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Prepare to switch off your lights for Earth Hour

On the last Saturday night in March, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and electronic devices for an hour. Earth Hour is once again near, and people are being encouraged to take this step in joining the movement to put an end to climate change.

Cape Town named Global Earth Hour Capital

Cape Town beat over 160 cities from 14 countries to be named Global Earth Hour Capital 2014. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the city "stood out as a role model for the global South with a showcase of green programmes and actions other cities can replicate".

Going wild in Southern Africa

Southern Africa is living up to its well-established conservation track record with the official launch of the world’s biggest transfrontier game park.
World’s largest nature area, in Africa

Musos pitch in to save rhinos

Local musicians have added their voices to the fight against rhino poaching. A CD compilation, Save Our Rhinos, featuring some of the country's top musical talent, has been launched to help save South Africa's rhinos from extinction.
EWT making tracks in conservation

South Africa’s children learn to be green

Schoolchildren in South Africa are learning to look after and appreciate the world around them, thanks to the national Eco-Schools programme.
SA business urged to adopt schools

New Kenyan home for black rhinos

The World Wide Fund for Nature, in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Services, has completed the second, and final phase of its project to transport 21 black rhinos from two privately owned ranches to Ruma National Park, a newly proclaimed rhino sanctuary.
EWT making tracks in conservation

Mining experts gather in Cape Town

The 18th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba takes place in Cape Town from 6 to 9 February 2012, and will bring together mining executives and analysts, government representatives and financial decision-makers from around the world.
Joburg: from mining camp to big city

Pick n Pay greens seafood operations

Pick n Pay has entered into a three-year partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature’s sustainable fisheries programme, which will see the retailer transforming its entire fresh, frozen and canned seafood operations by the end of 2015.
SA consumers help rebuild fish stocks

COP 17 very unpredictable, say activists

COP 17 is the toughest UN Climate Change Conference yet when it comes to predicting the outcome of the two-week event, according to organisations affiliated with Climate Action Network International.

British Royals touch down in SA

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary, arrived in South Africa on Wednesday afternoon for a four-day visit at the personal invitation of President Jacob Zuma.