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Working together is crucial to our future. Today I offer my introduction to the voice of Robert Zipplies, who has been working hard for a year at the University of Cape Town to make a fossil fuel South Africa a reality:

The danger of climate change is accelerating. But fossil fuel companies are still hell-bent on burning five times as much oil, gas and coal as the Earth can safely absorb. Meanwhile, governments are failing to meet their own targets for cutting emissions.

How do we ordinary people of the world secure our human rights and our future when faced with such danger? A fast-growing international movement says the answer is by going after what the fossil fuel companies care about the most – their profits.

Fossil Free South Africa is asking universities and investors of all stripes to withdraw investments in fossil fuels and redirect it towards the clean energy revolution. It’s just the right thing to do.

Fossil Free SA is now fundraising to scale up nationwide. Join them at their launch on 12 November from 17.30 to 16.00 at the Mountain Club of SA, 97 Hatfield Street, Cape Town and listen to keynote speakers Rev. Mpho Tutu and Anton Cartwright.

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Kogelberg coast – a blueprint for sustainable fisheries


South Africa’s oceans made headlines this month for their potential to contribute up to R177 billion to the national GDP and create over one million jobs by 2033.

Partnerships drive the plastic recycling industry to success


“The focus of waste management in South Africa is changing. No longer is the emphasis on the disposal of waste, but rather on avoiding its generation and minimizing and recycling the waste stream wherever possible.”

Centre pioneers food waste composting


There are those who would only adjust their life and business if they are forced by a law. Then there are the pioneers who understand the link between the health of the planet and their own personal bliss and success.

Country leads the world in plastic recycling


No less than 280 000 ton of plastic was recycled and diverted from landfill last year. That is 20 % of all plastics manufactured in South Africa. Results were released during Clean-Up and Recycle SA week.

Power of the ‘sweet spot in time’ generation


Sometimes, the desire to simply abstain from watching the news is overwhelming. Sometimes, it seems as though every aspect of modern society is drowning in a mire of hopeless negativity, proven by one more act of atrocious violence.

Humble spud poised to launch world food revolution


In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left.

King Solar will rule the world


In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant.

Counting cheetahs in Kruger National Park


Don’t you just love wild dogs? Those ears are to die for! Now you can help conserve these threatened guys by indulging your love for photography and spending time in the bush.

SA’s green economy transforms bottom lines


South Africa’s fast emerging green economy is driven by factors such as radical cost savings, brand differentiation, sustainable futures, skills attraction and retention.
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