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LET US RAISE A GLASS TO A SOUTH AFRICAN WINE FARM

According to the South African Wine Industry Information Systems (SAWIS), South Africa’s wine industry is a key economic driver of the country’s...

WWF South Africa honours river expert

12 August 2016 It's impossible to imagine the planet without water. One woman, Dr Jackie King, has devoted her career to this vital commodity. She...
South African conservationist wins WWF award

South African conservationist wins WWF award

Conservationist and head of iSimangaliso Wetland Park Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded World Wildlife Fund South Africa's 2015 Living Planet Award for his inspirational conservation work and his role in the economic turnaround of the prestigious KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve.

Celebrities support good causes in South Africa

International stars are increasingly getting involved in good work across the globe. And South Africa is benefitting from their philanthropic endeavours. Issues under the spotlight are HIV and Aids, as well as rhino poaching and wildlife conservation.

Relocating rhino to create new breeding populations

Nineteen black rhino have been released at an undisclosed location in South Africa under WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project to create a new breeding population of the critically endangered animals.

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.

The growth of fish farming in South Africa

Seafood is popular on many menus, but over-fishing is costing the oceans dearly. Aquaculture is one answer, with fish farmed for consumption in protected environments. In South Africa, the industry is in its infancy, but companies are farming fish that are green-listed on the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

MyPlanet Rhino Fund supports anti-poaching efforts

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has raised some R1.318-million in the past year to support anti-poaching efforts. On International Rhino Day, the fund reminds South Africans to take their responsibility as custodians of the planet seriously. 

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".

SA cities to join climate challenge

South Africa's cities have been challenged to demonstrate their commitment to combating climate change by participating in the international Earth Hour City Challenge. Vancouver won the 2012-13 competition, in which 66 cities around the world took part.