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Enter the Mrs South Africa Green 2019 Enter the Mrs South Africa Green 2019

The Mrs South Africa Green is striving to become the country's leading pageant and a revered female empowerment green program...

Green spaces positively affect mental health Green spaces positively affect mental health

Living in or near a green space improves mental health, according to A study published in the journal of Environmental Science...

Coolshark - the new way to handle temperature control Coolshark - the new way to handle temperature control

One man's collaboration with UCT aims to improve the lot of shack dwellers...

Tesla battery - power for your home Tesla battery - power for your home

Tesla is currently working on a battery that can power your home and perhaps help the large-scale utilities to store energy...

Beehive wins Social Innovation Awards Beehive wins Social Innovation Awards

The SAB Foundation has named local innovation, Bee-Pak™, a compact bee farming system, as the R1-million prize winner in its...

Van tuin tot tafel Van tuin tot tafel

Hoe lekker! Stap met jou mandjie tuin toe en sit kos vars uit die grond op tafel. Dis nie so moeilik om jou eie kos te kweek...

New home for the Honey - ingenious SA hive design New home for the Honey - ingenious SA hive design

Locally developed composite beehive propels beekeeping into the 21st Century.

A place in the Sun A place in the Sun

A new solar plant in the arid, sun-blasted Karoo will not only deliver useful energy to the grid, but function as a model of ...

Seeds of a Food Crisis Seeds of a Food Crisis

Seed regulation is among the long list of grievances behind the Colombian agricultural strike. For more than two decades ...

Getting into hot water Getting into hot water

Robust, locally developed Novasun hybrid solar water heating system gets set to shine.

Ocean Crusaders Ocean Crusaders

There are those who consider the environmental organisation Greenpeace and its Rainbow Warrior ships to be run by lentil-eating...

Fuelling the Revolution Fuelling the Revolution

Invention makes problematic waste part of the solution. Convert waste plastics and old tyres into a variety of fuels to power ...

The Man who Lifted the Lid on Suspect Food The Man who Lifted the Lid on Suspect Food

The biotechnology industry ran a dirty tricks campaign against Dr Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor of molecular biology at the ...

What Price our Natural World? What Price our Natural World?

Isn't it time, asks Ian Michler, that we give value to the natural assets of the planet we live on? But, he cautions, perhaps ...

Up for Grabs? Up for Grabs?

The political 'scramble for Africa' in the 19th and 20th centuries left the continent in tatters. The new scramble for minerals ..

A Spanner in the Drilling Works A Spanner in the Drilling Works

For seven years, in defiance of public opinion, expert advice and even the law, a tenacious band of BEE speculators has stead ...

Eco-innovators Eco-innovators

Building materials are no longer typecast. These green champions have broken new ground and left minimal carbon footprints by ...

A True Warrior A True Warrior

The recent death of Kenya's Wangari Maathai has left a large hole in the cadre of African conservationists, says Ian Michler ...

Natural Living Natural Living

One man builds an eco-friendly home on a budget. Building a conventional home using bricks and mortar is all very well unless ...

Burn it up Burn it up

Converting landfill gas into electricity boosts our renewable energy mix.

The Future of Green Developments The Future of Green Developments

In 2007 the independent organization called the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), under the umbrella of the ...

Battle for the Karoo Battle for the Karoo

Fracking has become a dirty word in the Karoo. Shell, Falcon, Bundu and Sasol are being opposed in their quest for shale gas by an unprecedented wave of public support...

Winning with worms Winning with worms

Using one of nature’s humbler creatures, a Garden Route farm is turning waste into wonderful growth products...

Tree Planting Initiative by bigFIG and Africa Geographic Tree Planting Initiative by bigFIG and Africa Geographic

bigFIG boss reckons “ours is bigger than yours” and throws down gauntlet to the media industry to play their part ......

A Question of Balance A Question of Balance

It was a graphic designer, rather than a gardener who created the living walls that play a large part in this exciting Kirstenbosch exhibit. Roy George reveals how he did it ...

How healthy is the water you drink? How healthy is the water you drink?

Recent media exposes have raked up the issue of the quality and safety of tap water. How seriously should we be taking these repor

A Home Birth - Building a Bioclimatic Home A Home Birth - Building a Bioclimatic Home

Michelle Garforth-Venter is no stranger to South African television viewers. In recent years, she has become...

Guerrilla Tactics - Grow your own Vegetables Guerrilla Tactics - Grow your own Vegetables

By taking over the space in an unused service alley, Brian Green proves that you don't have to have a garden to...

Replace your Carbon Footprint with Bicycle Tread Replace your Carbon Footprint with Bicycle Tread

In South Africa we sit with city traffic congestion and high carbon emissions, but while cycling is a fast-growing sport...

Greening Your Home Greening Your Home

Power cuts and an increase in the price of electricity and water have made energy-saving measures...

Ride a Bike and Save the Universe! ... Well Sort-Of Ride a Bike and Save the Universe! ... Well Sort-Of

You might ride to save the planet but you're also saving your brain cells, improving family relations while...

20 Wenke vir 20 Wenke vir 'n Eenvoudiger, Groener Lewe

Om groener te leef, is dikwels ook om eenvoudiger te leef. Corné Coetzee het na maniere gaan soek...

Tree in a Bag Tree in a Bag

Sean Hide's Growatree is a unique way of taking on global warming...

Africa Africa's Water – Who Uses How Much?

A continent of extremes, Africa has some of the driest landscapes on earth...