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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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On Friday 9th September, three male lions arrived at their new home in the uMkhuze section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The lions, from the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, are genetically distinct from the pride of 13 lions presently residing in iSimangaliso, all of which are from the same blood line. The lions will remain in...
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A lion family has been reunited in the African bush after they were torn apart by a traveling circus in South America. Leo, his mate Muneca, and daughters Africa and Kiara are back together. Animal Defenders International (ADI) is appealing for funds to complete an enclosure in the African bush where they can live out...
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In the run up to Clean Up and Recycle Week from 12-17 September (#cleanupsa), the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) is extending its thanks to South Africans following the release of the 2015 paper recycling statistics. The progress made over the past decade is illustrated by the fact that no less than two...
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For the Lake St Lucia Estuary, the current total rainfall for July to date is 312.9 mm. According to the Park records, this is the highest figure ever recorded since record-keeping began in 1971. The closest figure was 261 mm measured in 2011. “While the rain was mostly coastal, it has come just in time to...
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Husqvarna and Illovo Sugar have linked up with Tala Collection Private Game Reserve to ensure its rhinos and other wildlife are safe and happy and have the right environment in which to thrive. The venture, an essential veld management and rehabilitation project, has also created much-needed employment and skills training. “The collaboration means benefits for...
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More than 140 learners from Mitchells Plain, easily identifiable in their red t-shirts, helped clear Strandfontein beach of litter on Saturday, 28 May 2016. When they were finished, 53 bags of litter weighing about 750 kilograms had been hauled away and the sea shore sparkled – only footprints remained. Photo credit: Craig Wilson   Staff...
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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'