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Four Fish or 15000 Fish – the choice is in our hands

By | October 23rd, 2017|Features, Green|

Stocks of some of our iconic angling fish species – such as red and white steenbras, black musselcracker, dageraad, kabeljou (kob) and seventy-four – are now so overexploited that they fall within the red list of threatened species as tracked by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Professor Nadine Strydom a marine [...]

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New Oceanography and Food Security Innovation Bridge between SA and the UK

By | October 23rd, 2017|Features, Green|

By 2050 there will be nine billion people on Earth, with populations growing fastest in the low-lying coastal regions. Many of these communities rely on the oceans for food security, but the oceans are warming and food security risks are rapidly rising.   What sustains marine food security, what are the underpinning ecosystems and how do [...]

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Algoa Bay: South Africa’s Dolphin Research Capital

By | October 23rd, 2017|Features, Green|

Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape has unusually large group sizes of common and bottlenose dolphins. The reason for this is being researched by dolphin and whale (cetacean) specialist, Dr Stephanie Plön, an ocean health researcher from the Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. “My research team and [...]

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Demand for ‘white gold’ focuses attention on the Cape Floral Kingdom

By | October 23rd, 2017|Green|

A plant with perfectly shaped silver-green baubles, called silver brunia, that is endemic to South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom has been dubbed ‘white gold’ because of its escalating market demand in the East. This plant is focusing attention on the more than 9 000 indigenous plant species in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Broadly known as fynbos, [...]

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Doctor of Chemistry combines fresh water and fuel

By | April 10th, 2017|Green|

Doctor of chemistry and founder of sustainable development solutions company Tomorrow Matters Now, Dr Jaisheila Rajput, applied her mind to the pressing need for fresh water and fuel in South Africa. She took one year (February 2016 to February 2017) to research and write about a WWF Nedbank Green Trust-funded project that can unlock freshwater [...]

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Restoring the lost jewel of the Western Cape

By | April 5th, 2017|Green|

A portrait of the Western Cape 300 years ago would show rolling expanses of a vegetation type with an extraordinary diversity of bulb species called Renosterveld, being grazed by large numbers of big game, including the extinct bluebuck, quagga, as well as the eland and black rhino, hence its name. The large numbers of [...]

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Will South Africa be the first to destroy its seabed?

By | October 17th, 2016|Green|

Phosphate mining of the seabed, known as bulk marine sediment mining, has never been done anywhere in the world and is a major concern for leading marine scientists worldwide. Yet South Africa is about to become the testing ground. Despite significant objections, the Department of Mineral Resources has granted three rights to prospect for marine [...]

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By Invitation – Should Meat Be On The Menu

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

SHOULD MEAT BE ON THE MENU? In an interview by Heather Dugmore Australian agricultural journalist David Mason-Jones addresses what every farmer and environmentalist needs to know about livestock and global warming in his recently published book ‘Should meat be on the menu?’ The cattle industry in South Africa and many other parts of the world [...]

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Farming wild flowers

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

Cape flowers for pleasure, profit, employment and the green economy We need to look to the earth beneath our feet to see the riches of our land. This could not be more evident than in the smallest, richest floral kingdom in the world, the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. [...]

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Gyrocopter in the Karoo to gather first-time data

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

At the end of September 2016 a gyrocopter will start flying over the Eastern Cape part of the Karoo, with an instrument on board that will survey the rock down to one kilometre.  It will fly at a height of 40 metres above the ground along a 10 000 km survey line, straddling the districts [...]

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