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Biodiversity garden inspires pupils

The most striking thing about Rocklands Primary School in Mitchells Plain is the huge variety of trees. Neo Maditla, staff reporter of the Cape Argus explains why.

Savvy SA Consumers

Some 85% of people would boycott a company or brand if they suspected it was acting in an irresponsible or damaging way towards its people, its community or its environment.

Freedom to Create uses solar panels to light exhibition

As a commitment to the effective stewardship of environmental resources, Freedom to Create has commissioned the use of solar panels to light up the Exhibition along the Government Avenue, contributing to a sustainable, healthy tomorrow’s world.

SA's new green economic accord

Economic Development Minister Ebrabim Patel has revealed the details of a new green economic accord which aims to create 300 000 jobs in the next 10 years through investment in the green economy.

Plants that survive climate change

Professor Jill Farrant, the Research Chair in Plant Molecular Physiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town, is one of the five exceptional women scientists from around the world who will receive the 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards in Life Sciences for 2012.

Zimele Goes Green

Zimele, Anglo American's enterprise development arm, launched its fifth fund, known as the Green Fund, to help create a real difference to South Africa's environmental sustainability and green economic growth. Executive Director Godfrey Gomwe made this announcement on 13 November.

Table Mountain Cableway named most responsible tourism site

Not just a new wonder!  Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is the overall winner of the 2011 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Award.  Selected from the six category winners, announced at the awards ceremony in Johannesburg (9 November 2011), this recognises the company making quantifiable, tangible and sustained contributions to responsible tourism .

Table Mountain is a New 7 Wonder

Celebrations erupted at the V&A Waterfront on Friday November 11 as Table Mountain was named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three year battle in the race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.

South Africa's Greenest Buildings

5 Star Aurecon Centre

Tiara Walters, Sunday Times Green Life columnist, drew attention to a 5 star Cape Town building showing that an increasing numbers of local developments are showing their carbon credentials.

Food Security in Stellenbosch not Sustainable


Gareth Haysom reports on a comprehensive research study conducted by Stellenbosch University (SU) that has revealed that the Stellenbosch food system is not sustainable. Socially, ecologically and financially, the system is showing signs of extreme stress.

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