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The Many Shades Of Green

By | May 11th, 2014|Green|

So we have a population explosion and a food crisis, and we have to find alternatives to meet the protein needs of large volumes of people on our planet. Enter fish farming or aquaculture, which is definitely the way of the future, says Gavin Johnston, who holds a Master’s degree in ichthyology from Rhodes University [...]

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Let’s talk about the weather

By | February 18th, 2014|Green|

Is the weather really changing? Is global warming real? We hear so many conflicting opinions that many of us don’t know whether to head for the hills or stick our heads in the sand. I love the taste of solar-powered coffee in the morning. A nice strong cup, freshly ground, and served by electrical engineer [...]

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Anglican, Muslim and other faith communities unite for conservation

By | February 18th, 2014|Green|

Where politics divide, the environment unites. Anglican priests, Muslim Imams, congregations, youth leaders, and children attending Sunday schools and madrasas, will all be focusing on the natural environment and what their communities can do to protect and conserve it. […] «Anglican, Muslim and other faith communities unite for conservation»

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Deaf by stakeholder

By | October 15th, 2013|Green|

On a recent flight I sat next to a politician who operates in the energy sector. Seizing the captive hour, I asked her why, when the oil sheikhs are allocating vast revenues to developing renewable energy technologies and building renewable energy cities like Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates, are other governments still banging on about the merits of investing long-term in fossil fuel. […] «Deaf by stakeholder»

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Food fascism or food security: the pros and cons of Monsanto and GM maize

By | October 15th, 2013|Green|

I keep picturing Snow White’s apple when I see Genetically Modified (GM) maize or mielies as we call them. If you see them ripening in the fields they are beautiful. They grow tall and strong and each cob is perfectly formed. Just like Snow White’s apple. […] «Food fascism or food security: the pros and cons of Monsanto and GM maize»

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Private to public, road to rail the future of low carbon transport in SA

By | August 29th, 2013|Green|

In our cities we have to move away from private cars towards public transport. In our freight transport we have to move from the roads back to the rails. How can this be achieved in a society where the first item people want to buy when they start earning more is a motor vehicle and where our railways leave much to be desired? […] «Private to public, road to rail the future of low carbon transport in SA»

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Winds of change for SA’s fruit industry

By | August 29th, 2013|Green|

South Africa has approximately 4500 export fruit growers who are coming together under one body to consolidate an industry that is based on sound, internationally benchmarked social, ethical and environmental principles. […] «Winds of change for SA’s fruit industry»

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The man who revolutionised game capture

By | April 3rd, 2013|Green|

Jan Oelofse was a legend. Few people deserve this accolade and he is one of them. Independent, brave and headstrong, he pioneered the mass game capture technique known as the ‘Oelofse Method’ that revolutionised game capture and the game industry in Africa. […] «The man who revolutionised game capture»

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Adopt a River

By | April 2nd, 2013|Green|

‘At first the learners don’t regard rivers as important; they just see them as running water unrelated to their lives. Many also have a fear of rivers because they’ve been told frightening stories about river snakes.’ Wendy Ngcobo, an environmental education coordinator for the Duzi uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT), discusses the initial attitude of the [...]

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Where People Of The Sea Meet Marine Protected Areas

By | January 22nd, 2013|Green|

In their small, brightly painted boats the fishermen head out to sea. On some days they return with a haul of fresh linefish for their families and some extra to sell. On other days they return empty-handed. […] «Where People Of The Sea Meet Marine Protected Areas»

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