In celebration of World Food Day, volunteer groups of Woolworths employees from across the country have rolled up their sleeves and gone to work with learners in local schools permaculture food gardens.
Just four crops – wheat, maize, rice and soybean – provide two-thirds of the world’s food supply. But scientists in Malaysia are trying to change that by reviving crops that have been relegated to the sidelines.
Thousands of South Africans rolled up their sleeves, put on their rubber gloves and took to the beaches earlier this month to take part in the first World Clean-up Day – the largest peacetime civic action in human history.
At least 87 elephants have been killed for their ivory in Botswana in recent months. It’s a sharp and disturbing increase in poaching for a country that has been considered elephants’ last stronghold in Africa.
Siyabonga Tshabalala and Nomuntu Ndhlovu took the decision to leave their corporate jobs in Gauteng and start SiyaBuddy, a recycling and waste management company that has created hundreds of jobs in their community.
The prime minister of Samoa has called climate change an “existential threat… for all our Pacific family” and said that any world leader who denied climate change’s existence should be taken to a mental hospital.
The Knysna seahorse is only found in a small section of South Africa and is one of only two seahorse species in the world currently listed as endangered. Locals need to act quickly to save the remaining specimens.