Again we have cycled through good and bad news this month – in the end we learn that it’s all grey anyway, and drop the duality thinking. So let us be bold and offer you the news in brief … feel into this and let us know where it lands for you:
Uranium mine to destroy one of the most beautiful sites in South Africa
Work will not make up for the loss of land, homes, farms, graves, water and fish
We can’t sacrifice our land – it will be irreversible
1.7 million children under 5 died of environmental causes
13 metre long fisherman’s net and piece of plastic from a car found inside whales
Perishing from heart failure due to starvation
NO new investment in coal power
Detrimental to local communities and huge water demands
More coal contradicts climate negotiations in Paris
While all the attention focused on Medupi and Kusile – SA’s over-budget, new coal-fired Eskom power stations – little has been given to the planned additional 2500 MW of privately owned coal-fired electricity.
Stellenbosch University postgraduates Busi Mahlobo, Sakeus Kafula, Tshepo Morokong and Zander Venter are all breaking new ground as being among SA's first students to have the degree MSc Sustainable Agriculture behind their names.
South Africa will relax some of its tough rules on genetically modified crops so it can ramp up maize imports from the United States and Mexico to avert a potential food crisis amid a severe drought, officials said.