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January 2019


NGO gathers data on endangered sharks in KZN

A team of dedicated volunteer advanced divers embarked on a citizen science project at KZN's Protea Banks, in hopes of gathering data on the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark.

Fresh dialogue needed on climate change and food security after Davos

Many, including the UN’s World Food Programme, have explicitly made the link between climate change and food security.

Deep adaptation: hope and vision in the face of collapse

A climate science expert looks past possible near-term societal collapse to find hope.

Sustainable strapping another boost for plastic recycling

In a growing industry shift towards sustainable packaging, one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of wood-based products has decided to use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate strapping.

Paper-stemmed earbuds help reduce ocean plastic

Do you know that ear buds are one of the top ocean polluters which we pick up during beach clean-ups?

SA’s Green Party: educating to empower

The Green Party of South Africa’s manifesto is inspired by the fundamental right of justice to all, as manifested in the values that are shared by Green Movements around the Globe.

A landmark celebration for a landmark organisation

At its celebration event in Cape Town, Biowatch celebrated 20 years of learning, sharing and activism to protect natural and agricultural biodiversity across South Africa.

No protection for Cape Town’s breadbasket even after drought

A community of small-scale farmers and their supporters have been fighting to defend the very survival of the city’s 130 year old farmlands – the Philippi Horticultural Area – for a decade.

International cleanup reveals SA’s biggest beach pollutants

Let's take an illuminating look at the results of last year's International Coastal Clean-up.

Why Eskom should cancel its 60% tariff increase application

As Nersa prepares for public hearings on Eskom’s 45% Multi-Year tariff increase request (on top of an already approved 12% increase), Energy Expert Ted Blom has called upon the utility to scrap its application until a full forensic audit has been completed.

Putting the 5 Freedoms for Animals into basic education

The Five Freedoms for Animals is a set of basic principles of animal welfare that is critical to the development of integrity, empathy and good citizenship and is an essential component of early childhood development.

Civil society opposed to Eskom’s requested tariff increases

“Nationwide load-shedding is still a reality for South Africans, highlighting once again the urgent need for restructuring and improved management of Eskom,” says SAFCEI Energy and Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator Vainola Makan.
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