Dear South Africa: Call for Comment on Application to Release GMO Maize into SA Environment

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES Dear South Africa is encouraging all to provide written comments in support of or objection to the Application for the General Release of glyphosate resistant genetically modified maize into the South African environment. Closing date: 12 September 2018 SUMMARY: Maize is a staple food for majority of South Africans. Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA […]

Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve On the 15th of June 2017, the South African Government News Agency published the good news that the Garden Route has been declared a biosphere reserve. Below is the full story. Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the approval of the Garden Route as a Unesco […]

Last Day To Add Your Name in Support of OUTA Against Eskom Secrecy

Eskom is requesting exemption from transparency regulations in upcoming electricity tariff hike negotiations. Eskom wants exemption from the following disclosure requirements: Details of the regulatory asset base or, in layman’s terms, Eskom’s asset register. Research costs. Coal volumes burnt per power station per supplier. Coal handling costs per station. Water procurement costs per station. Water […]

Water and Sanitation Launches Richards Bay Desalination Plant

— 12 May 2017 Media Statement. DWS launches critical Richards Bay Desalination Plant The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) today launched the critical Richards Bay Desalination Plant in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The launch of the plant is meant to assist in enhancing security of supply within the King Cetshwayo District Municipality. The plant was launched in […]

Level 2 Malaria Alert for Certain Parts of South Africa

The CDC has recently issued a Level 2 Malaria Alert for 3 provinces of SA where transmission of the disease does not commonly occur. Cases were reported in Thabazimbi and Lephalale in Limpopo Province; Swartruggens, North West Province, and the Doornpoort neighborhood north of Pretoria in Gauteng. It is recommended that travelers to the western Waterberg district […]

New Rock Art & Heritage Site at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve

Inside the cave at Phillpskop © Phillpskop Mountain Reserve Phillipskop Mountain Reserve spans over 246ha of the pristine southerly slopes of the Klein River Mountains just to the east of Stanford in the Western Cape. Earlier this year some cave paintings were discovered in the spacious cave and since then they have been working hand in hand with archaeologists and Heritage […]

Darling Brew Introduces Africa`s First Carbon Neutral Beer

Darling Brew recently introduced Africa`s First Carbon Neutral Beer! Inspired by the Secretary Bird for it`s distinct profile, Blood Serpent is a deliciously refreshing Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Dry Hop Lager with spicy flavours and undertones of grass lager, contains 5% alcohol and is 100% carbon neutral. Carbon emissions produced during the brewing process are offset against their contributions to the Kariba Redd+ Project – […]

Rooted in Time Self-Drive Route Launch in Knysna

Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park. A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas.  […]

Thirty-Three Lions Feel The African Sun

Imagine setting foot on African soil and breathing in your birth right as The King of the Jungle for the first time after a life of slavery and torture. Their new life may not mean total freedom, but thanks to Animal Defenders International (ADI) and Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, the thirty-three lions that was rescued from circuses now have an […]

Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Declared Protected Environment in the Eastern Cape

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, on Friday, 31 March 2016, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016. The Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment (MZCPE) is located between Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks in […]

Free Energy

A Nuclear Engineer named Mehran T. Keshe has discovered the basic fundamental principles behind the creation of Gravity Fields. This discovery has caused an avalanche of new scientific knowledge, new technologies, and new solutions to major global issues – such as energy, health, environment, the economy, etc. Mehran Keshe, via the Keshe Foundation and the Spaceship Institute, is now […]

Homo Naledi: Fossil Discovery at Cradle of Humankind Revealed

New secrets were unveiled about our own origin today at the Cradle of Humankind in Maropeng as the fossil discovery of Homo Naledi was revealed to the public. The discovery was first made in October 2013 during the Rising Star Expedition, a relatively short excavation where a team of “underground astronauts” recovered the extensive collection of 1550 hominin specimens. Representing at […]