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Contributing to research and conservation?

© Ian Michler

There’s a decided feel-good factor to cuddling a lion cub or riding an elephant; it’s something that, given half a chance, many of us would do without thinking twice. But would we be contributing to research and conservation, as wildlife-encounter operations claim?

Peasant Households: Neglected Engines of Global Growth

This is the story of Southern Africa’s peasant households who, from time in memoriam, conserved and produced Africa’s hidden treasure - the indigenous marula tree – for the world’s benefit.
 

New Cape Town Science Centre now open in Observatory

The new Cape Town Science Centre opened in its Observatory home in December and the public response has been really encouraging.

Award Winning Stand Inspired by the Camissa River

Stephen Lamb explains the design inspiration for the Cape Town Climate Smart Campaign Stand that won the award for the “Best Green Design exhibit” and the “Best Overall Stand”, both awarded for excellence in promoting principles of sustainability.

Award Winning Stand Inspired by the Camissa River

Stephen Lamb explains the design inspiration for the Cape Town Climate Smart Campaign Stand that won the award for the “Best Green Design exhibit” and the “Best Overall Stand”, both awarded for excellence in promoting principles of sustainability.

South Peninsula High School Environmental Club

A group of South Peninsula High School pupils are spearheading environmental awareness at their school, from starting an indigenous fynbos garden to building their own wind turbine.

Top international prize to Stellenbosch University researcher

Alanna Rebelo, a Stellenbosch University (SU) Master's student, is one of three South African researchers who have been awarded the renowned "Green Talents" sustainability prize in Berlin.


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.

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