Tag Archives: South Africa

Endangered Baby Hippo Rescued by South African Animal Sanctuary

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Last week Britain’s Daily Mail reported about a South African wildlife sanctuary that is now caring for an orphan baby hippopotamus, who was rejected by its mother shortly after it was born. The hippo has been named Prince Harry, is just a few days old, and will require round the clock care. The eleven pound infant presently needs 125 ml of milk every few hours.

Green Renaissance: Helping Nature to Fight Back

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This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability.

3 News Stories Keeping Some South Africans Out of The Water

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Three stories in the press over the last few weeks, have given South African’s unusual concerns about swimming off Cape Town’s beaches, surfing around the estuaries of Eastern Cape Rivers and canoeing in the Umgeni River. Sharks Around Cape Town Beaches A Zimbabwean man holidaying in Cape Town was killed, when he was attacked by what is […]

Mango Glut Overloads Brisbane Garbage System – Gluts in Africa are Critical and Need Solutions

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While Brisbane’s waste removal system battles to discard perfectly good mangos, this contrasts starkly with the difficulties and opportunities associated with agricultural produce gluts in poor communities in rural Africa. Brisbane Mangoes So good is the mango harvest this year, that residents of Brisbane’s suburbs are battling to get rid of their excess mangos. Apparently […]

Zimbabwe Rhinos Poisoned by Poachers, Horns Sold to South African Dealers

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Wildlife conservationists in Zimbabwe are struggling to protect endangered rhinos – and now the uphill battle includes war veterans who have gotten into the rhino poaching business. In yet another setback to Zimbabwe’s wildlife conservation efforts, war veterans settled near the Humani Estates in the Chiredzi District are allegedly poisoning rhinos living on a nearby […]

Court Clears Ritual, Bare Handed Killing of a Bull – Does the Judgement Threaten Wider Environmental Problems?

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Yesterday, a “thanksgiving” festival for the seasons first fruits included the killing of a black Nguni bull by hand by 40 young men, after legal attempts to stop it failed. The annual festival was hosted by King Zwelithini of the Zulu Nation and attended by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and other dignitaries. Nguni Cattle More […]

South Africa Plans to Establish an Industry That Will Sell One Million Solar Water Heaters by 2014

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A renewed effort at increasing the uptake of domestic solar water heater (SWH) systems looks to replace 620 MW of electricity, to reduce carbon emissions by 2,7 million tons carbon dioxide and  create jobs and develop skills and manufacturing capacity. Personal Experience After recently having a domestic hot water geyser fail and investigating the potential […]