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Table Mountain is in the running to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature, but this South African attraction is falling behind!

Let's do it for the Mountain!

Let's do it for the Mountain!

Table Mountain is one of 28 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, in which the world’s top natural sites are being whittled down to seven winners in an exercise in global democracy that is expected to draw over a billion participants.

The New7Wonders will be announced on November 11, 2011 and we need your help to ensure our place in the history books.

Vote for Table Mountain online, via MXit or via SMS as often as possible. SMS “Table” to 34874. Each SMS costs R2.

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Vote for Table Mountain!

Editor February 9, 2011 Environment

Table Mountain is in the running to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature, but this South African attraction is falling behind!

Vote for me!

The New7Wonders will be announced on November 11, 2011 and we need your help to ensure our place in the history books.
Vote for Table Mountain online or via SMS as often as [...]

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Memory search – were you there???

The Administrator October 27, 2010 Environment

Researchers at Stellenbosch University are in search of the anecdotes, stories, slides, diaries and photos of the mariners, construction workers, scientists, joiners, engineers and doctors who have been involved in South Africa’s research bases in Antarctica and on Gough and Marion Islands since the start of the previous century.
The same sources, articles and books are [...]

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Catalonia bans bull fights

Editor July 28, 2010 Animals

It was announced on Wednesday 28 July 2010 that Catalonia has become the first part of mainland Spain to ban bullfighting. A 135-member regional parliament voted to approve a ban proposed by animal rights activists.
The message sent out is that bullfights are not an intrinsic or untouchable part of Spanish culture and identity but [...]

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From food security to food self-sufficiency

Editor June 29, 2010 Environment

FW de Klerk’s comments to the Fortune/Time/CNN Global Forum about food. Most of the world has become used to food security – but this is not by any means the normal condition of mankind: we need think only of a number of famines during the past two hundred years that have caused tens of millions [...]

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Go vegan!

Aragorn Eloff May 5, 2010 Animals

What is veganism?
Although almost all of us know what vegetarianism is, veganism remains far less well understood. In fact, the majority of people have trouble distinguishing between these two terms and even some self-professed vegetarians are unsure of the distinction!

Photo credit: malias

Once you start going into more detail, it gets even worse – there are [...]

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Today is earth day!

Editor April 22, 2010 Environment

Earth Day is held yearly on 22 April to promote awareness of and appreciation for Earth’s environmental issues.  It is an opportunity to celebrate Planet Earth.

Photo credit: Satoru Kikuchi

Earth Day is celebrated around the world by people of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, nationality or faith. It is an occasion for the world’s citizens [...]

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Tariff Increases

Editor March 18, 2010 Environment

The problem
On 24 Feb 2010, NERSA approved Eskom’s MYPD2 (Multi-Year Price Determination 2) with increases in Eskom’s nominal tariffs of 24.8% for the 2010/2011 year, 25.8% for the 2011/2012 year and 25.9% for the 2012/2013 year. The average electricity price will rise from a current R0.33/kwh to R0.415/kwh this year, then go up to [...]

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It ain’t easy being green

Aragorn Eloff February 25, 2010 Environment

Although the warnings of impending environmental catastrophe were hotly contended a few years ago (most tellingly by high-paid corporate lobby groups), few people now deny that many of the essential natural systems that sustain all life on Earth are threatened by human activity.
Among countless other horrors, vast expanses of richly biodiverse Amazon rainforest have been [...]

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Hartbeespoort Dam showing recovery signs

Maureen Cram September 28, 2009 Environment

The fishing project Despite continued damage to the contractors nets and equipment, the fishing project is also making good progress. Fishing efforts have been renewed and there has been a remarkable increase in the fish catches between 4 and 14 August 2009 with 3.956 tons of fish netted.

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