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Billions of bottles recycled in South Africa  Over 2 billion PET plastic bottles were recycled in South Africa last year. Plastic bottle recycled tonnage in SA has grown by over 800% since 2005. PETCO* has announced their 2016 recycling figures. These indicate that the annual PET recycling rate has grown from 52% of post-consumer bottle...
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Safari operators join forces to stop lion bone trade Singita, &Beyond, and Great Plains Conservation are among the safari companies that are urging government not to allow any trade in lion bones. Safari companies, including Singita, &Beyond, and Great Plains Conservation, have taken a stand against the recent announcement by the South African government that...
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Rhino orphans find refuge in iSimangaliso On Monday, three white rhino orphans were peacefully released into their new home within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Survivors of mothers who were poached for their horns in various other KwaZulu Natal game reserves, the male and two females are around five years old and have formed a close...
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The World Wetlands Day campaign helps reflect on the significant role played by wetlands in the ecosystem: Wetlands help reduce the impacts of flooding, act as a sponge when it rains by holding and releasing water to rivers. They also store carbon and are home to many plants and animals.  They also provide a sense...
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Stop rhino poaching with TomTom TomTom, a global leader in satellite navigation and fitness tracking technology, has joined the fight against rhino poaching with a fund-raising initiative in support of the cause. TomTom will donate a percentage of GO5000 sales to StopRhinoPoaching.com, a non-profit organisation committed to the protection and conservation of South Africa’s rhino...
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Event Greening Forum SA cities first to represent Africa on sustainable event destinations index Johannesburg, 12 January 2017 – Durban, Cape Town and Tshwane are the first African cities to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), an innovative new measure for the level of sustainability that cities can offer to the MICE events...
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Forest Enterprise Simulator launched to support emerging forestry entrepreneurs  An innovative decision-making support tool for small scale forestry entrepreneurs and larger, existing timber growers has been born out of the Forest Sector Innovation Fund (FSIF) administered by Forestry South Africa. The FSIF – one of nine sector innovation funds awarded by the Department of Science...
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With less than 400 000 African elephants left and one lost every 15 minutes of every day to ivory poaching, experts indicate that this majestic species will be extinct by 2030! To protect Africa’s heritage and further entrench their commitment to conservation, Amarula has joined forces with Kenyan-based conservation organisation WildlifeDirect, working closely with their...
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WESSA’s announcement of beaches awarded Blue Flag status include those in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP). The 2016/2017 list includes the Wilderness beach and Natures Valley beach. Blue Flag is an international annual accreditation managed by WESSA and is given to beaches that comply with legislation and regulation around safety, amenities, cleanliness, environmental information...
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Animal lovers around the world were shocked at the announcement from CITES CoP17 (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 17th Conference of the Parties) in Johannesburg, that the African lion will not be uplisted to Appendix I status, denying the big cats the highest level of wildlife protection available. The news came despite a...
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Steuart as a Speaker

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Steuart has done some 500 talks on South Africa's progress since 1994 and SA's prospects for the future'