July at 09:35 AM, via CapeNature

It’s World Ranger Day on Monday, 31st July 2017! This day commemorates all the park and field rangers injured or killed around the world while protecting our natural heritage. It is also a celebration of their work and an acknowledgment of their ongoing service. To mark World Ranger Day 2017, we spent some time chatting […]

My Money: Turn change into financial freedom

31 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The South African economy isn't in great shape, and it's a little bit scary. We all to know that have enough so that we can live our dreams. A big barrier to achieving our goals is money.So what keeps us from this? Our brains and its resistance to change.Maybe because “change” is the wrong word; it's about transforming spending habits into saving habits.If there's one thing you take from this...

My Style: Change your fashion, change your world

31 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

I have a soft spot for jeans. I mean, who doesn't?In fact, one thing we all have in common with jeans is the one pair we've worn till they literally fell apart. The pair that goes with everything, the pair that makes us feel body-confident, the pair with all our wild nights-out memories and the one we broke the bank to get.Besides being incredibly versatile, jeans are super comfortable. But...

“Stone” Nkokweni – An Inspiring Story of a Bamboo Charcoal Connoisseur

30 July at 14:18 PM, via

The post “Stone” Nkokweni – An Inspiring Story of a Bamboo Charcoal Connoisseur appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Patrick “Stone” Nkokweni started working for EcoPlanet Bamboo in July 2014 as a gardener for the areas surrounding the newly initiated Core Carbon factory. It was quickly noticed by management that Stone was sharp, willing to learn new skills and eager to play a...

My Life: Connecting the drops

30 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

“The greatest way to fuel the hope in community water stewardship is to learn, share and reflect on the lessons throughout the journey.” Kholosa Magudu project manages a water-saving initiative in the Ceres Valley. She works with residents from the Prince Alfred and Nduli communities where she combines her love of nature and passion for people to fight for a secure water future in the area.So...

Spring is Coming But There’s Still Time To Enjoy Late Winter Savings at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg!

28 July at 16:03 PM, via CapeNature

Warm up your Winter at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg You’ve heard it from your neighbour and you’ve heard it from your dad – yes, this winter CapeNature is giving nature lovers 40% off camping and self-catering accommodation, so you’d better believe it! This means that you can now afford to stay longer and see […]

Funding Received for CapeNature’s Geometric Tortoise Conservation Programme

20 July at 12:18 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has received additional valuable funding to implement the internal conservation action plan of the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. This tortoise species occurs nowhere else than in the Western Cape, South Africa and is considered one of the Top 25 most endangered tortoises in the World. In 2010, CapeNature received a donation of funds towards tortoise conservation in...

More CapeNature Awards

17 July at 12:34 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has bagged two more awards, hard on the heels of the five 2017 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail. These latest awards are from for two CapeNature properties in the Plettenberg Bay area.0000 Whiskey […]

Winter in the Cederberg just got more affordable!

10 July at 12:25 PM, via CapeNature

Take advantage of the 40% discount on accommodation at CapeNature reserves this winter! Spoilt for choice and not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. The Cederberg Nature Reserve. The name conjures up an image of a rugged, sun-baked landscape with soaring peaks, yawning caves and cascading waterfalls, a perfect antidote to the […]

2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for CapeNature

30 June at 13:23 PM, via CapeNature

We’re proud to announce that Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail have all been recognised with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site with over 500 million traveller reviews. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select...

After the storm: African Penguins on Dyer Island and Stony Point

15 June at 12:18 PM, via CapeNature

As soon as the weather patterns leading up to the storm of 7 and 8 June 2017 was identified, the CapeNature management teams of the two precious African Penguin colonies on Dyer Island and Stony Point, started with earnest preparations to minimise the loss of birds, as well as limit any possible damage to infrastructure. […]

Storms and fires on CapeNature reserves

08 June at 13:48 PM, via CapeNature

Please note that the recent fires and extreme weather conditions have had an impact on the following CapeNature reserves: No access due to fire: We ask that people refrain from trying to access these areas to allow firefighters and emergency services to proceed with necessary operations. Robberg Nature Reserve – Closed till further notice. Goukamma […]

Celebrate World Oceans Day 2017 with CapeNature

08 June at 11:58 AM, via CapeNature

Today, 8 June, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans.     This year’s theme, Our Oceans, Our Future, places a conservation focus on solutions to plastic pollution and […]

A guide to bouldering at Rocklands

23 May at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Just the thought of climbing massive rocks without harness or ropes is enough to scare many, but some seasoned climbers recently visited the area and documented just how amazing the experience of bouldering in the Cederberg can be.  As part of EpicTV’s bouldering series, a group of climbers from America, the United Kingdom and Canada […]

International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

22 May at 10:52 AM, via CapeNature

On 22 May each year we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. Not only is this a reason to revel in nature, but it is also a reminder of what we as citizens should be doing to help conserve the biodiversity in the Western Cape. In its simplest terms, biodiversity means variety of life. That […]

Get 40% off in Winter 2017

10 May at 09:22 AM, via CapeNature

Our fantastic 40% off winter promotion is happening again in 2017, and you don’t want to miss out!   Pay less, get more! This winter, CapeNature is giving nature lovers 40% off accommodation – which means you can now afford to visit our nature reserves more often, and linger a little longer. Perhaps you want […]

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