By Heather Dugmore
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.
The CFR is home [...]
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new United Nations-backed report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called for broad cooperation and “bold” action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption.
“We know that we are not on track, and time is [...]
Pretoria – Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says R850 million of her department’s R7.4-billion budget will go towards nuclear development. “On the nuclear front, R850 million has been allocated to the department and its relevant agencies in order to undertake further research and development, especially in regard to safety matters,” said the minister. She [...]
Pretoria - While strides have been made since the establishment of the Department of Energy in 2010, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says that the country needs to engage in a national dialogue about its energy future. Delivering the department’s Budget Vote on Monday, the minister said given that energy is a catalyst for [...]
Pretoria – South Africans have heeded the call to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to clean their communities on Mandela Day on Friday. President Jacob Zuma, who called on citizens to commemorate Mandela Day by participating in clean-up campaigns across the country, will lead by example when he embarks on a [...]
By Heather Dugmore
In January this year an areas spanning 60 000 hectares in Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga – a critical freshwater production area known as South Africa’s Lakes District -was proclaimed a Protected Environment. This is South Africa’s largest protected environment to date, with over 60 farmers and landowners coming together through [...]