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    The Environment

    An Open Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

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    Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa, Demand for an emergency sitting of Parliament to deliberate on the recently issued UN report on 1.5°C increase in planetary temperature...

    Your Palm Oil Consumption Is Killing Orangutans

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    This weekend a heartrending video that showed how palm oil growers wreak destruction on a baby orangutan's rainforest habitat went viral on social media....

    The threat climate change poses to the oceans could soon be...

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    After two weeks of COP26 talks in Glasgow, delegates agreed to reduce the use of coal, end “inefficient” fossil-fuel subsidies and boost their climate...

    Why Durban’s Beaches Are Vanishing

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    The Durban beachfront is one of South Africa's most iconic attractions. The kilometers-long promenade, sandy beaches, and warm Indian ocean makes it a popular...

    The Green Party: Third Time Lucky?

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    The Green Party of South Africa has undergone a complete leadership change and is now back to contest the 2019 national Elections. Part of...

    Five African animals you may not know are endangered

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    Back in 2013, the UN declared 3 March to be World Wildlife Day. The day is about celebrating wildlife and raising awareness about endangered...

    This South African spent a year studying marine life on a...

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    Her guidance counsellor thought marine biology was a pipe dream. But Nasreen Khan (30) stuck to her guns. She recently returned from a year...

    #DefeatDayZero Maimane presents plan to “save” Cape Town

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    On Wednesday, the Democratic Alliance party leader Mmusi Maimane held a press briefing in Cape Town regarding the approaching Day Zero for the city....

    “Don’t send water to Cape Town, send money”

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    Social media has been flooded with images of water bottles stacked around, waiting to be sent down to help the residents of Cape Town...

    Can I Have A Straw With That?

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    We are currently facing a huge environmental crisis worldwide - the impacts of plastic on the environment are not only a problem in developing...

    In her own words: UCT student on returning to campus after...

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    On the morning of April 18, a fire started near Rhodes Memorial, Devil’s Peak in Table Mountain National Park. Driven by strong winds, it...

    How South Africa can get communities involved in conserving coastal and...

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    Protected areas, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, are clearly defined geographical spaces set aside to conserve nature, ecosystem services and...

    Tonight’s Supermoon is going to be really cool, if we get...

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    The night of the 31st of January is going to be a very interesting one: A Super Blue Moon is going to rise over...

    Solar plant outside Cape Town is one step towards carbon reduction...

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    The city of Cape Town (COCT) plans to go off-grid by no longer being on Eskom’s electrical grid. One solar plant at a time,...

    How Cape universities are planning for water restrictions and #DayZero

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    Universities in Cape Town have a predicament on their hands. They have to somehow facilitate thousands of students on their premises in a time...

    Here’s How Plastic Is Destroying Our Ocean

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    On June 5th, World Environment Day was celebrated. It marks the day on which the United Nations (UN) uses to encourage awareness and action...

    Numsa: Workers Are Sidelined In The Renewable Energy Debate

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    Over the weekend, the National Union of Mineworkers South Africa (Numsa) released a strongly worded statement expressing disappointment in an earlier statement released by...

    Durban Floods: Devastation Lingers For Victims

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    Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in Durban this week, claiming lives and leaving hundreds of families devastated and destitute after homes were swept away...

    Despair and anger mark trip to Snake Park

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    Driving to the Snake Park (Doornkop) community and mine, in the heart of Soweto, does not take that long. It is about an hour's...

    The streets are meaner in Joburg but greener in Durban

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    A recent tweet threw out some data shattering commonly held beliefs about which cities have the most trees. And it turns out, Joburg isn’t...